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Dark Heresy: The Inquisitor's Handbook
Released 2008
Pages 255
ISBN ISBN 9781589944572

General Structure

The Dark Heresy: The Inquisitor's Handbook was first published in 2008 by Fantasy Flight Games and it contains an expanded set of character creation rules and character development options for the Warhammer 40,000 Dark Heresy Role-Playing Game System. The book also contains a selection of new background material, although it is primarily concerned with an exploration of the life of an Inquisitorial Acolyte.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter I - Advanced Character Creation
  • Chapter II - Calixian Career Paths
  • Chapter III - Feral & Feudal Worlds
  • Chapter IV - Hive & Forge Worlds
  • Chapter V - Frontier Worlds & The Void
  • Chapter VI - Warzones
  • Chapter VII - The Holy Ordos
  • Chapter VIII - Religion & Superstition
  • Chapter IX - Life as an Acolyte


  • Writers and Designers
Alan Bligh, Owen Barnes, John French, Andy Hall, Time Huckelbery, Andrew Kenrick, Mike Mason, Sean Schoomaker, T. S. Luikhart, and Robert J. Schwalb
  • Developers
Owen Barnes and Robert J. Schwalb
  • Graphic Designer
Mark Raynor
  • Cover Artist
Clint Langley
  • Interior Artists and Graphic Artists
John Blanche, Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, Wayne England, Dave Gallagher, Mark Gibbons, Des Hanley, Hugh Jamieson, Dave Kendall, Karl Kopinski, Stefan Kopinski, Clint Langley, Pat Loboyko, Wayne Reynolds, Karl Richardson, Adrian Smith, Paul Smith, and John Wigley
  • Project Manager and Art Direction
Zoë Wedderburn
  • Special Thanks to
Alan Bligh, Paul King, Dylan Owen and all playtesters (for complete list, see page 255)

Games Workshop Team

  • Licensing Manager
Owen Rees
  • Licensing & Acquired Rights Manager
Erik Morgensen
  • Head of Legal & Licensing
Andy Jones

Fantasy Flight Games Team

  • Managing Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Executive Developer
Jeff Tidball
  • Additional Graphic Designer
Kevin Childress
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen

Publication Details

  • ISBN 9781589944572

RPG Series
Dark Heresy Shattered Hope Edge of Darkness Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Purge the Unclean Inquisitor's Handbook Disciples of the Dark Gods Creatures Anathema Radical's Handbook Salvation Demands Sacrifice Ascension Heed the Higher Call Blood of Martyrs Heresy Begets Retribution Daemon Hunter Book of Judgement Lathe Worlds The Lathe Worlds, The Lost Dataslate
Haarlock's Legacy Trilogy (Tattered Fates Damned Cities Dead Stars)
Apostasy Gambit Trilogy (Black Sepulchre Church of the Damned Chaos Commandment)
Path to Victory Hive of the Dead Herald of Oblivion
Dark Heresy Second Edition Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Enemies Within Forgotten Gods Enemies Without Enemies Beyond
Rogue Trader Forsaken Bounty Dark Frontier Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Secrets of the Expanse Epoch Koronus Drydock Lure of the Expanse Into the Storm Traitor's Nexus Edge of the Abyss Battlefleet Koronus Hostile Acquisitions Koronus Bestiary Soul Reaver Navis Primer Stars of Inequity Faith and Coin Shedding Light Twilight Crusade Tau Character Guide
Warpstorm Adventure Trilogy (Frozen Reaches Citadel of Skulls Fallen Suns)
Deathwatch Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Know No Fear Emperor Protects Rites of Battle Mark of the Xenos Final Sanction Oblivion's Edge Nemesis Incident Achilus Assault First Founding Jericho Reach Rising Tempest Honour the Chapter The Outer Reach Ark of Lost Souls The Emperor's Chosen Falling Star
Black Crusade Broken Chains Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Hand of Corruption Tome of Fate Tome of Blood Tome of Excess Tome of Decay Binding Contracts
Only War Eleventh Hour Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Final Testament Hammer of the Emperor Enemies of the Imperium No Surrender Shield of Humanity Salvaging Solace
Wrath & Glory Blessings Unheralded Core Rulebook Dark Tides Forsaken System Player's Guide Rain of Mercy Redacted Records Wretches of the Writ The Graveyard Shift Threat Assessment: Xenos The Null Hypothesis Church of Steel Brass Tax Gutshiva's Kommandos Gamemaster's Screen Affliction Ascendant The Lord of the Spire On the Wings of Valkyries Litanies of the Lost Rain of Mercy Forsaken System Player's Guide
Litanies of the Lost adventures (Grim Harvest Vow of Silence Dark Bidding Duty Beyond Death)
The Tora Armis Insurrection (Bloody Gates On the Wings of Valkyries The Lord of the Spire Affliction Ascendant Starter Set (2023))