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Dark Heresy: The Radical's Handbook
Released 2009
Pages 238
ISBN ISBN 9781589945494

General Structure

The Dark Heresy: The Radical's Handbook was first published in 2009 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 focused on an exploration of Radicalism within the Inquisition, wherein it expands upon the nature of Radical Inquisitorial philosophical factions.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter I — Darkness Visible
  • Chapter II — Falling From Grace
  • Chapter III — Factions
  • Chapter IV — The Shadow War
  • Chapter V — The Dark Arts
  • Chapter VI — The Lure of the Alien
  • Chapter VII — The Radical Campaign
  • Chapter VIII — Calixian Radicals


  • Lead Developer
Ross Watson
  • Writers
Alan Bligh and John French
  • Additional Writing
Andy Hoare, Andrew Kenrick, Reason, Sean Schoomaker, Andy Smillie, Sam Stewart, and Michael Surbrook
  • Editing
Patrick Rollins

Dark Heresy Designed by

Owen Barnes, Kate Flack, and Mike Mason
  • Graphic Designers
Kevin Childress and Mark Raynor
  • Cover Artist
Clint Langley
  • Interior Artists and Graphic Artists
Matt Bradbury, Dave Gallagher, Mikko Granlund, David Griffith, Imaginary Friends Studios, Nikolaus Ingeneri, Igor Kieryluk, Karl Kopinski, Clint Langley, Hector Ortiz, Brad Rigney, Marissa Rivera, Adrian Smith, Mark Smith, Theo Stylianides, Kev Walker, Lui Yang, and Anselm Zielonka
  • Art Direction
Zoë Wedderburn
  • Production Manager
Gabe Laulunen
  • Managing Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop Team

  • Licensing Manager
Owen Rees
  • Licensing & Acquired Rights Manager
Erik Morgensen
  • Intellectual Property Manager
Alan Merrett
  • Head of Legal & Licensing
Andy Jones
  • Special Thanks
Full list available on page 2.

Publication Details

  • ISBN 9781589945494