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Tau Character Guide
Tau Character Guide (cover).jpg
Released 2014
Pages 43

General Information

The Tau Character Guide provides Rogue Trader players with all the necessary information and rules to play Tau Explorers. Included in this supplement is a concise history of the Tau Empire, rules to play Tau Warriors of the Fire Caste, and an armoury from which to outfit characters with the advanced technology of the Tau.

The Tau Character Guide also offers three options for alternate career ranks, enabling Explorers to become a Pathfinder, a Drone Handler, or even a Battlesuit Pilot. Of course, the Tau Empire would be nothing without its hyper-advanced technology, and you'll find plenty of equipment and battlesuits in the Tau Armoury. Whether player strike from afar with a Kroot Hunting Rifle, blind his foes with Tau Photon Grenades, or experience the raw power of an XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, he'll find Tau technology is a great companion in the wild space of the Koronus Expanse.


  • For The Greater Good
  • Tau Explorers
  • Tau Armoury


  • Developers
Max Brooke and Tim Flanders
  • Writing and Development
Blake Bennet, Tim Cox and Anthony Hicks
  • Editing and Proofreading
Andrew Kenrick with David Johnson and Mark Latham
  • Managing RPG Producer
Chris Gerber
  • Graphic Design Manager
Brian Schomburg
  • Cover Art
David Griffith
  • Interior Art
The Games Workshop Design Studio
  • Managing Art Director
Andy Christensen
  • Production Management
Eric Knight
  • Licensing and Development Coordinators
Deb Freytag and Amanda Greenhart
  • Executive Game Designer
Corey Konieczka
  • Executive Producer
Michael Hurley
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen
  • Special Thanks
Playtest Coordinator Zach Tewalthomas; "Unrepentant" Lachan "Raith" Conley with Aaron Wong, Nicole Gillies, :Rhys Fisher, and Jordan Dixon; "The Librarians" Pim Mauve, Gerlof Woudstra, Keesjan Kleef, Jan-Cees Voogd
and Joris Voogd; "Well Done My Lord, You Killed Them" Siobhan Robson with Brad Wallis and Luke Caspers

Games Workshop

  • Licensing Managers
John French and Graham Nicoll
  • Head of Licensing
Jon Gillard
  • Games Workshop's Business and Legal Advisor
Andy Jones
  • Head of Intellectual Property
Alan Merrett

Publication Details

  • ISBN

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))