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Rogue Trader Core Rulebook
Rogue Trader rulebook.jpg
Released 2009
Pages 400
ISBN ISBN 9781589946750

The Rogue Trader Rulebook is the core rulebook for the Rogue Trader Warhammer 40,000 role-playing game. It was developed by Fantasy Flight Games, a gaming company with license to produce Warhammer 40,000 and other Games Workshop products and was published in 2009. The book contains the core rules for the Rogue Trader game as well as extensive background material.


  • Foreward, by Alan Merrett
  • Ambition Knows No Bounds
  • Chapter I - Character Creation
  • Chapter II - Career Paths
  • Chapter III - Skills
  • Chapter IV - Talents
  • Chapter V - Armoury
  • Chapter VI — Psychic Techniques
  • Chapter VII — Navigator Powers
  • Chapter VIII - Starships
  • Chapter IX - Playing the Game
  • Chpater X - The Game Master
  • Chapter XI - The Imperium
  • Chapter XII — Rogue Traders
  • Chapter XIII - The Koronus Expanse
  • Chapter XIV - Adversaries and Aliens
  • Chapter XV - Into the Maw


  • Designers
Michael Hurley and Ross Watson, with additional concepts by Jay Little and Sam Stewart
  • Lead Developer
Ross Watson
  • Writers and Developers
Owen Barnes, Alan Bligh, John French, Andy Hoare, Tim Huckelbery, Michael Hurley, John Ivicek, Reason, and Sam Stewart
  • Additional Writers
Matt Boles and Sean Schoonmaker
  • Editors
Paul Harmon, Mark O'Connor, Leigh Anne Reger and Patrick Rollins
  • Graphic Designers
Kevin Childress, Andrew Navaro, Mark Raynor, Brian Schomburg and Will Springer
  • Artists
Matt Bradbury, Sacha Diener, David Griffith, Jeff Himmelman, Stefan Kopinski, Clint Langley, John Moriarty, Adrian Smith, Mark Smith, Imaginary Friends Studio, Matias Tapia, Kev Walker and Andrea Uderzo
  • Art Director
Zoe Robinson
  • Production Manager
Gabe Laulumen
  • Managing Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen