Senior RPG Developer Ross Watson gives an inside look into Creatures Anathema! 

Interview about Creatures Anathema

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Download the latest Errata document for Dark Heresy - Revision Date April 23rd, 2009. Most recent update text in red. Includes errata for Inquisitor's Handbook. Special Thanks to James Savage and Maxx Myers.

Dark Heresy: Official Errata, version 3.0 (pdf, 1.2 MB)
Print-friendly version (pdf, 528 KB)


Shattered Hope — Free Demo Adventure, Scenario by Rob Schwalb

Core Rulebook Previews

Guardsmen (pdf, 6.4 MB)
Bionic Parts (pdf, 10 MB)

Creatures Anathema Previews

Creatures Anathema Preview 1: Bronze Malifects (pdf, 250 KB)
Creatures Anathema Preview 2: The Fenksworld Pit Thing (pdf, 284 KB)

Radical's Handbook Previews

Preview #1 (Print Quality) (pdf, 8.5 MB)
Preview #1 (Web Quality) (pdf, 292 KB)

Preview #2 (Print Quality) (pdf, 5.9 MB)
Preview #2 (Web Quality) (pdf, 476 KB)

Ascension Previews

Preview #1 (Print Quality) (pdf, 27.7 MB)
Preview #1 (Web Quality) (pdf, 652 KB)

Preview #2 (Print Quality) (pdf, 10.9 MB)
Preview #2 (Web Quality) (pdf, 340 KB)

Art Previews

Art From Dark Heresy
A selection of Dave Gallagher's character art.
A selection of art from Purge the Unclean.

Designer Diaries

From the designers of the Dark Heresy Core Rulebook

Part One: The Imperium of Man
, by Mike Mason
Part Two: Career Paths, by Andy Hall
Part Three: The Inquisition, by Mike Mason
Part Four: Skills and Talents, by Andy Kenrick and T.S. Luikart
Part Five: Psychic Powers, by T.S. Luikart
Part Six: Adding Some Grim Darkness to the Far Future, by Alan Bligh and John French

From Ross Watson, FFG's Senior RPG Developer for Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader

Introduction, by Ross Watson
Of Inquisitors and Aliens, by Ross Watson
Variations on a Theme, by Ross Watson
Art and Artifice, or Pictures and Profit in Dark Heresy, by Ross Watson
Playtesting: How Good Games Become Great, by Ross Watson
Playtesting Part 2: Help from Outside the Imperium, by Special Guest Sean Schoonmaker
Contests, Tech Heresy, and More!, by Ross Watson
Links and Literature, by Ross Watson
Beauty and the Beast House, by Ross Watson
The Laughter of Thirsting Gods, by Ross Watson
Monsters on the Move, by Ross Watson
Xenos and Daemons and Beasts, Oh My!
by Ross Watson
Creature Features, by Special Guest Tim Huckelbery


Edge of Darkness (pdf, 9 MB) — Scenario by Alan Bligh
This adventure comes with enough rules allowing everyone to play, whether they have the Dark Heresy rulebook or not, and concerns the dark goings-on in the shadows of Hive Sibellus on Scintilla, where the acolytes must go undercover to seek out… well, that would be telling! You'll have to play it yourselves!

For a faster download, click on this link to the original black and white version of Edge of Darkness (pdf, 516 kb)

2008 Scenario Contest Finalists

Idyll Heresies by Daniel R. Robichaud (pdf, 144kb)
The Eternal Tide by Andrea Gausman (pdf, 764kb)
Scrivner's Star by John W.S. Marvin (pdf, 392kb)

2009 Scenario Contest Finalists

Silence of the Void by Christian Wodke (pdf, 1.2 MB)
The Brutal Lament by Benjamin John Rogers (pdf, 460kb)
The Glass Assassin by Martin Norris (pdf, 1.2 MB)


The contest entries are provided for the enjoyment of Dark Heresy fans. They contain fan-created content that should not be considered official Dark Heresy content, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fantasy Flight Games or Games Workshop. Please see the full disclaimer at the right side of this page.

Gaming Aids

Dead Stars Player Handouts – Take your Dead Stars campaign to the next level.

Black Sepulchre Player Handouts – The materials you need for an epic mystery.

Daemon Record Sheet (from Daemon Hunter, pdf, 6 MB) – Bring your own unique Daemons to Dark Heresy.

Character Sheets — Keep track of your Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay character's equipment, stats, weapons and skills on this sheet.

Timeline by Alan Bligh (pdf, 201 KB)
Note that this timeline is by no means complete or exhaustive and offers only a snapshot of the unfolding history of the Calixis Sector, as it might be made known to the Acolytes of the Inquisition. Much of the true nature of events, as well as whole occurrences of dire import themselves remain hidden.

Home World and Career Mementos (pdf, 92 KB)
An optional component you can use during character generation to add a further degree of colour to your Acolyte’s background and personality. In addition, GMs may wish to use these items to embellish NPC descriptions.

The Lost Dataslate (web-quality pdf, 2.2 MB)
The Lost Dataslate (print-quality pdf, 24.4 MB)
The Lost Dataslate is a companion for The Lathe Worlds.

Joyous Choir Handout (pdf, 3MB)
The Joyous Choir handout gives players some insight into the deceptively cheerful organization known as "the True."

Heed the Higher Call, a companion for Ascension
high quality (PDF, 100.4 MB)
web quality (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Heresy Begets Retribution, a companion for Ascension and Blood of Martyrs
Print Quality (14.6 MB)
Web Quality (1 MB)

Disciples of the Dark Gods Inquisitional Reports Handouts (PDF, 532 KB)
"The Inquisitional Reports" from the Appendix of Disciples of the Dark Gods, plus a blank Inquisitional Report form to create your own "most wanted" heretic.

Disciples of the Dark Gods Player Handouts
- web-quality (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Disciples of the Dark Gods Player Handouts - print quality (PDF, 19.4 MB)
Includes a Writ of Authority from the holy inquisition, a dataslate, a warrant, and two maps.

Haarlock's Legacy Book 1 - Tattered Fates Player Handouts
Web quality (PDF, 4.3 MB)
Print quality (PDF, 18.2 MB)
Includes "Taken", Heron Mask's Note, and the Haarlock Warrant

Salvation Demands Sacrifice - An enhancement for The Radical's Handbooks featuring three new Radical Career Ranks.
Web quality (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Print quality (PDF, 18.9 MB)

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The D6 Generation Podcast interviews Senior RPG Developer Ross Watson about Disciples of the Dark Gods, Creatures Anathema, and more.

The D6 Generation Podcast interviews Senior RPG Developer Ross Watson about Ascension.

The Game's The Thing Podcast
interviews Ross about Disciples of the Dark Gods and Rogue Trader.

Accidental Survivors Podcast interviews Ross about Dark Heresy

RPGnet reviews Ascension.

Phil Reed reviews Creatures Anathema at RPGnet.


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