News for January 2011
Heresy Begets Retribution 18
A free downloadable supplement for Dark Heresy
Dark Heresy | Published 10 January 2011

The fires of war burn brightly from star to star. Everywhere, the fortresses of Man are steeped in blood, and ancient enemies appear from the darkness. Sensing weakness, they gather for the kill. They know, as we know, that night approaches and all mortal life shall be extinguished. We know, as they cannot, that there shall be a new dawn and a new day when we will rise and they will be driven into the darkness forever.

A free downloadable supplement for Dark Heresy is now available on the support page! Heresy Begets Retribution is a companion for both Ascension and Blood of Martyrs, and it introduces a new Ascended Career specifically for Adepta Sororitas characters.

Heresy Begets Retribution, low-resolution (pdf, 1 MB)
Heresy Begets Retribution, high-resolution (pdf, 14.6 MB)

Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a setting in the grim darkness of the far future. Players take on the roles of Acolytes serving the Inquisition, rooting out heresy and corruption from within the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man.

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Published: 3/22/2011 9:26:27 AM

great quality supplement


thank you

Published: 1/23/2011 8:01:39 AM

This fills a gap in the options for ascended Soritoras characters. Good stuff.

Published: 1/12/2011 3:08:34 AM

I wish such supports would be made for other titles also, like for WFRP would be z blast!

This one is great, thanks FFG!

Published: 1/12/2011 12:43:51 AM

 I'm pretty sure this is stuff that can't fit in the books. Notice they are all the same number of pages? Usually exactly the same number of sheets when you count in adds. I'm willing to bet they cram everything they can into... counting Blood of Martyrs... 144 pages... and then remove something. In this case probably the Palatine. Then they put that something online for free.

Anyway I like that this isn't in the book. If I don't play Ascension this is useless to me. If I was playing Ascension and didn't have Inquisitor's Handbook or Blood of Martyrs... this would have no place there! This provides a "not perfect but decent" solution. Printing it out down at Kinko's is also only 10c a page... so this would cost you a little more than a dollar... full color.

Published: 1/12/2011 12:21:44 AM

For the record: 

I wouldn't mind waiting "a bit" if all this stuff would be within the intended book(s).  But I do love me some free stuff!



Published: 1/11/2011 11:54:32 AM

Print on demand: wouldn't it make sense if FFG put together all these free downloadable stuff into an organized book and put it on Then single customers would be able to purchase it however they wanted (softcover or hardcover) - it would be more expensive I guess, than the current books (in a price-to-page sense), but the option would be available.

Published: 1/11/2011 10:54:48 AM

Alpharious Omegon: I agree, its great to get free stuff.

Id just wouldnt mind the option of a print to order Capter Approved style update book or annual that collects all the free pages. We are at over 100 pages now.

Like I said, I do love the free stuff.

Alpharius Omegon
Published: 1/11/2011 10:33:54 AM

And please pardon my atrocious grammar... three hours of sleep the previous night does that to me!

Alpharius Omegon
Published: 1/11/2011 10:09:37 AM

Peacekeeper_b: I don't and haven't used any electronic doo-dads for the twenty-some odd years I've been RPG's, but I do appreciate the free downloads FFG offered.  It's not unlike back in the day when TSR would release supplemental rules in Dragon Magazine or Games Workshop would release new rules for new units in White Dwarf.  Sure, it wasn't in a nice hardbound book (which I agree are the preferred format), but it allowed the players and GM to enjoy new content on a more regular basis.  And since FFG is offering these supplemental rules for free, I'd say that's a heck of a lot more than being the least of it.

I don't mean to sound argumentative or anything like that and hopefully you don't take it that way.  But having seen several RPG systems go down the toilet in terms of content, playability, and customer relations, I appreciate FFG putting forth the time and effort to give players what the players want, not what the company wants.

Although I agree that all of these freebies should be collected and printed professionally.  My inkjet is a poor substitute for FFG's printer!

Published: 1/11/2011 5:12:17 AM

I love that FFG does release free PDFs for us, even though this one is for Ascension (YUCK) and is about the Sisters of Battle (meh). But I agree, all these free PDFs need to be collected into one file and available as a print on demand offer, even the Black Library uses print on demand these days.

Believe it or not, there are lanty of us who dont use ipod, ipads, iphones, laptops, knidles and so forth during our gaming sessions, we still use pen, paper, dice, tables, books and non-electronic references. Sure I could just print it out on my printer, but Id rather have a quality reference book.

But at least we do get free stuff.

Published: 1/11/2011 2:52:44 AM

They should've included this in Blood Of Martyrs at least. I hate their system with all those little extra pdfs. They can give the pdfs away, but at least include this information in the books as well.

One of my comments in my book review for Blood of Martyrs was "unusable for ascended level characters". It still stands.

Published: 1/11/2011 12:03:43 AM

I keep wondering why this wasn't included in Ascension... Maybe not all of the Inquisitor's Handbook were sold?

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