News for October 2011
An Offering to the Ruinous Powers 8
Announcing Hand of Corruption, an adventure for Black Crusade
Black Crusade | Published 14 October 2011

“A prison world is no different than any other Imperial world. All are mills that grind human grist for the corpse-god’s wars. Why shouldn’t they grind for me, instead?”
      – Magister Khalistim Bhewko

A windswept Imperial penal world silently orbits its dimming sun, perilously close to the dark influence of Chaos. To claim such a prize for the Ruinous Powers would bring great favour and glory to you and your fellow Heretics, and its substantial resources would help lay the foundation for your own Black Crusade. But welcoming this world into the roiling bosom of the Screaming Vortex will be no easy task, and the planet holds its own dangerous secrets. Can you bring the corrupting gifts of Chaos to this forgotten world?

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Hand of Corruption, an adventure in three acts for Black Crusade! Presented in one comprehensive volume, Hand of Corruption is an epic story that takes you and your fellow Heretics from the swirling depths of the Screaming Vortex to the far reaches of the Calixis Sector, and then to a parched and windswept Imperial penal world called Saint Annard’s Penance. With a host of challenges designed to appeal to a range of group types and play styles, Hand of Corruption offers ample opportunities for both savvy roleplaying and gruelling combat.

To build an army

For more on Hand of Corruption, here’s a word from Black Crusade’s lead developer:

As the first book for the Black Crusade line, Hand of Corruption explores one of the fascinating premises first introduced in the Core Rulebook. For the first time in Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, the players can play characters completely opposed to the Imperium, and Hand of Corruption brings that theme directly to the fore. The Heretics are pitted against the Imperium from the start, and have to infiltrate, deceive, and ultimately fight Imperial forces head on to get what they want. And what they want is nothing less than control of an entire planet full of psychopathic, dangerous, violent prisoners—perfect fodder for the players’ eventual Black Crusade!

Of course, to get there, the players have to go toe to toe with some of the Imperium’s best and brightest—the types of individuals they might have been playing as characters in another Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line. Plus, this adventure throws plenty of pitfalls along the players’ route. I wouldn’t want to reveal any spoilers, but it’s an adventure Game Masters should have a lot of fun springing on their players, and players should have a lot of fun playing through.

Keep checking back for more on Hand of Corruption in the coming weeks, and look for it on store shelves in the first quarter of 2012!

Black Crusade 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 Disciples of the Dark Gods, working against the rule of the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man and in pursuit of personal glory.

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Published: 10/15/2011 5:42:27 PM

I hope there are lots of new cool illustrations in this and not that many re-used one that we have seen before. I always check the pictures first when I get a new 40K book! Love when there are illustrations that are made specific to the text.

Published: 10/15/2011 4:19:02 AM

Sounds and looks great!

Please include in the campaign som light 'space combat' rules and some 'army building' rules that are not complex yet still indepth! :)

Published: 10/15/2011 3:14:33 AM


I believe Book of Judgement will be out late October/early November, First Founding is out in November and then the RT book Hostile Acquisitions is out late November/early December (I checked the release schedule of some gaming shops).

So yeah, this book will only be released after those in December/January.

Published: 10/15/2011 1:37:17 AM

I REALLY hope that we DO have to wait until next year. If this would come out before "Book of Judgement", a lot of DH players would be seriously pissed.

Published: 10/14/2011 2:21:20 PM

 Can't wait for this!!! Starting my first crusade next week so if all goes well the group should be ripe with corruption by the time this hits shelves. BWhahahahahahaha Bwahahahahah.

Published: 10/14/2011 10:54:37 AM

Sounds really nice. Gonna be fun to give the Imperial lapdogs a good kicking. Looking forward to it.

Published: 10/14/2011 10:47:40 AM

Sounds great! We need more 40K adventures!!!

Mr. Grimace
Published: 10/14/2011 10:37:04 AM

 Sounds good! I just wish we did not have to wait until next year to get it!

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