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Dark Heresy RPG: Core Rulebook Hardcover – 2008
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The first print run of Dark Heresy earlier this year sold out extremely quickly due to the great fan reaction to the high quality of the book.
Fantasy Flight Games has a contract to continue publishing Dark Heresy and its supplements and other popular Games Workshop products previously published by Black Industries.
For those interested in the entire Dark Heresy game system, there are several more products due for release throughout 2008, all of which are likely to be available here on Amazon. These include:
-Character Record Pack
-Dark Heresy Game Master's Kit
-Purge the Unclean Adventure Anthology
-Inquisitor's Armoury, Weapons of the Righteous (detailing weapons and equipment)
-Inquisitor's Handbook (player handbook)
-Disciples of the Dark Gods (sourcebook for Chaos)
I gave it just 4 stars just because I think it's a little hard to get the right atmosphere if you're not an expert of WH40k.
The book is amazing, well written and easy to use at the game table. Every aspect of the Inquisition is well described, as the core mechanics of the game. Despite of the huge number of pages, I think it should have a little more focus on Xenos (aliens) and veichles, but in the end this lack does not mean less amusement in the game session.
In the end... get it, you won't regret!
Do you patrol the border of your country with a laser rifle?
Do you wish this review actually had meaningful content?
Then play Dark Heresy, where the entire universe is just like you! Dark Heresy is the exciting role-playing system based on the Warhammer 40k series. Take on the role of Acolytes, serving your inquisitor and beating the snot out of anyone not properly worshiping the God-Emperor.
The player takes on one of several roles (e.g., mech adept, administrator, arbiters - police/jury rolled into one, psyker, etc.) as part of an Inquisitor's team.
As my players described it, Dark Heresy is "fun, fast, and deadly." The dice roll mechanics mean that there is almost always hope, but death lurks around athe corner too as the villains get the same advantage.
FFG did an excellent job of capturing the despair and resolve that flows from
the books in the Black Library.
This single book has all that you need to play. (Sometimes books advertise that, but in this case it is true.)
Whether you want to role-play in the world of Eisenhorn and Ravenor, or you are looking for a dark future RPG, this book is a must buy.
The book itself has wonderful art throughout, some of the best I have ever seen in an RPG book. The rules are fairly simple, and overall it is easy to read. This is one of the few RPG books I could sit down and read in one sitting. I love the Psychic power system and have a friend thoroughly scared of the Warp.
The only thing I wish they would have done was put a concise table system for some of the rules (like seen on the Game Masters Kit) that allows for a simple fast finding of some of the weapons, rules, and tables.
Overall I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for something set in the futuristic role play heavy era. It is a lot of fun and has some good horror elements to it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my second copy of the Core Rulebook. I bought it because my first book was having a slight separation issue along the spine. Still a great book.Published 10 months ago by Robert Maciel
Great system. I love Fantasy Flights and the W40k world is my favorite sci if setting, so the two combined are fantastic. Beautiful artwork and exhausting detail. Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by Todd
Very high quality, definitely exagerrated the wear and tear rather than understated. "Shelf Damage" was barely evident. It didnt come in a plastic seal, that was all.Published on April 22, 2014 by Paul Jokiel
I brought this for my son and he loved it as it had gone out of print and I couldn't buy one here retail, and it was cheaper on line ! Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by vicki Drew
So I ordered this book, and it got delivered! Also it was the correct book! It's a pretty good book!Published on September 17, 2013 by Andrew Ballard
Its fun and should be played with friends maybe. Just maybe. It may be less fun without anyone at all. So you should play it!Published on September 4, 2013 by Max Brumm
I bought this for my son who loves Dungeons and Dragons. He's very excited about getting his friends together to play this.Published on April 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer