News for August 2009
The State of the Game 19
The Past, Present, and Future of Dark Heresy
Dark Heresy | Published 11 August 2009

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Hello Dark Heresy fans!

Many of you may remember Knowledge Is Power, the 2009 Dark Heresy release schedule that I wrote back in the early days of this year. Knowledge is Power projected the plans for Dark Heresy in 2009, announcing six new books for the line.

Unfortunately, some of those releases have been late in arriving on the shelves at your local game store. Many factors go into the construction of an RPG book, and any snag along the way can cause issues that push the release date back. In this case, we encountered some unforeseen and severe art issues.

The FFG approach is to provide the best-quality game we can. Instead of rushing the books to print, we made sure these issues were resolved before moving forward with the release schedule. This was not an easy decision, but at FFG, we always strive to make the best possible product. You’ll be glad to know that these issues have been addressed, and the Dark Heresy books are proceeding at full steam ahead!

The delays to Dark Heresy have led to some speculation that the Dark Heresy line is being neglected in favor of Rogue Trader. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Dark Heresy is a vibrant game line that has many excellent releases lined up for years to come. Stay tuned to our website and attend the Dark Heresy seminars at Gen Con to hear the latest word. There are many more books on the way to empower the Inquisition’s works in the name of the God-Emperor.

In fact, The Radical’s Handbook is at the printer right now, and hot on its heels is Damned Cities, the second book in the Haarlock’s Legacy series, followed by Ascension—a sourcebook that offers your Dark Heresy characters the opportunity to ascend to higher tiers of power and authority. All three of these books are proceeding at the best possible speed, so keep your eyes on this space for more information, previews, and discussions about the future of Dark Heresy!

Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, 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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egalor
Published: 8/11/2009 3:40:56 PM
#7

Take your time, FFG! WIth the current material, you have already ensured that DH lives on for at least a decade.

Just spend some more time for checking the contents - to avoid that many blunders we had in the core rulebook.

Apart from that - may the Emperor guide your path.

FFG rules!

NoGutsNoGlory!
Published: 8/11/2009 3:22:32 PM
#6

Thanks for the update, good to hear...  Keep up the FIRST Class quality and the players will continue to play and in turn will bring in potentially new players to grow the player base. 

MILLANDSON
Published: 8/11/2009 3:18:59 PM
#5

Thanks for that Ross!

Zextelmon
Published: 8/11/2009 3:00:05 PM
#4

Indeed, thank you very much for the update and looking forward to these years releases.

Mithras
Published: 8/11/2009 2:53:57 PM
#3

Thanks, Ross, for an honest "state of the union address". as much as I'm chomping at the bit waiting for Damned cities, I'm sure others including myself appreciate being in the loop. Thanks!

btw, I don't really expect an answer to this, but do you think if I, as a GM, took my players off Quaddis at the end of  Tattered Fates into an adveture of my own making, it would upset the storyline that FFG has planned for this series?

Alluvian Est-Endrati
Published: 8/11/2009 2:45:10 PM
#2

Excellent! I have really loved playing Dark Heresy ever since I got my hands on it when it came out. Really looking forward to these new books as well as Rogue Trader. Let the Galaxy Burn!

Mazinkaiser
Published: 8/11/2009 2:23:49 PM
#1

 Nice to get an update. :)

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