News for August 2009
Dark Heresy at Gen Con 2009 8
Special Guests, Awards, and More!
Dark Heresy | Published 20 August 2009

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Greetings, Dark Heresy fans!

Last weekend, FFG went to Gen Con 2009 in Indianapolis to celebrate the best four days in gaming. It was fantastic to be around so many energetic and creative people! I could feel the excitement in the air, and I was electrified by the sights and sounds of so many awesome games, stories, and artwork everywhere I turned.

Friday night was especially good for Dark Heresy! First, we got to meet the lovely and talented winner of the “Dream Date at the Ennies” auction, Andrea Gausman. Andrea is also the winner of the 2008 Dark Heresy Adventure Contest, so having her with us at the ceremony was a real pleasure!

In the picture below you can see myself, the Managing RPG Developer Michael Hurley, and Andrea in the middle holding her signed copy of Rogue Trader.

Ross Watson, Andrea Gausman, and Michael Hurley at the Ennie Awards for Gen Con 2009

I am extremely pleased to report that the Ennie Awards Ceremony included several wins for the Dark Heresy line. The Dark Heresy core rulebook won the Gold Ennie for Best Interior Artwork and Best Production values and won a Silver Ennie for Best Game of 2009!

These awards would not have been possible without the hard work of all the creative and talented people at Black Industries, and I only wish that they could have been with us to accept these medals. Kate Flack, Mike Mason, Owen Barnes (Designers) and Mark Raynor (Graphic Design) deserve special mention as having crafted the foundation for Dark Heresy, and we here at Fantasy Flight Games are honored to have picked up that tradition of quality that they crafted to carry it into the future.

One of my proudest moments of the night was to see Creatures Anathema receive a Silver Ennie for Best Monster Book! Creatures Anathema is very near and dear to my heart, being the first book I built from scratch as a Lead Developer. It is also noteworthy that Creatures Anathema is the first Dark Heresy book entirely created by Fantasy Flight Games, and it is absolutely thrilling to have been distinguished in this year’s awards! This award was doubly special because many of the authors who worked on the book were in attendance at the ceremony that night, and I was able to thank Mike Surbrook, Sean Patrick Fannon, Sam Stewart, and Tim Huckelbery personally for helping us accomplish this achievement.

The Next Step

In the future, keep a sharp eye out for more previews and information about The Radical’s Handbook!

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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Published: 8/21/2009 1:30:48 PM

Superb piece of work. I finished role playing 20 years ago but this was such a fantasticly well written RPG that I decided to come out of retirement.

Published: 8/21/2009 8:15:23 AM

good work ... keep it up

Published: 8/21/2009 2:31:48 AM

 Congratulations for a work well done!

Published: 8/20/2009 6:35:09 PM

Well done!

I enjoyed the video reports. Made me think, next year, I should go too!

Published: 8/20/2009 4:37:15 PM

grats FFG for all the Ennies you won!

Published: 8/20/2009 3:46:33 PM

Nice one Ross and FFG!

Published: 8/20/2009 3:44:16 PM

Sincere congratulations, FFG, for the well deserved awards.  No words could describe my gratitude to you for designing such great games!

Keep up the good work!

Published: 8/20/2009 1:42:32 PM

Bravo Ross and FFG for The hard work you made in DH.

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