News for March 2011
Hunting the Warp 28
Announcing Daemon Hunter, a supplement for Dark Heresy
Dark Heresy | Published 17 March 2011

From beyond reality, Daemons incessantly scrabble and claw at the minds of mortal men. The evil bubbling forth in the souls of the heretical constantly strains at the seams of the very fabric of space and time. From one breach, enough foul beasts may pour forth to consume and damn billions of Imperial souls.

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Daemon Hunter, a supplement for Dark Heresy. The Inquisitors of the Ordo Malleus and the Space Marines of the Grey Knights are the chosen warriors of the God-Emperor, tasked with keeping humanity from falling into darkness. They hunt tirelessly to rid the Imperium of their collective prey: Daemons.

Daemon Hunter is a powerful resource for any Dark Heresy campaigns featuring the servants of the holy Ordo Malleus of the Inquisition. With information and background on the Ordo Malleus in the Calixis Sector, the Daemon hunter’s trade, and the Malleus armoury, Daemon Hunter is the perfect companion for players and GMs alike who wish to craft exciting campaigns for Dark Heresy.

Learn the ropes of daemon hunting with an extensive look at the origins and status of the Ordo Malleus. Then, take up arms as an acolyte in service to the Ordo Malleus by becoming a Banisher, taking the fight to the daemons. Also, learn the tools of the trade by studying the Malleus Armoury, which presents new tools for every tier of character.

Finally, Daemon Hunter includes everything players and GMs need to include Grey Knights into their Dark Heresy campaigns!

And did we mention Grey Knights?

Developer Mack Martin took a moment to share his insights on the design process of Daemon Hunter:

Salutations Acolytes,

Throughout the development and testing process of Daemon Hunter, the Dark Heresy Development Team was embarrassingly giddy over the stories that the talented pool of writers created for the Ordo Malleus in the Calixis Sector. From the Scholariate at Arms (a new faction within the Ordo Malleus) to the Grey Knights, every page has as much information as we could fit onto it. New Acolyte alternate career ranks, cell directives, and equipment fill this hefty tome.

Of course you can’t have Daemon Hunters without daemons! The Daemonic Incursion chapter (written by Charles May and Ross Watson) gives GMs the tools to generate daemons with a variety of power levels and horrible tricks. Lesser Daemons, Heralds, and Greater Daemons are all as easy to create as an Acolyte, with a wide range of theme and combat strategy. Whether the GM needs a Bloodletter forged from blood and brass to challenge a group of Acolytes or a Keeper of Secrets to fight a squad of Grey Knights, the GM will never run out of daemons.

Oh... did we mention Grey Knights? The Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay community has had a lot of fun taking up the mantle of a Deathwatch Space Marine, and now they get the chance to take on the role of a Grey Knight. Daemon Hunter presents rules compatible with Dark Heresy for both PC and NPC Grey Knights. There are also additional rules and advice for including Grey Knights in a campaign using the Deathwatch Rulebook instead.

As we get closer to release we hope to discuss these topics in more detail, but until then, remember... “Innocence Proves Nothing.”

Thanks, Mack! Say alert, more information on Daemon Hunter is coming soon!

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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Bwrighnar
Published: 3/18/2011 4:01:57 AM
#16

 I´m still wondering about "new tools for every tier of character"... ¿Ascension? I know, not just junk, rules too?

Nojo509
Published: 3/18/2011 1:01:21 AM
#15

 LOL, I just introduced Grey Knights into my Rogue Trader campaign. Way to go, FFG!

Night Lord
Published: 3/18/2011 12:27:00 AM
#14

Dear FFG,

Thank you.  You have once again proven your worth.  Your mantle of keeping us safe from horrible games and absurd supplements is still strong.  I don't know how I'm going to be able to pay my rent now with Battlefleet Koronus, Black Crusade, and now this.

But I will cross that daemon-infested bridge when I come to it.  I love this idea more than I love a roof over my head. 

 

Alpharius Omegon
Published: 3/17/2011 8:36:53 PM
#13

Black Crusade and Daemon Hunter: two great tastes that go great together!

Psion
Published: 3/17/2011 8:28:25 PM
#12

I suddenly now have a great deal more interest for the career splat books like "There Is Only War..."

Prospero76
Published: 3/17/2011 7:53:58 PM
#11

A sourcebook with rules for all the game sistems. This is the right way to explore the 40k universe. Go on!

Mr. Grimace
Published: 3/17/2011 6:38:19 PM
#10

 Sweet...I look forward to some variety in terms of daemons.

steamdriven
Published: 3/17/2011 6:19:26 PM
#9

pc/npc grey knights, i'm 9 years old again, its christmas eve, you get the idea :)

MMMGames
Published: 3/17/2011 6:14:13 PM
#8

NOW THAT LOOKS STUNNING and cant wait to see this - already have customer pre-orders - EXCELLENT!

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 3/17/2011 5:51:12 PM
#7

Describe "COMING SOON"

TorogTarkdacil
Published: 3/17/2011 4:53:45 PM
#6

New directives/alternate ranks, oh yeah.

Grey Knights, oh yeah.

Daemon Generator, OH YEAH! 

Groddzilla
Published: 3/17/2011 4:38:02 PM
#5

Will we see rules for the Dreadknight that's in the new tabletop book?  And the Jokaero weaponsmith?

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