News for October 2011
Crime and Punishment 7
Book of Judgement, a Dark Heresy supplement, is now on sale
Dark Heresy | Published 26 October 2011

“You can’t escape the Adeptus Arbites. They have eyes on every world, ears on every ship, and hands on every weapon.”
      –Advice given to patsies by Gui, Inquisitorial Agent

The Calixis Sector is plagued with heretics, recidivists, and the unworthy...and they all dwell beneath the faithful servants of the God-Emperor, eroding the backbone of the Imperium’s war machine. Whether it is a planetary noble skimming off the top, or a seditious terrorist planning the destruction of an entire Hab-block, it is the Adeptus Arbites who bring them to judgement.

Book of Judgement, a supplement for Dark Heresy, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!

This detailed guide to crime and punishment in the Calixis Sector provides a powerful resource for Dark Heresy campaigns that feature Imperial Law as a story foundation. It contains new rules, backgrounds, alternate careers, and equipment for playing Acolytes with legal authority or a criminal past, and provides players with information about the Adeptus Arbites’ mission to bring order to the Calixis Sector. Game Masters of all experience levels will find expanded Investigation rules and a new adventure, Jurisdiction, that plunges the Acolytes into a conflict between three of the Imperium’s most powerful organisations.

Justice in the Dark Future

For more on Book of Judgement, here’s a word from Dark Heresy’s lead developer:

I count myself extremely lucky in having worked with the team responsible for Book of Judgement. In addition to such veteran talents as Graham Davey and Charles May, the group was joined by Matthew Farrer, author of the Shira Calpurnia novels from Black Library. It was a great pleasure to dive into the Adeptus Arbites of the Calixis Sector with the assembled team of writers and I can’t wait for this book to be in the hands of players.

We worked tirelessly to stuff this book full of useful tools for GMs and Players alike. All the usual suspects are here: new Cell Directives, Alternate Career Ranks, Backgrounds, and, of course, tons of background information on the precincts of the Lex Calixis. A chapter focused purely on the creation of compelling mysteries distills over fifty years of combined GM experience, offering exciting ways to craft your own mystery and drive a game session forward through the players’ actions. We even included Jurisdiction, a full adventure focused on the overlapping interests of three Imperial factions.

One of the pleasures of creating a book like this is getting to truly delve into the ancient histories of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Games Workshop has been crafting this game world for over two decades, which provides a wealth of information. Having an opportunity (or a responsibility) to read everything I could about crime and judgement was an quite an experience. The bleak, dare I say grim, nature of justice in the dark future is filled with twists, turns, interpretations, and executions. Bringing that feel to Book of Judgement was, frankly, a lot of fun!

Head to your local retailer or our webstore today, and bring judgement to the enemies of the Emperor!

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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Published: 11/18/2011 7:23:11 AM

 Hello, did any of you managed to acquire this book? I live in France and there is not available in any shop I know, I tried to order it via amazon but it is listed as only available from january 2012

Published: 11/12/2011 4:51:23 AM

This sounds great, but where is the "Only War" supplement??? THAT one I'm really hyper-interested in!

Published: 10/27/2011 5:28:06 AM

I would like to get all crazy about this...but after BoM I am afraid that we will actually not learn any "hard facts" about the Lex Imperialis.  Let´s hope for the best...

Published: 10/26/2011 5:33:35 PM

Matthew Farrer had a hand in this? That's fantastic news! I loved the Shira Calpurnia novels.

I'm really looking forward to this. I've had a long standing love affair with the Adeptus Arbites. As soon as I get my hands on it, I'm putting up a review on Youtube.


Published: 10/26/2011 5:24:40 PM

I am sad that from sometime there have not been previews of the new books. I love when I can see a new weapons or gear page or the new Alternate career ranks, but this book (also Hostile adquisitions from RT) have not any preview....

Published: 10/26/2011 4:57:42 PM

Super exicted about this. I've been waiting for this book since it was announced.

Published: 10/26/2011 4:42:29 PM

w00t! Finally.

Soon everyone shall see the power of the Adeptus Arbites and their strange reliance on magnetic technology! :-P


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