Begin A New Chapter In The Dark Heresy Saga

July 25, 2013 by brennon

Fantasy Flight Games are taking their Dark Heresy role-playing game to a new level with the 2nd Edition entering it’s beta stage. Check out the snazzy new artwork below along with a little bit more information.

Dark Heresy Second Edition

This new version of Dark Heresy comes with (taken from the release)…

  • Streamlined skills that can be used with more than a single characteristic.
  • Fast and fun character creation, with exciting variety through combinations of home worlds, backgrounds, and roles for almost endless roleplaying possibilities.
  • The ability to play as an Inquisitor!
  • New rules for psychic powers, with each discipline gaining its own unique psychic phenomena table.
  • Talent trees that visually help players plan their character’s progression.
  • Combat mechanics that give more tactical flexibility and control over performing actions.
  • Damage and wound rules that make a character’s health something more than just a number, plus lots of great (and gory!) wound effect tables.
  • Vehicles and vehicle combat as an integral part of the core game.
  • Easier-to-use NPCs, each with a threat rating so that Game Masters can build suitably challenging encounters.
  • And much more!

It certainly sounds like it should be an interesting twist on the original format and while this might make you think they are re-inventing the entire Warhammer 40,000 range have no fear, it’s just Dark Heresy getting the treatment.

I like the ability to play as an Inquisitor in this newer edition. This means we’re getting closer and closer to a nice playable version of the rules present in Games Workshops own Inquisitor game.

You can get yourself a copy of the beta rules through RPG Now or DriveThru RPG.

Will you be taking on the mantle of Acolyte?