"The Inquisitor's Handbook" Makes Execution Fun

The Calixis Sector is overrun by rogue psykers, heretics and traitors to the Imperium, and Fantasy Flight Games has just handed you all the tools you need to hunt them down. The Inquisitor's Handbook makes it that much cooler to be judge, jury and executioner in the Warhammer 40k game universe. We've got a list of reasons why this supplement for an RPG once feared dead and abandoned by its publisher is getting rave reviews.

Shortly after the release of Dark Heresy, the role-playing game based on their Warhammer 40k miniatures game, Games Workshop closed down subsidiary Black Industries, which produced all their RPG products. Although Dark Heresy garnered strong reviews, it seemed like the system would never see any supplements to expand players' optons. Enter Fantasy Flight Games.

FFG now holds the rights to Dark Heresy, and they're putting out all the handbooks and adventures fans have been waiting for. The Inquisitor's Handbook fills many of the gaps in the system, offering a ton of new character options and paths, and an equipment section that is worth the price of the book by itself. The production values are top notch and the book is filled with stunning art. The coolness factor can pretty much be summed in two words: Metallican Gunslingers. Plus, this makes the perfect companion piece for Dark Heresy: Purge the Unclean, a trilogy of adventures set in the Calixis Sector.

Dark Heresy still only explores a narrow slice of the 40k universe, that of the Imperium Inquisition. No space marines, and not a lot of aliens. But if you're not interested in that other major RPG game released last week, it's worth a look. Image by: Fantasy Flight Games.

The Inquisitor's Handbook [via Amazon]