1. DARK HERESY ESSENTIALS [start here]Dark Heresy 1E Essentials had the core rules and major supplements — everything you need to begin your career as an Imperial Inquisitor in service to the Emperor. If you’re new to Dark Heresy, start with these books.
There were four titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $85) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Dark Heresy First Edition core rulebook (retail price $30): The complete full-color 402-page corebook, originally published by Black Industries and now by Ulisses Spiele. We included the free Edge of Darkness quickstart rules, all three Apocrypha files, and the hard-to-find fan-produced supplement The Calixis Sector Encyclopedia.
- Inquisitor’s Handbook (retail $25): The indispensable rules expansion.
- Purge the Unclean (retail $20): Three adventures for Acolytes of any level.
- Dark Heresy 1E Game Master’s Kit (retail $10): Useful charts plus a complete adventure, “Maggots in the Meat.”
2. DARK HERESY 1E JUDGEMENTSThe companion Dark Heresy Judgements offer included important supplements like The Radical’s Handbook and the rest of the 1E line.
There were four supplements in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $85), including several books about Inquisition factions: Blood of Martyrs, about the Ecclesiarchy (retail price $20); Daemon Hunter — the Ordo Malleus and the Grey Knights (retail $20); and Book of Judgement — the Adeptus Arbites (retail $20); plus the sourcebook for high-level play, Ascension (retail $25).
This offer’s entire Bonus Collection had five more supplements worth an additional $82.50:
- The Radical’s Handbook (retail $25): The agents of the Golden Throne who would turn the darkness against itself. One of the most admired Dark Heresy sourcebooks. Included Salvation Demands Sacrifice, an “overflow book” with material cut for space from the main book.
- The Lathe Worlds (retail $20): The red-robed tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Included the overflow book The Lost Dataslate.
- The Apostasy Gambit (total retail $37.50): The complete adventure trilogy The Black Sepulchre, The Church of the Damned, and The Chaos Commandment.