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Deathwatch: Core Rulebook


Welcome to the front lines, Battle-Brother!

Deathwatch is a roleplaying game in which you take on the role of a member of the Adeptus Astartes - the devout, bio-engineered super-soldiers also known as Space Marines. After many years of exemplary service within your own chapter, you have been singled out and selected to join one of the most unique and specialized collectives of Space Marines - the Deathwatch.

Only the most exceptional candidates from the fighting forces of the Adeptus Astartes are invited to join the mysterious Deathwatch; to take on a new oath to safeguard the Imperium from the darkest of threats. You will now be called into service to hunt down and destroy hostile xenos forces, to seek out and crush the root of heresy and sedition, and to continually fight against the foul daemon menace that crawls forth hungrily from beyond the Warp. You are at the fore of Mankind's war for survival against an extremely hostile universe.

For centuries, the Deathwatch have maintained their silent vigil over the ancient ruins of the Reach, but now you find yourselves on the front lines of a grand Imperial Crusade that has been launched to reclaim this vast region of space from darkness and heresy.

The fate of billions rests in your hands!

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Doug O August 13, 2022 3:13 am UTC
Does this series align with Dark Heresy rules? I thought I saw somewhere that they were compatible, along with Rogue Trader? Is that true?
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The S January 20, 2022 8:59 am UTC
Seems there are issues with pages 289-300 it seems outlines of elements are being shown when they should not be.
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February 18, 2019 5:12 pm UTC
Sigh. I dream of a day when files would get updated and someone would bother to mention in what way they'd been updated in the update notice . . .
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February 18, 2019 5:17 pm UTC
It looks like the errata have not been integrated. Nor has the table on page 73 been fixed.
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Stuart N January 09, 2019 11:50 pm UTC
Also Page 73, the Assault Marine Rank 2 label is garbled
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Stuart N January 09, 2019 11:04 pm UTC
Why didn't the erratta get updated.
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Shane B January 06, 2019 11:59 pm UTC
Great Book. I have the Hardcopy and having the PDF come in very handy. Thanks.
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Eric S January 06, 2019 4:57 pm UTC
File updated with bookmarks. Please download the latest version.
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Eric S December 18, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
It looks like the entire PDF bookmark list needs to be repopulated. Not sure how that happened. We'll get someone on it, but it might end up being after the holidays. Sorry about that.
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Matthew G December 18, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
No worries, I figured it had to have been an oversight. Thanks for being on top of it!
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The S January 20, 2022 8:58 am UTC
Rites of battle has similer issues if you could take a look at that.
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Matthew G December 18, 2018 3:05 am UTC
Echoing Dale's issue, my copy of the file has bookmarks in it, but none of them work. I've tried redownloading the file but the issue persists, has anyone figured out a fix?
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Dale E November 17, 2018 5:03 am UTC
The bookmark links for chapters and sections don't work.
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Eric S April 21, 2018 1:33 pm UTC
@David - When we acquired the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay licence last year, we also secured the rights to sell the older editions. And I can tell you that we've been perfectly satisfied with our relationship with Games Workshop as we've worked on Wrath & Glory.
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Nicholas M July 19, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
I just bought this PDF, and it looks like something got messed up in the last update. All of the sidebar boxes are too transparent, making them too hard to read (first one is on page 10). If I had to guess, 'transparency flattening' was turned on when the pdf was optimized. (Ironically, that setting usually makes larger files.)
Is there any way it could be corrected? (Or at least have the older one offered alongside the newer one?)
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David H April 21, 2018 6:02 am UTC
Not that I'm complaining, but how did you get license to sell this series? I thought GW screwed over everybody who did.
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Alicia W October 07, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
I downloaded this file today and it does not scroll past the second page in Adobe Acrobat Pro and when I try to open it in the browser it is missing pages.
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