Welcome back for the third day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at role-playing statistics for the Elemental Firestorm.
DC HEROES ROLE-PLAYING GAME – SECOND EDITION – 1989
When the second edition of Mayfair’s DC Heroes RPG was released in 1989, Firestorm had only recently transformed into his Elemental incarnation. The character was still developing and his abilities had not been fully explored. The first two editions of the RPG came with collections of character cards that included statistics. Below you’ll find the Elemental Firestorm character card (front and back) included in the 1989 edition of the DC Heroes RPG. I really wish they’d asked Tom Mandrake to do the card art, or at least borrow some stock image of Firestorm that Mandrake had done. While this drawing isn’t terrible, it doesn’t do justice to Mandrake’s gorgeous look. These statistics were based upon what was known of the character at the time. Interesting to note that below they incorrectly included Martin Stein as one of the Alter-Egos.
DC HEROES ROLE-PLAYING GAME NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 1990
Mayfair Games mailed to subscribers a quarterly newsletter on the DC Heroes RPG featuring updates and promos for upcoming products. These newsletters were super-cool and I was fortunate enough to obtain five editions of this newsletter. The Summer 1990 edition published a follow-up to The Elemental War that included updated statistics for each of DC’s Elementals. You can see below Firestorm’s statistics and abilities had been expanded as compared to the character card above. As the character continued to evolve, Mayfair did their best to keep pace with his stats.
WHO’S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE ROLE-PLAYING SUPPLEMENT #3 – 1993
By 1993, Firestorm was a footnote at DC Comics. His monthly series had ended and the character had been banished to another part of the universe. He received a wicked-cool Who’s Who entry in 1991 and a companion Who’s Who entry from Mayfair for the RPG in 1993. At this point the character had been completely fleshed out and Mayfair was finishing their third edition rules, therefore these statistics were about as accurate as you were going to get. It’s worth noting that this version is the Martin Stein Elemental Firestorm.
Don’t forget, the Mayfairstivus celebration continues at the following blogs! Be sure to check them out throughout the Mayfairstivus celebration (Dec. 1-9). Also, I’d like to send a quick shout-out to Tom Hartley. Tom inadvertently created the Mayfairstivus holiday by selling his second edition DC Heroes RPG box set to Frank Lee Delano (the mastermind behind the Mayfairstivus crossover event). Thanks Tom!
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We’re taking a break on Saturday and Sunday. Our Mayfairstivus coverage will resume on Monday! Come back then when we look at the one and only Firestorm RPG module!
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