Welcome back for the sixth day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! We took a break on Saturday and Sunday, but we’re back today for more Mayfairstivus holiday fun! Today we’ll be looking at the one and only Firestorm module published for the DC Heroes RPG back in 1986. I’m presenting several scans from the module to give you a flavor of the content. Additionally, we’ll see statistics from the DC Heroes first edition RPG for Firestorm rogues: Slipknot, Silver Deer, and Stratos.
Below you’ll find the awesome cover to the Firestorm module, “An Element of Danger”! The cover was sketched by Ed Hannigan, pencilled by Denys Cowan, inked by Bob Smith, and colored by Bob LeRose. The perspective is kind of funky but I still dig it. You can’t beat Dr. Alchemy and Matter Master standing over a steaming cauldron! Check out the classic henchmen in the back. Love it! Steve Perrin wrote the module and Jackie H. Leeper was the editor. Final note, interesting that Mayfair chose to use the Firestorm logo from the first ongoing series, rather than the Fury of Firestorm logo from the series being published at the time.
Below is the back cover to the module. I love old promotional copy!
Below is the table of contents. Kind of a cool shot of the nuclear man!
Below is the all-important Gamemaster’s Introduction. This page was intended for the person running the game (i.e. controlling the flow of the story and the villains). This page presented some back story on the adventure as well as a summary that helped the Gamemaster prepare. To read the page, click the image for an enlarged version.
Below you’ll find information on the Firestorm rogue Silver Deer. The statistics presented are from Mayfair’s DC Heroes RPG first edition. Personally I always found Silver Deer fairly alluring. Maybe that’s just me.
Next up we’ve got RPG statistics for the Firestorm rogue Stratos.
The final set of RPG statistics for today belongs to Firestorm rogue Slipknot! Slipknot appeared a few times in Mayfair’s DC Heroes RPG (like in the Suicide Squad sourcebook).
Finally, the page below is presented as an example of a typical encounter. To read the page, click the image for an enlarged version.
That’s it for our coverage of “An Element of Danger”! While we didn’t present the entire module here, I hope this gave you a taste of the content. It’s a shame Firestorm didn’t get any further modules or a sourcebook, however, I’m thankful for the one module we did get!
Don’t forget, the Mayfairstivus celebration continues at the following blogs! Be sure to check them out throughout the Mayfairstivus celebration (Dec. 1-9). I’d like to send a quick thank you to Walter from the BOO$TERRIFIC blog! He provided me with a Photoshop template that adds a nice shadow effect on the scanned cards we displayed on Friday. Thanks Walter! Additionally, a huge thanks to Frank Lee Delano (of the blogs: Martian Manhunter: Idol-Head of Diabolu, Justice League Detroit, Atom: Power of the Atom, Wonder Woman: Diana Prince, DC Bloodlines, and …nurgh…) who not only masterminded the crossover, he also provided most of the card scans! Thanks, Frank!
- The Anti-Didio League of America
- The Aquaman Shrine
- Booster Gold: BOO$TERRIFIC
- Comics Make Me Happy!
- The Continuity Blog
- DC Bloodlines
- Diana Prince as The New Wonder Woman
- Doom Patrol: My Greatest Adventure #80
- Flash: Speed Force
- Girls Gone Geek
- Green Lantern: The Indigo Tribe
- Hawkman: Being Carter Hall
- Justice League Detroit
- Martian Manhunter: The Idol-Head of Diabolu
- Once Upon a Geek
- Power of the Atom
- Subject: The Suicide Squad (Task Force X)
- Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Come back tomorrow when we look at the RPG statistics for the new Thinker (a.k.a. Cliff Carmichael) and Brimstone!
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