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The Fires of War: The Algernon Files Volume 2

For HERO System 5th Edition

The fires of war burn on the horizon, and a world already short on hope desperately looks for heroes. Luckily, they don't have far to look. Welcome to the so-called Golden Age, where the first generation of superhumans in the public eye are forging legends that will live on long after they're gone. Nazi supersoldiers terrorize Europe, while gangsters vie against mad scientists for control of the underworld. Masked mystery men and two-fisted adventurers bring justice into the darkest alleys and deepest jungles.

The Fires of War is a sourcebook for the early days of the world of capes and cowls. At 228 pages, it includes over a hundred write-ups of characters on both sides of the fence, good guys and bad, as well as a dozen exotic locales, maps, and details on wartime equipment and vehicles.

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July 31st, 2007
Another great product from the people that brought you the Algernon Files! I loved that some of the characters in this book are also included in the Algernon Files (but much more experienced) it gave a real sense of history and a continuation of the ca [...]
May 14th, 2007
I bought this book as a supplement for a Champions game I was running. I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed. I would have been better off creating my own characters. Some of the ones in Fires of War were just plain silly or didn't make muc [...]
April 23rd, 2007
The Upside: The Fires Of War: The Algernon Files, Volume II is a character book of Golden Age superheroes and villains. The book is actually a predecessor to The Algernon Files, which covers the modern era. Chapter 1 - Introduction. Along [...]
August 28th, 2006
Overall a very good product, I found it to be an extremely good piece of source material for my Pulp Super Hero game.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: The number of characters, how they were presented, and the way that it easily fit into [...]
July 2nd, 2006
Wonderful. Super art :), very nice descriptions, utterly useable.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Art, voice, layout<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied< [...]
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BWG 2002
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21.38 MB
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December 07, 2005
This title was added to our catalog on December 07, 2005.