WHEN LAST WE LEFT OUR HEROES...
Keep up with the news from Hero Games. This issue - pit your wits against The Ultimate Mentalist. PAGE 2
See how Steve Long himself answers rules questions. This issue - hold your breath for drowning/suffocation attacks. PAGE 3
YOU GOTTA HAVE CHARACTER
As the United States' only proclaimed emperor, Emperor Norton adds color to Victorian, Western, and Pulp Hero games. PAGE 5
A FISTFUL OF TALENTS
Fantasy Hero characters can use these Talents to spice up combat and spellcasting, and generally round out their backgrounds. PAGE 11
The Star*Guard in the non-powered future will still protect the galaxy, but rely more on technology. PAGE 16
I SMELL A RATTE!
The aborted Nazi supertank would have been essentially a battleship on treads, with gigantic guns and impregnable plating. PAGE 27
HOW TO LEAD A SUPERHERO TEAM
Superhero teams rise and fall based on the strength of their goals and actions. Choose your leader wisely. PAGE 29
BUT, I THOUGHT THEY WERE THE GOOD GUYS...?
Introducing the new superhero team, only to have them be supervillains in disguise, is a time-honored plot device. PAGE 34
CINEMATIC MARTIAL ARTISTS
Superheroes, cyborgs, and demihumans can all have fighting styles appropriate to their characters. PAGE 54