The author started Children of Fire
with the precept that he would let the research dictate
the course of the game not his own preconceptions.
This same standard was applied when creating this
research was available on a specific subject, it was
There were, however, some circumstance of
ambiguity where the author was forced to use his own
creativity to fill in the wholes the texts did not
cover. The only criteria in these situations was to be
faithful to the original game.
Many sources were referenced in the
creation of this work.
The following is a list of the sources that were
most heavily relied on.
The material on sorcery is almost completely
dependent on Arthur Edward Waite's The Book of Black
the discussions on world religions, Liz Flower's work, The
Elements of World Religion and George W. Braswell
Jr's Understanding World Religions proved
the book Compendium Maleficarum was significantly
utilized as regards witchcraft and other dark pursuits.
This collection of writings by the monk Francesco
Maria Guazzo provided hours of delight and astonishment.
It is a wonder that a work such as this could
ever have been taken seriously by the true believers of
the time, but it makes for a wonderful source
information regarding the figures described in the
Catalog of Mortal Souls, two works were heavily relied
were, The Devil's Disciples by Leonard R. N.
Ashley and Angels A to Z by James R. Lewis and
Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Additionally, the texts referenced
in the original source book were also used to maintain
continuity between the two works.
The author encourages those who seek more information on these subjects to consult the books above. There is a plentiful reservoir of information and creative inspiration included in them that did not find its way into these pages.