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Friday, May 5, 2017

¡Viva el Zorro!: Anita Santiago

Female Zorro analogues have been around since at least 1944

¡Viva el Zorro! is a scenario I will be running at Chupacabracon IV over the weekend May 12th through 14th in Austin,TX, this year. It’s kind of a test run for Los Enmascarados, a proposed Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion-compatible mini-setting of masked avengers in independent Mexico before the Mexican-American War.

In ¡Viva el Zorro!, the players take on the roles of Zorro’s supporting cast from the original Johnston McCulley stories – his fiancée Lolita Pulido, his friend Don Audre Ruiz, his servant Bernardo, the reformed pirate Bardoso, the boastful Sgt. Gonzales, and others – as they organize a plan to rescue Zorro from the grasping Capitán Torello. Characters are created using the Rising Stars campaign style and the Pulp Heroes Power Level, with some interpolations from Deadlands Reloaded.  


Whoever can tell me the joke in this post gets an extra Benny.

Anita Santiago
Seasoned Wild Card

Capitán Torello accidentally blinded Anita Santiago's brother Roman when he arrested the Roman on suspicion of being Zorro. The determined young woman took over the family rancho, becoming the head of the household in an era where that was almost unheard of. Adopting men's clothes to show her independence, Anita became as much a caballero as any man.

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d10, Gambling d4, Intimidation d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Riding d6, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d8, Throwing d6
Charisma: +2; Pace: 6; Parry: 7 (6 with lariat, 8 with rapier); Toughness: 7

Gear: bullwhip (Str+d4; no extra damage on a raise, instead opponent is at -2 Parry), elaborate saddle, flintlock pistol and 5 shots and powder (Range: 5/10/20; Damage: 2d6+1; RoF 1; 2 actions to reload), formal clothing, heirloom rapier (Str+d4, Parry +1), lariat (Damage --; Parry -1; Reach +2; can perform Agility trick using Fighting that renders opponent at -2 Parry on a success, and opponent is at -2 Parry, prone, and Shaken on a raise) riding horse, throwing dagger ((Range: 3/6/12; Damage: Str+d4; RoF 1), 610 reals in coin and jewels
Hindrances: Vengeful [Major; Anita Santiago awaits the chance to avenge her brother], Outsider [Minor; a woman in a man's world], Stubborn [Minor]
Edges: Acrobat, Attractive, Counterattack/Improved Counterattack, Noble, Power Points
Super Powers (10 points): Super Edge 4 [Counterattack, Improved Counterattack], Super Skill 5 [Fighting +1, Gambling +1, Intimidation +1, Taunt +1, Throwing +1], Toughness 1 [Plot Armor]

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