¡Viva el Zorro! Sgt. Pedro Gonzales

Gonzales was a real jerk when he was first introduced in The Curse of Capistrano, but he mellowed a lot by the end of the book (let alone the sequel stories). Matt Wagner decided to keep him pretty villainous in Dynamite's late, lamented series.

¡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.  

I'm mainly going with the fat Gonzales because these character images from Zorro: The Chronicles make great figure flats.

Sergeant Pedro Gonzales

Seasoned Wild Card

“Meal mush and goat’s milk!” sputters Sgt. Gonzales whenever caught in one of his exaggerations. Pedro the Boaster, as he is called, is loyal to his fellow soldiers, but unimpressed by the parade of venal, vicious commanding officers la Reina de los Ángeles has endured. He is, however, more loyal to his friend, Don Diego.

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d10, Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d10, Intimidation d10, Notice d4, Riding d6, Shooting d6, Taunt d8

Charisma: -1 (+0 for those who respect his uniform); Pace: 5; Parry: 8; Toughness: 9

Gear: flintlock pistol and 5 shots and powder (Range: 5/10/20; Damage: 2d6+1; RoF 1; 2 actions to reload), cavalry saber (Str+d6), war horse

Hindrances: Obese [Major; d4 Running die], Habit [Minor; inveterate boaster], Vow [Minor; military vows of service]

Edges: Block, Command, Power Points, Rank (NCO; see Deadlands Reloaded), Sweep

Super Powers (10 points): Super Attribute [+1 Vigor], Super Edge 10 [Block, Sweep], Super Skill 1 [+1 Fighting, Intimidation, and Stealth]


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