Clockwork Mondays, Week 1


Today begins a series of posts I like to call “Clockwork Mondays”. For the next several weeks, I will be taking the primary character(s) from the Capes & Clockwork “Superheroes in the Age of Steam” anthologies and posting them here with Victorious game statistics, for your reading pleasure. Feel free to use any or all of them in your home games, and if they sound interesting to you please visit the author pages for each post’s characters and let them know you enjoy their creations. Better yet, head over to Amazon and pick up a copy of Volumes 1 or 2 of the Capes & Clockwork books from Dark Oak Press.

…and tell them that Victorious sent you!

Genteel Magistrate

Agent Eagle was a young cavalry soldier who saved the life of George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn—a huge victory that eventually led to Custer being elected president. When the president’s bodyguard, an armored behemoth known as Blastbucket, disappeared, Custer recruited the soldier to be his new protector.

Agent Eagle’s real name is classified, but his scarred face has become well known thanks to the removal of his helmet in front of reporters. He had grown up on the frontier, his father was killed and his mother and sister captured by a group of Native American war dog soldiers out for revenge, they left him for dead in a burning house. He managed to crawl out, barely alive, and was scarred both physically and emotionally. But he eventually learned that everything is not black and white, and that there were bad actors on both sides of the Indian Wars.

Outfitted with a specially-treated protective uniform and helmet, Agent Eagle has a rocket strapped to his back that allows him to fly for limited distances. He has two weapons on his belt, both created by a young scientist named Nikola Tesla: A mini-cannon and a lightning gun. Other than his special equipment Agent Eagle is basically a superior fighter with a great deal of military training.

Agent Eagle, copyright Christopher J. Valin
Agent Eagle, copyright Christopher J. Valin

Agent Eagle

Nom de Guerre: Agent Eagle
Proper Name: (Classified)

INT: 12
WIS: 13 (Prime)
CON:14 (Prime)
DEX: 17 (Prime)
CHA: 9

Init: +0
Actions: 1/round
AC: 18 (20 with DEX)
Defensive: –
Hit Points: 33
Level 4
Alignment: Good
Victory Points: 2


Firearms – Rank 2
Martial Arts
Prime (Wisdom, Constitution, Dexterity)
Military Arts
Survival: Plains, Arid

Supernatural Powers

Battlesuit – Rank 2
Armor +8 to AC, treated uniform
Keen Senses +5 with vision
Super-Movement (Flight) rocket backpack 30 feet
Knack +3 to punching
Gadget (Micro-Cannon)
Blast 2d6 Rank 2 (cost 1)

Gadget (Lightning Gun)
Blast 2d6 (Lightning)
Attribute – Rank 1


Enemy: Most North American villains on sight (Rank 2)
Looking for a Broom Closet
Phobia: Flames
Watched: US Government

The steam-armored Victorian hero Blastbucket
Blastbucket, copyright Christopher J. Valin, art by Cory Gelnett


Nom de Guerre: Blastbucket
Proper Name: Unknown

STR: 27 +8 (Prime)
INT: 12
WIS: 11
CON: 15 +1 (Prime)
DEX: 12
CHA: 13 +1

Init: +0
Actions: 1/round
Armor Class: 10/23
Defensive: +3 Temporal, +3 Knockback
Hit Points: 30
Level 1
Alignment: Neutral


Etiquette, Crass
History/Legend: Lakota tribe
Primes: (Strength and Constitution)

Supernatural Powers

Battle Suit (Blastbucket armor) – Rank 4
Armor +13 to AC
Blast (Cannons) 2d6 damage
Invulnerability +3 Temporal, +3 Knockback
Attributes +10


Enemy: United States President
Looking for a Broom Closet
Notorious (woman)
Odd Appearance (Hulking Armor Suit)
Phobia: Hatred of Custer
Phobia: Headstrong
2X damage from Electricity

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