Adventures of Gadget Girl, Featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 13:

Mobs Thugs

“So we are just going to go in and take them down, right?” Mindy asked as she and Tucker walked down the hall to her training room.

 

“Well, more or less,” he opened the door for the two of them, “Just because we got that tip you wrangled out of that thug doesn’t mean it’s going to be accurate.”

 

“But it could lead to something bigger?” Mindy persisted as she walked over to the magnetic weight-lifting equipment the company had installed for her. She could lift a car over her head these days, her capabilities expanding along with her strength-building routine.

 

“Yes, it could lead to something big.” Tucker said more to himself as he left her to make a call to his boss.

 

*****

 

“It was unfortunate that she fell into the information about the shipment, but once she had her nose on the trail, she just did not give it up.” Tucker explained to his boss over the phone.

 

“No matter,” the voice articulated without emotion. “It was not a disaster, and we were able to get most of the shipment into the city by other means.”

 

“And the mobsters that she caught…what about them?”

 

“We willget them released soon enough,” the voice affirmed just before hanging up.

 

We completed the last of the missions for the Mini-Mission book and Mindy came out doing just fine. She and Bounce took out the mob thugs and gained some more Exp. and goodies.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 2

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 6,725

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 29

Base Attack: +1

Fort: +7 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +10 (1D3+9)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 27 (+9), Dex 13 (+2), Con 16 (+4), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (2)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort, +1 Attribute (Con), 1 Power Point (Super Strength)

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Perception 1 (+1), Power Activation 1 (+0) and Stealth 1 (+2)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (2 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC), Night Vision Goggles (Dark Vision)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

Issue 6: Car Theft

Issue 7: Car Theft #2

Issue 8: Chop Shop

Issue 9: Night Off

Issue 10: Robot Rampage

Issue 11: Keys to the City

Issue 12: Plans are Made

Issue 13: Mobs Thugs

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 6
Go Gooder:
1

Mob: 3

Street Thug: 1

Law and Order: 4

Personal Life: 3 (Pam 3)

 

Hero Points: 1

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl:
2

Bethany the Witch: 2

Bounce: 3

 

Villains:
The Goblin:
1

The Hood: 1

Lefty: 1

Gadget Girl Adventure, featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 12:

Plans are Made

“So Gadget Girl has set up shop along the old wharf,” said Mindy as she lay in bed reading the paper. “She seems to be making a big thing of it.”

 

Pam walked out of the bathroom, her hair tied up in a towel, “Yea, I saw that! See? It’s just like I was telling you; it’s time to get things rolling with Rent-A-Hero,” she climbed into the bed with her girlfriend.

 

“We just need the funding,” Mindy announced assuredly as she tossed the paper off the bed and cuddled with Pam.

 

“Well, I might have a lead on that as well,” Pam offered after kissing Mindy. “I just have to do a bit of research first to see if it will be a good fit.”

 

Rolled “Informants, Contacts, and Allies” once more, so we had her gain a +1 to her Mob rank once again, so she can take on the last of the mission trees for the Mini-Mission book.

Adventures of Gadget Girl, Featuring Mighty Mindy

Keys to the City

Issue 11:

“I hate this kind of stuff,” Mindy complained under her breath as she stood on the step outside City Hall, looming over the mayor who was about to present her with the keys to the city for saving everyone from the giant robot the other week.

 

“Now behave yourself,” murmured Pam through her smile as she stood behind the larger girl.

 

“Anyways, Gadget Girl and the Witch should be here too—even Bounce helped out some,” Mindy offered over her shoulder.

 

“Then tell them to get a press agent and they too can be given the award for being a hero,” Pam giggled quietly.

 

Rolled “Informants, Contacts, and Allies” for her next patrol roll, so we had her gain a +1 to her Mob rank.

Gadget Girl featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 10

Robot Rampage

Tucker watched the video of the battle at the university. The robot was huge, much bigger then he had thought it would be.

 

The phone rang and he picked it up, knowing it was the boss, “Tucker here,” he answered.

 

“It seems, Mr. Tucker,” the mechanical voice grated, “that our plan has worked well.”

 

“Yes, sir, very well, I might say,” Tucker smiled. He was happy that things turned out. After Mindy blew the last assignment, the boss was unhappy, and those that made the boss unhappy tend to disappear. This outcome helped get him back into the good graces of his employer.

 

“Do not be too pleased with yourself, Mr. Tucker; the robot was defeated rather easily,” the voice snarled as a small rebuke.

 

“Well, we did not anticipate the arrival of Bounce,” Tucker answered, now less sure of his position.

 

“Still,” the voice sounded soothed, “the appearance of the youth allowed me to analyze his elastic power. It has opened several new directions for research, I think. Continue with Phase Three operations and I will call again for a report next week.”

 

Well, Mindy got to deal with the event in Issue Ten alongside Gadget Girl, Bethany, and Bounce. All four did well and took the robot out with little effort.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 2

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 4,075

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 29

Base Attack: +1

Fort: +7 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +10 (1D3+9)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 27 (+9), Dex 13 (+2), Con 16 (+4), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (2)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort, +1 Attribute (Con), 1 Power Point (Super Strength)

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Perception 1 (+1), Power Activation 1 (+0) and Stealth 1 (+2)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (2 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC), Night Vision Goggles (Dark Vision)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

Issue 6: Car Theft

Issue 7: Car Theft #2

Issue 8: Chop Shop

Issue 9: Night Off

Issue 10: Robot Rampage

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 5
Go Gooder:
1

Mob: 1

Street Thug: 1

Law and Order: 2

Personal Life: 3 (Pam 3)

 

Hero Points: 1

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl:
2

Bethany the Witch: 2

Bounce: 2

 

Villains:
The Goblin:
1

The Hood: 1

Gadget Girl Adventures Featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 9

Mindy slapped the math book closed a bit too hard and startled Pam, who lay next to her in the large bed.

 

“Damn, I hate math!” Mindy complained, flushing.

 

Pam smiled, “So have the Professor help you out tomorrow before class.”

 

“I’m not sure that is helping any,” Mindy pouted.

 

Pam grabbed the math book and threw it across the bedroom, “Then give it a rest for the night and spend what time we have left watching T.V.” With that she kissed Mindy and cuddled up in her arms.

 

“Hum, this is better,” Mindy smiled as she settled down. “You could spend the night and that way you don’t have to rush off.” It was not the first time she had suggested Pam stay over.

 

“I wish I could, love, but you know someone might see and talk,” Pam said, “We have to be careful no one at Mind Tech finds out about us.”

 

“It’s like the twenty-first century,” Mindy moaned. “Being gay is no big thing. Hell, it’s even cool.”

 

Pam rolled her eyes, “I know and I’m not ashamed of who we are or that I love you.” Pam then sat up to look Mindy in the eyes. “You know that, right?”

 

“Yea,” Mindy muttered as she grabbed Pam and hugged her close.

 

“Mind Tech has rules against inter-company get-togethers and I have a future there,” Pam explained once more. “We both have a future there, and I don’t want to get fired.”

 

“But they would never fire you. You are, like, so important.”

 

“I’m not important, Mindy, I’m just a secretary. You are important—they have spent a ton of money on you, so they will fire me, not you.”

 

“I won’t let them.”

 

“You won’t have a choice,” Pam squeezed the other girl around the middle, knowing she was right. “Look, I have plans, big plans, and I won’t be a secretary forever. When the time is right, I am going to make my move.”

 

“That superhero company you talked about,” Mindy echoed previous conversations.

 

“Yep, it’s going to be big, and I am going to be there at the ground floor when it takes off,” Pam had a gleam in her eye. “Then we can be together, and in the open. I won’t care who knows—I’ll even shout it to the world at the top of my lungs.” Pam said with excitement.

 

“Alright, we will keep it on the down-low for now,” Mindy laughed, happy to just have Pam with her for the moment.

 

Rolled a “Personal Life” once more and got the “Love Life” result. It has been clear that Pam and Mindy would hook up at some point here. Didn’t start out with that in mind, but it happened so I just sort of let it flow.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 2

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 3,575

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 29

Base Attack: +1

Fort: +7 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +10 (1D3+9)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 27 (+9), Dex 13 (+2), Con 16 (+4), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (2)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort, +1 Attribute (Con), 1 Power Point (Super Strength)

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Perception 1 (+1), Power Activation 1 (+0) and Stealth 1 (+2)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (2 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC), Night Vision Goggles (Dark Vision)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

Issue 6: Car Theft

Issue 7: Car Theft #2

Issue 8: Chop Shop

Issue 9: Night Off

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 3
Go Gooder: 1

Mob: 1

Street Thug: 1

Law and Order: 2

Personal Life: 3 (Pam 3)

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl: 1

Bethany the Witch: 1

Bounce: 1

 

Villains:
The Goblin: 1

The Hood: 1

Gadget Girl Featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 8

Chop Shop

Standing outside Smithy’s Junkyard, Mindy looked over the fence. Most people would have to climb up on something to see over the tall stockade, but Mindy just had to stand on her toes. She didn’t see anything, but then it was dark and the place was full of junk cars and other trash.

 

“No guts, no glory,” she mumbled to herself and hopped over the fence with easy grace. On the other side, she avoided the pool of stagnant water and other junk littering the ground, heading toward the building in the middle of the yard. There was a light on inside and she could hear noise, like metal being cut by some sort of power tool.

 

Just then a man came around the corner and flashed a light in her eyes, blinding her for a moment. “Hey! What are you doing here?”

 

“Beating you up, I think,” With that, Mindy punched the man in the nose, sending him flying into a tower of junked cars. As he hit the ground, three other men races over to confront her, each armed with a long metal pipe.

 

Mindy took several hard blows from the pipe before she could get her hands on one of the men. He yelped as she smashed him into the ground, one of her boots on his head to keep him down as she turned to deal with the other two.

 

Just then a yellow rope-like thing wrapped around the two men and lifted them into the air, dropping them hard onto the ground. Mindy was a bit stunned as a man—more a boy really—stepped over the fence with elongated legs and stretched himself over to where she was standing. Taking the moment for what it was, she grabbed the two thugs and made short work of them before she turned to fight the strange, yellow rubberband boy.

 

As Mindy clenched her fists, the yellow-costumed teenager held up his hands, “Hey, hold on. I’m one of the good guys,” he emphasized. “I know you, though; you’re that super girl, Massive Mindy.”

 

“Mighty Mindy,” Mindy corrected him as she lowered her guard, “who are you?”

 

“I’m called Bounce, the Elastic Boy.”

 

“Fun name,” Mindy smiled, “how are you able to do that?”

 

“I got caught in a strange device while visiting my brother and came out like this,” he stretched himself into all kinds of crazy shapes. “I’m a superhero, just like you and Gadget Girl. I saw her video and thought, hey, I can do that too.”

 

“So you’ve been tracking these car thieves?”

 

“Yea, they stole a car from my aunt. Just tonight I followed them here and was going to go in and grab their boss when you showed up.”

 

“So then we can go get them together,” Mindy offered as she walked over to the building.

 

“Oh, yea, sure, sounds like a ball,” Bounce said, turning himself into a ball and bouncing alongside her. Clearly he thought himself funny, mused Mindy. But she was smiling.

 

Grabbing a junk car, Mindy took aim and threw it into the building’s bay doors, ripping right though them and into the building, the car making a heck of a racket as it landed inside.

 

“Knock, knock,” Bounce crowed as he stretched into the building ahead of Mindy.

 

Mindy giggled at the joke and walked in through the hole she had just made. Inside were several startled men, who had up until that moment been working on chopping up cars. Mindy had to grin, though; she saw her red sports car parked in the corner, untouched as of yet. “Glad you boys found my car for me—seems I lost it,” Mindy quipped in a threatening manner.

 

All but one of the men grabbed tools and rush the two heroes, only to be beaten back as Bounce swept around them all, entangling them in his odd-shaped body. Meanwhile, Mindy focused on the one remaining thug, clearly the leader of the chop crew, a large man in a green hood.

 

“Aw, yes, the Mighty Mindy,” he welcomed her with a thick accent from under his hood. “I have seen you on the television; you are a super heroine, yes?”

 

“Yep, and I’m here to arrest you and your crew.”

 

“Well, as for the men, you may have them—they are worthless for the most part. I, on the other hand, find my own freedom to be a precious thing and will have to say ‘no’.”

 

“Then we will have to do this the hard way I guess.”

 

With that the two threw hard punches and kicks at each other. The Green Hood scored several well-placed blows, but Mindy got one in of her own and knocked him back. As he stood back up she knew he would be on her at any moment, so with a bit of desperation she reached out and grabbed the closest thing. With a grunt she swept a car over her head and down onto the Hood as he tried to leap out of the way.

 

After it was all over, Mindy realized she had grabbed her own sports car. “Aw, gee, that’s just not fair.”

 

So that ends the mission tree and another adventure for Mindy. She met a new ally, Bounce, and took on the Green Hood all by herself. She was getting her butt kicked, but pulled off a win at the last moment.

 

She gained 1,700 Exp. and a +1 to her Law and Order rank. She also gains Bounce as an ally.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 2

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 3,535

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 29

Base Attack: +1

Fort: +7 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +10 (1D3+9)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 27 (+9), Dex 13 (+2), Con 16 (+4), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (2)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort, +1 Attribute (Con), 1 Power Point (Super Strength)

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Perception 1 (+1), Power Activation 1 (+0) and Stealth 1 (+2)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (2 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC), Night Vision Goggles (Dark Vision)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

Issue 6: Car Theft

Issue 7: Car Theft #2

Issue 8: Chop Shop

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 3
Go Gooder: 1

Mob: 1

Street Thug: 1

Law and Order: 2

Personal Life: 1 (Pam 1)

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl: 1

Bethany the Witch: 1

Bounce: 1

 

Villains:
The Goblin: 1

The Hood: 1

Adventures of Gadget Girl, Featuring Mighty Mindy

Interlude

“Things did not go quite as we planned, Mr. Tucker,” rasped the voice on the phone. “I am disappointed.”

 

Tucker swallowed hard—he knew full well what could happen to those that disappointed his employer, and none of them resulted in a bright or healthy future.

 

“I am sorry, we just did not factor in the possible arrival of the other two women, or that Gadget Girl would take control of the situation and the press in such a commanding way.”

 

“It would appear that our Mighty Mindy is not quite ready for the center stage,” the other man suggested. Tucker had never seen his boss, but even so, that mechanical voice of his always sent a shiver down his spine. “We will just have to re-adjust our plans from this point on and assume the girl will not do well in situations where she has to speak or work off script.”

 

“On the bright side, Mindy did bring us Professor Philip’s formula, which was a surprise,” Tucker offered, hoping it would bring some support to his position.

 

“Yes, it was a pleasant surprise at that. I have already handed it over to an associate and certain it will have a meaningful result soon.”

 

“The Goblin also played his part well,” Tucker added.

 

“The brute did quite well in his role. I am sure we will have use for him again, once he has calmed down in jail for a few months. We are thus ready for phase two of the plan. I assume you have everything in order?”

 

“Yes, sir, I have the parts already shipped to the warehouse and a crew has begun to put the robot together as we speak,” Tucker reported, then, sensing that the conversation was over, hung up the phone.

 

Issue 6 and 7

 

“Someone stole your car?” Pam asked with some surprise. “Who would steal a superhero’s car?”

 

“Yep, right out of the parking lot, in broad daylight even,” Mindy sighed. She loved that car.

 

“Well, I’m sure the company had it insured, so we will get you a new one soon enough,” Pam sympathized. “I can drive you to school until then and give you a lift home.” They walked down the hall of the company building, heading to Mindy’s daily training session. Her days were rather scheduled; she arrived at school in the morning for class, and then headed off to work, usually meeting Pam for lunch in the company cafeteria. Then she trained for the afternoon, then dinner and home to study and bed. Who said being a superhero was exciting, she thought.

 

“What’s up for today?” Mindy asked as they both walked into the training room. Mind Tech had set up a whole section of the fourth floor for her to train. Most days it was physical workouts with a personal trainer or combat training with an ex-MMA fighter. On other days she would have to sit through a terrible few hours of Amanda’s public speaking and press relations training.

 

“I think it’s something special today,” Pam offered with a smile. Inside the training room was a gaggle of people, along with several racks of costumes and jumpsuits. Mindy stopped cold in her tracks, “Ugh, not another uniform fitting?”

 

Pam laughed, “Yep, by far your most favorite thing ever.”

 

*****

 

“So we might have a lead on who stole your car,” Mr. Tucker opened as Mindy walked into his office, Pam right behind her. The two of them had grown closer these past few weeks. Mindy really liked Pam.

 

“Really, who?” Mindy asked as she sat down.

 

“Some punk has been working the downtown area for a few weeks now, taking expensive cars,” Tucker folded his arms. “We have him on record stealing one last night.”

 

“Well. let’s go get him,” Mindy grew excited. She might get her car back, she thought.

 

“How about we track him to where he is taking the cars instead,” offered Pam.

 

Tucker agreed, “That would be a better plan, then we can grab the whole crew and make a big splash at the same time. Would be some good press, you breaking up a car theft ring right here in downtown.”

 

*****

 

Sitting in the company car, Mindy waited for word that the car thief was on the move. While she waited, she studied for her history test, which she had to do well on if she wanted to pass the class. Who thought going to school would be so much work? Just then, the phone rang— time to go. Starting the car, she pulled out of the parking lot just as the thug rushed by in a red Porsche. All she had to do was follow him back to his hangout, and then grab him and his buddies. Immediately it was clear that this would not be so simple as she was soon far behind the car thief. Hitting the gas, she sped up, hoping not to lose him in the upcoming traffic; sure enough, however, he was long gone by the time she worked her way through the cars to the other side of downtown. “Damn!”

 

She was going to have to figure something else out to grab this guy.

 

*****

 

“I could drive the car, I’m a good driver,” Pam proposed as they sat at dinner in a small sushi bar near work. The two of them came here several times a week now.

 

“No way!” Mindy answered.

 

“Why not?” Pam replied, “I’ve been adulating way longer than you have. And it’s not like I am going to be fighting a super-villain or anything, just driving the car.”

 

“Nope,” Mindy replied over a sushi roll, “Tucker would have my head.”

 

Pam was disappointed, it was clear, but Mindy was firm—no way she was letting Pam get into anything dangerous.

 

“Well, what about Frank in the motor pool?” Pam offered with a smile.

 

“What, that small weasel-like guy? The one that is always looking you over like you are some piece of meat?” Mindy said, a bit too forceful.

 

“You sound jealous….” Pam teased.

 

Mindy ignored her coy smile, color rising in her cheeks, and asked, “Why him?”

 

“Well, he does street racing on the weekends,” Pam offered, “I hear he’s real good too.”

 

The younger girl couldn’t argue with that. “Alright, I’ll ask him tomorrow.” Mindy said, returning to her dinner.

 

“So, why so jealous?” Pam prodded after a moment.

 

Their eyes met.

 

*****

 

“Okay, you drive and keep him in sight. Once we get there, you hang out in the car and stay out of sight,” Mindy instructed Frank.

 

“Yeah, kid, you told me three times now.” Frank complained as he drove the dark sedan just far enough behind the thief to remain out of sight, but still tracking the car ahead of them.

 

Soon enough they pulled up in front of a open gas station near the tunnel that went into the Bowery.

 

“Stay here.” Mindy muttered again as she got out of the car and walked over to the sports car. Leaning in, she crushed the ignition switch to prevent the car from being started with the key and then stepped into the shadows nearby.

 

The young punk walked out with a pack of cigarettes and a soda in hand. She walked up behind him and as he started to open the car door, she grabbed him from behind.

 

It did not take long to get the punk to sing all about the car theft ring, and soon enough she and Frank were headed into the Bowery to find a garage run by “Bruce.”

 

*****

 

Sneaking into the yard behind the garage, Mindy tried to be quiet, but an empty dogfood can kicked in the dark woke up the two junkyard dogs, who came after her with nasty snarls. Mindy tried not to hurt the dogs too bad, and found a small shed to plop the blanket-bundled pups into. Now if no one came out to check on the two dogs barking, Mindy thought, she might pull this off.

 

Heading for the back door, she tried it and found it open. Slowly she pulled the door open, but it squeaked real bad, bad enough for the man inside to bolt.

 

Mindy rushed in, but the man was nearly at the other door. There was too much stuff in the way for her to catch him in time, so Mindy kicked a barrel at him, catching the man in the back with the flying metal can, knocking him senseless.

 

“Okay, pal, let’s you and me have a talk,” Mindy snarled as she walked up, punching her hand into her palm threateningly.

 

 

So we finally get to the mission itself. Mindy blew the car chase rolls and could not catch the car thief, so she had to get some help. It was no problem collecting (using her free Resource point for being sponsored) a good driver. From there she again botched the Stealth skill check for the dogs. They were no real danger, however, and neither was Bruce when she botched that Stealth roll once again. She beat Bruce up with no effort at all and that ended the mission and allowed her to go right to the third part of the mission tree.

 

Mindy gained from this mission 20 Exp. for the failed attempt the first time around and then 50 Exp. for the second try. She also gained 200 Exp. for completing the mission as a whole. She gained a Street Thug rank of 1 as well. Beating up Bruce got her 400 Exp. and since she turned him into the police, she got a Law and Order rank bonus of +1. She also got 75 Exp. for getting Bruce to talk.

 

Of note, while she had the Reputation to take this mission, she did not take it from the police officer, as it fit better for the story for her to do it as a part of her duties as a corporate superhero. Besides, having her car stolen was too fun to pass up.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 1

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 1,835

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 15

Base Attack: +0

Fort: +5 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +7 (1D3+7)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 24 (+7), Dex 12 (+1), Con 16 (+3), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (1)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Power Activation 1 (+0)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (1 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

Issue 6: Car Theft

Issue 7: Car Theft #2

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 3
Go Gooder: 1

Mob: 1

Street Thug: 1

Law and Order: 1

Personal Life: 1 (Pam 1)

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl: 1

Bethany the Witch: 1

 

Villains:
The Goblin: 1

Gadget Girl Adventures, Featuring Mighty Mindy

Issue 5

The Goblin

“How long until you get there, Mindy?” Tucker demanded over the cell phone.

“About five more minutes,” replied Mindy as she gunned the sports car and sped through the intersection—two police cars stationed on both sides of the street blocked traffic so she had a clear path through downtown.

 

“Remind me to thank the police commissioner for setting up these traffic stops; it’s making getting there much easier,” called Mindy as she headed toward the center of the city.

 

“Mindy? This is Amanda Shuster—can you hear me?”

 

Mindy tried not to laugh at the woman on the other end of the cell phone, but it was a good thing they were not holding a video conference or Shuster would have seen Mindy stick her tongue out. Shuster was Mindy’s press agent, an odd woman full of energy, but not too bright.

 

“Yes, Amanda, I can hear you.”

 

“Great and terrific, it’s a brave thing you are doing, we are all so proud of you,” Shuster gushed a bit too loud. Mindy just rolled her eyes and sped through the next intersection; she was almost there. “Mindy, I have a photo op with you, the mayor, and the police commission right after you get all done.”

 

Mindy knew that doing press events and photo ops was part of the job, but she did not really like doing them.

 

“You should be getting there any moment now, Mindy,” Tucker’s voice barked again. “Now don’t be nervous—you have been training for the last few weeks just for this sort of event, and you will do great.”

 

Mindy was still nervous, though. She wasn’t sure if she was ready for this sort of thing.

 

“Go get ‘em!” Pam sang out as Mindy pulled up in front of the City Bank. She gratefully keyed off the phone and approached the police line set up in front of the building, holding back people from getting in the way. On the steps just outside the bank was a tall, green-skinned man, dressed up in a purple jumpsuit. He was raging about something or the other and as she watched he flipped a police car end over end across the street.

 

The police had been holding him here until Mindy could arrive and deal with the super-strong bank robber, something the police could not handle on their own. This was Mindy’s first public battle with a real live super-villain.

 

Just as Mindy found the officer in charge, two girls flew in, one on a broom and the other on a mechanical device. Mindy just stood there and gasped. It was Gadget Girl and her friend, the Witch.

 

“We saw there was trouble on the T.V., Officer and thought we might be able to help.” said Gadget Girl as she jumped off the broom and walked up to Mindy and the policeman.

 

“Hey, you’re that superhero I saw on the news last week,” the Witch chimed in as she joined them.

 

“Um, yea, that’s me, Mighty Mindy,” Mindy stammered.

 

“Well, I am sure the three of us can deal with this guy,” Gadget Girl spoke assuredly as she looked over the shoulder of the police officer at the green-skinned man on the bank steps. “Any idea who he is?”

 

“He calls himself ‘the Goblin’,” replied the officer.

 

“Huh…well, he is green, so I guess it fits,” mused Bethany with a smile.

 

“Well, let’s get this show on the road,” called Gadget Girl as the news camera crew finally got into position and started recording the three super-heroines. “Girl power!” Called Gadget Girl, raising her fist into the air. Bethany smiled and did the same, followed by Mindy with a giggle.

 

“Hey, that was cool! Let’s do it again, all at once,” Bethany said, “on three….”

 

“Girl Power!” The three called in unison. All three laughed and gave high fives.

 

“Okay,” Gadget Girl said all of a sudden in a serious voice, “I’ll go in from the left with a glob bomb, Bethany, you hit him from the right with one of your magic bolts,” she ordered and then, turning to Mindy, “You come at him from the front, like some mighty Amazon warrior.”

 

Mindy beamed at the reference.

 

“Okay. Let’s go!” Gadget Girl called and leaped into the air, a glob bomb in her hand. Bethany jumped onto her broom and flew at a high angle while Mindy took a deep breath and charged headlong at the super-villain.

 

Mindy got there first and got socked with a right hook from the villain, which sent her flying backward into a police car. Gadget Girl then dropped a handful of her glob bombs at the villain’s feet while Bethany peppered his head with her arcane bolts.

 

Unable to move, the Goblin smashed the ground at his feet and gathered up an armload of broken concrete, tossing chunks at the Witch as she sped by. Mindy pulled herself out of the wreckage of the police car and stood up. With a determined look on her face she marched up the steps once more, more cautious this time.

 

Prepared, she easily blocked the incoming shot. “Time to go to sleep, Goblin,” Mindy growled as she smashed him in the face with her fist. With a grunt the Goblin fell to one knee, but then shook his head and stood up once more.

 

“I was gentle with you the first time, little girl; this time I won’t hold back,” hissed the Goblin with an evil smile. He tried to punch a hole through Mindy’s head, but she dodged back and took an offensive stance, ready to throw her next punch. While this was going on, Gadget Girl worked her way behind the Goblin and had her shock glove on, ready to zap him as Bethany circled around for another pass with some more of her arcane bolts.

 

Gadget Girl held up her arm and all three prepared themselves for an attack all at once. As the Goblin finally pulled his feet free of the glob bomb glue, Gadget Girl dropped her arm and the three attacked in a coordinated manner, Mindy hitting him square in the jaw as the Witch buzzed his head with her bolts and the shock glove delivered its full charge into the villain’s back side.

 

With little more then a grunt, the Goblin folded to the ground and lay there, out cold.

 

Gadget Girl gave a yell of victory and jumped up and down, while the Witch did a victory circle around the three. Mindy just smiled, glad it was all over and no one really got hurt. She called to the police to gather up the Goblin before he woke up and put him somewhere he could not escape from.

 

Gadget Girl walked over and gave Mindy and Bethany a high five as reporters rushed up. Mindy smiled, just like Amanda told her to, and took a deep breath, ready to answer the reporters’ questions.

 

“Gadget Girl, how does it feel to have saved the city?” “Gadget Girl, will you and the other two heroines team up?” “Gadget Girl, what do you think would have happened if you had not stopped the Goblin?”

 

Mindy froze as if struck and just stood there, a bit confused, smiling that goofy smile.

 

“Mindy, just how much did it hurt when the Goblin knocked you into the police car, and will Mind Tech pay for the damage to city property?”

 

Mindy blinked. “What? Well, um, I, well, I think that, well…” she could not seem to think of a thing to say.

 

“Pay for it,” Bethany chimed in. “Of course, Mind Tech will pay for it.” The girl witch moved in next to Mindy, “I would even be willing to bet they will help pay for all the damages; after all, it’s the least they can do.”

 

Mindy just smiled all the more and nodded her head.

 

 

Well, we have been waiting for the event for Issue Five and here it is. I knew that none of our girl heroes could take on the Goblin by themselves; it would take all three, and even then it was a close call. Mindy took a beating, but then she was the only one to ever really get within reach of him.

 

Each of our heroines gains 200 Exp. plus a third of 1,200, for an extra 600 per character. They also each gained a +2 Reputation.

 

Mighty Mindy

Brick, Level 1

Mutant, Large

 

EXP: 890

 

Init: +1

AC: 14 (+2 natural)

Hps: 15

Base Attack: +0

Fort: +5 Reflex: +1 Will: +0

Melee: Fist +7 (1D3+7)

Special Defense: DR 2 / –

 

Str 24 (+7), Dex 12 (+1), Con 16 (+3), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 12 (+1)

 

Powers: Growth (2, Always On), Invulnerability (1), Super Strength (1)

 

Class Features: Extreme Effort

 

Feats: Oversized Throw, Super Lift

 

Skills: Intimidation 1 (+8), Power Activation 1 (+0)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Gullible and Sponsored

 

Special: (1 RPs +1)

Combat Suit (+2 AC)

 

Issue 1: Born in an Explosion

Issue 2: Corporate Super Hero

Issue 3: Mindy helps out the Professor

Issue 4: Day at the Mall

Issue 5: The Goblin

 

Ranks:

Reputation: 3
Go Gooder: 1

Mob: 1

Personal Life: 1 (Pam 1)

 

Hero Allies:
Gadget Girl: 1

Bethany the Witch: 1

 

Villains:
The Goblin: 1

Gadget Girl Adventures #13

Issue 13

End of the Dark Ones

A little ways outside the city’s limits are the Heights, where the rich make their homes. Most of the places out here are small estates and grand grounds with mansions, gardens, tress, and rich surroundings. It is a far cry from Bridgette’s normal haunts.

 

Near Mount Silver lay the rundown Weberly Estate, a small place compared to many of the others in the area. Still, it has high walls, iron gates, and a small mansion toward the cliffs at the back of the grounds. The superheroes were able to sneak on in with little effort as the place appeared abandoned, but after only a few feet the two young super-heroines ran into a group of Dark Ones as they bubbled up out of the grounds and trees around the two.

 

Bridgette called for Bethany to cast the banishing spell, but Bethany shook her head. “It can only be used near the source of the magic, and the Book of Shadows isn’t here. We have to deal with these monsters the old-fashioned way!” Bethany shouted as she cast one of her Arcane Bolt spells.

 

Another went down with a glob bomb from Bridgette as Bethany took to the sky on her broom. Rushing up to her, one of the creatures ripped at Bridgette’s arm, but this time the cloth held and the claws fell way with no harm done. “Remind me to thank Jill for the new costume,” Bridgette called out as she slapped the monster in front of her with her shock glove. Bethany just ignored her as she blasted another one of the creatures.

 

Soon enough, the creatures were defeated and the two girls were alone once more.

 

“Well, whatever surprise we might have had is gone for sure. Weberly knows we are here,” Bethany gave a little pout.

 

“It doesn’t matter,” Bridgette replied as she headed toward the house. “We got a job to do, so let’s get it done.”

 

The two girls entered the front door to find the place dark, dusty, and full of cobwebs.

 

“No one has lived here in a long time,” whispered Bethany.

 

“You hear that?” Bridgette abruptly turned her head. “Sounds like chanting.”

 

Both stopped to listen and could now hear a low chant coming from the back of the main room, where two glass doors stood open, revealing a balcony overlooking the cliffs and the sheer drop below. Stepping quietly out onto the balcony the two girls found a middle-aged woman, her hands raised high as she chanted a spell, a book before her on a stand. The book seemed to be glowing with a nasty, green light and the air was abnormally cold.

 

“Too late, my dears.” The woman called out over her shoulder. “I am about to summon the Demon King of the Dark Realms. With him as my slave, and his Dark One warriors at my beck and call, I will conquer the world,” Weberly screamed with a mad glare in her eyes. Just then, more Dark Ones appeared around her, and launched themselves at the two girls.

 

“You deal with the Dark Ones and leave Weberly to me!” called Bethany as she leapt into the air on her broom.

 

“Gee, thanks,” Bridgette shot back as she threw a glob bomb, taking out two of the creatures. As the other three came at her, Bridgette ducked under one and punched another in one of its many faces, her shock glove kicking in and blasting the creature with a lot of amps.

 

Meanwhile, Bethany was swooping around the head of the crazy old lady, yelling a spell at the top of her lungs. At that moment, a doorway opened at the edge of the balcony, a black hole that spit fire and energy from a nether world. An immense, dark thing of terrible might reached out.

 

“If you’re going to do it, now’s the time.” Bridgette yelped as she ducked another swipe of a Dark One’s claws. Bethany triumphantly finished her spell and with a scream of terror Weberly was pulled forward into the void directly into the gaping maw of the Demon King. The gate collapsed and the scene disappeared before Bridgette’s eyes. The remaining Dark Ones collapsed and disintegrated, as well. Bethany and her broomstick fell like a rock to the ground. Bridgette ran over to find the witch hurt and severely burned, but alive.

 

“I stopped them, but it cost me a lot,” the fragile-looking girl whispered as she passed out.

 

Well, that’s the end of the Mission Tree. Both heroes gain another 2,800 Exp., one Hero Point, and they have added the Elemental Lords to their villains’ list.

 

Gadget Girl

Acrobat, Level 1

Detective Level 1

Human, Medium

 

Exp: 7,995

 

Init: +8

AC: 19

Hps: 14

Base Attack: +0

Fort: +1 Reflex: +7 Will: +2

Melee: Fist +0 (1D3)

Kick +0 (2D6)

Shock Gloves +0 (4D6, save for ½)

 

Str 10 (+0), Dex 16 (+3), Con 12 (+1), Int 16 (+3), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 15 (+3)

 

Powers: 1 (Exchanged for a feat)

 

Class Features: Evasion, Class Ability (Initiative), Gear x2, Broad Knowledge (Investigation), Home City, Class Ability (Evasion), Bonus Feat

 

Feats: Improved Initiative, Gadgeteer, Skill Focus (Electronics), Utility Belt, Well Equipped, Evasion

 

Skills: Acrobatics 3 (+6), Craft (Electronics) 1 (+5), Disable Device 1 (+4), Escape Artist 1 (+4), Investigation 3 (+18), Knowledge (Forensics) 1 (+4), Perception 2 (+7), Power Activation 2 (+4), Stealth 1 (+4), Swim (+1)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Scientific Genius, Gullible

 

Special: (10 RPs) Combat Suit (Armor 3, +6 AC, item), Jet Boots (Super Jump 2, item), Glob Bomb (Entanglement 2, Major item, One use, Area of effect, Ranged), Spy Bot (Clairvoyance 2, Major item), Jet-Boosted Kick (Natural Weapons 2, item), Jet-Powered Scooter (Flight 3, Major item), Shock Gloves (4D6 damage, Energy Ray, No Range, Electricity, Major item), Forensic Kit (Major Item, innate Skill 1, +6 Investigation skill checks) Spy Goggles (Major item, Super Senses (+2 Skill to Perception)

 

Issue: 1 (A Hero is Born)

Issue 2: Drugs In School

Issue 3: Grounded

Issue 4: On Patrol

Issue 5: Dark Ones

Issue 6: Goo

Issue 7: At School with Jill

Issue 8: Little Tom

Issue 9: Dark Ones 2

Issue 10: Rough Night

Issue 11: At the Library

Issue 12: Dark Ones 3

Issue 13: End of the Dark Ones

 

Ranks:

Do Gooder: 2

Law and Order: 1

Mob: 1

Reputation: 3

Street Thug: 1

 

Super Villain Ranks:
Green Hood: 1

Elemental Lords: 1

 

Hero Points: 2

 

Note: Gains a +1 to her next Street Gang Skill Roll required.

Adventures of Gadget Girl

Issue 12

Dark Ones 3

 

“Jill, this might get dangerous,” Bridgette began as the three walked out of the museum with Miss Weberly’s address. “Maybe you should go home.”

 

“You think so?” Jill retorted. “If it’s going to be dangerous then you two should call the police.”

 

“No cops,” Bethany stated flatly, a bit miffed. “We’re superheroes—we can deal with one old lady.”

 

“If she is summoning demons to attack people in the city,” Jill countered hotly, “then she is not just some ‘old lady’.”

 

“Look,” Bridgette stepped in between the two before things got heated, “Jill, I promise we will just go see what’s going on, nothing more. If it looks dangerous, we will call the police.”

 

Jill smiled at that promise; they both knew deep down that Bridgette would not keep it. Ignoring the obvious, Gadget Girl continued. “Meanwhile, Jill, you can help out by going home and doing an Internet search on this woman. Find out what you can and then call me with the information.”

 

“Fine!” Jill shot over her shoulder as she left, not sure if she was mad because she knew she was right, or because Bridgette was going off with this new girl and leaving her behind to do the grunt work.

 

“Your friend is kind of a stick-in-the-mud,” Bethany complained.

 

Bridgette turned. “Hey, she just cares about me, and I’ll take that type of friendship any day of the week.

 

Bethany backed off immediately. “Come on—let’s go talk to this Miss Weberly.”

 

The young superheroes headed for the museum assistant’s apartment building, which was down in the Bowery. “Odd residence for an expert on ancient books to live, down here with the poor and desperate,” Bethany the Witch quipped, her upper north-side upbringing showing.

 

Bridgette thought about reminding her that the poor and desperate were here by circumstances, not by choice, but realized there was no point. “If you say so,” Bridgette replied as the two arrived at the apartment building.

 

As they started to enter the building, a big man in camouflaged fatigues stepped out of the front door, a baseball bat on in hand and a Neighborhood Watch cap pulled down on top of his large head.

 

“Can I help you two?” He asked pointedly looking at their costumes, the bat held a bit higher.

“We are here to look up a Miss Weberly, in Apartment 2 C. She has some questions to answer about a theft from the city museum and we were given her address.” Bridgette gulped air, surprised by the man’s appearance at the door.

 

“No one lives in 2C,” the man replied bluntly. “Been vacant for a few weeks now, ever since the old man that lived there died.” The man continued to eye the two costumed girls suspiciously. “My name is John, captain and only member of the local Neighborhood Watch.” He says this with a bit of pride.

 

“Well, that doesn’t make any sense.” Bridget looked at Bethany. “The assistant library director gave this as her address and now she and a valuable artifact are missing.”

 

The man seemed to come to a decision and motioned for them to come inside. “Look, if you two think something strange is going on around here… well, I can’t deny I have seen some odd stuff of late.” He led the two up to the second floor of the building. “So we might as well have a look in the old man’s apartment, although I don’t know what you are going to find; the daughter cleaned the place out a week ago.”

 

“Maybe it’s all related.” Bethany suggested as they approached the door.

 

Opening the door with his super’s key, John led the girls into the now-empty apartment. These was little to see, but Bethany the Witch wrinkled her nose.

 

“Someone has been practicing magic here, I can smell it.”

 

Just then, ten Dark Ones rose up out of the floors and the walls, immediately advancing on the two girls. John yelped and fled out the door.

 

Both girls stumbled back into the hall by sheer luck, and that may well have saved both their lives. With the door open, the creatures rushed forward all at once and got stuck in the doorway. Using the opportunity, both heroines launched an attack: an arcane bolt followed by a shocking glove punch.

 

The same process followed almost every time, the creatures fighting with each other to get out the door and the two girls standing there blasting them as they struggled.

 

Soon enough, it all over; the last of the creatures were smoking and disappearing into the floor. “See, like I said: a bit of girl power and the monsters go bye-bye.” Bethany confidently strode into the apartment.

 

Looking around, the place has been trashed, the Dark Ones ripping up furniture and the walls. While Bridgette looked at some scattered papers on the floor, Bethany was drawn to the back wall. “Hey, look at this,” she called Bridgette over to have a look at a no-longer-hidden safe.

 

“Got any clue how to open it?” Bethany asked.

 

“Hum, let me look at it; I might have something,” Bridgette stepped up. “Yep, it’s magnetic in nature. I think I can use the magnetometer in my shock glove to turn the tumblers. Give me a few minutes to set it all up.”

 

A short time later and the safe was open, the two girls looking over a whole pile of papers and drawings. Bethany the Witch examined them carefully before declaring they were magical in nature. The old man’s name was Willard, and he had been a member of some cult called the Elemental Lords. It seems he left their ranks some years before and was practicing magic on his own.

 

“There is also a spell to banish the Dark Ones once and for all,” Bethany confirmed excitedly. “If I can just get close to the source that summoned them, the Book of Shadows, which was stolen from the Museum, I can end this.”

 

Looking at the loose papers on the floor, Bridgette finds a manifest from a moving company, with an address where the furniture from the apartment was to be delivered, a small estate out in the Heights.

 

“I bet we find our Miss Weberly, the book, and old man Willard’s stuff all at this estate,” Bethany grimly predicted as she headed out of the apartment.

 

Off to the next mission. Now Gadget Girl does not have a rank in Vigilante, but Bethany does, so I used her as the lead character this time around. Both gained 225 Exp. and a +1 Reputation.

 

Gadget Girl

Acrobat, Level 2

Detective Level 1

Human, Medium

 

Exp: 5,195

 

Init: +8

AC: 19

Hps: 20

Base Attack: +1

Fort: +1 Reflex: +8 Will: +2

Melee: Fist +1 (1D3+3)

Kick +1 (2D6+3)

Shock Gloves +1 (4D6, save for ½)

 

Str 10 (+0), Dex 16 (+3), Con 12 (+1), Int 16 (+3), Wis 10 (+0), Chr 15 (+3)

 

Powers: 1 (Exchanged for a feat)

 

Class Features: Evasion, Class Ability (Initiative), Gear x2, Broad Knowledge (Investigation), Home City, Class Ability (Vehicle Dodge), Bonus Feat

 

Feats: Improved Initiative, Gadgeteer, Skill Focus (Electronics), Utility Belt, Well Equipped, Evasion, Unarmed Strike, Lair, Fleet

 

Skills: Acrobatics 4 (+7), Craft (Electronics) 2 (+6), Disable Device 2 (+5), Escape Artist 2 (+5), Investigation 4 (+21), Knowledge (Forensics) 1 (+4), Perception 3 (+10), Power Activation 2 (+4), Stealth 2 (+5), Swim (+1)

 

Flavor and Flaws: Scientific Genius, Gullible

 

Special: (12 RPs) Combat Suit (Armor 3, +6 AC, item), Jet Boots (Super Jump 2, item), Glob Bomb (Entanglement 2, Major item, One use, Area of effect, Ranged), Spy Bot (Clairvoyance 2, Major item), Jet-Boosted Kick (Natural Weapons 2, item), Jet-Powered Scooter (Flight 3, Major item), Shock Gloves (4D6 damage, Energy Ray, No Range, Electricity, Major item), Forensic Kit (Major Item, Innate Skill 4, +8 Investigation skill checks) Spy Goggles (Major item, Super Senses 2 (+4 Skill to Perception)

 

Lair: (4 RPs) Vehicle Garage, Science Lab, Trophy Hall

Fleet: Scooter with boat and sub combo (6 RPs) (All tied to the scooter, Stealth, Sonar, Radar, Water Capable, Under Water Capable, Super Speed (+10 Mph)

 

Issue: 1 (A Hero is Born)

Issue 2: Drugs In School

Issue 3: Grounded

Issue 4: On Patrol

Issue 5: Dark Ones

Issue 6: Goo

Issue 7: At School with Jill

Issue 8: Little Tom

Issue 9: Dark Ones 2

Issue 10: Rough Night

Issue 11: At the Library

Issue 12: Dark Ones 3

 

Ranks:

Do Gooder: 2

Law and Order: 1

Mob: 1

Reputation: 3

Street Thug: 1

 

Super Villain Ranks:
Green Hood: 1

 

Hero Points: 1

 

Note: Gains a +1 to her next Street Gang Skill Roll required.