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08-07-2009, 12:18 AM
Hey everyone,

A Zelda buff and I have designed a Zelda system that I think works perfectly with Savage Worlds. By Zelda, I of course mean the Zelda Universe implemented by Nintendo. If you do not have access to the Savage Worlds core rulebook, send me a tell, and I can hook you up. You can also contact me if you need to learn the Savage Worlds system and thus need help making your character.

Char Gen: typical Savage Worlds rules with 5 ability points and 15 skill points. You will also choose races (stats currently tentative):

Hylian: no stats, bonus edge, must take at least a minor hindrance (player's choice)
Goron: +1 strength die, +1 toughness, -1 agility die, -2 Pace
Zora: +1 agility die, -1 vigor die, +2 inherent bonus to swimming, can breathe underwater
Gerudo: +1 spirit die, mean hindrance (-2* charisma)
Sheikah: +1 smarts die, outsider hindrance (also -2* charisma)

*Statistically these are identical, but differ for purposes of RPing.

(Note that there is no Kokiri, as they cannot leave the forest.)

Beyond the benefits of these races, you can buy Edges by adding extra Hindrances.

Back Story: In this lost chapter of the vast history of Hyrule, we arrive upon an age of War: not between Hyrule and the Forces of Evil, but rather with the Kingdoms of Labrynna and Holodrum. The kings of the nations have each acquired a piece of the Triforce, with Hyrule in possession of the Triforce of Wisdom, Labrynna holding the Triforce of Courage and Holodrum keeping the Triforce of Power. The kingdoms are trying to complete the entire Triforce in order to attain Absolute Power. The adventuring party begins as hired hands by the Kingdom of Hyrule to do battle with those from the other two kingdoms, but will quickly realize that there is more to this tale than simply a war between three kingdoms.

Setting: The Game takes place in the greater Continent of Serrad (my own homebrew creation), which is triangular in shape and holds the kingdoms near the three vertices. They are separated by Plains in the center, which diverge to Tundra in the North and Desert in the South. There is also Swamp land scattered around areas with rivers and lakes as well as Barrows lurking in the Plains, rumored to house an Ancient Evil that was sealed away long ago.

Game Time: Games will be held Sundays (as per the title), and I'm inclined to go from 1-5 or 6 PST for sessions.

Advancement: Advancement per this system happens quickly (only 5 exp per level, every level), and I imagine this game will run for 10-12 weeks before completion. Bearing that in mind, you should consider this a solid commitment and try not to miss more than 2 sessions. If you quit a bit later than near the beginning, there will likely not be much time to find a replacement.

Maptool usage: I will likely be using the 1.3.b55 build for stability concerns and custom make all character tokens with macros once characters are created. If you need help learning Maptool as well, please contact me (see below).

If you're interested in joining, please post here with the "archetype" you'd like to fill (i.e. tank, rogue, mage, healer/secondary mage). Ideally, I would like for a well rounded party that can fill in each other's gaps, but as there are no definite "classes" in Savage Worlds, this is not a huge concern.

Questions? Feel free to PM me or contact me at: AIM (htrajan), YIM (htrajan2002) or MSN (tikt4ever@hotmail.com). The latter three are the best way to contact me for the purpose of learning the rules of Savage Worlds and creating your character.

08-07-2009, 06:48 AM
Hey never played the system b4 but would love to learn. I like the idea and if you need one i can rock out a goron tank. i will hit you up on yim so you can help me with the system and char gen.

08-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Awesome. I'll be busy with a LARP most of today, and have plans until 9 pm PST tomorrow, but feel free to contact me after 9 pm today and tomorrow. With you playing I now have 3; looking for 3 more ideally or at least 2.

08-07-2009, 05:15 PM
intrested, however what time period within the Zelda games?

08-07-2009, 10:41 PM
The Zelda timeline itself is pretty messed up, as the devs of the game diverged from one after the first couple of games, but since Labrynna and Holodrum are involved, it would be safe to say right before when the Oracle of Seasons/Ages games take place.

08-08-2009, 12:27 AM
:( I was hoping to join your game butI realized that 1-5 is the exact time I do amtgard. Sorry, I wish I could join.

08-08-2009, 01:18 AM
aww okay :( so you're in a larp too? that's cool.

08-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Okay, how about this, I'll do a one-shot session as a "prologue" to the main campaign using pre-gens for savage world characters. All you have to do is show up, and I'll explain how everything works during the game. If you absolutely hate the system, you'll be free to leave. Otherwise, I'll send you the rulebook and walk you through char-gen for the main campaign.

08-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Full thanks

08-21-2009, 04:49 PM
Would like one more player to achieve my comfort zone in terms of number of players, since a couple ended up dropping out. If you have a gmail (which can take attachments > 19 mb), let me know and I can send you the Savage Worlds rulebook right away. We are still doing the prologue adventure (which is geared toward teaching the players about the Savage Worlds system), and new players should be able to fit in just fine. Want in? Follow the directions given on the opening post of the thread.

08-21-2009, 04:54 PM
This sounds like a cool idea. I have maptools but have never played the savage worlds system.