Final night time, Critical Role performed a Legend of Zelda-inspired tabletop roleplaying sport, and we’d by no means get to see it, play it, or hear about it ever once more. This might change however… who is aware of. The purpose is that there’s a Nintendo-approved Zelda-inspired TTRPG on the market, completely playable, and no person is handing it out and even telling us how we’d have the ability to see it, ultimately.
io9 reached out to Crucial Position and Nintendo for a remark. The one factor we heard again was that that is Nintendo’s name. We await the corporate’s response with bated breath.
So right here’s what we all know. Crucial Position and Nintendo Treehouse collaborated to create this practice Legend of Zelda TTRPG that’s primarily based on the occasions and lore in Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo truly sponsored the stream, which makes this a semi-official Legend of Zelda TTRPG. It makes use of each a D20, turn-based fight mechanic system which incorporates initiative and hit point-based injury. A slimmed-down Dungeons and Dragons fight is one of the simplest ways to consider this. Sort of like Knave, just a little like Into the Odd. Very Previous College Roleplaying constructions.
The TTRPG additionally takes inspiration from Apocalypse World by Vincent and Meguey Baker—in sport design parlance, a sport that does that is known as “Powered by the Apocalypse”—and makes use of two D6 cube to find out success, success-with-complication, or failure. It has at the least three stats—Knowledge, Braveness, and Energy, which may add bonuses or subtract from a roll.
Actually, that is little or no, that is nearly nothing, but it surely’s one thing, and I’m going absolutely out of my head considering that on the market, someplace, is 20-ish web page doc that particulars all of this and was created below the auspices of Nintendo. It’s an awesome franchise to place right into a TTRPG, and the truth that a light-weight, easy-to-play sport is principally able to go sends me right into a tizzy. A number of that is most likely because of the truth that Matt Mercer, Crucial Position’s resident GM and the sport grasp for this one-shot voices Ganondorf in Tears of the Kingdom. I merely can’t think about any universe through which “Crucial Position creates a semi-official Zelda TTRPG” and “Matt Mercer voices Ganandorf” aren’t associated.
So right here we go, let’s see if this works. Pricey Nintendo and Crucial Position: Launch the Zelda TTRPG! Let me learn it! Give it to me!! Free the individuals’s princess!! Present me the Die-Force! If anybody—actually anybody—emails me again with extra data I’ll completely let y’all know.
The Legend of Zelda One-Shot: Lookout, Right here We Come! aired on Tuesday, Might 30 on Twitch and YouTube. Will probably be launched on YouTube Thursday, June 1 at 12:00 pm Pacific. The podcast model will likely be out June 6.
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