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Frequently Asked Questions

Where am I?
  You are at the official website of The Legends of Hyrule Role-Playing Game.  This game is based off of the phenomenally popular Legend of Zelda video game series from Nintendo of America.  If you "came in in the middle" from a search engine or other random way, and missed the beginning click here to start off on the right foot.

What is a Role-Playing Game?
  A Role-Playing game is a game where you pretend to be someone else, where you "play a role."  You develop a character that you wish to play, and tell the other players, and the Manager, what your character is doing, and the Manager tells you what's going on.  Click below to learn about other RPGs.
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Generic Universal Role-Playing System
  • Rifts and other games from Palladium
  • Earthdawn, Shadowrun, the list goes on and on.
  • How do I play?
      This game can be played in two ways.  The first way is by finding a Game Manager (this is an actual living, breathing person) on the message board, and getting together at scheduled times to play online in a chat program (most likely mIRC; check downloads section).  The second way is to become accustomed to the rules of this game and start your own group of friends in your neighborhood.  You'll most likely become their Game Manager yourself.  You might first try learning the rules through being a Player online with one of us as your Game Manager, and then attempt your own campaigns.

    What should I do to begin?
      First, you should attempt to read and understand the rules laid out for you on this web site.  They have vital information you'll need for creating characters to fit this time era.  After reading them, you should consult with a Game Manager on the message board so you can have help setting up a character, if you want to play online.  If you want to play offline with local friends you should also consult a Game Manager for help with anything you don't quite understand.  If you can't get a response on the message board within one day, then e-mail the webmasters.

    What is the Legend of Zelda?
      The Legend of Zelda is a game produced by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System which sparked a series of similar games.  The series currently includes The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, and Oracle of Ages.
  • Nintendo
  • A Link to the Past for Super Nintendo
  • Nintendo's Official Zelda Universe
  • One of the finest Legend of Zelda sites on the net Currently down
  • The other one.
  • Can I read the game's documents online instead of downloading?
      Yes.  Everything that's available online is in the Online Services section, which you can reach by pushing the "ONLINE" button on the Main Menu.
  • Or you can click here to get there.
  • Why are you only basing off of the old games?
      This game is only the first in a series of similar games I intend to create.  This one took me over a year, so I can't say when the next will be ready, but I will be making a game set in the Link to the Past timeline, called "Legends of the Past" as soon as I am able.

    Are you basing this game off the cartoons or comics?
      First and foremost, The Legends of Hyrule is based off The Legend of Zelda video game series.  The comic books and cartoons were not exactly true to the original, so I have to pick one or the other to go with.  Given the choice, I'm ignoring the comics and cartoons in favor of the original game, since I'm trying to recreate the feel of the game, as much as is possible.  However, when the game series does not explain something, but the comics or cartoons do, I will take their word for it before making something up off the top of my head.

    How come you don't have some of the items?
      This game is set about a year and a half after the conclusion of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and most of the items which were around during Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past have been lost.  They may still be out there, but you'll have a hard time finding them.

    What's my character's Lift?
      Unless stated otherwise in the list of creatures, all characters start with Lift 1.

    What's my character's speed?
      When creating a character, it starts with the same speed every other creature of the same race does.  To determine your race's "normal" speed, read about your race in the list of creatures.  By spending Character Points, you can make your character faster, as defined in Character Creation.  If you'd rather choose your Speed randomly, roll the number of dice indicated in the description of your Race.

    How do I gain Special Abilities?
      The best way to give your character Special Abilities is to spend Character Points to do so when you create it.  Talk to your Manager about how many CPs an ability would cost.
      In a similar vein, skills usually cost 1CP, but can also be picked up by playing the game.

    How do I get Experience Points?
      The Legend of Zelda games don't use Experience Points.  The only one that did was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, which was so different from the other games that I couldn't fit many of it's features into the Zelda universe as defined by all the other games.
      Your character becomes stronger by learning skills and finding items, not by gaining Experience Points.

    What do you mean by "missile?"
      According to Webster's Dictionary, a "missile" is "a weapon or other object, as a spear, bullet, rocket, etc., designed to be thrown, fired, or launched toward a target"; hence, it means any kind of weapon that flies through the air.
      Webster says that as an adjective, the word means, "that can be thrown, shot, or hurled, as from a gun."

    What happened to Ganon? Why isn't he listed in the characters?
      Ganon was killed by Link after he invaded Hyrule, and was reduced to ashes (see V, E, 1, b. Triforce of Power).  After that, the Brotherhood of Underworld Monsters tried to resurrect him, but their hopes were dashed when Link wished for Ganon's defeat, and his ashes disappeared.
      They are now trying to steal the Triforce to wish him back.

    What's the difference between rows and columns?
      Rows go side-to-side.  Columns go up-and-down.

      If you have a question that isn't listed here, contact us.  We'd love to hear from you.  The more questions we receive, the richer the detail in the game becomes.

    The Hyrule role-playing game is made by Krystofor Goldensword (a fan), for all Zelda fans who have any imagination, and care to use it.

    The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, the characters Link, Zelda, Impa, and all other persons, places, and things in Hyrule, as well as the land of Hyrule itself are copyrighted trademarks of Nintendo of America, Inc.  Krystofor claims no rights for the materials, and this game may not be used for profit in any way.