The Legend of Zelda-inspired RPG enlivens classic video gametropes

The Legend of Zelda-inspired RPG enlivens classic video gametropes

A futuristic tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the Legend of Zelda series has fully integrated retro video game notions.

Heroes of Cerulea is a tabletop game set in a world driven by the battle between good and evil, with the players taking the role of noble warriors in order to save the land. Similarly to the Legend of Zelda video game series, Heroes of Cerulea features three key figures: the Guardian, the Paragon, and the Shadow King, just like the bearers of the three Triforce pieces that have been continuously restored through the land''s history.

However, this time, when the Shadow King returns, the Guardian and the Paragon are nowhere to be found. The player characters will begin their playthrough of the fantasy RPG to discover this disastrous state of affairs, forcing them to take up the mantle of heroism against Cerulea. Despite the Shadow King''s final challenge, players in Heroes of Cerulea will be exploring dungeons, looking for useful items, and defeating bosses in order to face the Shadow King''s final challenge

Retro games like Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Links Awakening have influenced the gameplay of the upcoming TRPG, with many of its rules following the rules of the previous one. For example, any keys acquired by players will disappear once they have been used to open a lock, characters will be able to heal damage by eating foods, and theyll discover useful items in random pots and containers in the world.

Each player character will have three main attributes: might, courage, and insight. Each one of these attributes determines how accomplished a character is in doing different actions. For example, might dictate aspects like attacking and pushing objects, courage is connected to jumping or defending, and insight manages persuasion and shooting.

Lucas Falk, the designer behind Swedish RPG Vindsjal and the co-creator of tabletop roleplaying games Godtale, is a visual artist from Norse mythology and Thespian. Blackfisk Publishing is the studio responsible for releasing the upcoming Heroes of Cerulea.

The Kickstarter campaign for Heroes of Cerulea is live until October 6th, with a pledge of SEK 299 (25/$27) giving backers a physical copy of the book in June 2023.

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