Hello and welcome to the Zelda RPG [ZRPG] Section ofthe VCR! If you’re seeing this then that means you are interested in joining in the current storyline. I hope you will have fun here, join in, and will see the ZRPG through its current plot.
Your current ZRPG Mod is:
Ameera Mae Laramie
Please respect the mod[s] above and everything will run smoothly. If you have any questions or of the like, please feel free to PM the above mod[s], PM any of the VCR mods, or post in the current version of the Questions, Concerns, and/or Vacations thread.
This is a friendly reminder: This is not the Battle Arena, Amphitheater, the main VCR forum, or anything else that is role playing-related on ZU. This is a detailed, in-depth Zelda-themed RP and while it is part of the VCR, does not follow the same general formats. It is done in a different way than what happens in those forums, so it is asked of you that you kindly keep those at the door and wipe your feet on the way in.
There is no real Dungeon or Game Master, you can freely play your character as you see fit and can control other people’s characters, villains, and non-playable [NPC’s] as your own. There is one thread where everyone participates in, called “chapters”, and a set of objectives that can be completed before the end of the chapter. There are several chapters to each lengthy plot, or “storyline”, and can range in the number of pages per chapter. Some chapters have gone on for eight or more pages, some chapters are only two or three pages long.
There may be chapters that are called “filler chapters”, those that have no great significance to the overall storyline but are just there for character development, sub-plots, information gathering, and so forth. These chapters often will follow a lengthy “main chapter” but often will not affect the overall storyline unless need be.
All storylines, information, and most objectives are generally written ahead of time to help to keep track of what’s going on and what will happen next. However I do want to make it clear that the storyline is NOT set in stone, it can be changed and modified as seen fit. Objectives are there to see what should be done but it’s up to the players how they complete, get to, and when the objectives are completed. Things can and have been added to the plot and the objectives have taken a wide turn before and has actually helped the overall storyline.
In order to join in any current storyline, you must first submit your character’s profile in a PM to the ZRPG mod[s] for approval. Once it has the Stamp of Approval, you may post it in the Character Thread sticky. Failure to comply with this simple rule and excluding anything in the character profile template will result in that character profile being automatically ignored for the current storyline and the member warned. If there are problems with this thread, the Character Thread will be locked and the ZRPG mod[s] will post the profile themselves.
If anyone has a name change in the future, please PM the ZRPG mod[s] so that they can update the Current ZRPG Member List with the name change.
Please be aware that while there are lot of Zelda games out to play, not everyone has played them or they are not overly familiar with them. Generally while storylines will be revolving around and limited to around certain events from the first Zelda game to Majora’s Mask, certain elements from the newer games may or may not be incorporated into the story. Some future storylines may even revolve around certain events in newer games.
As a warning to the above, any new games that has been out for public purchase for less than two months after its North American release date is automatically unavailable to be used. Anything that has been released to the general public for two months or more is fair game and any spoilers that come of it are generally allowed. The member base has been warned ahead of time of this.
Because there are multiple theories and possible multiple Zelda timelines, any canon timelines may or may not be ignored for the sake of the current storyline. Any canon information may also be ignored or reworked for the sake of the current storyline. So please don't come into the ZRPG expecting any storyline to be cannon.
The rules in the next several posts are my revision of my revision of my revision of my revision of my revision of my revision of the original rules for the ZRPG [in general terms, these rules are the sixth edition basically]. Any suggestions, improvements, or inquires please speak to the ZRPG mod[s].
The way infractions works in this forum is as this: Each broken rule counts as a single warning [infraction] towards the RP’er unless otherwise stated. They are NOT counted towards the normal, everyday infractions. Members can get up to eight infractions. After the eighth infraction you’ll be taken off the Current ZRPG Member list, your character bio will be deleted, and your character will be left behind/wander off at the next available point in time.
One warning has a three week lifespan. The list has been clean for the last few storylines, we’d like to keep it that way.
--There is no Hit Point/Magic Point [HP/MP] system in place as that does not and will not correctly work in the ZRPG. This is not a console/computer game, if you want a HP/MP system go play one of those.
--All posts in this section considered spam by the ZRPG mod[s] may be subjected to deletion. *the only thread in which this rule is not currently applied to is the Questions, Concerns, and/or Vacations thread, unless need be*
--Members are allowed to join in the storyline only if the character profile has been sent in through PM to the ZRPG Mod[s], approved, posted in the Character Thread, and you have been added to the Current ZRPG Members List. Failure to do so will have your character deleted and a PM stating as to WHY your character was deleted. Further action may be taken outside of character deletion.
--Try to be as descriptive as possible, we like long posts. No "leet" speak, please type out your words and don't talk "leik dis, plz". It's not that hard to type out "two", "thank you", "you're welcome", etc. Minor spelling mistakes are understandable.
--If you are not sure how to RP ala message board-or chat room-style setting, please learn the basics before submitting a profile to the mod[s]. There are also threads in the Tome of Memories on how the ZRPG works.
--This is a role playing forum, which means that you are not winning a game. We are trying to tell a story, with many different people – think of it as a Round Robin story.
--ZRPG Mod[s] reserve the right to delete any posts that are not considered reasonable length. "Reasonable length" is about two to three paragraphs with about four sentences per paragraph with any "speaking text" somewhere along the line. This rule isn't enforced but the general idea is to make your post long enough to read but short enough so that it leaves room for others to take over where you left off.
--One or two liners are not allowed and are consideredspam. Generally speaking, please do not have less than one paragraph per RP post.
--In regards to mind reading: I will allow one character with mind reading abilities, but ONLY if it's animpressive character and there's a whole lot of weakness involved with the character. Otherwise it won't be allowed, period.
--When in doubt, read over the chapter or ask a question regarding the storyline. You cannot know what another character, besides your own, is doing if they are outside your character's line-of-sight unless that other character somehow informs you. If you suddenly know what other characters are doing when they aren't even in your character's line-of-sight, you will be warned and asked to edit your post.
--Fit all that you want to write into ten  RPG daily posts. If the two posts a day becomes too much of a hassle it will be brought down to the old version of one  post per day per member. This does not mean you have to post every day, just enough to keep it rolling. These ten posts only count in the storyline chapter threads and not anywhere else in the ZRPG forums.
-- Going with the above, the ten  posts is per member. This means that everyone who is currently a ZRPG'er can do ten  RP posts.
--There is no actual DM. If you would like references to what kind of RPG was in here before, head on over to the Tome of Memories sub-forum where there are older storyline threads for you to view. These are stickied up at the top of the forum.
--Please do not bring any arguments from other sections into this section.
--Characters taking the roles of already made characters, such as Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, etc., are not allowed. In the current storyline they are considered to be NPC’s when seen fit and all members are allowed to use them when deemed necessary.
--New races from recent games will be monitored as seen fit. Anyone who has not played a recent Zelda game that has been released for more than two months runs the risks of spoilers of said games, ye been warned.
--If your character is not Zelda-based, meaning not one of the major Zelda races, it is not allowed. No characters from books, other games, anime/manga, etc. This goes for all of the character's information. However, if your character is a Deku Scrub ninja, all the more power to you no matter how absurd it is.
--Magic for your character is allowed and is considered a strength. All magic needs to have a weakness to counteract the strength. An example would be if your character can cast a spell that can make an entire dungeon illuminate without the use of torches but loses all other magic capabilities for two days would be considered okay.
--No one member may have more than two  active RPG characters at a time, which does not include NPC's. All new characters must go through the same spiel as before: send profile to be approved, put profile into character thread once approved, get put on the list, RP to your heart's content. However, there can be exceptions to this rule if there is a need formore than two characters.
--No Gods, Demi-Gods, or characters with God-like or Demi-God-like powers! This rule should not need an explanation.
--Those with a Royal Bloodline [as in, is a prince, lord, king, etc.] may or may not be included in a character profile. This will be looked into and decided over per instance it happens.
--You cannot abuse your character's power for any reason, please be reasonable with your character's strengths and abilities.
--Progress your character throughout the RPG, your character starts off weak and hopefully by the end of the story, your character will be stronger.
--This rule is IMPORTANT and NON-NEGOTIABLE: You must be able to allow other people to control your characters for one or more posts. Do not over control other people's characters or kill them off without the character's owner's permission. If you are not comfortable with other people having control of your characters or NPC's over any length of time, then go somewhere else where you can't. This is the way it has always been and will continue to do so. There is no getting around it, no exceptions to it, so please don't ask.