Legend of Zelda – Four Swords Rules v1.3

If you are looking for a fun little game to run as a one-shot you could try out 4 Swords. It uses a simplified version of D&D’s 4th Edition rules and balances fighting monsters with competing/cooperating with 3 other Link characters.

Here’s the latest version of the rules we are using for this game. I’ve run 2 sessions now and it’s been fun for both me the GM and the players.

Hyrulean Adventure Homebrew

This is a Hyrulean Adventure for 4 players and 1 GM per session that I’m going to start running on Roll20. We’re using homebrew rules of D&D 4e (heavy on homebrew). Gameplay style is inspired by the The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures, but borrows from all of the Zelda-verse. Find out more here: https://app.roll20.net/lfg/listing/13433/the-legend-of-zelda-four-swords-adventures


  • video game like delve where Link is split into 4 players (Red, Green, Blue, Purple)
  • each player will have a sword and their own unique power-up (eg fire, arrow, bomb, boomerang, etc)
  • players cooperate to solve obstacles/puzzles and defeat enemies
  • players race to get rupees when random rupees (zelda equivalent of gems) appear on the board
  • game focus is on quick battles and getting loot VS. exploration and role play
  • each session is designed to be 2-3 hours long
  • sessions can be standalone, league based OR part of a campaign to save Hyrule