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Welcome to the magical 80s dream world of Lighthearted. You are a Prep, Jock, Geek, Rebel, or Outcast, like those kids in The Breakfast Club, except you are just about to start magic community college. Through play, we'll explore how you grow out of your high school cliques all while dealing with magical mishaps, college parties, vampires, and worse—finals!

Lighthearted is a complete tabletop roleplaying game that uses the language of film and television to reimagine the coming of age stories popular in 80s teen movies like Weird Science and Sixteen Candles, but with a modern fantasy spin. It's set in an alternate 1980s with fantasy elements weaved into the most outlandish bits of 80’s pop culture. There are fantasy religions mixed in with mall culture, dark magic cold wars, and magical glamours instead of plastic surgery.

What's inside?

  • Become one of 11 archetypes called cliques and play out their coming of age stories.
  • A unique core mechanic that puts the character's emotions front and center.
  • A narrative magic system that blends neon rainbow magic with the character's emotions
  • A Cinematic Adventure that highlights the drama and challanges Lighthearted has to offer.
  • and more!
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RS P September 18, 2023 11:57 pm UTC
What dice mechanic is used?
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Jonathan B November 10, 2023 8:56 am UTC
It uses poly dice. Dice can be "upgraded" to have more faces under certain scenarios. Most of the time, you're rolling two different dice and choosing the one you want to keep. There are also "exploding dice".
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Benjamin N February 20, 2022 2:45 am UTC
Will there be a premium hardcover version in the near future?
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Neil S February 15, 2022 5:06 am UTC
Is there a bestiary
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Kurt P February 16, 2022 6:48 pm UTC
There is not a bestiary, but there is a section on how to make a monster that will help you bring your favorite 80s movie monsters to life.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 08, 2022.