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Lighthearted Magical 80s RPG Up On Kickstarter

Just so happens that I'm listening to Der Kommissar while typing this one up. It's appropriate because Lighthearted is an RPG based on all things 80s. Taking place in that strange time just after high school when kids enter college, the game puts players in a world of neon. Also, magic. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

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.

The campaign is up and over its funding goal with 30 days left to go.

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