Ravensburger Releasing Disney RPG Chronicles of Light: Darkness Falls

Ravensburger announced a new Disney-branded game Chronicles of Light: Darkness Falls (Disney Edition).

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The game exists in the space between storytelling board games and rules-lite roleplaying games to act as an introduction to roleplaying. Players take on the role of Disney and Pixar characters and work together accepting quests and forming alliances to battle an unnamed Darkness threatening the land.

From the product description:

In Chronicles of Light: Darkness Falls (Disney Edition), players work together to form dynamic alliances of Disney and Pixar heroines, including Moana (Moana), Violet (The Incredibles), Maid Marian (Robin Hood) and Belle (Beauty and the Beast). Materializing as radiant crystal versions summoned into the realm, the heroines drive back shadows of infamous Disney Villains and restore the Realm of Light. Along the way, the team explores a brand-new illustrated world and encounters familiar characters, items, and creatures on their quests. Fully designed and illustrated by women, the game’s diverse missions and modular board generate new adventures every time it’s played.

Lysa Penrosek, Head of New Games Marketing for Ravensburger, said:

“As we’ve seen time and time again with games like Disney Villainous and Disney Lorcana TCG, bringing Disney heroes and villains into one shared universe reignites powerful nostalgia and provides a platform to bring friends and families together in an immersive and highly creative experience. We know how imaginations ignite when you bring Disney storytelling to life in board games, and we can't wait for you to see what happens when Disney Princess characters and other Disney heroines join forces and take center stage."

The board game will retail for $29.99 with Target exclusive pre-order starting on July 7 and a nationwide release at Target and hobby game stores on July 21.
 

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Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
This is really interesting. This sounds like a sort of Kingdom Hearts project, which would be exciting.
yeah I’m kinda suprised they didnt go for a more Kingdom Hearts type line-up, but I suppose the licensing on that might be harder and its good to diversify. Having gameplay similar to Horrified would be cool however and I can see them doing expansions with new board maps and new characters. And theyve got Moana which is awesome :)
 


agrayday

Explorer
Yes, why girls only? And why not include Frozen? I see a lot of wasted opportunity here. I'm always looking for children's RPGs by the way, this won't be the perfect one probably, but who knows, I will still have a look once we have more infos.

have you looked into these? They are all pretty great.

Quests of Yore: Onward rpg from Disney: https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/308577/quests-yore-barleys-edition
The Cloud Dungeon Print & Play: https://andhegames.com/product/the-cloud-dungeon/
Riverbend Fishing Adventures: https://torthevic.itch.io/riverbend-fishing-adventures
Omotenashi: https://onemorepotatochip.itch.io/omotenashi
Stories RPG: https://luckoflegends.itch.io/stories-rpg
Starport from Wider Path games: https://www.widerpathgames.com/collections/starport
Jinkies rpg (kids Monster of the week): https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/298630/Jinkies
 


Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
have you looked into these? They are all pretty great.

Jinkies rpg (kids Monster of the week): https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/298630/Jinkies
I played a con game of this with the designer

It was ok for a one-shot, and replicated the genre well
I wouldn't run it myself, it's not really my jam
My recollection is everyone at the table was familiar with PbtA and was an adult, so it's hard for me to say if it's a good intro for kids
 


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