Close up view of DragonRaid Christian Fantasy role playing game

Lightraider Games DragonRaid Vintage Game

Remember the discipleship programs of your youth? We remember. And we sought out the program with the greatest impact on our lives, ready to carry it forward into the 21st Century.

Welcome traveler. You may have heard one of several myths about DragonRaid in the Christian gaming community—a blend of truth and legend. We’re so glad to see you’ve journeyed to the source, and we hope you’ll be as excited as we are by what you find here.

In 1984, NavPress author and Christian counselor Dick Wulf created the DragonRaid Adventure Learning System. Using a structure similar to a Christian role playing game, DragonRaid teaches scripture memory and application through allegorical fantasy simulation. In the mid to late 1980s, DragonRaid touched more than 100,000 lives, including the life of game developer and bestselling Christian author James R. Hannibal.

Thirty-five years after its inception, James and the Lightraider Academy team are breathing new life into this powerful system, adding new stories and new game styles to create a family of discipleship tools.

How does it work? The original DragonRaid works in similar fashion to a tabletop role-playing game. Think family game night or youth group game night with an integrated Bible study. The first two modules use a guided choose-your-adventure style to let the players learn the game. Later modules offer more flexibility. Students create a character to role-play in the story, earning developmental points for correctly applying the Word. Dice-based rules introduce randomness and challenges. During each adventure, they encounter fantasy situations that let them apply memorized Bible verses for an allegorical result, engaging a different part of the brain to increase retention.

What do we have available? As of May 2021, we have about 1,000 original boxed sets with three adventures. In our shop, you can buy the original game put together fresh out of each component’s 1980s printing press boxes, with new and updated components as well. While these original boxed sets last, we will include The Moonbridge Raid Part One in each package. Plus we have two brand new adventure module extensions (the Moonbridge Raids Parts Two and Three) to complete the Moonbridge Raid campaign.

We also have First Watch, a new Scripture memory and application card game for 2 to 7 players that can stand alone or integrate with other Lightraider games like DragonRaid. And we’re regularly creating new downloadable mini-adventures to give our newsletter subscribers bonus game material.

The original DragonRaid is available now in our shop while supplies last.

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