The second set of the Disney Lorcana Trading Card Game, titled Rise of the Floodborn, will release in local game stores on November 17 and mass market retailer stores on December 1. A limited-edition Disney100 Edition collection will be available at all stores on December 1. Here’s a list of what to expect from these new releases, as well as a statement from developer Ravensbuger addressing the state of the game.
Ravensburger Addresses Lorcana Fan Demand
Lorcana has taken the TCG world by storm since hitting shelves last month. The easy-to-learn, Magic: The Gathering-inspired gameplay has won over veteran card gamers and casual Disney fans alike. Players summon Disney characters, use familiar items, and harness the power of popular Disney songs to race to victory. We here at IGN had a positive first impression of the game and our enjoyment of the game has only grown since then. General interest in the game has also grown exponentially, but the massive demand paired with limited supply has made it nearly impossible to find in stores and caused prices of sealed products and single cards to spike.
Filip Francke, Global Head of Games at Ravensburger, acknowledged the demand, and their effort to meet it, in a press release.
“The response to the release of the Disney Lorcana TCG has been astounding. The game has only been available for about a month, and fans are already eager for more,” Francke said. “As we work diligently behind the scenes to meet current demand, we’re also planning incredible updates and new sets for years to come that we can’t wait to share. We’re excited to reveal a little more about what is coming this holiday to expand the game and story for this year.”
Ravensburger previously promised more cards will hit the market in October and that The First Chapter set will be reprinted.
Everything New in Rise of the Floodborn
The next Disney Lorcana expansion Rise of the Floodborn promises new franchises joining the fray, new cards, a new gameplay mechanic, and new developments in the story of Lorcana.
Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn will introduce over 200 new cards. Flip through this slideshow gallery to see all 13 newly revealed cards from the second set:
The new Disney properties include Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog, The Jungle Book, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Great Mouse Detective, Pinocchio, Zootopia, and Raya and the Last Dragon.
A new mechanic called Resist will be introduced in Rise of the Floodborn, which makes characters tougher and harder to banish. For example, if a character has Resist +2, then they will take two less damage when challenged. This mechanic could prompt players to increase the number of cards in their decks that banish targets without having to challenge, such as Dragon Fire and Maleficent – Monstrous Dragon.
The story of Lorcana began with players being summoned to the magical storytelling realm of Lorcana where they became Illumineers and used magical ink to create glimmers of Disney characters. One type of character introduced in The First Chapter was called Floodborn, which gives characters a new, suped-up design. Rise of the Floodborn will explore what happened when a flood of magical ink mixed up the six different card-type colors (Amber, Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Steel) and transformed various Disney characters in unexpected ways.
The press release hints that King Triton’s powerful trident has something to do with this mysterious flood. The first set featured cards where characters were investigating what appeared to be purple seaweed (Mickey Mouse – Detective and Duke Of Weselton – Opportunistic Official) so it would make sense that the origin of the Floodborn incident came from under the sea. Perhaps Ursula is up to her old tricks again?
Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn Products
Rise of the Floodborn will have new booster packs, starter decks, Illumineer’s Troves, playmats, card sleeves, and deck boxes. Check them out in the slideshow gallery below.
Rise of the Floodborn booster packs will sell for $5.99.
There will be two new starter decks featuring cards from Rise of the Floodborn. One starter deck will be Amber/Sapphire spotlighting The Queen and Gaston, and the other will be Amethyst/Steel with Merlin and Tiana. (Looks like Ruby/Emerald is being left out this time around.) They will retail for $16.99 each.
A new Illumineer’s Trove will feature Rise of the Floodborn cards and cost $49.99. Troves from The First Chapter contained eight booster packs, two deck boxes, 15 game tokens, a player’s guide, and a storage box.
New playmats are $19.99 and feature Beast and Winnie the Pooh.
New card sleeves ($9.99) and deck boxes ($5.99) feature Mulan and Sisu from Raya and the Last Dragon.
Everything Inside the Disney Lorcana: Disney100 Edition
A new product called Disney Lorcana: Disney100 Edition celebrates Disney’s 100th anniversary and includes six cards in total, pulled from the first two sets, The First Chapter and Rise of the Floodborn. These cards feature brand-new artwork (very reminiscent of full-art Enchanted Rares), Disney100 frame design, “satin holographic foil finish,” and the animator’s signature. The Disney100 Edition contains four Rise of the Floodborn booster packs, as well.
The artists for the Disney100 Edition cards are as follows:
- Mickey Mouse – Friendly Face (from Rise of the Floodborn) by artist Mark Henn
- Elsa – Gloves Off (from Rise of the Floodborn) by artist Brittney Lee
- Genie – Powers Unleashed (from The First Chapter) by Eric Goldberg
- Stitch – Abomination (from The First Chapter) by Alex Kupershmidt
- Maleficent – Uninvited (from The First Chapter) by Lorelay Bové
- Maui – Demigod (from The First Chapter) by Bill Schwab
Touted as a “premium, limited-edition set,” it will retail for $49.99.
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Author: Joshua Yehl