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A D&D actual-play podcast following a group of high schoolers who don't know what they're getting themselves into.

GM: @creativevoidgal

Editor: @fallow

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[formerly known as Ashtonvilla High]

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By Suns And Stars | Ep 1: Start of a Long Year [A Dangerous Little Game]

Meet our protagonists in a slice-of-life style prologue before it all goes to pieces. And it does. Seriously what were you expecting.

[episode list] / [content warnings] / [transcript (wip)]


Note: The transcript is not, as of me typing this, finished. This is because I (fallow) have a lot on my plate already with editing the episodes and can't exactly cover everything myself. However we do want our story to be as accessible as possible. My kinda halfway solution is this: The document is open for others to work on, so if you have some spare time an energy/want to lend a hand go right on ahead and start transcribing! And if not that's chill too.

In any case, hope you enjoy!


fallow -

knife go krr


[id: digital drawing of the character Mallory Yun, a human with brown skin, vitiligo, pierced ears, and a dyed-magenta buzz cut. They are wearing round shades, jeans, combat boots, and a long-sleeved striped shirt with a t-shirt over it. They also wear a blue-and-purple sparkly crop jacket with scalloped decorations at the edge that look somewhat like teeth. In one hand they hold three rocks with glowing pink fire around them, and in the other they hold a knife, which they drag down a golden staircase railing behind them, making a horrible KRRRR noise. They pay the noise no mind and instead stand tall staring aggressively at someone out of frame. the background is drawn somewhat abstractly in blocks of color showing the stairs and darkness behind them. the drawing is done in a cartoon style. end id.]


By Suns and Stars | Ep 3: Dorothy Was Not the Impostor [A Dangerous Little Game]

We have made a continual lapse in judgement. Also we're constipated.

Chaos and panic descend upon the camp as four troublemakers run loose in the woods following their supposed kidnapping. Will they face the consequences, or can they sneak their way out of even that? What happened to the actual missing kids? Does any of this even matter compared to the utter majesty of pizza?

I dunno, but there's a lot of bird people... Jose, pick me up, I'm scared!

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[id: a painting done on paper that is a bust shot of Tina, a tiefling with dark red skin, long burgundy hair, and periwinkle eyes. She has two curled golden ram's horns and long ears with gold piercings. Her eyes are wide with thick eyelashes and she has a thin nose and is wearing gold-colored lipstick and a black hoodie. She looks directly at the viewer with a slightly worried expression. end id.]


by inara, who wanted me to post it for her because no one else wants to post things apparently lol


By Suns And Stars | Ep 2: Birds of a Feather... [A Dangerous Little Game]

After an unsettling disappearance, the squad sneaks out at night. How do I know? Well, let's just say a little birdy told me.

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fancy


[id: two colored drawings of Sunny and Mikayla respectively wearing fancy clothes.

Sunny is a human with somewhat dark skin, brown eyes, and dark hair shaved on the sides. She is wearing a gray suit over a blue shirt. The suit has turquoise accents at the collar, sleeves, and ruffles at the bottom portion that hangs down behind her. She also wears black lipstick, eyeshadow, and a necklace with a diamond-shaped pendant. She has one hand in her pocket and the other raises a glass in the air, and she's smiling.

Mikayla is an elf with light skin, blue eyes, and wavy blond hair pulled into a loose bun. She is wearing a floor-length dress the color of fire and a pearl necklace and matching bracelet. She also has round glasses and eyeshadow. She holds one arm with her other hand as though shy and looks off to the side wistfully, smiling.

end id.]

drawn by maddy, who asked me to upload them here!


fallow -

doodles


[id: several sketches in bright colors on a black background. the first is a cartoony depiction of Mallory's head with an X over the mouth. They're a human with a shaved head and pierced ears. They're wearing round shades. Their eyes are partway closed in a resigned sort of manner, eyebrows furrowed slightly. Around them are the words, "I'll take a vow of silence". Yes I was listening to lemon demon.

The second image is two drawings of Luka, a humanoid with a floating fiery orb for a head. He's wearing a long coat and gloves, with a sash tied around his waist. In the first one, he walks hurriedly with one hand on his hip and the other holding a piece of bread. He says, "lol sry gotta go toast is done ✌". From out of frame, Mallory says, "dammit luka". Luka adds, "(also it's cosmic toast that will consume your whole dimension if I don't consume it first but that didn't seem important to mention)". In the second sketch Luka is wearing a mask that looks like a simplified version of a human skull. He smiles and gives a thumbs up. end id.]

[heres the photo overlaid on the lines in the second one]


By Suns And Stars | Ep 1: Start of a Long Year [A Dangerous Little Game]

Meet our protagonists in a slice-of-life style prologue before it all goes to pieces. And it does. Seriously what were you expecting.

[episode list] / [content warnings] / [transcript (wip)]


Note: The transcript is not, as of me typing this, finished. This is because I (fallow) have a lot on my plate already with editing the episodes and can't exactly cover everything myself. However we do want our story to be as accessible as possible. My kinda halfway solution is this: The document is open for others to work on, so if you have some spare time an energy/want to lend a hand go right on ahead and start transcribing! And if not that's chill too.

In any case, hope you enjoy!


fallow -

[id: a grayscale drawing (fountain pen on bristol board) of Mal, a human wearing large round glasses and a hooded coat. They are scowling with their teeth grit, nose wrinkled, and tears running down their face. Through one lens you see one of their eyes, entirely dark including the schlera. The other lens is filled by darkness, a distorted spiral, and a reflection of flames. They face straight towards the viewer. Their coat is clasped at the neck and the hood is up. A sort of glitch causes the edges of the hood to flicker to the side around their face. The space around their head is angry scribbles and crude drawings of knives and cross marks. Two semi-transparent hands are on their shoulders from behind, and bordered by fire come the words, "Focus. Focus. Focus the energy." end id.]


fallow -

[id: a black and white image, drawn with fountain pen and scanned in. It's a bust shot of Sunny, a human with a round face, wide nose, and a partially-shaved head, with longer hair on the top in tight curls. She wears a bandanna around her neck. Both her eyes are closed and she smiles and says, "Be OK, okay?" end id.]


fallow -

[id: a three-panel comic.

Mal as a child, maybe around ten years old, stands with their long dark hair messy over their face, wearing a t-shirt and jeans and holding a stuffed bunny in one arm. They're drawn in shades of blue. From out of frame, their mom asks, "Are you sure you want to bring Chuffles to school, hun?"

Mal clutches Chuffles tighter and nods silently as a sort of vivid darkness gathers around their head.

The third panel is golden and warm as Mal's mom stands smiling down at them. Her hair is pulled back in a ponytail and her face is kind. She says, "Alright. Ready?" and holds out a backpack.

end id.]


fallow -

thanks dad

Transcript- [audio from brooklyn 99]

Mal: "So again, your alibi is...a mysterious stranger handed you the gun, made you put your prints on it, robbed the store, and then hid the gun in your underpants." [A series of scribbles shows R doing these things except instead of robbing a store they kick Tina into a hall of mirrors.]

Zak: "Well yeah, if you say it like that it don't sound believable."

Mal: "Oh, hey Captain! Did you get my report on the Finley murder?"

Luka: "Uh, yeah I looked it over--nice work."

Mal: "Good. Thanks, Dad."

[silence. in the background Zak laughs so hard he falls out of his seat.]

Mal: "Why is everyone staring at me?"

(offscreen): "You just called Captain Holt 'Dad'. You said 'thanks, Dad'."

Mal: "What? No I didn't--I said 'thanks, man.'"

Luka: "Do you see me as a father figure, Peralta?" [In the last frame, text next to Mal's head says "maybe".]


fallow -

Mal doesn't know how much to tell.
Of course their patron has already told them the pact does not have to be secret, but still they have their doubts. They know he has their best interests in mind, and yet...he's so disconnected from this reality that they doubt he would understand. It's a sensitive thing, to reveal that your magic is not your own.
And Mal has just woken up from a very important dream.
How much can they tell before the others ask too many questions?

[keep reading]


Reference for Patron

he has a name but it has not been revealed yet ;), anyways this art is for my campaign Ashtonvilla high


Sukayla (SunnyxMikayla)

They are the cutest. Sunny is the human girl and Mikayla is the elf. Sunny is a paladin and Mikayla is a wizard


fallow -

the figure reaches out and holds your face in both hands. "Focus. What do you see?"

Mal takes another look yet it seems nothing has changed. "Still just space..."

The figure gets blurrier now. While at first they were an indescribable mote of light now they seem to be made of the blur of a faded photograph. Their gaze almost seems to be going through you. "Look harder."


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