Instruments:2d6, Deck of Cards
Expansive Skies is a short, sweet, constellation creation game! You first roll 2d6 to determine how many stars are in your constellation, then draw a playing card, check the suit, and determine what it looks like.
Game Content WarningsThese are content warnings that are from the game prompts and are present in all playthroughs.
Playthrough Content WarningsThese are content warnings specific to this playthrough only.
Word Count: 436 Played: Nov 4, 2022
Expansive Skies by Somewhere With Stories Instruments: 2d6, Deck of Cards
Card: Queen, Something from a Story
Story: One day an antelope was born and it was only as big as your thumb. But despite its size, it had big dreams, and wished to climb to the highest building. When it was on top, it saw the tallest mountains, so it climbed higher and higher. When it was at the top, it saw the stars in the sky, and wished to climb even taller. It was small enough to ride the wind and climb the clouds, and climbed high into the sky and became a constellation.
Card: 9, A musical Instrument
A set of 3 drums from a small southern island, where traditionally they are built to be square instead of round.
Card: 2, a sea creature
This constellation depicts a large titan trapped under a whirlpool in the far reaches of the ocean. Legends say when the stars move that the titan will one day be free.
Card: 8, A weapon
A terrible, curved kukri, used by the hunters of the gods. This serves as a warning not to blaspheme or break oaths.
Card: 5, A plant
A small flower growing in a field. This represents the story of the sole surviving plant after an eruption from the largest volcano in the world.
Card: 7, an Ornament
This constellation shows a hairpin that was the favorite of an empress of a kingdom long sunk below the sands. Some people try to use it as a way to find this kingdom, but it has never worked.
Card: 7, an Ornament
A small string of pearls that is hung above a door frame to ward off the evils of the sea.
Card: King, something from a dream
A single line of stars that stretch all across the sky. Some people say it’s a spear, others say it's a ribbon, but those who remember know it’s the only lasting reminder of the Obelisk.
Card: 9, a musical instrument
Long ago a small brave child played a lyre to make a raging beast fall asleep.
Card: 6, a dance
Near the center of the world, people have a grand celebration when a baby is first able to stand to dance with their parents.