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Ashen Stars : Gumshoe Science Fiction (DEMO)

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Ashen Stars : Gumshoe Science Fiction (DEMO)

Gumshoe on Discord, Roll20

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 1 to 1 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Your ensign looks worried. ‘Sir, it’s worse than we thought. The alien shuttle pierced the side of the ship. We’ve locked off oxygen loss, but something alive is loose down there. It’s in the engine room, and...’ The ship shudders from explosions somewhere aft, alarms start blaring, and all the cockpit lights flicker off. ‘...and I think it’s trying to sabotage us.’ A short demo adventure of Ashen Stars.

Professional Game Master

Stephanie Bryant (mortaine)


37 Reviews

Published Writer
Women/Femme Identifying
Game Designer

40 years as a TTRPG player

20 years as a Game Master

65 games hosted

Brings Everything on Roll20, plus hundreds of indie games from kickstarters, DriveThru, and Itch. If there's a weird indie game you want to play, chances are I have it, or can get it to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

It's helpful if you are familiar with the GUMSHOE game mechanics, but not required. All characters and information will be provided. Microphone is required, and webcam is preferred. For online games: You will need a Roll20 account and a discord account. For in-person games: You will need a 6-sided die and a pencil.

What I provide

I'll have pre-generated characters available. If in person, I'll have extra dice to borrow and character sheets printouts.

Gameplay details

I use the X card, Lines and Veils, and Script Change safety tools. This adventure's content notes are: aliens!

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Pre-generated characters are provided for this demo adventure. You do not need to create characters for this adventure

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

Player reviews (37)

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