Hello! We're Dimension 20: Burrow's End's Aabria Iyengar and Michael Schaubach - AMA!
We’re Aabria Iyengar (Game Master of Dimension 20: Burrow’s End, along with past series Misfits & Magic and A Court of Fey & Flowers) and Michael Schaubach (director of Dimension 20: Burrow’s End and…pretty much every Dimension 20 series). In case you didn’t know, Dimension 20 is an anthology TTRPG actualplay series show on Dropout.tv, and this is its 20th season! It’s a story that’s one part Watership Down, another part Annihilation, and a sprinkling of The Secret of NIMH (and a few other things that will become apparent later on). It’s also just a story about a family of stoats trying to make their way in an unforgiving world. In case you’re only lightly familiar with D&D shows, this one might be a bit more approachable - it’s only 10 episodes long, has a lot of visual flair, and is edited. You can find episode 1 for free on the Dimension 20 Youtube here, and the trailer for the season here.
We’ve both been with the show for a while now - Michael has been with the show since its very first episode, and Aabria came aboard as a player in 2020’s Pirates of Leviathan. Michael also has directed the upcoming actualplay series DesiQuest (from another Dimension 20 GM, Jasmine Bhullar), and Aabria is seen frequently on Critical Role and the audio storytelling podcast she hosts with Brennan Lee Mulligan, Erika Ishii, and Lou Wilson, Worlds Beyond Number.
We’re here to answer any and all of your questions - about Dimension 20, Burrow’s End, TTRPGs, D&D, stoats, and everything in-between!
Edit: we've gotta run! Thank you for ALL of your questions, your thoughtfulness, and the general good vibes going on in here. Don't forget to watch Burrow's End on Dropout, listen to Worlds Beyond Number on your podcast apps, and appreciate the nasty art team here at Dimension 20!