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“WHERE dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water-rats;
There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berries
And of reddest stolen cherries.”
- W. B. Yeats "The Stolen Child"

They crave beauty, the people that live under the Hill. Are drawn to it, like moth to flame.

Sometimes they find it in a spider’s web beaded with dew. Or the silver-quick dart of a snake in the grass. In the music of the crickets, or the call of the owl at twilight.

But sometimes, they find beauty in an unlikely thing.

Sometimes, the people under the Hill find beauty in a human.

And what they admire, they must have.

But there are rules for these things, and something cannot be taken for nothing.

So when a human is brought away, led down the moonlight path and under the Hill to join the dance, another must be left in its place. To become, as best they can, the one that was taken away.


Under Hill, Over Hill is an epistolary game for two players, exploring what it is, to become someone else. A changeling and the human they have replaced exchange letters about their lives, and their belonging, or lack thereof.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorLaw of Names Media
GenreRole Playing
TagsFairy Tale, letter-writing, roleplaying-game, Two Player, writing


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Hi, love the concept of this and have just donated but the downloaded file is mostly unusable. (Example attached). Could you check this, please. 

…that’s weird. I have no idea what happened, but I’ll figure it out. Give me a couple days, and I’ll get you an actually useable pdf. Weird.

Hey, I can't seem to duplicate this error. Wherever I download the pdf it appears readable. I'm not sure how to fix it, because I can't figure out how to make it happen.

I can send you the pages as images, if that would be helpful? 

Hi, I had a thought and tried downloading this on a laptop rather than my mobile. I think this must have been a formatting thing as it works on a laptop. 

Sorry for giving you the run-around on this one. Thanks for checking and for offering to provide it as images.

Looking forward to playing this now.

I'm just glad it worked for you! Let me know if you run into any other weirdness, and I hope you enjoy it.