Dreadnought Despair is a sci-fi/comedy/murder mystery story about sixteen former students from a strange school for the unusually talented, trapped on a space station with a robot that tries to make them kill each other. It’s a Danganronpa fanfic only in a very loose sense of the term– it borrows parts of the setting, mechanics, and overall structure, but the plot and characters are all original content.
The majority of the story is written in a semi-script format inspired by old fan translations of the games (but hopefully prettier than an early 2010s forum post!) Story posts often have multiple branches to mimic the investigation and debate mechanics– unlike the games, though, there is no penalty for picking a “wrong” answer. In fact, I encourage you to read the extra dialogue!
There’s no real update schedule, but I’ll post on Mastodon, Tumblr, and Twitter when new posts go up, plus you can follow the RSS feed once I figure out how that works. Thanks for reading!
Dreadnought Despair is set in my own spin on the Danganronpa universe, borrowing more elements from the first two games than the later installments. If you’re curious about where it strays from canon, or haven’t played a Danganronpa game before, here’s a post about the details of the setting.
Hello! My name’s Amelia (she/they), and I teach piano by day and draw anime garbage by night. I’m a bit of an internet recluse these days, but I’m most likely to be found on my mastodon.art account or my art blog.