在D4niztic与Flambeworm370即现官方的理解中，Dustswap是“在Dusttale的基础上进行角色位置的Swap化”，为此，Flambeworm370提出了其Dust系项目的站位规则：整个项目只分为Sans位的“The Murderer/屠戮者”与Papyrus位的“The Follower/跟随者”，其中“屠戮者”代表在地底进行屠戮的怪物，而“跟随者”的概念则相对模糊，这样该位置上的角色既可以存活，也可以在死后作为幻觉或其他形式存在。在后续剧情的补充中，D4niztic又增加了Flowey与Temmie的换位。在Dustswap中，这些角色的位置变化全部取决于剧情的发展。
某个时间段，DreamChaserInk以Laura10211的身份，在DeviantArt上公布了该平台上首个标注为“Dustswap”的项目。据其本人在对D4niztic私信中的说辞，其制作的Dustswap是“直属于Underswap的AU，而非Underswap + Dusttale。”
2020年12月21日，D4niztic在DeviantArt上发布了其和Flambeworm370共同创作的Dustswap个人翻版的首张美术作品：“The Murderer and it's Mentor/屠戮者与他的导师”。
对于人类（或玩家）而言，其面对的主要困难来自于Papyrus在路上设置的种种谜题，并且它们全都在Papyrus的“喜好”之下修改了难度。在同Sans与Papyrus的战斗中，Papyrus的攻击方式会基于Undertale原作进行加强，而难以使用Gaster Blaster的Sans会使用另一种特殊武器：The Gauntlet of Deadly Terror。换言之，Sans的攻击手段将会是如图所示的加农炮、钢刺球与燃烧管等。
人类（或玩家）必须先摧毁The Gauntlet of Deadly Terror才有可能对Sans或Papyrus造成伤害，因为其中一个钢刺球会在人类试图进行攻击时反过来使人类负伤。
Another one, yes dustswap, yes we ain't changing it to whatever you guys want, it gonna keep being like this, but ey, at least there's a slightly reworked lore
the 4 or 5 images im gonna post are gonna be all archives for my dust aus and takes, along with the images itself giving some design updates i felt like were needed, while the description is gonna contain the actual concept behind the au, the lore of it and some additional info
Concept: The concept behind this au is adapting the concept of underswap, which is the change of roles to work with the dusttale enviroment, and by that i mean you'd actually swap the dusttale characters, instead of taking it's story and adding it onto underswap, so characters such as flowey, temmie, sans and papyrus swap due to it's lore
Lore: The lore is based around, again, dusttale renewed's new lore, but this time instead of sans doing anything during paps encounter with frisk, he actually does everything to prevent paps from getting closer to frisk after a while, and such so succeding But because of paps strong belief towards the human, he manages to convince sans to talk with someone more experienced, undyne being such person, she of course would be the perfect one to solve this problem But oh so papyrus thought wrong, undyne immediately telling papyrus that they need to finish off the human, not only to retrive their soul, but to also protect the rest of the monster kind from waterfall, hotland and etc. Paps would try to argue with undyne for minutes and minutes until undyne would have enough of paps stupid reasoning and try to move him out of her way, but paps would remain there, refusing to let her go before she acknowledged what he had to say, such discussion getting more and more spicy until undyne would try moving paps by force, ending up with a pretty heated fight between them, sans doing nothing more than trying to help paps a little, but not as much as you could expect But soon, as unexpected as it is, sans tries to talk with undyne as well, but as she was still angry and with her spear ready, as sans tried to tap her she immediately shoved her spear against sans head, shoving him away as he would suddenly disappear, not a single trace of sans being left, both paps and undyne being left jaw dropped as paps out of a sudden would thrown a strong enough attack against undyne, which was with her guard down, immediately killing the hero of the underground
The story would continue with paps going back home and staying locked on his room, wrapped around his blanket as he tried to calm himself down to see if he could even understand what just happened, until a creak on the front door could be heard, footsteps accompaning that sound until a small figure would appear on paps door, and there he was, sans with his hood up, covering a good part of his face along with his eyes After some resolvement and some discussion, sans would have an insane idea of paps doing that again, killing more monsters, if he managed to take down one of the strongest monsters of the underground, sans was sure he could take down the human if he got strong enough Paps was reluctant, but would slowly agree with sans, leaving his room, still wrapped around his blanket as it seemed to bring comfort to him as the journey would begin
The lore behind the temmie and flowey swap is that during one of the times where sans is teasing frisk while paps is left alone, paps ends up meeting up with flowey, and due to his empathy having already lowered down a little, along with kinda obeying what sans had told him, he tries to kill flowey, but for no avail, flowey would so hide away from the world, scared of what paps is becoming and what he might be doing Temmie in other hand would seek shelter with frisk after papyrus have had a little "visit" to the temmie village, which frisk would have to agree to let him follow them as sans had stolen his weapons, leaving frisk unable to kill temmie as, well, strangling didn't do the trick due to temmies massive softness
Oof, this story is long af, but eh, im used to writing really big texts and i like being detailed lol
Additional Info: Sans is unable to use most of his abilities, due to the hit given by undyne messing up his head pretty badly and leaving him with a splitting headache, which hurts umberably whenever he tries to teleport or use gravity attacks
Paps and sans fight would be the smallest part of the story, most of the difficulties on the game would be the various puzzles paps has set along his pass, while also changing other's puzzles to his "liking", while the fight would be based around paps throwing harder versions of his attacks, while sans would control the special weapon for the fight, the Gauntlet of Deadly Terror, meaning all of the attacks sans would do would be based around cannons, spikeballs, flaming tubes and etc.
Sans has a huge crack on his head, which he hides using the hood, while paps uses a blanket due to it bringing some sort of comfort and protection for him, and not only to prevent him from getting dust all over his clothes
In the fight, you'd need to destroy the Gauntlet before being able to hit both paps or sans, as the one of the spikeballs would swing right at the moment any attack would come, taking the damage instead
Both paps and sans does not use any "shiny eyes", sans isn't able to use his judgement eye due to the head trauma, while paps not having any eye despite his blood-shot googly eyes (disclaimer, the blood-shot has the same purpose as the red aura on dusttale sans' eyes, to show his gain of LV/EXP
If there's anything more you'd like to know, ask down in the comments
Please do not use this artwork anywhere without actual permission of mine, if i didn't allow you to use, it's most likely because i had a good reason to refuse, so please respect my choice and do not use this even after declining permission
Dusttale by: OSTEOPHILE Dustswap by: Me and Flambeworm370
- 屠戮者（The Murderer）。
- 追随者（The Follower）。
- Dustswap的剧情改自D4niztic与Flambeworm370此前创作的Dusttale个人翻版——Dusttale: Renewed。
- 作者D4niztic，DevianArt图源[Dustswap]，Twitter图源Mine and flambeworm's DUSTSWAP interpretation。
- "Not at all, just story and artwork."
——D4niztic, reply to kenTo7
- 详见【授权通知】— D4niztic/Decadent Society篇。
- "There being only two roles, the Murderer role (obviously), and the more vague 'Follower' role, the role is purposely left vague so that the person in this role could either be alive, or dead as a hallucination or some other figure."
——Flambeworm370, Dusttale and Dustswap
- "The concept behind this au is adapting the concept of underswap, which is the change of roles to work with the dusttale enviroment, and by that i mean you'd actually swap the dusttale characters, instead of taking it's story and adding it onto underswap, so characters such as flowey, temmie, sans and papyrus swap due to it's lore"
- "I can't copyright an au name lmao. You can do whatever and call it whatever you want, idc lol."
——D4niztic, reply to jahsehinyoass
- DeviantArt原址：giving away some Undertale AU ideas
- DeviantArt原址：[Outdated Dustswap] The Murderer and it's Mentor
- Twitter原址：Dustswap is now officially mine and flambe's
- DeviantArt原址：Dustswap Announcement (READ DESCRIPTION)
- DevianArt原址：[Dustswap] Reluctance
- DeviantArt原址：[Dustswap] Proper Reference Sheet
Twitter原址：made a proper reference sheet for canon dustswap
- "The lore is based around, again, dusttale renewed's new lore."
- "Paps and sans fight would be the smallest part of the story."