In my earlier post today – Newest Bundle of Holding – 2020 Birthday Bundle – February 21, 2020, I talked about the nonprofit DOTS RPG Project. I posted about the project a couple of times in the past – DOTS RPG Project August 15, 2019; and DOTS RPG Project Dice Shop. While the initial focus of the nonprofit was for blind and visual impaired individuals, over time they have extended the focus to include all individuals with disabilities.
Official DOTS RPG Project – https://www.dotsrpg.org/
The below is from Shapeways – https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dots-rpg-project-dice-shop. If you have access to a 3D printer, you can get the files from DOTS RPG Project. If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you can order the dice, at cost, from Shapeways or DOTS RPG Project. They are not cheap.
Our goal at the DOTS RPG Project is to make gaming accessories available for the visually impaired. We have set up this shop for those people who do not have access to a 3D printer. Please note that all prices shown are simply what Shapeways charges, I have not marked up the prices a single penny. If you have access to a 3D printer, all of our models (.stl) files are available for free on our website – (free for personal use only and may not be resold). Here are the links if you’re in a hurry :).
Some history of the DOTS RPG Project – https://www.dotsrpg.org/about
The DOTS RPG Project was created when Jack wanted to find a way to make tabletop role playing games (TTRPGs) easier for his blind friend, D. Jack realized the need not only for rulebooks, but various gaming aids like HP trackers, markers, and of course dice. What began and remains a fully altruistic endeavor, Jack spent months learning braille so he would be able to produce these items himself. With the help of their local gaming group Jack was able to raise funds to get a braille embosser to provide D with his own rulebooks and sheets for various games. Working closely with D every step of the way, they got started on how to best design braille and tactile dice for visually impaired players. Thanks to many different individuals who have volunteered countless hours of their free time to this project, it finally became a reality. The dice mentioned in this video are one of the first versions; with a line inside the braille cell and the numbers engraved on the face next to the braille. With the feedback D gave here those elements were removed to make it easier for him to read. The braille dice have now gone through two other style changes, the final of which he never got to test.
Unfortunately D passed away in January of 2018, before DOTS made it out to the public. He is no longer here to share in our excitement as we get in touch with game companies, developers, and many others that love our project, but we know that his light and love is shining down upon us with every step! The DOTS RPG Project is his legacy and we continue on in his memory, working towards improving accessibility in gaming for all individuals.
Social media links:
Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3541185
Discord channel: can’t find the link, but is mentioned on the Patron link below.
PayPal – donate button on the website