Greetings Traveler, and welcome to the DOTS Guild! Our Guild is home to wonderful individuals who are passionate about being a force of good in the land. Our members span across many different ranks, each one having their own part to play in keeping our mission moving forward. We are actively recruiting new members and have many positions available. Some ranks require a small donation to be made to the guild to help cover costs, while others are available on a volunteer basis. Below you will find a list of our ranks as well as current guild members. If you have any interest in joining any of the ranks listed below, please provide the Guild Master with your application or submit your donation to begin your patronage.
Guild Master Jess
Originally the Social Media Sorcerer, Jess (she/her) moved up in the ranks and now leads the DOTS Guild. She has her hands in everything the Guild does, working to keep all aspects moving forward. From recruiting new Guild Members to seeking out new members of the DOTS Family, partnering with new companies and organizations to finding places to donate to and get involved with, and the never ending tasks of problem solving, managing, marketing, and planning for the future, you can always find her hard at work somewhere.
Master Artificer Joey
Joey (he/him) is responsible for many technical aspects of the DOTS Guild. He takes a hands on approach to his Research and Development work, designing new dice models, tokens, and other tactile gaming aids. He keeps many moving parts moving as they should, maintaining the 3D printers, braille embosser, and programs necessary to complete all our projects. His brain is always running, crafting new ideas, items, and solutions for obstacles we need to overcome.
Master Seneschal Tyler
Tyler (they/them) shines behind the scenes for the DOTS Guild. One of the first people a new Guild Member will meet, they focus on running Operations. They help keep projects on track by working closely with all Guild Members on their assigned tasks as well as planning out new ones. Tyler uses their life experience with disabilities to guide the Guild in the right direction with everything from new ideas to fine tuning existing ones. Their voice is a driving force moving things forward and keeping us connected.
Master Wordsmith Lilah
Lilah (she/her) is responsible for communications which includes blog posts, social media, emails, and more. Though not experienced with accessibility needs or the disabled community, Lilah does not hesitate to educate herself. She has the ability to organize everything she touches and is helping us grow and improve so we can be at our best. Lilah brings a lot of love, passion, and enthusiasm to the Guild, aspiring to create her own nonprofit in the future to help underprivileged youth.
Master Polymath Tawney
Tawney (she/her) brings with her many different areas of expertise to help us be more effective and efficient. She offers assistance on countless tasks, lending her knowledge and experience to those working on Encoder and Limner projects as well as partnering with Tyler and Lilah to keep everything organized and moving in the right direction. Tawney's eagerness to be involved with the Guild in it's entirety makes her a wonderful go-to person.
Aid the Guild Leaders in designing new items to be crafted for the community. Share your knowledge, experiences, and history to help makes lives easier for all.
Work with a Sage developing maps that are optimized for embossing to be included in tomes being worked on. Existing maps will be provided from original text.
A specific part of the DOTS guild, ASL for RPG is working on creating universal sign language for terms used in games. Work closely with us to invent these new signs based on community feedback.
Encoders: Alex, Anna, Ari, Cindy, Danielle, Gladyn, Jeff, Jills, Joe, Joel, Kristen, Mimsy, Mysty, TJ
Help spread the word of the DOTS Guild and it's charitable efforts, sharing news, events, and updates with the citizens of this land and others.
Heralds: Anna, Danielle, Kris, Michael, Mimsy
Work with a Sage, helping them illuminate the tomes they have completed. Take existing imagery and provide detailed descriptions to be included in the final volumes.
No braille knowledge necessary, looking for sighted individuals to provide image descriptions for artwork in texts being transcribed into braille.
Limners: Anna, Ari, Austin, Cindy, Elspeth, Jeff, Joss, Kai, Kris, Kristen, Kristen, Mimsy, Rachel, Samantha, Sammy, Stilts, Tina
Transcribe provided works, preparing them for creation as tactile volumes.
Braille Blaster (free software) or similar required
Sages: Cindy, Elspeth, Veronica
Post provided missives to local merchants and organizations, inviting them to join the DOTS Family.
Scribes: Anna, Carrie, Daniel, Elspeth, Kris, Mike, Natalie, Rachel, Rhi
Following in the footsteps of the most famous artists and sculptors who have shared their skills with the DOTS Guild, put your sketching or modeling talents to use. Help bring ideas from Artificers to life and craft new items to help the community.
You put others before yourself, seeking only to help those in need.
Fund sets of braille dice to be donated to a member of the DOTS Family
Those who create for others deserve a place of honor in our halls.
As part of our new public "Favored Artisans" posts, patrons at this tier and higher will be eligible to be selected for a feature post. Once per month, we will randomly select a patron and highlight the work they are doing. If a patron doesn't wish to be featured or isn't a content creator, they can recommend another creator or organization for us to feature instead. This tier will also receive the Bard's Tale and Initiate's Visions
Artisans: Evan, Hawke, Joss, Pete, Robert, Shannon, Thomas
Moving beyond Initiate rank, you are granted time with the Traveling Bard who shares Tales of Adventure chronicling the creation of the DOTS Guild.
Squires receive these stories in long poem form, written by J. Hevel
Squires: Katherine, Natalie, Victoria
Train with the blacksmiths of Die Hard Forge and gain access to new weapons.
One random 7 piece polymer set from Die Hard Dice every month
Apprentices: Amanda, Brandon, Cas, Danielle, Gloria, Katy, Meg, Mike, Nicolas, Rachel
Your time training at the Die Hard Forge has paid off, and you are able to craft even better weapons for your adventures.
One random 7 piece metal set from Die Hard Dice every month.
Blacksmiths: Dublin, Toby
New guild members are granted the power of foresight, learning what will happen in the near future.
Initiates receive visions of behind the scenes updates, detailing what we're working on that hasn't yet been released to the public
Initiates: Alaina, Cass, David, Gerard, Lisamarie, Simon, Stephanie, Urban Cripple