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A tabletop supplemental of crafting and magic for Fifth Edition games
A tabletop supplemental of crafting and magic for Fifth Edition games
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DOTS RPG

Posted by Astrolago Press (Creator)
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Shortly after the publication of Faerie Fire, we were approached by the wonderful folks at the DOTS RPG Project with advice on how to make our books more accessible. DOTS is a non profit organization creating tactile dice, including fully braille polyhedral dice. They've built (and continue to build) a network of accessibility-friendly publishers, developers, conventions, and locations--and we've been lucky enough to find ourselves now counted among that number. 

Alt text: a rainbow-colored set of polyhedral die with tactile, braille demarcations for each number. The DOTS RPG Project logo is imposed above the dice.
Alt text: a rainbow-colored set of polyhedral die with tactile, braille demarcations for each number. The DOTS RPG Project logo is imposed above the dice.

It's thanks to DOTS that we have the resources we need to not only make Faerie Fire and Witch+Craft more accessible, but also we can delightedly announce that both books are being translated into hard copy braille editions. Faerie Fire is already well in development, and Witch+Craft will be following in its footsteps. 

We even have a screencap of what the braille manuscript for Faerie Fire looks like in development:

Alt Text: a screengrab of braille transcription software juxtaposing the English text to its braille transcript, side-by-side
Alt Text: a screengrab of braille transcription software juxtaposing the English text to its braille transcript, side-by-side

In DOTS' own words:

DOTS is empowering the visually impaired as well as individuals with other disabilities to run, play, and experience the magic of table top role playing with complete independence.

We're so grateful to DOTS for their incredible work, as well as their advice and support in making Faerie Fire and Witch+Craft more accessible to everyone. Thank you, DOTS!

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    1. Erin Prizant on

      I'm delighted to see the dedication your team puts towards things like accessibility. Faerie Fire having a section talking about consent, gender identity, and sexuality was like a breath of fresh air in my life and seeing that thoughtfulness continued in the areas of accessibility makes me proud to have backed y'all. You're doing good.

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      Casey Dilg on

      yessssss, I love Dots, and I love yall, and I'm so happy to see you working together. rock on