Carved in Stone

Explore Early Medieval Scotland Through New Eyes

Welcome to Pictland

Carved in Stone will be the start of a series of books, aiming to open up 7th century Scotland to folk from all over the world, allowing them to explore history through storytelling games, such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Our project hopes to shine a new light on the founding origins of the Scotland we know today. Through resources and games, we aim to enable everyone to actively explore their past. Providing the opportunity to become Pictish, rather than memorising facts about them, is the heart of what Carved in Stone hopes to achieve.

Welcome to Pictland

Carved in Stone will be the start of a series of books, aiming to open up 7th century Scotland to folk from all over the world, allowing them to explore history through storytelling games, such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Our project hopes to shine a new light on the founding origins of the Scotland we know today. Through resources and games, we aim to enable everyone to actively explore their past. Providing the opportunity to become Pictish, rather than memorising facts about them, is the heart of what Carved in Stone hopes to achieve.

Welcome to Pictland

Carved in Stone will be the start of a series of books, aiming to open up 7th century Scotland to folk from all over the world, allowing them to explore history through storytelling games, such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Our project hopes to shine a new light on the founding origins of the Scotland we know today. Through resources and games, we aim to enable everyone to actively explore their past. Providing the opportunity to become Pictish, rather than memorising facts about them, is the heart of what Carved in Stone hopes to achieve.

Our principles are Innovation, Collaboration and Inclusion, and we use these to guide how we address challenges that face four of Scotland’s key sectors:

  • Providing fairly paid and constructive work to entry-level creatives. Using the privilege of these opportunities to platform unheard voices from Scotland’s communities, develop their portfolios, and support their careers.

 

Empowering students to actively explore their past by giving them tools to delve into and understand the latest research on their own terms. Making these tools accessible to as many learners as possible, consciously addressing differences in needs.

  • Inviting previously excluded perspectives to extrapolate, discuss and question the latest research from the forefront of Archaeology. Bringing Scotland’s rich past, in all facets, into the public consciousness.

Help connect all of society to its past by contextualising historic sites, challenging misconceptions, and supporting reflection on identity, disability, society. Celebrating the cultural melting pot that Scotland has always been, and should continue to be.

Our principles are Innovation, Collaboration and Inclusion, and we use these to guide how we address challenges that face four of Scotland’s key sectors:

  • Providing fairly paid and constructive work to entry-level creatives. Using the privilege of these opportunities to platform unheard voices from Scotland’s communities, develop their portfolios, and support their careers.

 

Empowering students to actively explore their past by giving them tools to delve into and understand the latest research on their own terms. Making these tools accessible to as many learners as possible, consciously addressing differences in needs.

  • Inviting previously excluded perspectives to extrapolate, discuss and question the latest research from the forefront of Archaeology. Bringing Scotland’s rich past, in all facets, into the public consciousness.

Help connect all of society to its past by contextualising historic sites, challenging misconceptions, and supporting reflection on identity, disability, society. Celebrating the cultural melting pot that Scotland has always been, and should continue to be.

Our principles are Innovation, Collaboration and Inclusion, and we use these to guide how we address challenges that face four of Scotland’s key sectors:

  • Providing fairly paid and constructive work to entry-level creatives. Using the privilege of these opportunities to platform unheard voices from Scotland’s communities, develop their portfolios, and support their careers.

 

Empowering students to actively explore their past by giving them tools to delve into and understand the latest research on their own terms. Making these tools accessible to as many learners as possible, consciously addressing differences in needs.

  • Inviting previously excluded perspectives to extrapolate, discuss and question the latest research from the forefront of Archaeology. Bringing Scotland’s rich past, in all facets, into the public consciousness.

Help connect all of society to its past by contextualising historic sites, challenging misconceptions, and supporting reflection on identity, disability, society. Celebrating the cultural melting pot that Scotland has always been, and should continue to be.

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Keep up to date with Carved in Stone, including the upcoming Kickstarter, freelance opportunities, and tantalising Pictish history.


Opportunities

Freelance Illustrator Portfolio Drop

We are currently open to portfolio submissions from freelance artists. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new talent. All work commissioned by Dungeons on a Dime is fairly paid, and proudly credited, aiming is to uplift and upskill those we work with.

We hope to connect artists with PhD Archaeologists, facilitating new interpretations of Scotland's past. Expect to be given a wide variety of historical sources, and have briefs where your inspiration is valued.

Completing the google form linked below should take about 10 minutes. Completion is not a guarantee of work, or a personalised response.

https://forms.gle/kiN6zb4pshk9h4sy9

Freelance Writer Portfolio Drop

In the future, we plan to accept submissions from freelance writers. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new and/or unpublished talent.

Freelance writers will be brought on to highlight their unique perspective and interpretations of history in areas our core team are unsuited to lead, such as sex, gender, race, disability, and other important topics in contemporary history.

Watch this space for more details.

Opportunities

Freelance Illustrator Portfolio Drop

We are currently open to portfolio submissions from freelance artists. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new talent. All work commissioned by Dungeons on a Dime is fairly paid, and proudly credited, aiming is to uplift and upskill those we work with.

We hope to connect artists with PhD Archaeologists, facilitating new interpretations of Scotland's past. Expect to be given a wide variety of historical sources, and have briefs where your inspiration is valued.

Completing the google form linked below should take about 10 minutes. Completion is not a guarantee of work, or a personalised response.

https://forms.gle/kiN6zb4pshk9h4sy9

Freelance Writer Portfolio Drop

In the future, we plan to accept submissions from freelance writers. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new and/or unpublished talent.

Freelance writers will be brought on to highlight their unique perspective and interpretations of history in areas our core team are unsuited to lead, such as sex, gender, race, disability, and other important topics in contemporary history.

Watch this space for more details.

Opportunities

Freelance Illustrator Portfolio Drop

We are currently open to portfolio submissions from freelance artists. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new talent. All work commissioned by Dungeons on a Dime is fairly paid, and proudly credited, aiming is to uplift and upskill those we work with.

We hope to connect artists with PhD Archaeologists, facilitating new interpretations of Scotland's past. Expect to be given a wide variety of historical sources, and have briefs where your inspiration is valued.

Completing the google form linked below should take about 10 minutes. Completion is not a guarantee of work, or a personalised response.

https://forms.gle/kiN6zb4pshk9h4sy9

Freelance Writer Portfolio Drop

In the future, we plan to accept submissions from freelance writers. In line with the project's goals, we will be prioritising marginalised, Scottish and new and/or unpublished talent.

Freelance writers will be brought on to highlight their unique perspective and interpretations of history in areas our core team are unsuited to lead, such as sex, gender, race, disability, and other important topics in contemporary history.

Watch this space for more details.