Welcome to Variant Ventures!
Whether you are a first-time or seasoned adventurer, creator, and overall table-top role-playing game lover, we want to welcome you to Variant Ventures (VV) where through the magic of storytelling, we can make the world a better place.
My name is Kait (she/her), and I am the founder and creator of Variant Ventures. Currently, I am also the Chief Creative Officer and President of VV.
First and foremost, I wanted to give a special thanks to the team at Variant Ventures for helping to make this dream of mine a reality. It’s been roughly 2 years since the idea of Variant Ventures came to be and though it was a solo effort in the infantile stages of development, their support and conjoined efforts have made all of this possible. Thank you, J, Berry, Rory, and Liz.
Next, I want to share with you who I am and what you can expect from Variant Ventures.
I am a Storyteller and Creator looking to create connections through storytelling with others. Having grown up in the Midwest and moved all around the East Coast for work, school, and major life events, I was trying to find a place to belong. I soon realized that my purpose in this brief life did not lie in the places that I worked, but in the people that surrounded me and in the beauty of creating and storytelling. Currently, I spearhead the Variant Ventures Shop, which has been an amazing experience alone, but I wanted to create something bigger.
While creating my shop I frequently felt like white noise or a teeny tiny voice amongst large corporations who had the financial capabilities to run endless ad campaigns and felt unheard in the marketplace. I figured there MUST be others who feel the same way! It’s hard to know who to trust online and feel heard. So “How do we make this better?”
With the help of my team, we began the process of creating the Variant Ventures site and Artisans Guild to help small shops and creators connect with each other and potential clients in an easy, safe, and less saturated environment online.
All of us here at Variant Ventures are HUGE on community outreach and support. Through fundraisers, special online and in-person events, and general support for fellow Variants, we hope to help various groups and programs to make the world a better place. You will soon find an ever-expanding list of charities we support on our site, variant-ventures.com. To learn more about these charities, stay tuned for an entire article dedicated to outlining who we support and why.
At Variant Ventures our mission is to provide the resources and support for collaborative story-builders at all levels of experience, ability, and backgrounds — through collaboration with passionate, talented individuals along with our own products and services to inspire and entertain our community.
To help you better understand how and why we do what we do here is a look at our Code of Ethics:
At VV, We expect all members of Variant Ventures, including our business partners, to operate by the same values featured in our mission statement in their judgment and behavior. Open communication and expression should be guided by the desire for a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative working environment.
We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical differences.
We conduct ourselves in a kind and professional manner so that we may foster a creative working environment. We believe in the Golden Rule of “treat others in the way you want to be treated.” This principle extends to each interaction we have and in every communication, we put forth.
We operate in an environment of honesty and transparency. This includes our internal operations, our relationships with our partners, and our business and communications within the community.
We comply with all local, state, and federal laws and requirements in all areas in which we operate. In addition, we only operate with businesses or in partnerships that operate in full accordance with the law.
We operate under the principles of objectivity and fairness. As such, we work to reduce favoritism at all levels of decision-making within the company.
We stand by our products, our communications, and the decisions we make as a company. If necessary we take the appropriate steps to fix any mistakes that are made. We also own up to our limitations and ask for help when needed to ensure we operate at our best.
We find strength in diversity. Sharing differing viewpoints and perspectives is a key element to creativity and conquering new challenges. We are a community that is strongest when we all work in harmony. Communication is key, as such, all members are expected to keep open and timely communication when collaborating with Variant Ventures or other craftspersons, artists, and partners.
We hope you enjoy your time with Variant Ventures as you get to know us through our growing pains and beyond, but we can’t wait for what the future holds for Variant Ventures. The adventure begins…
-Kait of VV ????