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Jessica Catalan








Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada




Blogger, Freelancer

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About meloriel

Hello, Stranger!

Thanks for stopping by!

Who am I? Good question!

I’m a wife and a mother. I’m Canadian. I’m a student of anthropology who put her studies on hold to have a family. I love to read and write. I used to draw, but haven’t had time for that in years. I spend my days surrounded by young children–both mine and my brother’s. I love games of all kinds: board games, video games, card games. I play Magic: the Gathering with my husband and brother. I play Pokemon with my kids. I’m a long-time player and GM of d20 games. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons, Starfinder, Pathfinder, Tails of Equestria, Traveller, and BESM, although Pathfinder and Starfinder are my games of choice. I play in person with my family, and recently began playing online through play-by-post. I'm a budding freelance RPG writer, and recently had the honour of writing a quest for the Starfinder Society. I'm currently working on a variety of unannounced projects.

I love the stories and the characters d20 games bring out in us. I love the collaboration it requires. The creativity. The shared triumph. I love sharing the games with my family. My siblings, my husband, and now my children. I love watching them roll their dice in their little hands, bouncing in excitement at the table. I love watching them count on their fingers, or write tallies on the table to figure out if they hit the sneaky goblin with their sword or their spell. I love when instead of telling me what they do, they show me. They leap out of their chairs and act out their turns, hopping around in excitement. I love the joy in their eyes when they manage to befriend yet another animal to add to their menagerie–even though the last thing I want is another pet to help them control.

I love d20 games. I love how they bring us together, and how they inspire us to create, and imagine, and cooperate.

My name is Jessica.

Want to get to know a bit about me? Check out my blog d20 Diaries! You can also follow me on facebook, instagram, and twitter!


Freelance Work

Contributing Author for Hard Wired Island, a retrofuture cyberpunk roleplaying game.

Unannounced Project (Pathfinder Second Edition)

Unannounced Project (Starfinder Roleplaying Game)

Unannounced Project (Pathfinder Second Edition)

Unannounced Project (Starfinder Roleplaying Game)

Unannounced Project (Starfinder Roleplaying Game)

Unannounced Project (Pathfinder Second Edition)

Unannounced Project (Rusted Iron Games, PF2e 3PP)

Contributing Author for Starfinder Society Scenario #2-03: The Withering World

Contributing Author for Wayfinder #19: Destination: Absalom Station ('Victims of the Vat Gardens,' 'Ghost Level Delver,' and 'Scrounger')

Worked as an editor for Realms of Atrothia: Legacy Races Revisited by Sunburst Games

Freelance Writer for the upcoming Realms of Atrothia: Primary Expansion currently in development by Sunburst Games.


Design Challenges

Winner of Paizo's Evil Iconics Design Challenge with Evil Lini

Honourable Mention in Paizo's Rasputin Redesigned Challenge: with Occultist Rasputin

Entrant in Paizo's Stranger Things Design Challenge with Eleven


Pathfinder Society Player Boons:
Each of the following boons may be used once per player for any of her characters. After that boon has been used, cross it off the Chronicle Sheet.

Liar's Intuition: The more thoroughly you dupe your enemies, the more thoroughly you can see through their lies. For the duration of one scenario, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus on Sense Motive checks for 1 hour against any creature that you have successfully deceived using the bluff skill. For every additional successful lie you tell that creature, the bonus increases by +1 (maximum +5). You can only benefit from this boon against one creature at a given time.