Articles By Author - Christina Stiles

Madman at the Collegium

This past fall, I pulled off the greatest and sweetest Diplomacy check of my life: I convinced the Department of English at Winthrop University, where I am an instructor, that a course on writing narrative for tabletop roleplaying games would make a great addition to the department’s writing courses. It so happens that my acting chair had been looking for another writing class offering to aid the majors in completing their degree requirements,...

Christina’s First Gen Con Ever!

For the past several days, I’ve been searching for words to describe my first Gen Con experience. I’ve been a writer for well over a decade now, and words have utterly failed me. One now does come to mind, however: WOW!!!! That’s succinct, I know. Yet it accurately encompasses the extent of this massive event for me. But, I’ll expand on that. First, I have to say how overwhelmed I was by the kindness many of you showed me in answering my pleas...

Saints of Mavros: St. Brigantia

Another saint awaits inclusion in your campaign! Today’s article brings you St. Brigantia, courtesy of Christina, and a reminder to check out the Midgard Tales Kickstarter before it ends. The clerics of Mavros number his saints at 20, and the 25 Martial Books of Mavros, the god’s holy texts, are replete with tales of their deeds. Among these 20 saints, St. Brigantia of Valera and Saint Whiteskull of Bratislor, have attained godhood in...

Saints of Mavros: St. Whiteskull of Bratislor

The kobolds have been working hard on several projects (as usual). You can see some of the fruits of their past labor in today’s column, and you can join in on the fun of creating new fodder for your gaming table in the Midgard Tales Kickstarter. Take a peek at this saint by Christina! St. Whiteskull of Bratislor Legion Lord, Dwarf Slayer, He Who Chooses War over Hunger, the Skull of Bratislor, the Sword of the Imperium, the Warring Ghoul...

Batter Up!

Minion #7, leader of the Journeys to the Western Ocean project, has been called up to the big leagues! Yep, I’m pinch-hitting on the Kobold Quarterly magazine staff, batting for Editorial Assistant Christopher Bodan in KQ #21! I can already hear the roar of the crowds as I step up to the plate—or maybe that’s loud booing I’m hearing. Ah, either way, it doesn’t bother me. You can’t keep a good kobold down, after all. Heck, I’ll take your thrown...

Mnemosyne

As part of the Journeys to the West project that’s currently in progress, Christina Stiles came up with the following description (with patron input) for the goddess Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne plays an important role in the Western Ocean’s story, since she rules the mysterious Morphoi Isle, and she is the wife of Nethus, the god the Kammaens have chained in Straboli. The Kammaens also stole Mnemosyne’s memories, a safety measure taken to ensure they...

No Picnic for Heroes

The Setup The peaceful village of Holfston is experiencing problems with insects—giant ant men to be exact. The villagers believe something has disturbed these creatures, pushing them out of their normal hunting grounds and into the village. The militia has fought hard to stave them off, but ant raiders recently wounded three farmers and absconded with two village children. The ant men are scouting for new territory, food sources, and slave...

Journeys to the West: The Isle of Morphoi and Its Creatures (Part 3)

In our ongoing look at the Isle of Morphoi, we take a look at the Nethysule, which has been illustrated by Chris McFann. You can venture beyond the jump now to read the entire entry, and then head over to the Journeys to the West Kickstarter and join the crew if you want to see more about this area of the world! You can also take a look at the Part 1 and Part 2, plus maps. Nethysule This blue-purple-skinned humanoid wields a quarterstaff. It...

Journeys to the West: Sneak Peek at Maps!

And we have met launch status, my friends, but there’s so much more we want to do on this journey before we embark, so keep those pledges coming! Let’s set sail with style and panache. My commodores and captains expect some nice digs, after all. We’ll get the best ship, fill the cargo with foodstuffs and trade goods, hire us some mercenaries (red shirts, cough), waylay…er convince more sailors to join us—and we’ll explore this vast ocean! The...

Journeys to the West: The Isle of Morphoi and Its Creatures (Part 2)

Journey back to the Isle of Morphoi and spend some time with the creature for which the island is named. Designer Christina Stiles has provided you with some statistics and Chris McFann has illustrated this creature so that you can begin your seafaring adventures right this second. Of course, if you want more, you should set sail for the Journeys to the West Kickstarter page and make a pledge. (We thank those of you who have already joined the...

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