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Katrina Ostrander

writer and editor



Katrina has served as editor for over a dozen media tie-in novellas spanning multiple genres including cyberpunk, fantasy, Lovecraftian horror, and science fiction. She has worked with emerging writers as well as New York Times–bestselling authors. As the Creative Director of Story and Setting for Fantasy Flight Games, she oversees the internal and licensed development of proprietary IPs, including Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings. Before that, she served as FFG’s fiction editor and developed Golden Geek–nominated adventures in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game line.


Besides her work as an editor of tie-in fiction and developer of IPs, she has written for or developed over a dozen roleplaying game products, including adventures, supplements, and core rulebooks. Her most recent credits include authorship of the “Winter’s Embrace” and “Wedding at Kyotei Castle” adventures, as well as design and development on the core rulebook of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game line.

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Writing Credits

Age of Sigmar Roleplay
  • Soulbound Rulebook
Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying
  • Winter’s Embrace
  • “Wedding at Kyotei Castle”
  • Core Rulebook
Legend of the Five Rings Fiction
  • “Truth and Lies”
  • “Violence Behind Courtliness”
  • “Caged Birds”
  • “A Season of War”
  • “Smokeless Fire”
  • “A Most Suitable Teacher”
Other Roleplaying Games
  • Genesys Roleplaying Core Rulebook
  • Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
  • Age of Rebellion Beginner Game
  • Rogue Trader: Faith and Coin

Development Credits

Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying
  • Emerald Empire
  • Core Rulebook
  • Beta Rulebook
Star Wars Roleplaying
  • Mask of the Pirate Queen
  • Fly Casual
  • Lords of Nal Hutta
  • “Rescue at Glare Peak”
  • Onslaught at Arda I
  • The Jewel of Javin
  • Beyond the Rim
  • “Under a Black Sun”
Other Products
  • The Investigators of Arkham Horror
  • The Worlds of Android
  • Realms of Terrinoth

Editorial Credits

Android Fiction
  • Undercity by Richard Lee Byers
  • Exodus by Lisa Farrell
  • Monster Slayer by Daniel Lovat Clark
  • Monitor by Leigh Alexander
Arkham Horror Fiction
  • Blood of Baalshandor by Richard Lee Byers
  • The Deep Gate by Chris A. Jackson
  • To Fight the Black Wind by Jennifer Brozek
  • The Dirge of Reason by Graeme Davis
  • Ire of the Void by Richard Lee Byers
  • Hour of the Huntress by Dave Gross
Legend of the Five Rings Fiction
  • Trail of Shadows by D.G. Laderoute
  • The Eternal Knot by Marie Brennan
  • Across the Burning Sands by Daniel Lovat Clark
  • Whispers of Shadow and Steel by Mari Murdock
  • The Sword and the Spirits by Robert Denton III
  • First Scroll: Fiction from the Core Set by Various Authors

About Me

Katrina Ostrander is a writer, editor, worldbuilder, and game master who works full-time in the tabletop games industry for Fantasy Flight Games.  She graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Japanese. As a New York expat, she went through a crash course in Midwestern passive-aggression and landed in the Twin Cities.

When she’s between projects, she enjoys running as many different RPG systems as she can get her hands on, drinking her husband’s craft beer, going to metal concerts, and singing karaoke. She writes advice and how-to articles relating to gamemastering, adventure design, writing tips, and more at, and her work has appeared on the Geek & Sundry blog.

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