Owner, Writer, Editor, Blogger, Customer Service
The Family Cleric
Short Bio: Rebecca (formally Kiel) has been working in the world of tabletop games since 2016, with multiple published works under her belt. She writes for the GameJoy blog, here on Birch + Bat, and writes the majority of the PDFs we have available. Always has a new game concept she’s telling the rest of the family, but never has enough time to actually run all of these ideas while still being able to find time to live.
Favorite Tabletop Things: Drawing maps, making new characters, running online games, Curse of Strahd, and doing voices as a game master.
Favorite Character Played: Rose Royce, half-elf noble who moonlights as a rogue.
Favorite Gaming Snacks: Tortilla chips and salsa
Artist, Designer, Web Developer
The Family Bard
Short Bio: Arella is responsible for every art design you see on our merchandise. From the D20s to the Milkshakes, all of them are her creations! She also helps with maintaining site layouts, the ordering and printing of products, and handling the back end of the store. She’s a huge Ravenloft nerd, and takes way too much joy in her growing collection of it. If she isn’t DMing a Ravenloft game, we know something’s wrong.
Favorite Tabletop Things: Romancing NPCs, drawing characters, making playlists for campaigns.
Favorite Character Played: Prianna Rein, half-Vistani bard who uses cooking and culinary skills as her bardic abilities.
Favorite Gaming Snacks: Honey-roasted peanuts
Delilah “Lala” Anne
Overseer, Chief Food Chomper, Queen of Sits
The Family Druid
Short Bio: Delilah was abandoned outside when she was just a kitten, and became a permanent member of the household not long after. She is now eight years old, and wants to be a part of everything in the business, from order packing to sitting in on calls or family meetings. Her favorite place to sleep is on the bed, or the very top of her cat tree, and she has a rivalry with the local magpie (nicknamed “King Magpie” for his magnificent tail) that likes to swoop the window she sits in.
Favorite Tabletop Things: Sitting on character sheets, sitting on maps, bopping miniatures with her paw, begging for human food.
Favorite Gaming Snacks: Wild West-flavored cat treats, the water that comes out of tuna fish cans, and shredded cheese.
Matilda “Tilly” May
Future Olympic Runner for Team Canada
The Family Rogue
Short Bio: Matilda was adopted from the local Humane Society during quarantine 2020, and has beautiful blue eyes and a caramel stripe on her tail that helps her get away with anything. She is our least effective employee, preferring wrestles, tackles, and bunny-kicks to actual work. She’s the most communicative member of the house, preferring tiny trills to let you know she’s ready for pets, or playing with her favorite toys. If she isn’t running at top speeds, she’s curled up in her donut bed.
Favorite Tabletop Things: The Chaotic Alignment, pretending she knows the Dash skill, and knocking over every book or game screen in sight.
Favorite Gaming Snacks: Stolen meats from a human’s sandwich, stolen pasta from a human’s pasta bowl, whatever her sister is eating.