Kingdoms of Kalamar: The Death of Kings
Kathie plays Astrid—the elvish wizard from the capitol of Dodera—and is our newest player, having had experience with a Vampire: The Masquerade game our group had run prior to this one—but, that only for maybe a half dozen sessions. She’s brought a new enthusiasm for the game for everyone and provided interesting conflict for the group and the story. Playing an estranged elf (from other elves) and one in Kalamar itself (where there are not very many of her kind anyway), a former childhood thief and pickpocket raised to magical study… all of that has been a very clever and storyful series of events.
From a GM standpoint, her playing in this campaign has been more natural and interesting, even with the complications of it being a brand new system (to everyone, certainly her her) and her taking on the Wizard role (casters, while streamlined for 5th edition, are still more complex than most fighting types). Her opinion on the classic caster will be a great contrast to the long-experienced-with-old-edition players who have done it. We’ll have an audio interview posted here with Kathie in the upcoming week.