Corra Linnen-Zulfura (main)
Enix Synth (Episode 13, “Kingdom pt. 1: Setup”; Episode 14, “Kingdom pt. 2: The Con”)
Elizabet “Izzy” Faulknen (Episode 11, “Dread pt. 1”; Episode 12, “Dread pt. 2”)
Ada “June” Styles (Kingdom Game #2 – not yet aired)
A little about me…
I am currently going to grad school to become a librarian, and I am honestly still a little in shock that that’s something you have to do. I already work in a library, but I wanna work in a library as a master, I suppose. I also enjoy web design. I made this website! When it comes to hobbies, I am not that interesting. I like tabletop gaming, board games, video games…. generally, just games? I also enjoy fiber arts, and I have several ongoing embroidery, cross stitch, and kumihimo projects ongoing basically all the time.
Where can you find me?
How long have you been playing tabletop RPGs?
I have always been a fan of board and card games, but I was not introduced to tabletop RPGs until college. My first tabletop experience was in Savage Worlds. I played with a group for a couple years in 2010. After that, I didn’t play again until 2016. This time using the Dungeon World system. Then, in 2017, we started Luume, and I finally played D&D for the first time.
What is your favorite type of character to play?
I typically go for the two-handed, heavy-hitting characters, and I like playing them for ease of attacks. When you get into magics (which I have done with Corra) there becomes a lot to manage and think about. Plus, I think hard-hitting characters do not have to be fighting-focused only, but they can actually have very involved back stories and can be pretty fun to play around with.
What do you enjoy most about playing Corra?
My favorite part of playing Corra has been watching her evolve over time. As I’m sure most characters do, she started with a pretty developed backstory, but her future was a mystery to me. I never could have predicted the direction her development would go, but I absolutely love the person she has become.
When making a character, where do you generally start?
This is probably stupid, but I usually start with a name. I have an entire spreadsheet of names I want to use and names I have used in the past. I think that a name can provide so much insight to who the character is and can really shape what direction you go with them.
Do you have any advice for people who might be interested in either gaming or podcasting (or both) but don’t know where to start?
In regards to gaming, my greatest characters have come from creative brainstorming sessions. I would highly recommend getting together with your friends, or even your DM (which is what happened with making Corra), to shoot ideas and talk through what you may be overlooking. Are certain parts of your character’s backstory underdeveloped? Are there details that clash? Having an outside perspective always helps.
When it comes to podcasting, I would say getting used to hearing your own voice over recording is a very hard thing to do. You initially want to hate everything about it, but don’t let that stop you. Odds are, you sound fine, you’re just not used to hearing yourself.