So where does your Gamertag/Alias come from? The one I use privately is a play on “sassafras.” The one I use more publicly is straightforward: I’m the GM for the Lovelycraftians, and my name is Cassie.
What was the first game you were passionate about? Pokemon Blue. I played a lot of Super Mario Bros, but Pokemon was the first purchase I saved up and did chores for as a kid. My friends and I were thoroughly obsessed (and still play).
What was your first console? SNES. It was my parents’ console, but they let us play with them. I don’t remember a time I didn’t have a controller of some sort in my hands.
What is/are the game(s) that got you into gaming? Pokemon and Ocarina of Time. Kingdom Hearts was another big one, but that came later.
When & Why did you fall in love with gaming? Always have been, though I really started to care about them when I was old enough to get the stories going on in them. You get to interact with the story in a way other genres just don’t allow for, and I love that.
If you had a superpower, which would it be? My gut instincts are usually spot on about people, so it’d probably be something like telepathy. It’s probably better for everyone that I don’t have something like telekinesis.
What is your interest of yours outside of gaming? Podcasting, succulent keeping, pets, dinosaurs, horror, woodworking…I shouldn’t ever be bored, in theory.
What is something you love that not everyone knows? Real estate. Now if only I weren’t too poor to buy it…
What’s a video/tabletop game that you would recommend to people who don’t play video/tabletop games? Oh gosh, narrowing down is tough. Video games, probably a party game. Get the competition going with lower-stakes controls and customizations. Smash Bros? Mario Kart? Tabletop, I’ll always say Call of Cthulhu. Spooky, mystery, easier rolling systems. And I want more people to play with.
For the TTRPG players among us, who is your favorite character that you’ve created, and why? Gavin Irondarn is a monk who wields a sock full of rocks. He learned to knit to keep his sock sturdy, and he just travels around punching things and believing in the good in people, and I like that purity of purpose. Or a giraffe centaur spellcaster named Gira.
You are stuck in a board game/video game/ttrpg. Which is it and why? Jumanji, because I’m an idiot who can be tempted by bad ideas that way.
Who/What inspires you? My friends. Especially getting into the podcasting world, all the folx I’ve gotten to know are so insanely talented and creative that they inspire me to try for their levels. I could gush about them all day.
Where can we find you outside of RWoG? Anytime over on the Lovelycraftians podcast. You can also find me on Twitter @LovelyGM_Cassie. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to guest on other projects, so Twitter is the best place to stay up to date on that.