I ran Skogenby over the weekend as a sort of practice run for the convention this weekend.
The party was Beren, Varg, Taika and Karolina.
I gave Karolina to the newest roleplayer as an easier character to play but when it came to it she felt like one of the hardest. The other characters have some degree of overlap with their skills which allows them to support each other whereas Karolina’s skill set is very specific and she’s alone for most tests.
In camp (the inexperienced party panicked and decided to camp immediately after becoming hungry and thirsty after turn 4) she and Varg both had an extra check. Varg asked me for suggestions and I came up with brewing a potion, Karolina had hunted a couple of rats already to feed the party but that’s her instinct so she asked what she could do too. In the end I suggested she mentor a character with fighting and she chose Varg but it was a failure due to his high nature so she came out of camp with the angry condition.
Later Beren (the party leader) suggested rushing Jora and putting a large sack over her, but when lobbying for help Karolina was afraid. After looking into it Beren said it’d be better for Karolina to test and receive assistance instead which then felt weird even though they succeeded. By Describe to Live I should have kept Beren testing but felt bad for impotent Karolina.
In the confrontation with Hathor Vash she also sat out the banish conflict holding Jora tight.
Any tips for how I can support new players in playing this character?