Alicia’s dream is to become a famous fantasy author someday, but for now she settles for playing epic Curses & Catacombs adventures with her friends in the Tactics Club. Alicia is shy and often feels out of place on campus, so she holds on tightly to the friends she does have. Even though she’s uncomfortable in many social situations, she tries hard to mediate and make sure everyone can get along. In her C&C adventures, Alicia plays Anjaya, a powerful elemental mage who tries to solve problems with tactics and creativity instead of violence.
Colin is the founder of the Tactics Club and its most devoted supporter. As a longtime fan of Curses & Catacombs, Colin knows absolutely everything about the fantasy tabletop game down to the most minute detail — and he won’t hesitate to tell you about it! Colin is often the subject of bullying at school, but he’s worked hard not to let it affect him, believing that someday his hard work and intelligence will put him far above those that tease him now. Colin plays the stalwart defender Eodwald, a noble paladin who stands firmly between his friends and the forces of evil.
Jacob is happy spending every minute of every day fighting to bring down The Man… unless it seems like it’s going to be a lot of effort, in which case he’d rather just chill. An expert prankster known for graffitiing school property, Jacob has strong convictions, even if sometimes he’s not quite sure what he’s rebelling against. His Curses & Catacombs character, Roguespierre Trotsky Guevara (Roguey for short), is a crafty rogue who causes mayhem by moving both enemies and allies around the board.
Principal Enfield is the guiding hand behind prestigious Wintermoor Academy. Once a true believer in the Peace and Love movement, Enfield has since become somewhat embittered with the world. Though he tries to keep up a happy face for his students, there are clearly darker motives at work within the school. This becomes apparent when Enfield suddenly announces a school-wide snowball tournament that is mandatory for all clubs. Why is he holding this tournament? Does he really feel the need to find the “Ultimate Club?” What does Enfield truly hope to gain?
As a self-proclaimed Psychic Detective, Jania is driven to protect Wintermoor Academy from any sort of evil, including uncertainty and self-doubt. Boundlessly enthusiastic, earnest, and decisive, she expects that same attitude from others. While she can come across as bossy and overbearing, Jania really just wants to help her fellow students be the best possible version of themselves. When playing C&C, Jania assumes the role of Janya the Psychomancer. The Psychomancer class is often banned by Catacomb Masters for being way too powerful, but Jania insists that Janya is a wonderful dramatic character based in some subtle ways on Jania herself.
Batu is an international student from Mongolia. His parents were political dissidents and fled to the United States to escape persecution when Batu was younger. Although Batu’s English is very good, he is self-conscious about his ability to communicate, and this makes him very shy. He can get excited, however, when he starts talking about one of his favorite subjects: art, architecture, and horses. When playing C&C, Batu assumes the role of Sir Ardemaine, a traditional heroic mounted knight with a traditional Mongolian aesthetic. Batu plays Sir Ardemaine as fearless and chivalrous, ready to stand up for what’s right.