I have been plotting away at a WIP for awhile and want to include a few specific story threads based on which race the player starts as in my fantasy game. The problem with this is, I do not know if I’m taking to much freedom away with theses choices. The player choice dose not just decide their race, but also that specific persons history by default.
For an example if they decide to pick human, they are the child of a pair of renowned adventurers who have long since gone missing and they were raised by their grandparents to age. But if they pick elf, they are are a war orphan from a distant land who had been taken in by the grandparents. (the central start point is being raised by this pair).
In addition many of the storyline’s also feel gender specific. Such as the human should always be a young male, the elf a young female. But again this takes to much freedom away. Am I simply over complicating the situation by sticking to theses predefined history’s? They are very key to my game… as I wanted each racial pick to have a specific and personal quest unique linked to them in the world.
Any thoughts on this would be great. I wan’t to decide a course of action before I get to invested in my current course.