It turns out I have a lot of time to muse while sitting at my desk at work. Anyways, I’m still solidifying my ideas before I go ahead and post my concept for a story, but I’m honestly a little unsure of how to go about the PC’s background. This story is set in modern times, and I need a reason for the PC to end up at the location of the setting. My original idea was for the PC to be a student, but the idea later became a little… lackluster to me. There’s just so many student PC stories, you know? While it would certainly allow the player to define their character better, it doesn’t offer as much potential to the story as a set profession. So that brings me to the question of the topic: would it be safer to stick with a typical character origin that offers more fluidity when it comes to defining the PC (i.e. college/high school student studying x, y, or z), or is it worth the risk to restrict the player’s choice to just one profession?