on May 13th, 2013 at 06:52 pm
The exact same problem many role-players run into when they try to run a character that's smarter/more experienced/more educated than they are.
After all, it's fairly difficult to do a several century old, near Genius Elven Mage proper justice when you are in reality an only somewhat literate, teenager, with at best a slightly above average IQ.
This is not to slam said teenager, it's just a basic reality. And I have seen it (mostly) pulled off successfully...not often, mind you, but I have seen it.