We were discussing what character types our current group tend to gravitate to, so I thought I would repost this article and see what people think of it (almost seven years later):
The Naive Expert / Talented Innocent
This is one of my favorite character conceptions, someone who is very, very skilled in a specific field but naive about the greater world. These character are very good at what they do and very confident of their own abilities in their field and totally lost once they step out of that narrowly defined area. They are usually young and without much in the way of social or combat skills, at least at the start.
Why play this archetype?