Hi again. I spent an inordinate amount of time on my sheet. Gonna take a break from it and probably work on it some more with a fresh mind later this week.
Relax and have fun, we're going to welcome you when you come back to it!
Heh, yeah. I have to agree with that, and that was the angle I took with it. But outside that, I would say the gloves were off unless a new bond was created.. Oh, the possibilities of this.
You are welcome to explore said possibilities
! I would even say the heretic idea that this is the point of the game and not learning Mandaquan for your Thrall...
I would advise in favour of having at least the beginning of a bond already formed with some other characters, though
How much can we make the background influence the char attributes and skills?
How viable and/or limited is this?
Basically, MadPanda answered it. I'm just going to expand on my own approach.
If you want to pull the "trained in distant lands" angle, go ahead, tell us what you feel your character should have. After all, the GMs can allow you to have a Quirk or skill from another race, if your background calls for it.
Of course, it's not going to be free, and some things simply cannot be learned, so we are going to decide on a case-by-case basis.