I’ve got a player who really wants to play an older character, an former Dwarf Captain who left the military to go into private business in a different trade. Now, per the standard burning process, such a character turns out to be 7-8 lifepaths, utterly eclipsing the other 3-4 lifepath characters in the campaign.
Is there an established rule or tactic to play more aged character concepts without utterly outclassing younger PC’s? My trick for it was to burn the character normally, but only give the player the traits and skill points for the most recent lifepaths, handwaving it as earlier skills getting rusty or forgotten. I figure it’ll work, but I’d like to hear other folks’ thoughts.