Circumstances demand I start running two campaigns at once.
Which means everybody needs a second character.
For some people, especially new players, this is tough because that first character is their D&D character. Like that's them.
What they are interested in about fake medieval europe is entirely encapsulated in that character and they haven't yet become fascinated by something else.
For some people, it takes a while to feel like whatever need or urge is being fulfilled by pretending to be this little medieval person has been fulfilled enough that they can happily be some other and fundamentally different medieval person.
Frankie rolled up a brand new sneaky dark elf rogue the other day. The only difference from her last PC was her stats were worse. That didn't strike her as too terribly fun.
KK is so totally the right person to be a barbarian werewolf that I'm not entirely sure if she'll wanna go any other way, either.
Were you like that when you started? Or did you immediately start going in a million different directions?
If you were, when did your interests grow, if at all?