So the book says something to the effect that “other people may call themselves a wizard, but you are only ‘real’ wizard”.
I’ve seen it written that the PCs are truly unique and that there is only one fighter, only one paladin, etc, etc.
My question is why?
What’s the benefit of there being only 1 Ranger in the world?
What would be so terrible about an NPC cleric?
Especially when the fiction would dictate there be more. A wizards guild. A Paladins Order. A Thieves Syndicate. You get the idea.
Or is all this really supposed to mean that there should only be one example of a given player-character class at the game table at one time?