Solid. Very nice.With adults I would do these 3 things...
I don't want to leave the subjects taught at the school to the group as that provides some great variety throughout the genre, so the teacher's "job" would need to be like a secondary job apart from teaching lessons, but that should work alright: Headmistress, librarian, deputy headmaster etc. Or the other way round: you can guess a teacher's subject by their job. After all, I never understood why Mdm. Pomphrey didn't show the student's some healing charms.
For subject's I had an idea on thread over. Sort some magic disciplines into slots like this:
- Basic: This are the foundations taught to every mage.
- Advanced: These are complicated and mages will them learn in time, if and when they become masters.
- Elective: Not all mages will learn these, as they are not too useful, but you will find specialists. They likely make for jobs or professions in your magic society.
- Forbidden: These subjects are restricted. They are either are either considered dangerous to the user or to society. - Lost: This was possible in the old days. Not anymore.
Players might choose one subject based on their playbook. I don't have many playbook moves yet and I might start with a common pool of moves for a first trial. But the following archetypes might work:
- The Scion: You hail from an old noble family of mages. They expect great things from you. Put one subject into Lost. You have an heirloom that can produce a single trick from this subject.
- The Prodigy: You are a rising star. The school is happy to have you, they say. Put a subject into Basic. You have already mastered a hand full of tricks from it.
- The Barbarian: Your people might appear primitive, but they still remember bits and pieces of the Old Ways. Put a subject into Lost. You may try one trick from it's portfolio.
- The Crazy One: They say you are odd. Maybe. Put a subject into Advanced. Choose one trick from this subject. Your personal way to do it is: Gross - Spooky - Laborious - Weird.
- The ???: Your family is not rich, but you are good at what you do. Put a subject into Elective. You already know a trick from it.
- The Refugee: Your life was hard before the school took you in. It's a wonder how you fond magic for yourself. Put a subject into Basic. You have found a from it and you might use it without the tools and ceremony usually required.
- The Product: They made you. Maybe not from scratch; there might be a normal kid underneath. But those people had a plan. Place a subject into Forbidden. You know one trick from it.