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"Okay, so what character are you going to play?"
"I'm a peasant named Kikuchiyo."
"You decided to play a peasant in a game set in feudal Japan? You do understand the problems this brings, right? Like not being allowed to carry weapons or stand up to those of higher birth."
"Yeah, see, he really wants to be a samurai, so he decided to become one. He got himself a false birth certificate and a sword and pretended to be a samurai."
"You have no ranks in bluff, though. And getting caught will most likely get you killed."
"He's not a very convincing liar. He mostly gets by on raw charisma."
"Also, I'm not exactly sure what kind of weapon you're using, because I'm pretty sure 'big-ass katana' isn't in the manual."
"Oh, it's a homebrewed weapon. Basically, Kikuchiyo carries around this giant two-handed sword to look like a badass."
"But he only has commoner levels. He doesn't have the skill to use a normal katana, much less a two-handed one. That has to be an exotic weapon at least, so you'll take a hell of a lot of penalties for using it."
"Like I said, he gets by on his charm."
"You do realize others will probably be pissed at how useless he is, don't you?"
"Goddamn it, he gets by on his charm!"
"Okay, so let me get this straight. You're playing a character with no levels in any kind of combat class, with no actual useful skills, who carries a sword he can barely lift, much less swing properly. Is that about right?"
"Well, when you put it that way, of course it'll sound bad!"
"You know what? I don't even care any more. Steve is playing some twinked out the ass ronin swordsman, and the rest of the characters are basically Paul's bitches for some reason."