|My name is Guybrush Threepwood and I'm a mighty pirate!|
|In the end, it's all about the Rapier!|
Let me upfront and say that I never understood why D&D seemed to have an obsession with the rapier. I first noticed it in Third Edition, where rapiers suddenly became this exotic sword every thief wanted to become proficient in. Since then, I continue to see it pop up in various capacities, always with something that makes it better than the standard longsword or shortsword.
Obviously, Guybrush uses a rapier so he's likely to be some sort of a rogue or another. The choice to make him an Essentials Thief came about because simply because I find the stick-and-move thief more interesting than the original. There is still the thought process of "how do I get combat advantage this turn?" but less of the fuss over At-Will attack powers. Perhaps, a future Monkey Island character will utilize the PHB Rogue. Le Chuck, anybody?