level 0 characters are defined mostly by their occupation, if not almost exclusively. They have nothing else anyway. So whenever a player says "Rodrigo does this or that", everyone goes "who?" and the guy playing Rodrigo says "the butcher", then everyone goes "oh, yeah".
I'm thinking of playing a funnel where we don't bother to roll stats until the characters reach first level, and for pretty much this reason. Everyone gets a +0 to do everything. Then you reach first level and stats emerge at the same time as "real" hit dice, etc.
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