He's not exactly sure how it happened, but one day the image of a business swordsman popped into Joseph's head and wouldn't go away. Then came various iterations of a mercenary businessman. He spent hours (yes, actual hours) thinking through a role-playing game (RPG) based on the concept. Items, weapons, armor, upgrades, skill trees, story; all that jazz.
Thankfully (or not, depending on your perspective), he's not a programmer, so this game won't be happening. We do have these pretty cool characters to use for Dungeons and Dragons later, though.