"And with that sword... what?"
"Why kill the dragon? I have nothing against it."
"How will you get the sword?"
"I dunno. Maybe I could ask for it."
"Where's the Challenge in that?"
"Challenge? Bugger that! I bet the dragon is bored out of its mind guarding a stupid sword."
"And I reckon it'll be pissed off at all these people trying to kill it. How about I just ask it for the sword?"
Well, I suppose- NO! No that is just totally wrong! You can't just complete a Quest by ASKING for the item!"
"It's the rules!"
"Not my rules mate! I'm off to have a chat to the dragon. Seeya."
"Hang on- No, wait!. Come back! Oh sod it all. I'll be pissed off if he does get that bloody sword."
( the result of an IRC discussion about cliched stories.)