#9: Proper Training
As I said, I had to explain how they got there... or at least cover the fact that the Foot being in the past had reasoning more than "off screen, they warped through..."
On the matter of Darkmoon, again, he's a grizzled old gamer. This one just so happened to make a good, all-around character. It's an issue any time you game, honestly: do you make a specific character type honed for one type of situation who is, conversely not that great in other situations (Katrina, as a sorceress, is an example of this). Or, do you make a well rounded character who's not great at anything, but not truly terrible either?
Darkmoon is that all around average. He's gotten good at being average over the years, but he's still not great at anything. At all.

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.