I just joined this month and am amazed at the plethora of fascinating and original adventure ideas currently ongoing within this forum. I have attempted to join several games and I notice that I am, usually, unbearably late. Thankfully, the individual GMs have been more than willing to put up with my late arrivals. I have personally spent hours spinning up different and plausible ways to introduce my character in such a way that it seems brilliantly planned or, at least, not stupid. I know that my current situation is hardy unique, so what are some ways to decently introduce a late arrival? How about some good example stories? How late were they? Did they make a good entrance? Were you able to advance the plot with it? Or were they just inconvenient?