Also sprach Jeff Rients:
Personally I loathe all the canonical cheating methods. I think there are two and exactly two legit ways to generate scores for D&D characters:
1) 3d6 in order
2) write down whatever numbers you like
Anybody stuck on “wants to play a X” should be using the second method. I’ve used this method before. One guy wrote down all 18’s, including 18/00 Str. Somehow, we all survived the experience.