Wow. We started our campaign this weekend with a character creation session. It was so much fun.
I made some tweaks to what I originally posted (http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2q4uw?Would-you-want-to-play-this-campaign) though not nearly as many as I had intended to make, but the players were excited and thats what I wanted.
I know I can fill in the rest as we move along.
I dont know how typical character generation sessions go, back in my AD&D days we made characters on our own and then met to play at a friends house.
As I have a lot of inexperienced players I didnt want to overwhelm them and as I have no experience as GM I didnt want to overwhelm me, so we kept it to the core races and base classes.
For about 15 minutes or so it looked like I was going to have an entire party of half-elf rogues.
I tried not to influence their decisions too much. I told them that if the entire party wanted to be the same race that was fine with me. And I also told them that I wasnt worried about having one of every class in the party.
if there was a class missing we would work thru it and that would be part of the fun of the game.
As it turns out, i have a party of humans and half-elves. 2 rogues, one cleric, one paladin and one ranger.
We still have one more guy to get a character for as he couldnt make the session. And I will let him play whatever he wants without influencing his decision.
Being as I am new to GMing, I hope to be able to pick the brains of all you creative types on here.
I have some plot points and story ideas but I am going to need help fleshing them out and making them make sense.
I also have several character background stories I need to work with and connect.
One of the most challenging is a pre-written background that I offered my players and one took the hook. the back ground is:
"The last thing you remember is waking up this morning. You have no idea who you are or where you came from and a strange tattoo covers your left arm. All you have are the clothes on your back and and torn piece of parchment stuffed in your pocket written on in a language you dont understand."
The guy that took this is playing a paladin. He came up with some suggestions about what might be in his background but I will also be looking to see what I can do with it.