Characters for this campaign are created using a point-buy system. You get 27 Stat points to spend on stats and 3 Char points to spend on classes, races, traits, feats, or alignments.
Basically, everyone starts as a human 2nd level commoner but you can spend points to start as a better class or a different race.
Spending the 3 Char points:
It costs 1/2 point to start as half-orc, dwarf, half-elf or halfling, 1 point to start as gnome or elf, 1.5 points to start as some other Core or Base race and 2 points plus GM approval to start as something else.
It costs 1/2 point to start as Expert, Warrior or Adept; 1 point to start as Aristocrat (which comes with a free trait of Nobility), 1 point to start as standard Pathfinder Core class, 1.5 points for any other base class, and 2 points plus GM approval to start as some class from some other book. The new hybrid classes are barred until I read the book which probably won’t be before this game starts. Everyone starts at 2nd level only 100 pts from going up to 3rd level and if both of your levels are the same class, you only have to buy one. If they are different, you have to buy both of them.
GM may assign a negative trait and/or experience point debt for really oddball races or classes.
Starting experience is 100 pts from going up to 3rd level. Starting 1000 pts from going up to 3rd will get you another 1/2 Char point to spend.
(Starting NPC class levels can be converted to PC class levels at the cost of 1000 experience points which can be taken as debt. This can be done after 3rd level is achieved.)
An extra trait costs 1/2 point, an extra starting feat costs 1 point (one only). Traits and feats from other than the Pathfinder core or base books cost double.
It costs 1 Char point or 1 Stat point to start as any Evil alignment but you get a bonus feat and a negative trait (GM choice) as well.
It costs 2 Char points to buy an extra Stat point so you can start at 28 Stat points if you wish.
You can buy an extra 1/2 Char point by taking a negative trait with GM approval but if you do, you can’t also buy an extra Stat point.
Stat points are spent according to the rules on Page 16 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. You can convert one Stat point to one Char point but one only.
Starting wealth, characters get stuff and coins to begin with according to following table:
500 gp Monks, Commoners
1000 gp Druids, Sorcerers, Wizards, Adepts
1500 gp Barbarians, Bards, Other
2000 gp Cleric, Rogue, Experts
2500 gp Fighters, Paladins, Rangers, Gunslingers, Aristocrats
This is incredibly generous so don’t nag me for more money. Oh, all right, you can buy an extra 40% for 1/2 Char point.
Starting characters should all know each other and agree on a story as to why. They all grew up in the same village or orphanage. They all belong to a falconry club. They all work part-time in the same bar. Pick something. The GM will assign a free group feat or trait for a good story.