After spross and Tammy arrived just before 1:00 pm, we sat and chatted for a few minutes, and caught up on the week. Then we got down to character generation for Polaris RPG. I started off by talking to the players about the game world, gave them an overview of everywhere and some of the important elements of the game, and explained to them the basic game mechanics. After answering some questions the players had (almost none, to be honest), we got down to the character generation process. This initial step of character creation took a little over an hour, and was time well spent.
I went through an overview of the process of character creation, and the players were a bit intimidated, but said that it didn't sound too bad. SteveR was a bit nervous about the math involved (though it really isn't all that confusing or convoluted), and the players seemed to have a good time of it. Since the characters aren't complete yet, all I can say is that there's a typical mix for the two players for the game.
SteveR - SteveR had a good idea of what he wanted to play, and settled on a Scholar from the Mediterranean Union, who specialises in history. I'm not sure what else he's got for the character, as he doesn't talk at all when creating a character, and this was pretty much his normal style.
Tammy - Tammy debated several options in terms of the character, and decided to create a Smuggler from the Coral Republic. She seems to have an interesting perspective for the character, but I'm not sure where it's leading her.
The players worked on their characters for a good 4-3/4 hours, but aren't finished putting their Professional Skills and other aspects together yet, so there's work yet to do next week, and I figure it may take another session to wrap up their character creation.
Overall, a decent session of character creation, but I'm not sure yet what I've got in these two player characters, so that'll have to wait until next week.
If anyone has any questions about the character creation process for the Polaris RPG, please don't hesitate to ask. :)