Dear Gods...Take a day to spend with the grandbabies and this thread explodes! Thanks, Hellion, for stepping in.
Shihong, your character and background were wonderful!
At this point, we have:
I'll be starting with more than the usual amount of players, and I'm doing this for two reasons. The first, in my experience, there are a lot of dropouts after the first few battles, exp. The second: if everyone sticks around, you'll want those extra players later when we start getting into the meat of this campaign.
I'd like to get this game up and running by Friday, so any character sheets/alterations need to be in by then.