If I knew the system I would play, given that I have no idea what your guys using I guess I can't join. I would just like to say that I wish you luck and look forward to read it.
--This ''MMO universe'' is a VR world like .Hack or the Matrix and does not have magic. There are no fireballs or healing spells. It's pure skill with a weapon. There are ''Sword Skills'' that are combos or signature moves associated with those skills. The TV show emphasizes them with colored ribbons of light. (It gets complicated later because higher level weapons and Sword Skills can have elemental attributes attached to them to give those ''magic effects''. It's still essentially your ability with a weapon.)
--There is no revive or resurrection. Mr. Akihiko (the lead engineer of the Nerve Headgear hardware and designer of SAO) has trapped us along with about ten thousand others within his MMO world for his own twisted jollies and whims. If we die in the game, we die in real life as the headgear microwaves our brains. The Headgear prevents us from moving our real bodies (hope you were in a comfy chair or bed). Anyone in the real world trying to remove it, activates the killswitch all the same. The only way out is to climb the 100 levels and win. It's WOW Hardcore mode. (Again it gets a little complicated because there are rumors of super rare resurrection items. The TV show had only one during a special event)
--Oh, another thing. Mr. Akihiko has revealed everyone's real world face. What you look like in the real world is how you appear in the game. No guys get to pose as girls (unless they are in drag). That 10 foot tall barbarian in any other game is actually 4'7'' and 16 years old.
--On page 3 is a list of something like 50 skills ranging from weapons, to armor, to crafting, to searching, etc. just choose 7 of them for now.
--for your five stats of strength, agility, endurance, resistance and luck: there are no numbers. just put ''1 excellent, 1 good, 2 fairs and 1 poor'' into each stat. It's the only part with ''hard rules'' at the moment. These let us have a quick look at what your character is all about. your great in one aspect to let another person shine somewhere else and flawed in another, because having flaws makes characters interesting.
--For your Sword Skills, make 4 cool sounding names that a low level character would have and gives us an idea of what that Sword Skill is all about. We just started out, so we only know how to activate a few special moves. (look at my character sheet for reference). At level 7 an axe wielder would have Overhead Cleave
or Pommel Smash
not Diabolical Dice
or Fire Sweep
. A spear user would have Hard Thrust
and a shield user would have Studdering Bash
or Quick Block
. Anyone who looks at those skills has a good idea what to expect from them.
--The HP number. Arbitrary, but kind of base it off your endurance stat. Poor HP is 70, Excellent HP is 180 to give you an idea. It's a trope of the genre.
--Same with equipment and items. Totally made up, but in tune with gear you'd associate as low level in an MMO. (You'd have Bronze or Iron, not Mythril or SpiderSteel)
That's essentially it. It's not hard. I had more trouble finding pictures and writing it all down than actually deciding anything.