Also, am I reading this right? 28 point buy? That seems pretty high, since I'm used to 15 points.
Nothing wrong with your eyesight.
It is a 28 point buy. It's above the average, but when I rolled out scores, 4 out of 5 sets, plus both sets from characters that I have seen, were well above that when converted into point buys. I think the average was in the upper 30's. So, even an old school straight 3D6, you were looking at near 28 points.
I would also point out that PC's should be a cut above the rest of their kind. I hesitate to use the term heroes, even if they may of shown heroic tendencies. This is because my view of heroes is that they are made, not born and a hero is, to me, an unfortunate person who was in the wrong place at the wrong time but did the right thing without thought to him/herself.
Anyway, everyone can certainly share generalized information about their college students. I THINK everyone has offered them by now. *tapping Muse* I would suggest a limited exchange at this point since no one has known each other for more than a few months of 4 or 5 weekly sessions of playing someone else. What you shared Melange, is fine though... Just don't become a mentat on me and start muttering about spice, lips and speeding the mind.
My general view of characters is that the majority of the character should remain a mystery for a variety of reasons. You do learn certain things via play, and the fantasy characters have been adventuring together for about 2 years IC time and know each other fairly well, but most will have something of a plot hook waitng for them in the wings that no one will expect if something is held back.
I would also announce that I have beeen contacted by two other players who have never shown up on this thread and may not.