Would you handle all the rolls? One of the games I observed had the players stating their intended action, and the DM actually punching in the numbers in to the dice roller and posting the results.
For the most part players will roll there own dice. With such exceptions as looking for as merely passing a secret door (an elf) or disarming a trap as examples. Of course I will make such known in game as we go along.
So far the cast;
dnd3edm1 - Elven bard, human side down in luck burger flipper individual.
Callie Del Noire - Aasimar bloodline sorceress, a gambler as human.
Partial tentative commitment;
slavenumber689 - a bard
lorcan - half orc
Phantasmatical - brainstorming a concept
Ryuka Tana - ?
Marlow - ?
Also with the question of cross gender playing. That is fine, and ultimately in the hands of the entire cast. Which if taken a step farther in concepts. A player could have a dude in the real world, example some delivery truck driver. But crossing over he becomes a she a fair elven maiden or perhaps just a human damsel. Which could lead to some interesting role play situations and events.