Step Zero - The Baseline
Skills: Score of 10 in all skills
Skill cap: 40
Karma Capabilities: 3
Step One - Character Background
All characters automatically start with the background of Pilot Trained and choose four more to determine starting skills, enhancements, and other bonuses. A character may defer Pilot Trained for another background pick with the approval of the GM, but this can complicate the player's ability to freely travel, and is not suitable for all campaigns.
See the EDRPG Character Backgrounds page for a full list of available backgrounds.