Thanks for your post Andrew, what do you think about the second character I posted? much less maxed out but also more balanced. Also what is the highest rating you can have starting out? I shall reiterate two things, 1 I have never played before, ever, and 2 I am only using the main rule book for everything I don't think the GM uses any other books. Not sure if you posted anything from other books but I want to be clear so I don't bring something that is a total waste.