You little rascals will each start with 10,500 gp, by pathfinder rules. I'd allow pathfinder completely, but I don't have enough experience with it quite yet. I like the wealth system, though, which can be found here, maybe a third of the way down the page: (http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/gamemastering.html
_Resources allowed are only as follows:_
Everyone can use the core books, the Complete series, the Races of X series, and three other published 3.5 books of their choice.
Usually I allow less than this, but it seems that we all have some tricks up our sleeves, and I want to see them! Choose wisely!
No Tome of Magic
No Chainmail Bikini or Book of Erotic Fantasy, either.
As excited as I am to see everyone's characters, I also reserve the right to *veto any blatantly overpowered mechanics.* I WILL allow clerics the use of the Divine Metamagic Feat, though. If you want it, start workin' towards it!
Pre-existing membership in organizations is allowed, but it has to *make sense in regards to your character's life path* thus far. I doubt anyone will have any kind of following, be in a position of extreme power, or have access to extra wealth. Please discuss your ideas with me, though. Help me help you! (Especially if your build is dependent upon organization membership.)
You'll be using Elite Array, with a free ability point at first level, so that's
15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8 with a free +1 to allocate as you see fit. You can spend the +1 to instead raise the 8 to a 10.
Campaign Setting? Assume it's like Forgotten Realms. I'll allow access to any campaign setting's book if you take it as your freebie. This includes Forgotten Realms, you've gotta choose it as one of yours if you want feats from it. If there even are any, I don't know.
Monster races are discouraged. Talk to me if you must. Level Adjustment +1 is acceptable with humanoid races.