I am writing this because I found that there are problems with understanding the chargen process. My first chargen went over pretty bad with a sheet that was mostly garbage in the end; and a fellow newbie had big problems to grasp the system. There is already a Player Guide concerning chargen in place; it is recommended to read all the userguides!
The chargen player guide is a (not so) small walkthrough which is great if you understand RP concepts and the DSS skill concept. But here I want to lay things down on a more basic level.
Why read this?
I helped a fellow newbie through the character and background generation process; it needed a good hour of paging back and forth. If you read this carefully, it might save you that time.