Are there any simplified methods for character creation?

A few friends of mine are interested in RPGs after hearing me talk about them, so I’ve offered to run a single-session game for them. These people are entirely new to TTRPGs (although one has done LARP before) and are familiar with LOTR-style fantasy settings, so I asked if they wanted me to make characters for them or if they wanted to make characters themselves, and they all said they’d like to make them themselves.

That said, I don’t want to overwhelm them with the (roughly) 160 pages on character creation in the PHB. Are there any simplified methods for creating a character?

How can you make character creation simpler?

I DM for some players who aren’t that into the game. My question is this: can I somehow make Character creation less writing heavy, and quicker and simpler for my beginning players? Each player has had to make at least three different characters, due to a new game being started or character deaths. They are getting kind of sick of it. I want to make it more enjoyable, short of making FastCharacters.

Any advice?

Item Creation Without Experience Points

Suppose you’re playing an RPG with item creation rules that require you to spend experience points as part of creating the item, such as D&D or Numenera. Suppose further that your gaming group has house-ruled experience points out of the game and the GM tells everyone when to level up as befits the story.

How can you still make it cost the players something to create items, when they don’t have experience points to pay up?

What happens if a creature eats food created by a College of Creation bard?

If a College of Creation bard uses their Performance of Creation to summon rations, and then eats the rations, will they still be hungry at the end of their next turn? What if they maintain the summoning for 10 minutes to extend its time to their bard level hours, then do the rations they summon fill creature’s hunger?

WordPress plugin blog creation

I’m trying to create a custom plugin for my website.

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it will show this fatal error.

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please help me to resolve these issues. Thank You

What is the “gauntlet” start system for character creation?

A while back in a stat discussion, someone mentioned that they used something called a “gauntlet” start for character creation. It was a post on Reddit, either for Kingmaker or regular Pathfinder.

I remember him saying that it made his stat array fixed to the point where he couldn’t even choose what went where, and he wanted advice on what class to pick as a result. Multiple people in the comments acknowledged its existence and a few even brought up their opinions on the system.

Sadly I can’t find anything on it, yet my curiosity is getting the best of me. There was a massive amount of equipment and unarmed strike stuff when I googled it, but in spite of excluding all that stuff I couldn’t find what I needed. (The post I saw originally did not mention equipment at any point, gauntlet or otherwise.)

What is the “gauntlet” start system for character creation?

Can creation create food?

I looked for any duplicates and didn’t find any, but if there is please let me know.

The spell creation states:

You pull wisps of Shadow material from the Shadowfell to create a nonliving object of vegetable matter within range – soft goods, rope, wood, or something similar. You can also use this spell to create mineral Objects such as stone, Crystal, or metal. The object created must be no larger than a 5-foot cube, and the object must be of a form and material that you have seen before.

Can food be considered a soft goods object made from vegetable matter?