As mentioned in the top post, one purpose of this game is to test to see if people prefer the "Earthdawn by FASA" roll20 character sheet to the sheet we used previously. Going forward we might use the new sheets, or return to the old depending upon feedback.
We will not be messing up the existing roll20 campaign space by temporarily changing the sheets. Thus for this game we will be using a temporary campaign space. Those who sign up for this campaign (and anybody else interested in the new sheets), please join the following campaign.
You should find a character with your name on it that you can edit.
The character sheet has a wiki guide, that you can look at if you need to, but in general, enter your name and the character name at the top, then on the core tab enter the character race and discipline. Then adjust the AP column (it is green) until your attributes are correct.
The one very important part that is not obvious, is that the character MUST be LINKED.
Now is probably a good time to link your Token. This is very important. At the top of your character sheet, there is an 'edit' button. This button allows you to set your Avatar picture. Find a picture (probably from the Internet) you want for your token and upload it as your Avatar. Your chosen picture should now appear next to your character name in the character journal. Use your mouse to drag from your character name to the VTT. A token should appear on the VTT. If it does not, it is probably because you tried to drag the portrait picture to the VTT instead of the name. Select this token. On your character sheet go to the 'Adjust' tab. If the 'Advanced' section is not shown, un-hide it. Make sure that the 'PC?' drop down says it is a PC. Make sure the 'Special Function' says 'Link Token'. Make sure your token is still selected on the VTT and push the 'Do SF' button. You should get text saying the token has been linked. You can delete the token in the VTT now if you want. From now on whenever you drag a token from the Journal to the VTT, the new token will be correctly linked to your character (the token and your character sheet will share damage, wounds, karma, Etc). For some actions and Talents to work correctly you need to have a token selected. For example rolling Initiative requires having a validly linked token selected. Some people want a portrait picture for the character journal, but a top down view for the token. To do this, load your token picture in as the Avatar, then link the token, then change the Avatar picture to your portrait picture.
To finish your character sheet, put your armor and weapons on the equipment tab, and your talents and skills on those tabs.
I will be on Discord much of the time today and tomorrow, feel free to PM me if you have problems. I will also be in the voice channel 2 hours before the game.
I hope you are all looking forward to the game!