OK, so here is my current situation. After a few weeks of pouring over the EP Core Book I have decided to attempt to run a game. On Monday I will be getting my group. Haven't actually met any of them, its a Uni Club thing and supposedly we have a tonne of newbies this year.
What I am worried about is how long Character Creation is going to take. Mainly the Skills bit. I expect some of the players will be good with playing one of the pre-genned, and I might make a few more, but no doubt someone will want to play a custom one. Anyone who has started their own game have any general times that their group took to char-gen? I am not that worried about actually running out of time all together, I have about 3 or so hours in total, but I dont want to be sitting with half the group in char-gen while the other half has picked pregenned and are twiddling their thumbs.