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I looked at the front 5 pages of CF for a good thread to post this in, but didn't see one.
I'm looking for RPG systems that feature interactive character generation processes -- as in, we write down a few basic facts about the character (like name, species), and then develop everything else about the character during the course of the first session? What I'm picturing would be the usual "you meet in a tavern", except instead of simply being banded together and then sent out, the players get to know each other's characters first. As the conversation proceeds, important aspects of the characters (as they exist in the player's mind) would become evident, and give occasion for the DM to say something like, "OK you said your character is currently working as a horseback messenger? Add 2 ranks of Ride to your sheet." Once each character has received a set amount of bonuses (depending on the power level of the campaign), the adventure proceeds.