From Shakefire.com, "Ever play D&D or anything similar? Then you have a good idea of what is going on here. Starting out you make a character choosing the sex, race, class, and background. You have the option of being a human, an elf, or a dwarf & then if you want to be a warrior, mage, or rogue.
Each race is given two different background options. You can also alter your appearance choosing hairstyles, skin tones, noses, tattoos, eye color, etc. Then it is time to assign points to your attributes & skills.
As you play you will earn experience that will give you more points to assign. And along the way you can learn specializations that can greatly help out.