The players chose from basic "roles" and each "role" had a group of starting careers to roll on. This was done to mimic the pre-generated characters from the Enemy Within campaign book.
We recorded the character generation session, and it is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long. If you are interested in listening to it, you'll have to make a donation, see the post on donations for more information.
We ended up with:
Zed Friedhof - Human Tomb Robber
Nigel Lancaster - Apprentice Wizard originally from Marionburg
Triex Khan - Dwarven Shield Breaker, devout follower of Sigmar
Brutus Stefanus - Marine with a taste for gambling and whores
Manny Steigler - Coachman from the southern Empire
This is the list we used to roll on:
Original Starting Roles
In hindsight, the characters had too direct a route to their advanced careers. If I could do this again I would have used this list:
Modified Starting Roles