Reign of Winter
It would be helpful if everyone prepares two characters. One for the campaign and a backup in the event your primary character dies. Doing so will allow you to jump right back in with minimal downtime. It will also be helpful to balance the party by having at least two options from the start.
It would also be helpful if you had your characters leveled at least one level in advance. Character advancement is not based solely off of XP. There may be times that characters reach a milestone mid-session. If you have your character leveled up in advance we can do it mid game. Otherwise you will have to wait until next session.
Character concepts should be discussed with the GM. This will allow me to customize loot drops, create interesting encounters or alter the pre-written ones. This way I can deliver memorable moments where each character can shine.