I've been trying to figure out the best way to start everyone's character career-wise, making sure that the party contained whatever the group felt they needed while still keeping some of the randomness I've grown to love.
I saw someone on line talking about his system, where he allowed everyone in the party to make two career rolls.
The party then pooled all of their rolls together, and everyone had the full list from which to pick a career. He said there were a few moments of confusion because different rolls mean different things to different races, but overall he said it went well. For example, it's possible as a party you might roll 07, 22, 24, 52, 64, 67, 77, 79, 88, and 94. Tim then decides that it's HIGH TIME he played a Halfling Vagabond, which requires a roll between 91-94. So 94 gets scratched off the list and the process continues...
I'm thinking about trying this to see what happens. Anyone see any potential drawbacks? I'd probably be willing, if people were concerned about making sure certain careers were options on the board, to allow you to call one of the rolls - for instance, if you wanted to make sure there was an apprentice wizard in the party, you could make one regular roll and then just announce a second roll of an 03, which would allow either an elf or a human to start as a wizard.
At any rate, I've got 3+ weeks to tinker and come up with a system I like. Any input would be most appreciated.