If you haven’t played a West End Games D6 game before, here is a brief synopsis of the rules. There is also a new player handout available.
Characters are created using templates. You can use the templates from the rulebook, or dive into the fan-made Template Collection, which offers additional options.
I’ll have character sheets on hand during game sessions, but if you want to get started on your own, you can download several sheet designs.
The system is experiencing a bit of a blossoming given its release under the Open Game License, and a little community has grown up around it. There’s even a D6 fanzine available.