We used a 4d6 (drop low) x 7 (drop low) to generate attributes. We started him at 2nd level because the other adventurers were already 2nd and 3rd.
Therin the dwarf was definitely his favorite. I like how he kept track of the monsters defeated at the top of the page. He was also good about "eating rations" and "using torches" -- he erased and changed the numbers on his sheet. He also found some spikes and a chain with a lock and key in the dungeon. Thought those were valuable to keep, so he added them to his sheet.
:) Good stuff.