You may choose stats from the 3 lists below. Basically I will allow you to pick one of those 3 sets of stats and distribute them amongst your 6 stats as you choose (You still get to add racial bonuses later). There is no rolling for your stats so we can eliminate chance or an imbalance with some characters having more than others.
18 16 14 12 11 10
17 16 15 12 12 11
16 15 15 15 13 11
If you notice the stats get progressively more balanced down the list so that the benefits are more evenly distributed. This can be useful if you are playing a character that might benefit from several stats.
I will allow use of any of the standard equipment with the standard restrictions and barring a cursory review of your character sheet. If I choose to put you in the jungle to start it is unlikely that you will really want a winter parka.