BioWare will release the Dragon Age: Origins character creator on 13th October, affording you three weeks to pour over your hero before launch.
This is "currently" for PC users only, and will be available as a standalone download (320MB) from the Dragon Age website.
Coinciding with the character creator will be the open beta launch of the Dragon Age social community site. Better still - if you're horrendously nerdy like moi - you can upload your new character to be your avatar on the site.
The full announcement by BioWare's community leader Chris Priestly can be found on the Dragon Age forums.
But that's boring - why not watch a stirring Dragon Age: Origins video instead? It is Friday.