In a new developer blog post on the Conan Exiles site, the team takes a look at the first steps in the game, most notably character creation. Starting with a rather grim scene of crucifixion and prefabricated faces that can be adjusted to suit a player's taste. Hair, skin color, fourteen races and ethnicities are all included, all taken from the original literature.
Once a character is created, a list of crimes is pulled from a master list, some funny, others not. Once released from the cross, players take off into the world.
From there, the post goes into some detail about creating a shelter, finding water, creating or finding weapons and other protective elements to keep oneself alive.
Check out the full post on the Conan Exiles site.