Starting gold and equipment
Use standard starting gold for class or level if above first level. If you have the craft skills and can create an item with a dc 10 (as long as you did not just gain the proper feat for magic items you can make magic items as well).
Variant rules that affect character creation.
The first is Backround Skills This grants skill points that can be used specifically for certain types of skills per level.
The second is Backgrounds and Occupations You can choose whichever you want as long as it meshes well with your characters backstory.
The third and final thing involved in character creations is another optional rule known as drawbacks which essentially allow you to take one to get an extra trait. It can be found here:
Another Varient rule affecting game and character creation is Wound and thresholds .