Ok. Given the time difference it might be difficult for me to be online at the same time as the other players, don't know how big of a problem that is?
I don't mind having NPC's around me instead of PC's though so it might not be a problem. I'll get to creating some 1st level characters shortly
Excellent. It can run okay as 1DM 1player but it is a different experience from group play. If you can, write up 3 characters and start with one of them. You can choose anything from the AS&SH players book, but I use a homebrew 1e AD&D for the most part. You really don't need to worry about the game rules. I will trust your dice rolls.