Oh dear, the notes about Holger's alignment confusion are just absolutely baffling. I read The Broken Sword a few months ago, and Holger's behaviour was how I'd suggest any old-school paladin should behave if they want to be remembered as lawful good. I also agree that there's absolutely no reason to break any standard 1st ed. rules to make Holger work.Giants in the Earth: This month's characters without a single below average stat between them are Poul Anderson's Holger Carlsen (now there's a character you'd think could be converted to D&D without any rules breaking, but no. :sighs heavily: ) and Hugi, and T.J. Morgan's Ellide.
I'd say that these laundry lists were much more excusable back then, and I found similar articles very useful back in the day. Without the internet, you'd have to do some halfway serious research to get this sort of information for your campaign.Historical names make for better games: Glenn Rahman takes time out from his Divine Right writings to offer a big load of historical names from various cultures, to aid you in naming your characters. Just pick an appropriate culture and roll d20, if you're short of ideas. Much mehness.