Last year, I worked on an old school random character generator. With my new found interest in B/X D&D and the Moldvay equipment list in particular, I found it necessary to differentiate between Basic D&D prices and Labyrinth Lord prices. The most important price difference is the price of plate armor. No first level character can afford it when using Labyrinth Lord rules: starting gold is 240 at most and plate armor costs 450.
Here’s how to generate those characters (note that Moldvay is the default):
And here’s the same thing using Labyrinth Lord prices:
The names are picked from the list of given names from the city of Zürich, Switzerland, 2012. If you’re generating 50 compact characters they come with random age, random gender and two random traits (German alternative).