It seems to me like this table would be very convenient for use as a random appearance generator for both PCs and NPCs. As it is open game content, I can reproduce it here for general use (this post should thus be considered open game content; see the OGL tab above for details). Thanks to Gavin for giving this to the community.
Here are a few other decent tables that I know about:
- Gygax DMG NPC personae section (page 100 - 102)
- Labyrinth Lord AEC tavern patron traits (page 150)
- LotFP Grindhouse Referee Book NPC characteristics table (back cover)
- Pathfinder GameMastery Guide NPC Creator's Toolbox (page 94)
Am I missing any other good ones?
My NPCs tend towards blandness and similarity, so I think I should make more use of resources like these.