We're about to wrap up a campaign, so I've started to brainstorm on concepts for a new character. I have a few ideas, but thought that it wouldn't hurt to get more ideas from the community. We're starting at 1st, and I'm asking for suggestions of themes, backgrounds, classes and future paragon paths; any or all of these, with a few guidelines to follow:
As stated in title, this is in the Greyhawk setting, specifically starting in Hommlet.
The character I'm currently playing is a Mage, so I have no interest in playing a controller role.
DM twist 1: allowed races are Human, Dwarf, Elf, Half-elf, Halfling
DM twist 2: no arcane classes, with the idea that arcane users are all evil now