From the PDF Introduction
Player's Handbook (D&D 3.5e) v3.5 Web Enhancement
The new 3.5 Player’s Handbook provides one starting package for each character class. This package includes preselected equipment, skills, feats, and spells, plus starting gold for a 1st-level character of the iconic character’s race. But what if you want to start a character of another race-one that’s perhaps not often chosen to go with that class? With this concept in mind, here are starting packages and sample 1st-level characters built from them that are... well... different from the standards.