Honestly, I can't help but possibly experiment with this. Got some questions. 1) What race should I go with: Elf or Half-Elf? Some part of me says to go for Elf. 2a) What class levels should I go with to meet the prerequisites? If I really go with Elf, I was thinking about doing either Fighter and Wizard or Ranger and Wizard, with Wizard levels to negate the chance of mult-classing experience penalities (since Elves have Wizard as their favored class). 2b) I read guides elsewhere that suggested taking only Bard levels until Archer levels could be obtained. That might work, but honestly, I'm thinking that'll leave such a character without a lot of firepower (ie: high Base Attack Bonus or powerful spellcasting). 2c) In addition, what number of levels in any suggested class are recommended? 3) Is an Arcane Archer suggested for the Original Campaign (with the Diamond Edition) or more for SoU and/or HotU?