Last Updated: March 21, 2022
These articles pertain specifically to 3.5, but you may also find my Pathfinder Player Resources helpful because the two games are so similar.
Sometimes it can be fun to build a party with a cohesive theme. This article provides several example themes, and suggestions for building functional parties around those themes.
Practical Guide to Dungeoneering
A conceptual guide to dungeon survival in DnD 3.5.