Hoard of the Dragon Queen 5th Ed.
You may be any race, alignment, or class. Rules as written. As with most things you will notice about this game, it is going to be rules as written. If you can make it into a story that makes sense, and is not an attempt to sneak in an overpowered ability, etc, I will likely allow it. Again, all rules for character creation are available in the free basic rules, but be cognizant of the fact that the free rules don’t contain all of the character classes or races. You will find that the starting level character in 5th ed, has a bit more utility and damage output than in previous editions. Quick example, all cantrips are at will, all the time, and some may deal up to 1d10 damage, and also can deal more damage as you rise in level.
Start with max gold, as well as any equipment you gained during the character creation stage.