It has been a long time since I played D&D, and my neighbors and I just started back up with AD&D.
While we were rolling characters something crazy happened: we had 16s, 17's, and 18's. The method we used was rolling five times per stat with 3d6 and keeping the best one for each stat.
After the first half of our dungeon things seemed a bit to easy for characters, so we addressed the books and found a table of max allowed for race but everything was fine there. All I can find by class is how low your main stat can be to take on that profession. Is there anywhere that says that a Drow Magic User* can't have a dex of 18? We're having trouble with him especially as his rolls were STR:17 INT:18 WIS:17 DEX:17 CON:16 CHA:17. I feel these scores are almost ludicrous, and everything will be broken basically after level 9.
Keep in mind we are using original rules.
* that's an AD&D class.