Do new, 1st level characters (such as the very first characters created in the game) start with any gold?
The rules on page 42 would seem to be pretty clear:
In addition, a newly created character receives an amount of gold equal to 15x(L+1), where L is their starting level.
So it would seem that a new, 1st level character would start with 30 gold.
However, that sentence is in the middle of a paragraph that talks about starting a character at a higher level, so it is possible that the rule only applies if you are creating a higher level character.
I'm guessing that new 1st level characters do start with 30 gold, but there is just enough ambiguity that I would love to have it confirmed.