I've noticed quite a dearth of NPC's with anything on them to steal. Could someone please list a few character that have some stuff to pickpocket?
"Without beer, prohibition doesn't work." -Homer Simpson
You can pick pocket Drizzt's Icingdeath from him.
Algernon's Cloak, from Algernon
That's all the comes to mind. I usually pick pocket everyone I think may have something nice, but I don't remember what they give.
The present will pass you if you live in the past. Neither should you wait for the future to find you. -RIP Khalid
IIRC, you can also pickpocket a Ring of Protection +2 and an Amulet of Metaspell Influence off of Ramazith in the north-central section of Baldur's Gate, then get the same two items again off his corpse when you catch up with him at the top of his tower.
Are you threatening me, master Jedi?
There aren't too many (rectified in Baldur's Gate 2), but check out the "Area Guide" specialized FAQ for all the people you can pickpocket. There's enough to make it interesting.