You know, in all my time playing D&D and various D&D-based games, I am pretty much a "class purist." I chose a single class and I work with that single class. I never figured I'd enjoy a multiclass character as much as the Cleric/Thief in the Baldur's Gate series. It even opened my eyes to Clerics of the Trickery domain for later editions. Come to be pretty much my favorite characters.
I know clubs are not as good as quarterstaff for these kind of characters, but I always prefer having a shield when at all possible.