I first played DnD as an adult. Me then boyfriend (and now husband) introduced me to his gamin' group 'n we started a new campaign. At some point our Gnome Rogue character found a Rod of Wonder with thar command word 'Balo'. Great things happened: he shrunk himself, turned himself green or purple, or sometimes did somethin' useful like send a really buff demon to yonder Ethereal Plane. Nine years later we be still playin' ye same campaign, 'n still use te' Rod of Wonder every time we game. It's one of thar most delightful things to see our Gnome roll his D100 'n wait fer yonder effect, however painful it might be. This tea be an ode to Chaos 'n ye wonder of takin' a chance.