I got my Grandparents to buy me the full kit: The Player's Handbook, the Monster Manual and the Dungeon Master's Guide. They of course read them to check for suitability and were surprised that I should want any book which had a harlot encounter table! You don't really get quality like that anymore in RPGs.
This is from a WordPad file full of brainstormings for con one-shots:
The Corellian Caper - Star Wars heist film featuring Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Greedo, ChewbaccaThe idea was that these guys work together to steal the Pink Panther Diamond or the Kaiburr Crystal or something. Then the double-crossing begins! Why was Greedo looking forward to toasting Solo in Episode IV? When Han says "That was a long time ago. I'm sure he's forgotten all about it." en route to Cloud City, what was he talking about? The Corellian Caper is meant to generate answers to those questions. Someone please steal this idea! Include a high stakes sabacc game if at all possible.