First splatbook you begged your DM to approve? The Complete Bard's Handbook for ADnD 2E. I really liked the Blade Kit and after Garamond the fighter, I worked with him so I could play a bard (yes, my dice rolls were pretty sad and I begged to be a bard. Yes, you read that right). I was hoping to get a katana too. He had Kurt run my through a shopping trip and I got the katana (for more than market price), but them Todd our DM decided it was cursed. No lichslayer for me.