Throughout 1998, Dragon Magazine ran a design contest in every issue. A spell, a type of undead, a magic item, the subject of said contest changed with each issue, but it was open to anyone with an idea and the verve to write it down. When issue #253 hit the stands, blazoned across the top was a banner reading: “WIN! The Inner Planes – AD&D Contest”. Being the obsessed Planescape fanboy that I was — and still am — I knew I wanted to win. When I read what the contest was, I knew I *had* to win.