Gambling for a couple of reusable high level items to define your character as more than just a combat character seems sensible. I'm glad my off hand risk on the Lyre worked out. Getting wands even if you can't use them seems to be a good idea so you can trade them or hand them to an allied spellcaster to use them on or for you. I note any large magic weapons we get are only really usable by us, (and similarly we can't use many magic items of other races.) Oh and gambling on rings seems sensible as you can only wear two at any one time.