1) Kneepads of Allure- you can't use to get winning level. Can a level 9 use them to win a tough opponent, get the treasure but not the winning level?
2) I know you can have many items out that are not in use (laying sideways) but what about race and class? Can those be plAyed but not used or do you have to discard your current race completely before playing another race (ecxept for super munchkin or half breed).
No, they are not items. (Items have a value printed.) You must discard your current race or class before playing a new one.