Um yeah, I'm still working on that Beacon update. I know I projected mid November, but well... The thing is I'd like to try out the new 2 phase combat a bit and we haven't had a chance to get a session in lately to do it. Also I still can't think of a real great ritual for 5th level divine magic. Also I picked up Agricola at Hammercon and I've been fondling the wooden bits and play mats a little and trying to trick my kids into playing a trial game (they just love it when I try to teach them new board games cold from the rulebook). We've finally got in our first session of Trail of Cthulhu last weekend and that was fun. So there is still gaming going on, and so I consider that the research portion of research and development - or so I tell my superego anyway. Also Battlefield 3 came out and my thumbs are sore. Them jets don't fly themselves you know.
So soon. Stay tuned.
*update - noodling around on the OSR blogs and I found out that Jeff Dee is a pretty neat guy. I always liked his D&D illustrations, good to see he's still around and mixing it up.