Somewhere between the folks who buy game stuff and the professionals who make it is a world of amateur designers who labor primarily out of love of the hobby. Or maybe its the thrill of seeing their byline on a cool gamebook. Either way one of my favorite folks in the amateur scene is Dave Bezio, known on certain messageboards as grubman. Ol' Grubby has a new book, called The Phoenix Barony. It's a setting book for Labyrinth Lord and/or Basic/Expert D&D. You can get it for free download or at-cost print-on-demand over at lulu.
"Man, is there anything Jeff CAN'T do when it comes to gaming? This guy is like a critical 20 every roll. Jeff can bite the heads offa five game geeks, including their sorry-ass DM, and spit 'em into a large duffel bag ONE AT A TIME!...that's just the kind of messed up bastard he is! You think yer a gamer, punk? Well..do ya? Jeff will depants your weasel-ass right in front of your grandma."