I'm not sure why I haven't added it before now, because I am there every day. As soon as this post is published, I'm going to make it official: Beyond the Black Gate is now part of My Daily Read.
And it was this post that did it for me. There is so much right about it that I don't know where to start. The first cover IS D&D for me. My older brother owned that set when I first started playing, and I loved looking over those miniatures--even though he hadn't painted most of them.