A little bit of self promotion.
I'm setting up a ContantCon game at one of my other websites, Urth After the Rain. Pseudo-Elizabethans exploring a world where all the foreigners look like Erol Otus drew them. Over the next few weeks I'll be trying to describe the mood or flavor, and looking for players to submit characters. I'm honoring the FLAILSNAILS conventions, so bring whatever 1st-3rd level character you like. Behind the screen I'll be using a simple version of D&D, so I'd prefer characters from simpler versions of the game, but that's up to you.