If deadlines were dragons, I'd be in the lair with nothing left but my trusty sword and a relentless determination to slay the fucker and take his heart back to The Adventure Hook Tavern as a souvenir.
So in place of a proper post, here's what I did this weekend:
I'm running a 4e dungeon delve at Emerald City Comicon this weekend, and instead of taking one out of the book, I'm creating my own. I haven't done this in at least 15 years, but after about 30 minutes with the graph paper, the Monster Manual and my imagination, it all came back to me. I ended up a little delve that I think could be part of a larger campaign if I wanted to expand it, and I've come up with some pretty cool (if I say so myself) ways to encourage the PCs to do some role playing, even though they're getting pregenerated characters and it's a one-shot.
Okay, I'm going back to work. This dragon isn't going to slay itself.
Ohh! Edited to add this from Level 1 Gamer in comments:
I had the privilege of playing in the one of your Dungeon Delves at Rincon (www.rincongames.com) and had a blast. I'm happy you are continuing with the idea because it's a great treat for the players and a great way to raise money for charity. Are the proceeds going to Child's Play again?
I'm sure I don't need to convince anybody here, but if you are going to ECCC, try to get into Wil's Delve. You won't be disappointed. He's a great DM.
I wrote a post about the experience on my blog if you want to see some pictures and video from one of the Delves at Rincon: http://www.level1gamer.com/2009/11/04/i-survived-wil-wheatons-dungeon-delve-of-doom/