The West Marches is a RPG play style that puts an emphasis on player decisions, exploration and treasure hunting.
Ben Robbins wrote several blogs that basically codified this style of play.
For some time I had been thinking about running a fantasy game in a D&D style of play. After reading Ben's blog, I realized that some of my ideas would fit very easily into the West Marches mold. So taking inspiration from this, I started working on my own home brew setting for a West Marches game.
It's been a lot of work so far and hopefully it'll bear some fruit as my game begins and progresses over the next year or so.
Reading, writing, playing and painting are the things that I do.