I've been thinking a lot about tone when running games. I find that most of the games I run, or have played in have been very "chuckle fuck". Meaning lots of giggles and not that serious. While the overall tone maybe dark, there's still a lot of room for enjoyment.
Obviously it depends on the group and gm, but I believe that pretty much any module can be run in any fashion. I've run keep on the borderlands very silly and very dark. Adventures from lotfp could be run non dark and gritty, you could even turn it high fantasy if you want. Long story short, don't worry too much about written tone, play it the way you want.
In other randomness, I've been thinking about running an open ended game using the judges guild ready ref tables and the 1e dmg tables. No map or plot, just start the players off having escaped a possible slave, and go from there. The idea that the gm won't know what's next really appeals to me. One version of DnD that I haven't really tried is first edition advanced, so I may give osric a go.
Yesterday I added a few new blogs to the blog roll.
If you didn't know, grognardia has started posting again! Which is exciting. I've been reading everyday.