I like the idea of the undead being treated differently, with respect. That made a nice change.
No criticism as such, except for that part where you used "Deeper in," as a sentence starter twice in a row. That irked me for some reason. The second sentence could perhaps have been differently worded. Maybe; "Delving even further into the catacombs..." or something like it?
Gaming can indeed be quite an expensive hobby. I don't have any manuals or rule books myself. If I needed one I would go to my local library and ask if they have it, if they didn't they were usually able to order it in, free of charge :)
Dice are expensive as well. Which reminds me, I need to get in contact with Strolen about that pair >.<
A good article, I'm sure that this will prove useful to people.
The devil's wind. Explains why people become crazy. They are caught up in this wind which steals their sanity which in turn feeds the wind. The wind is a leftover from when the air elementals banded together in a mass army at one point to attack the True Gods. The wind is leftover of their attack route and on the anniversary of the battle the wind sweeps through causing the madness.