No -- I have never actually seen a copy. I'm a little jealous.Did you read the novel The Black Vessel?
I do kind of like the idea of Hutaakans among the gnolls (and the lupins, for that matter).
Brain Collectors are fun, and I've always liked the kopru too.
No, that's not a stupid question ... see a more complete answer below.Stupid question: what's Black Steel?
Yes and no.I believe it's a mashup of Red Steel and Ravenloft that Tim has been cooking up.
The yes: Back when I was with TSR, I had envisioned a magazine piece titled Black Steel, which would be a portion of the Savage Coast sucked into Ravenloft, probably as an 'island.' I'm thinking it would still be fun to write something up for release here on the Piazza.
The no: I also think it would be fun to do a larger setting, for actual publication, that uses elements similar to Red Steel and Ravenloft ... and very likely, Dark Sun, Maztica, and maybe even Birthright (which already bears some similarities to Red Steel). For more, please visit the currently (but-not-for-long) stalled Black Steel thread. And for convenience if nothing else, I've almost got a name I like for the OGL publication version.