I've recently received some emails about The Chronicles of SpellBorn, so I did some exploring around the internet. The main site is at http://www.tcos.com where you can sign up for their beta which requires signing up for their forums first. I think we can expect this to be a new trend.
The game sports larger than average character models, which is a bit different than the typical MMO. Of course, we'll have to wait and see if this is because the camera is zoomed in on the screenshots or not. The environments look decent, but I can't be too critical of a pre-beta screenshot collection. I'm not biting at the bit to try out this game, but it has definitely caught my eye.
And finally, the reason the column couldn't wait is that I have found a contest worth mentioning. While I wish RPGamer could have set something like this up, check out the MMORPG.com Chronicles of SpellBorn Giveaway. The grand prize is a trip to Amsterdam to try out The Chronicles of SpellBorn in person for two days, create a blog for the official site about the trip, and a whole boatload of bragging rights. You do have to sign up for the site, but I know you'll come back to me.