Monday, October 1, 2012

Teaser for the Races of Kickassistan

Okay, if you've been following my blog, you've probably noticed all the stuff I've been writing about the Metal Gods. And by probably, I mean "that's probably the reason you're around at all." All in all, I came up with the idea of the Metal Gods because I wanted to make my Game of Taps game to have a particular feel and I wanted humans to have something that set them apart from the other races. Quite frankly, the concept of race in RPGs at all is a strange one and it feels like, all in all, each race needs something that differentiates them from the others. Some settings use mechanics to do this, but I'd rather do it through the feel of the race. For humans in Kickassistan, the concept is that they escaped from bondage at the hands of other races through the discovery, crafting and mastery of steel. In other words, I based humans off of heavy metal. Right, so now that we've got that down, what about the other races of Kickassistan? What inspires them? Here's a quick overview.

Halflings

Elves


Dwarves


I hope you all get where I'm going with this. Stay tuned for more info (or another video dump, which may come first).