Saturday, May 15, 2010

Playing around with Fantastic Races....

The whole concept of "Fantastic Races of the Otherverse" is a really fun one. I've already completed drafts for a fantasy version of the Ubasti (Coven of Bast) and the Softling Healers (APEX). Today I'm going to do a version of the Urlocks (psychic bear men from Galaxy Command), the Fluxminx (shapeshifting sexslaves also from APEX) and the Steamers (living gas in a containment suit, from Psi-Watch).

The ideas are coming very quickly, and it's a lot of fun to re-imagine already strong concepts and mutate them into something high-fantasy rather than sci-fi. The Ubasti came out pretty good, but I really like what I did to the poor Softlings. They've somehow mutated into this anorexic, heavily inbred, super arrogant Elven aristocracy with innate healing gifts. Very twisted, and lots of fun.

Talk to you later,

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