(English is not my native language, all of this as with the help of a dictionary, so please, do not notice the terrible grammar mistakes I possibly had made, I tried my best)
I’ve always been a fan fantasy and sci-fi stories and board games. Nevertheless, it was a short time that I met (at the beginning of this year, I think) the RPGs. I liked it at first sight, and one day, my friends and I, we played with the free ZeFRS, and was fun. I will not tell the whole story, because it would be too unnecessary and this is not the main issue.
Recently, I am trying to build my world for my campaign in ACKS. It is strongly inspired by the dying world of Barsoom, although that will not have radio weapons or ships, and if any such technology was forgotten long time ago. I heard of a very good scenario, the Dark Sun, maybe what I’m looking for, so then I’ll try to take a look. However, I already have imagined some races that inhabited the scenario.
The first race is the ape-man, like the albino apes of the books, although the size of a human. I’m imagining them as a race created long ago, by magic or genetic manipulation, done mainly for the purpose of war. Today, most of them are slaves, because they have incredible stamina and strength. The other race would be of humanoid cats without hair, inspired in the Sphynx . They are divided into tribes, fighting each other, however unlike Green Man of Barsoom, this specie trust more on cunning and stealth, but there could be also some “civilized” individuals. The last one it would be a race that lives underground, insect-like, who revere their queen as a true goddess (inspired by the FirstBorn). And of course, there will be humans.
I read the forum where Alex explains how to create races. However, I could not really understand how works, maybe because of my terrible English, or because I simply could not comprehend very well, and would be good that someone try to explain to me. I am also not sure how many points should cost to the four arms for ape-man. I also wanted suggestions for the races or other interesting ideias.
PS: I’m waiting the launch of Domains at War, when the full version will come out?