I wanted to talk about some of the themes I was going for with this game. There’s kind of a certain feel I’m after.
Take a look at the art from old-school Battletech. It’s pretty awesome. It definitely has Macross or 80’s Saturday morning, cartoon influence. It’s very old school, and I’d like to embrace that.
At the same time, I want it to be a dangerous political and military melodrama. You’re a noble family fighting for the future of your family, a tribal leader trying give his family a decent life, or naive mechwarrior about to face the horrors of war. I see the politics having a very victorian feel with honor and shame being major factors in your character’s life. All a person really has is their legacy.
A good comparison for what I’m after is 70’s Battlestar Galactica and the Battlestar Galactica roboot. We’re basically playing a Sci-Fi Downton Abbey meets Battlestar Galactica reboot with giant robots.
Here’s some of the art I’m turning too.
These Guys have great hair….
A Battletech Noble
One of my favorite pieces.