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Get ready for a butt-load of reading. :P

This is the first of many many many paintings and concept art for a home-made tabletop RPG I'm making.

The world I've created is our world about 180+++ years in the future. A post-post apocalyptic future. Where all the civilizations of world have fallen but have since been rebuilt in a new and unrecognizable Earth ravaged by spliced genetic mutants, technology run amok, magic and monsters.

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In the year 2050, decades before the game campaign starts our world was ravaged by war and terrorism. The world's governments had prepared for World War III. The riches countries pooled their resources to genetically alter the human race in fear that we fragile humans would not survive the predicted world war. In the end splicing people eventually resulted in our race splitting into three different 'post-human species': The original humans, adaptable and versatile, the Yaguaret spliced cat-men, unbelievably fast and inhumanly flexible built to thrive in the wild should civilization fall and the Khepri, strong, naturally armored insect-men built to crush their enemies. The splicing project was a success, if one species of post-human one died off, there would still be two more to carry on the human legacy.

However, World War III never came, instead something far worse happened.

A collision of worlds, ours: Earth, a world of tech and science and another earth from a parallel universe: Eldarath, a world of magic and mysticism. Enormous portals tearing through space and time opened up all though out our troubled world, spewing forth strange beasts, beings and 'Mana' a deadly, intangible fifth state of matter. Exposure to 'mana' can kill any non-magical creature in mere hours. Within months Mana had 'terraformed' pockets of our world, entire cities were left empty or lifeless and what cities left standing were fighting for territory and resources against the magical beings and against each other.

As resource began to thin out, the war for our world eventually turned two-fold when the three post human races turned on one another. And eventually factions were formed. Forged by fear or hate.

All races and factions are as follows:

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RACES-------------

Earth races -------
- Humans: Average, everyday man or woman. Diverse, intelligent (mostly), adaptable and quick witted, humans are the most dominant race in the world...for now.

- Khepri: They are humanoid insects created by a countless genetic experiments from the Chimera Project of the 2050s combining all kinds of insect DNA and a human genome and, distilled into a serum for infusion. The end result was a serum that could turn an ordinary human into an insect like post-human super soldier. unbelievably strong and can almost never grow ill or be poisoned.

- Yaguaret: Also a part of the Chimera Initiative, the Yaguaret are humanoid felines created by combining feline DNA strands into the human genome, distilled into a special serum. The process splices a subject into a feline post-human, equipped with dexterity, flexibility and senses far beyond human potential. The process is also capable of curing any illness no matter how deadly or incurable, however this is a one time affair.

- Fiends: Genetic freaks. Born from non magical beings receiving more than deadly doses of mana, fiends are born when a being of any of the earth races dies in a place saturated with mana. Their corpses, empowered by mana, are raised to life again, retaining their intelligence but none of their memories from before death, and turned into a misshapen form of their former selves. Shunned by most factions for their ugliness.

Eldarath Races ---
-Fay (elves): Human-like only in silhouette, the Elves have grooved golden, rocky skin as smooth as the finest polished marble, titanium blond hair and eyes that seems to glow in the dark alittle. They are the fairest and shapliest of all the races, elegance and grace, and a particular knack for amazing craftsmanship. Elves can easily change their form to walk amoung the other races unmolested.

DrakaarenBipedal dragons, who possess amazing intellect and magical ability. Being very tall and erogant, they dress as richly as possible at any given moment and they see themselves in a higher esteem to everyone around them and that they alone have the right by birth to take on (in their own eyes) the noblest of tasks.

Dryad: Beings seemingly made entirely of vines and branches, unlike all the other races Dryad are immortal, only sickness and fire can kill them, if they 'die' by a hail of bullets or by being sliced up to pieces, they simply sleep for a century or two and then they wake up again good as new. They are mostly reclusive and shy by nature, usually don't take sides.


FACTIONS---------

- UHDF (United Human Defense Front): A human only faction, totalitarian and elitist, they believe that Humans are the only ones worthy of being the dominant race on earth. And everyone else must die whether they are from Earth or Eldarath. They're the most technologically advanced of all the factions and thus the most dominant.

- The Crusaders: A faction started by but not limited to Humans. They practices racial tolerance, and maintain an ethical (please and thank you) way of life, recruiting the strong to defend the weak. Though The Crusaders don't much care for the magical races their code of racial tolerance forces them to not take action against the resource guzzling magical races since they're also just trying to survive in this post-post apocalyptic world.

- Cizin: A Yaguaret (spliced cat-people) only faction, its values are based around narcissism, blood magic and hatred for the other races. They believe themselves superior to EVERYONE who isn't feline on a genetic level. The people of Cizin live life like the ancient Romans did, enjoying blood sport, slavery and debauchery.

- Apparatus Maleficis: Meaning machine to magic in Latin. An earth race only faction, meaning Humans, Khepri and Yaguarets. They forsake technology entirely and devolt their entire lives to studying and understanding magic, how to live with mana and is home to some of the most powerful earth race wizards in the world selfishly keeping their findings for themselves.

Ixchel: A faction made by but not limited to Yaguaret, and unlike their violent brethren in Cizin, these cat-folk are more peaceful and accepting, not forgetting how they came to be, that Humans, Yaguaret and Khepri were once one race, they aim to live peacefully among the other races, including the magic races.

- Arthropod: A Khepri only faction and the most neutral of all the factions, they want nothing to do with the bickering of other factions. Just let them do their own thing. The Khepri have such strong stomachs they can live their entire lives eating nothing but other people's garbage...so they do. They are probably the happiest people in the world since they're not involved in the faction war and require next to no resources to survive.

Pot Prednikov: A Fey(Elves) and Dryad(Plant-people) faction of the magic peoples, they were thrusted out of their ancient ways as Eldarath and Earth merged together. Pot Prednikov means 'Path of the Ancients' they strive to keep the sacred culture of their ancestors alive in a strange new world where magic and technology exist side by side. 

- Drakaraia: A 
Drakaaren only faction bent on the destruction of all things technology and every blasphemer who uses it. They believe that tech is a curse on all magic-kind and that they are the chosen ones to purify this world and make it 'whole' again.
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mcnus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love this. 
Wish I could draw something like this 
Great job!
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

Just work on it, you'll get there! :)
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dannycillumini Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Pretty cool picture :) (Smile) 
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!! 
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Claire!!
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
So much detail! Looks like you spent a lot of time on this one! Love all the little additions here and there, very chock full of intricacies.

And much info to be had in your word block! Sounds like youve been thinking about this a while!
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Oh man I'm so glad you like it! This has been my passion project for about a year and a half now! I have only just started doing the art but I've got 100+ sheets in excel full of info about the universe and how the game systems will work, in fact, I just beta tested the game last month with my friends, its actually fun!! :dance: So that word block is just 0.0001% of what I have! :D Stay tuned for more!
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
I can fully appreciate the hard work that goes into building a universe, having had to do so (and still continue) doing my own for my books. It takes lots of notes and hard work butt it is very fun as well. I am glad to see you so excited about your project, it is important that it makes you feel so pleased! I have been working on my own universe for a decade or so, and it still is enjoyable for me!
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Whoa a decade?! I was still struggling to draw stick figures back then. LOL. I hope I'll be able to publish my game within a decade haha.
I agree enthusiasm plays a huge role when it comes to the quality of your end product.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
I didnt have an idea of what I wanted to do back then, but yes, eventually random characters and ideas started coming together into one cohesive existence, and because I had no way to present my materials to the public in the form of a series like Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones etc, I decided the most accesiible way for me to begin would be books, and try to start like A song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Divergent style books got started, write a book, gain followers, go from there.

We shall see if that formula idea succeeds...
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah , the way my game world became the way it is was through evolution as well, over the past one and a half years of gathering references and other materials.

I'm pretty sure it does, most of the "brutally honest" friends I asked to critique my world say its still alittle empty but it's a unique and fun world to roleplay in. But even if no one liked the world I'd still be doing it anyways, cause I'm doing it for me most of all, the more content I put into the world the more I fall in love with it.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
As you keep at it though, the emptiness will become more full, you have to lay a skeleton before you can add the meat and details on top, it can only grow as you continue working at it and hopefully you can use the feedback from your players and combine that with your direction to shape it into something grander.

You know there are a lot of people who love RPG stuff, you may want to consider going at it hardcore and trying to do a kickstarter or similar!
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I completely agree, I'll stick to it filling the game out with more content.

I think kick starter is an excellent idea, I will do that, I've been planning to for sometime now.
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darellano-art Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool scene with a lot of details! :) good job
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Darellano-art!
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ChaosAvatar18 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I like it, I'd certainly play it. Probably as a Human or Yaguaret, and be in either the Crusaders or Ixchel
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man! Playing as a good guy eh? The Khepri and Arthropod are my personal favorite. I've worked on the game for about a year now, I'll take a few more years to finish it, I hope you get a chance to play it someday! :D
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ChaosAvatar18 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Good guy that isn't afraid to wave a big stick around if you fuck with him! I.e walk softly but carry a big stick
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha! Sounds like a lot of my friends. A few of them helped me beta test the games systems, one of them played a min/maxed female Yaguaret who can't sneak well and has a compulsive need to steal things in broad daylight, HILARIOUS.
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ChaosAvatar18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Lmao! If I played a Humna I'd probably have him try to get in any female Yaguaret or Khepri's pants XD
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Lolololol! Because he can't get a Human girlfriend and he's so desperate he's willing to settle for Post-Humans? =P
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ChaosAvatar18 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
More like his human girlfriends were utter bitches XD
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ROFL. Anti racism FTW!! Or is it anti speciesm? Anti speracism??
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art and Merry Christmas!
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!
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Moofpie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I like it. Big file.
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! A big file is a good file.
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artofchirag Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
good one dude
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michaellimsstuff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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