The playtest for Iron Dynasty is well underway with the archetypes getting banged around and the martial arts and whatnot falling into place.
I’ve been receiving a lot of good feedback regarding everything and have begun to amplify the social aspects of the setting. Initially, I wanted to make certain the preponderance of mechanics were well set for the archetypes and they look pretty good. However, it is a given that some folks like to place a greater emphasis on the social aspects of an Asian setting than others and I’m really pleased with how it’s working out. Currently, if you want it, it’s there, and if it’s not your thing, it certainly won’t impede play. I know you don’t see what I mean yet, but you’ll have to take my word for it.
Interestingly enough, my Iron Dynasty spin on Samurai Steampunk (TM) is catching on as a buddy of mine turned me on to another game company working on some stuff along the same lines. Well, I announced my stuff two years ago. We’ve just had a lot of stuff in the que.