Of late, I’ve been working – extensively – on creating a world setting for my friend Pendix’s upcoming miniatures company. It’s quite strange work, but it’s also highly consuming. There’s this odd combination of frenzied activity and dull pauses. I have to make sure that my work is approved by a third party, and then I have to assume that without any greater direction, I can just take charge.
It’s an interesting challenge. It’s also included a lot of researching names and studying Chinese. One of the components of the setting is massive, semi-intelligent suits of animated Samurai-style and Chinese-style armour.