DunKalar wrote:there is a lot of reference material that you can gather for ideas. But I'd recommend to do the artwork to be a bit too much steam punk/industrial than a compromise between steam punk and "usual" fantasy artwork. In this way you have the chance to give this game a special note out there, since steam punk is still a small part of the gaming cake.
Ah yes, this is what makes the game exciting for me: Doing something different. Not just a fantasy game with some airships thrown in, but a game which is set into a world beyond the usual stereotypes. Of course Steampunk has it's own conventions, but they are fresh as far as gaming is concerned. And having a "steampunky" look, "steampunky" clothes etc. will certainly enhance the feeling.