Hi, I'm Jaye, creator of Rhune: Dawn of Twilight.
When asked to describe Rhune, I tend to call it "Stormpunk." But what is, exactly, Stormpunk?
Originally inspired by some of the greatest campaign planar and steampunk settings, Rhune: Dawn of Twilight is truly its own genre, one we affectionately call stormpunk. It is a genre inspired by steampunk, but one that took a radically different turn, both in terms of culture and technology. While it certainly has some similarities to steampunk as a genre, stormpunk trades steampunk's monocle, Victorian sensibilities, and top hat for a drinking horn, a gear-shaped torque, and a gun-sword. It embraces electricity, but throws off the yoke of Earth's normal history and asks the question—what if Tesla had been a magician? What if magic and electricity had developed side by side? What if "steam" had lost the technological race and man learned to call power from the very sky itself? All of these questions, alongside the explorations they give birth to, are what give life to stormpunk.
Well, that's how I describe it in the book, at least. The fact is, Stormpunk for me is something intensely personal and, in its own way, an extension of my own exploration into alternate fantasy futures, a sort of "what if" that plays out in my own pet universe. Except I've invited all of you to come and play, too.