Around this time (early 2003) I started working with my friend Derek Fetters on an RPG called Mandate of Heaven. Mandate was a game set in alternate future Hong Kong, a Hong Kong that had rebelled against China and had become an embattled free state. Players were to take up the parts of members of ICON, a secret organization dedicated to … all kinds of things. Much kung fu and gun fu occurs. Most of the figure sketches here are me trying to get a handle on drawing kung fu action.