So recently, aattss suggested there should be a discussion on this. But in star craft, the races are mechanical Terran, magic Protoss and flesh and blood Zerg. Warcraft was Men and Orcs.
So my question is what races and characteristics would be good in an RTS. Elves Vs Dwarves Vs Humans? No humans at all, dragons vs unicorns. Flamingo's vs hippos? (a student of mine once suggested that @ hcc).
But please don't limit it to the physical descriptions, but also the characteristics. Terrans had mechanical things, guns, tanks, metal buildings. The Protoss are spell casters, mystic swords, lightning, shields. the Zerg are biological, living tissue, genetic, claws, scales and acid.
I'd like some fresh perspectives and ideas. Thanks.