- Engagement with the world - In From the Ashes, changing the world is literally a matter of life and death - the only ways to keep the reaper off your back are to either not use your mutations, or to change the world around you.
- Intraparty conflict based on opposing viewpoints - Let's face it - how often does your Chaotic character really debate the finer points of societal philosophy with the Lawful character? In From the Ashes, each character is trying to change the world to bring it in alignment with their own worldview, but chances are that nobody will be at the same point, or they are, they won't be for long. There's only one world, and each party member has their own worldview, and while their desires may align, any such alignment is only temporary. This should cause debate amongst the party as to the best way to progress.
- Shifting views based on changing needs - what happens when the world's position overshoot's your mark? You've spent the last few sessions pushing the world towards order, when all of a sudden you look around and realize you've created an authoritarian nightmare. All of a sudden, you need to push the world down the ladder, and you could find yourself fighting against the very system you helped to establish.
So hopefully some other people out there are looking for an RPG to scratch that same itch, and this will be just the backscratcher they're looking for.