Re: Magic and Steel - D20 Modern / Future and Fantasy PbP
@Flinn_Furious: Create what appeals to you so long as it's not purposely causing group tension. I don't mind (some) tension among the PC's as long as the players don't take it into RL. There is a Martial artist Advanced class to look at in the OGL stuff I provided. The main trick with d20 Modern is that it is a bit feat starved at lower levels so I suggest taking a look at a few advanced classes and figuring out what you'd like ahead of time. d20 encourages multi-classsing much more than DnD 3.5 does so don't worry about penalties for having multiple classes. Soldier and Gunslinger may also be advanced classed you want to take a look at if you are thinking mercenary.
The system is very similar to Star Wars Saga edition if you've played that.