Catalyst Game Labs shows off more of the design philosophy behind their deck-building game, Shadowrun: Crossfire, in their latest article.
From the update:
There are five different metatypes in Shadowrun: Crossfire: dwarf, elf, human, ork, and troll. Each metatype determines your starting cards in hand, starting nuyen, and starting and maximum hit points. Relatively minor variations in these three statistics end up providing a surprisingly large amount of variance in how each metatype plays.