Hehehe, waah waah waah. ok im better now.
My issue sometimes isnt finding them but deciding which one to listen to.
I would go with very crude hydraulics using water not oil and maybe a few attempts at coal based steam power. Then uhm perhaps some simple gears. Trying to not go crazy with the tech would like the world to still be very much magic dependant with a few shiny spots of tech inovation.
So far as fantasy creatures... just start pickin creatures you may have randomly heard about at one time and throw em in. lets see: elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, trolls, ogres, nymphs, treants, lycan, vamps, fairies, pixies, sirens, banshees, merfolk, boggarts, shades, ghosts, ghouls, undead... etc. Im sure Ill think of more later. While there are many different beings I would say limit the number of some just so it doesnt over populate the world with bodies. Kinda loses the appeal when you see so many creatures of the same race in every town/city.
I really shouldve done this earlier guess I was nervous no one would like it and plus it helps to have someone to bounce stuff off of.