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Started by Matt Snyder, October 18, 2002, 10:55:02 AM
Quote from: Matt SnyderFurthermore, it goes without saying that I'm happier 'n a possum eatin' a yellow jacket that Dust Devils IS selling to folks overseas!
Quote from: Matt SnyderBut still, my question to you international folks is: Why the interest in Dust Devils? What are your impressions of the West, more specifically the West as envisioned in films? Is the cowboy and/or the outlaw an attractive figure for you? Is it an ugly American stereotype? I sometimes hear political commentary of Americans, or even specific Americans like Bush(!) as a "Cowboy" meaning we're reckless or rash.
Quote from: Tim DeneeActually (and correct me if I'm wrong) but I'd imagine that the old west is almost as exotic to you modern Americans as it is to a foreigner like myself.
QuoteHere are some links for you on Ned Kelly:http://www.ironoutlaw.com/, http://www.abc.net.au/btn/australians/nedkelly.htm) He's a hero in (most) Australian history books and is just one example of Australia's love of the bushranger / anti-authoritarian character that can also be seen reflected in the Western.
Quote from: UnSubWhat is really drawing me to DD is not the concept of running a Western but the Ronin mod. There are such strong ties between the Samurai and Western genres that similar stories can be told and I know my group would be much more into feudal Japan than 1800s USA (at least until they learn the rules). So, sorry Mr Snyder but I may be buying your game to make use of a free product! :-)
Quote from: Mike HolmesThe question is, did you Finns and New Zealanders all grow up on a diet of western fantasizing? If not, then what's the appeal of Westerns?
Quote from: Matt SnyderYou know, I'm absolutely amazed at how many overseas folks have purchased Dust Devils. I've had sales in the UK, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, and one or two others (with multiple sales in some of those countries).