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#1 rsrForge

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

So, I've read the introductory material and the comic books, but I still don't know why the universe (and games) are called "dust". Does anyone know why? Beyond curiosity, this always gets me when I'm introducing the game to someone…



#2 Major Mishap

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

Don't know, but as Dust is an alternative world we call Earth, and the words earth and dust are sort of related.



#3 rsrForge

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:57 AM

Major Mishap said:

(…) and the words earth and dust are sort of related.

Yeah, but it doesn't relate to WWII, Mechs, alien technology… 



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

rsrForge said:

Major Mishap said:

 

(…) and the words earth and dust are sort of related.

 

 

Yeah, but it doesn't relate to WWII, Mechs, alien technology… 

 

Doesn't need to, its just te name of the world they are fighting on.



#5 Miah999

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

I believe the original concept was a world without fresh water, a world covered in "Dust". The original Dust Stratagy game map shows an Earth without any green a brown desert planet with murky oceans.But somewhere along the line Paolo moved away from the idea that everyone was fighting over water, and focused more on VK.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

IIRC Battledroids, before it became BattleTech was about fighting over water.



#7 Keyansark

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

Originally the background was in the 1950s, WW2 never ended and evolved into some kind of Cold War between the three great blocs. Earth was devastated and… "All is Dust"

 

 






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