Dog Town is homage to the whole gangster and street genre. Films such as “Scarface”, “SuperFly”, “Carlito’s Way”, “Goodfellas” “Shaft”, “Death Wish” and “Taxi Driver” in- spired this book. Later the computer titles “Kingpin” and “Grand Theft Auto 3” as well as biographies like “Murder Machine” and “Pimp” further nurtured a desire to create a gangster role playing game that would blend the four mediums together. Themes of treachery and greed leading to inevitable tragedy in this murky violent world are the meat and potatoes of the genre, as there has always been something grimly fascinat- ing and compelling about those who seek to put themselves outside the law and live life on a tightrope; this book recognizes this dark interest and seeks to indulge it.
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