Iron Sky: Operation Highjump

Iron Sky: Operation Highjump

In-game books!
Created at March 12, 2010
Created by Matti Kortet
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Hear ye, hear ye: time for another task! This time we take a good look at the literary tastes of the Nazi officers!

Here's the thing: there's a small library inside the base - not larger than one or two rooms - filled with books the Nazis want to take with them to the Moon, partly to preserve German culture during the Moon era, partly to avoid boredom when not scheming for world domination. What's in there? Your examples may be either factual or imaginary, fiction or non-fiction, totally serious or tongue-in-cheek (though let's not get carried away). Please include into your suggestions the name of the book, the name of the author and a short description, something the player character might say about the book when examining it. Line examples:

"It's 'Mein Kampf' by Adolf Hitler. It's propaganda."
"It's 'The Hollow Alphabet' by some guy called Anton Süsskind. It seems to be poetry."
"It's 'Is this goodbye, Charlie Chaplin?' by Rudolf Shicklgruber. It seems to be some kind of a romance novel."

EDIT: Oh bugger, I forgot a couple of things. First of all, please mention if the book in your example is real or not; it might be important, should we decide to use your suggestions in plots. Secondly, remember that the library exists in the 1940s, so we probably can't use books newer than that...well, unless it's really, really funny to do so. Continue!

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Kalle Max Hofmann April 12, 2012 13:41 3 Thumb-ups

What about readable (fan-fic) books?

In many RPGs (like Skyrim) you come across lots of readable books that mostly have 5-10 large-print pages. I never read them but I hear there's lots of people obsessing over their tamrielic book collection ;-)

Probably for the players who have a little bit more patience than myself this is a great way to intensify the athmosphere and background of the virtual world they're playing in.

So why not include such books in ISOH as well?

I bet there are lots of wreckers who would love to contribute some fan-fiction and since we've all seen Iron Sky by now, there's lots of inspiration for short stories set in that universe!

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December 25, 2013 09:04 0 Thumb-ups
Matti Delahay

This definitely sounds doable, I'll try to draft a new task for this as soon as I finish my most urgent tasks.

I might write something extra for this purpose on my free time too if I can muster the strength after all this dialogue & scripting. :P

April 13, 2012 12:05 1 Thumb-up
Kalle Max Hofmann

yeah I think even if lazy players (like myself) dont actually read those books, just to know that you *could* read them makes the game-world more believable :P

April 13, 2012 09:48 0 Thumb-ups
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Carl Voluntaryist August 27, 2012 21:16 1 Thumb-up

Achtung - Panzer! (and other books)

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/gen2.htm

By Generaloberst Heinz Wilhelm Guderian
"Der Schnelle Heinz / HeinzBrausewetter"

There's a biography at the site, and a bibliography too.

Come to think of it this guy might also warrant an NPC-homage. There sure is enough information, along with quotes & such things...

Be sure to check out the rest of the site too!

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Angela R. July 15, 2012 18:14 2 Thumb-ups

In-game magazine: Blitzkrieg

Just came across this magazine while walking to the train station, and thought the nazi officers of our secret base may entertain themselves with similar literature. ;)

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Kampf Stahlberg

Believe it or not, Germans had comics back then: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrewLo9mls8/T_Pvn-PDpKI/AAAAAAAABT8/_X3D0dm7Tx8/s1600/DAKinBBVK.jpg

July 17, 2012 00:32 0 Thumb-ups
Kalle Max Hofmann

erm, is it just me or does the guy in the middle look a bit like Elvis? I mean, at first glance at least?

July 15, 2012 22:55 0 Thumb-ups
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Carl Voluntaryist April 23, 2011 06:46 2 Thumb-ups

The Voynich Manuscript

A mysterious tome found in the 15th century, written in no recognizable language.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_Manuscript



Angela R.

Maybe written by someone who had fun filling it with useless gibberish on purpose, figuring out that it would drive future scientists completely nuts? ;)

June 25, 2012 22:38 1 Thumb-up
Matti Delahay

Ah, I've read of this, it's a great idea featuring it in the game somehow.

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Kampf Stahlberg April 12, 2012 12:16 1 Thumb-up

All real books

The Aryan Doctrine of Battle and Victory (Die Arische Lehre von Kampf und Sieg) - Julius Evola

Storm of Steel (In Stahlgewittern) - Ernst Jünger

And perhaps a few old "Angriff"s.

Matti Delahay

Sounds good, I'll add them to the list of potential candidates.

April 12, 2012 13:35 0 Thumb-ups
Matti Delahay

Another cool piece of reference, thanks!

March 15, 2012 15:02 0 Thumb-ups
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Ryan R. Walsh March 07, 2012 05:08 3 Thumb-ups

book idea

prophecy of Nostradamus
occult prophecy/History

Matti Delahay

Sounds good, I believe that wouldn't be out of place.

March 07, 2012 08:42 0 Thumb-ups
Leonardo Pinhel February 05, 2012 01:59 1 Thumb-up

Der Pinhel Liste...

I got some disturbing ideas to you guys:
- First of all the Diary of Dr. Henry Jones, signed by Hitler in person (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade);
-To the Tigerfibel - Der Haunebufibel;
-From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne, yes, with a note as an example how pathetic is the French vision from travelling and living on the moon (from the German point of view, of course...);
-What the Moon Brings, from H.P. Lovecraft;
-The publication from Einstein, Bohr and Planck;
The complete "Werk" from Beethoven, Bach and Wagner (and Mendelson, Maler..) with notes and all the stuff...
-The Edda;

Sorry if I quoted the idea of someone already, as I see I already did it :)
If I stumble over something new I come by.
cheers

Matti Delahay

Nice, thanks for the ideas!

February 13, 2012 07:32 0 Thumb-ups