|Created at||March 12, 2010|
|Created by||Matti Kortet|
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!
they have the whole book
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!
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. ;)
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!
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.
prophecy of Nostradamus
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...
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.