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In-game books!

Created at March 12, 2010
Created by Matti Kortet
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David Yacobus Mein Kampf Series
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Angela R. Der Kleine Führer
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Kazimir S. Mein Kampfy Chair
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Lawrence Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
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Roy Fowler Just have fun.
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(null) Have the comic in the game too?
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Carl Voluntaryist Nazi Survival & First Aid
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Description

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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Angela R. July 25, 2010 15:07 8 Thumb-ups
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Der Kleine Führer

I am almost feeling guilty about this idea...

Almost.

So here go two original drawings inspired by "The Little Prince".

I hope they are not too disturbing...

Oh, and perhaps someone would be able to suggest any cool German author name and additional text that may go on the cover?

Kiitos!

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Leonardo Pinhel February 05, 2012 02:11 Flag

Oh! and his greatest "Jasager"!

Leonardo Pinhel February 05, 2012 02:10 Flag

I must say that the best author for this book would be H. Himmler... first of all, let the imagination go for the player straight direct to Heinrich, but never say it... Second, is the perfect choice as Himmler was one of the generator of Hitler´s success and Psyche...

Carl Voluntaryist October 15, 2010 19:54 Flag

Kummer & Schröder's
Der kleine Führer

Entdecke das All, und folge dem kleinen Führer!
(discover space, and follow the small leader!)

-An adaptation of the additional text of http://media.buch.de/img-adb/06595443-00-00/der_kleine_prinz_erforscht_die_erde.jpg

According to Wikipedia, the original author is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Petit_Prince

So maybe Anton von Sankt-Englmar?

Angela R. August 11, 2010 17:13 Flag

Yes Fabienne, please!!!

Any suggestions for germanized author name and some additional text?

Fabienne Gschwind August 11, 2010 17:09 Flag

If there is still help needed for german names or german text...just tell me.

( By the way "er läuft jeder weiter" gives no sense)

Angela R. July 26, 2010 20:03 Flag

Bwaahaha... I feel so evilly proud now...

Matti Delahay July 26, 2010 08:27 Flag

Completely agree with the other Matti's comment, brilliant work! :D

Matti Kortet July 26, 2010 07:09 Flag

Oh wow, no better way to kickstart a brand new week than to witness awesomeness like this :D Even though I suspect this might raise some eyebrows among the people owning the rights to Little Prince, we'll definitely look into ways of including this to the game. Thanks!

Angela R. July 25, 2010 17:58 Flag

Glad you like!!! I will wait a bit more before implementing any additional text in case there are any more suggestions, but I am keeping note of everything.

Markus Koskivirta July 25, 2010 17:55 Flag

This rules. On so many levels you might not even know it.

Writers could be "Müller" and "Klinsmann". Or maybe "Riedl". All classic football player-names.

If that's too much, then maybe perversions of the originals like "Kummens" and "Sculler".

Additional text, maybe something like "Er läuft jeder weiter". Not sure about the spelling.

Carl Voluntaryist July 25, 2010 16:48 Flag

Brilliant!

Angela R. July 25, 2010 15:19 Flag

Yip! I am sick, am I not? 8)

(null) July 25, 2010 15:09 Flag

Ha ha ha! The Little Fuhrer?

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Carl Voluntaryist June 20, 2010 07:37 4 Thumb-ups
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Die Wünschelrute und ihre praktische Anwendung

I was at the fleamarket today, and found this.
My Dad (well versed in old stuff) said it might be late 30's.
It's a book about the proper application of a divining rod.
They have other books, etc there too (weather permitting).
Drop me a line if you need something (also for the movie).

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Leonardo Pinhel February 05, 2012 02:05 Flag

More than that, this technique is indeed used to search for water source. I would say is a great deal to take it with...

Matti Delahay June 21, 2010 07:56 Flag

Great stuff Carl! This will be most welcome in the Paranormal Investigation section of the base. :)

Seppo Hiltunen June 20, 2010 13:29 Flag

Definitevely you have again found out a treasure! That is a really something.

;)

I hope that they have some use of this in the game.

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Anna Krokfors July 31, 2010 23:44 3 Thumb-ups
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Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness is just too hilarious to pass..

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Leonardo Pinhel February 05, 2012 02:02 Flag

Simply perfect for a base on Antartica. Great Anna! I let it pass in my suggestions but I totally agree!

Matti Delahay August 02, 2010 08:24 Flag

Indeed it is! :D

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Carl Voluntaryist December 16, 2010 07:04 2 Thumb-ups
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Des Attentäters Handbuch für Fragwürdige Todesfälle

(the assassins book of dodgy deaths)

-A detailed compendium on the art of killing, and making it look like an accident.
(e.g. brutally slitting ones own throat with a safety razor, throwing oneself from a high window, accidentally hanging oneself with a window-curtain whilst falling out said window, falling down an elevator shaft -onto some bullets, rolling off some stairs onto a knife -75 times...)

Von Robert dem Siebenunddreißigsten (Author)

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Matti Delahay April 07, 2011 07:19 Flag

:D

Carl Voluntaryist December 16, 2010 16:30 Flag

Thanks :)

I think that there would be plenty of jealous subordinates ready for an early promotion...

Seppo Hiltunen December 16, 2010 07:58 Flag

War is war, but do they need this kind of information on Antarctica? ;)

By the way, nice idea though, you are a treasure of inventing differend ideas and finding new sources of information.

Wreckamovie definitely needs it's Groundstick!

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Stig-Magnus Gjerald September 28, 2010 17:30 3 Thumb-ups
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tigerfibel

Personally I would like to see a copy of the "Tigerfibel'". Seems they had alot more humor than people think:-)
Its the instruction manual for the Tiger tank:
http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/TIGER-1%20FILES/tigerfibel.pdf

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Matti Delahay April 07, 2011 06:56 Flag

That's an awesome reference, thanks!

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Jeffrey Boggio September 07, 2010 20:34 4 Thumb-ups
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The Secret Doctrine by Helena Blavatsky

A pseudo-scientific treatise on origin of the 'root races' linked back to Hyperboria, Atlantis and Lemuria.

No Aryan library would be complete without it. It's a turn of the century 'Celestine Prophecy'

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Matti Delahay April 07, 2011 06:54 Flag

Nice! This should make a fine addition to any proper Nazi library.

Angela R. September 12, 2010 10:58 Flag

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

Seems quite relevant indeed! Thumb up!

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Kazimir S. September 22, 2010 03:46 6 Thumb-ups
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Mein Kampfy Chair

I found this on the internet, probably not real... but I tought it was funny.

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Matti Delahay April 07, 2011 06:53 Flag

Wow. :D Comes from penguin books, even!

Angela R. September 22, 2010 13:51 Flag

Well. It IS funny. And indeed, probably not real. ^^'

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Carl Voluntaryist September 04, 2010 14:01 3 Thumb-ups
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Here, some more.

Any mail lately Matti? It's been ages and should have arrived already.

I have another shipment ready, but it might not be feasible if the postal system fails. :(

So anyways, here's 'Weissagungen' (divinations or maybe prophecies) and the 13th. edition of Luftwaffe-handbook.

As an added bonus, here's two signs that could be hanging somewhere.

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Matti Delahay September 06, 2010 07:05 Flag

I haven't heard anything of it, chances are it didn't come through. :( Wonder what's wrong, I think we missed one other international shipment too though the address was definitely right...

You could always try to send the next package to my home address, international mail has always arrived very reliably here.

Thanks for the new pics, very cool stuff again!

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(null) August 12, 2010 15:43 5 Thumb-ups
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Have the comic in the game too?

(You've possibly already thought of this but better to hear something twice...)

Could you feature the official Operation Highjump comic in the game itself? I used to love computer games where the props in the box were in the game too, it blurred the line with reality somewhat. :)

The comic I mean is the one you had on display at the festival.

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Matti Delahay August 13, 2010 09:27 Flag

We've been talking of one way to really blur the line, though it's still uncertain whether we'll do it or not. It'd be a major spoil to tell anything more, though. :)

Anyways, we will at least use similar comic style in all the different starting and ending scenarios.

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Sami Laulajainen July 28, 2010 20:36 2 Thumb-ups
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Thomas Mehr : Nazi - utopia

fictional book about how the 3rd reich should be organized.

The legislation, judgement and punishment powers should be given to nazi party.

"There is no private ownership on Utopia, with goods being stored in warehouses and people requesting what they need. There are also no locks on the doors of the houses, which are rotated between the citizens every ten years. Agriculture is the most important job on the island. Every person is taught it and must live in the countryside, farming, for two years at a time, with women doing the same work as men. Parallel to this, every citizen must learn at least one of the other essential trades: weaving (mainly done by the women), carpentry, metalsmithing and masonry. There is deliberate simplicity about these trades; for instance, all people wear the same types of simple clothes and there are no dressmakers making fine apparel. All able-bodied citizens must work; thus unemployment is eradicated, and the length of the working day can be minimised: the people only have to work six hours a day (although many willingly work for longer). Mehr does allow scholars in his society to become the ruling officials or officers, people picked during their primary education for their ability to learn. All other citizens are however encouraged to apply themselves to learning combat skills in their leisure time."

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Sami Laulajainen August 04, 2010 06:53 Flag

the standards of utopia have changed a bit in 500 years :)

Gert-Jan Van de Voorde August 04, 2010 00:17 Flag

I would absolutely hate living in such an 'Utopia'

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