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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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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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Sami Laulajainen August 01, 2010 15:50 3 Thumb-ups
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Jules Verne - Journey to the moon.

Too obvious? How about the rest of the Verne's writings? One of the nazi leaders in the base might be a sf - fan. Where else they would have got their crazy idea to go to the moon.

Well from H G Wells - The First Men on the Moon. It might be a good addition to library. And the rest of his work

In my opinion the nazis go for every source while scavenging information of how to live in space.

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Matti Delahay August 02, 2010 08:51 Flag

Agreed, I find it likely that there'd be people familiar to Verne's and Wells' ideas in the base.

Seppo Hiltunen August 01, 2010 17:23 Flag

Agree. Classic book about the obvious target. That is a must.

Angela R. August 01, 2010 16:13 Flag

I think it makes perfect sense that such a book would be included. In fact, it could perhaps be used as a hint... laying on the night table of one of the nazi leaders rather than just being in the library...

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David Yacobus June 20, 2010 10:34 10 Thumb-ups
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Mein Kampf Series

The best books in the reich are the Mein Kampf series consisted of Mein Kampf fir student, Mein Kampf for married couple, Mein Kampf for bullies, Mein Kampf for newbies, Mein Kampf 1-2-3, Mein Hühnersuppe für der Kampf ("My Chicken Soup for the Struggle"), Mein Kampf for Scientist, Mein Kampf Deine Kampf, etc.

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Matti Delahay July 26, 2010 08:22 Flag

We'll try to have some reference at least in the game, not too much though to make the game silly. :)

Angela R. July 25, 2010 13:24 Flag

OMG - some really brilliant material here. Really hope it gets implemented in the game.

I am especially fond of "Mein Kampf -Das Brettspiel" (Mit Adolf Hitler Aktionsfigur!)

Well done all! I'm literally laughing out loud here...

Carl Voluntaryist July 09, 2010 16:36 Flag

Maybe one of the officers has his room decked out in a Mein Kampf theme. He is the official founder of the inofficial Mein Kampf Fanklub.
If encountered in front of his quarters, he will invite the player to see his Mein Kampf Sammlung, and discuss the many perks of the Mein Kampf Lebensstil. The only way to get out of it, is by either killing him, or by agreeing to join the Fanklub.
To prove you are worthy, you need to complete a three-part sidequest.

You could use an existing character for this, just make sure that when Mein Kampf is brought up, he gets a really wild-eyed look on his face & starts drooling.

Jack Malinowski July 09, 2010 11:59 Flag

mein kamf for idiots :

how to complain, gossip and make friends.

Matti Delahay July 05, 2010 15:25 Flag

Whoa, it's starting to look like we'd able to fill the whole base (not to speak of the base library) with nothing but Mein Kampf. :D

David Yacobus July 02, 2010 23:45 Flag

Seppo got a point there...
Mein Kampfs Sohn
(The Son of Mein Kampf)

Mein Kampf und der Schatz von Opar
(My Struggle And The Jewels Of Opar)
Hahahaha...

Mein Kampf and the sorcerer's stone...
Mein Kampf and the chamber of secrets...
Mein Kampf and the half-blood prince...
:D

Seppo Hiltunen June 29, 2010 10:07 Flag

Mein Kampf bei den Affen
(My struggle with the apes)

Mein Kampfs Sohn
(The Son of Mein Kampf)

Mein Kampf und der Schatz von Opar
(My Struggle And The Jewels Of Opar)

Mein Kampf: Dschungelgeschichten
(Jungle Tales Of My Struggle)

Mein Kampf und der goldene Löwe
(My Struggle and the Golden Lion)

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarzan

Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 09:25 Flag

"Mein Kampf, Dein Kampf, Unser Kampf"
my struggle, your stuggle, our struggle
"Mein Kampf -Das Brettspiel" (Mit Adolf Hitler Aktionsfigur!)
-the boardgame (with AH actionfigure!)
"Mein Kampf -Der Flammenwerfer" (Die Kinder lieben ihn!)
-the flamethrower (the Kids love it!)

Matti Delahay June 24, 2010 06:51 Flag

:D

Markus Koskivirta June 22, 2010 20:28 Flag

Or the ever classic "Mein Kampfy Chair"

http://tinyurl.com/yak6hey

Jack Malinowski June 21, 2010 09:50 Flag

'the best books?'!!

the only books!

comics make super kindling.

do you have the 'fire : my struggle' in Tales Of The Wet Soldier?

it's the most!

on page 13, after the advert for disposable officers,
there's a step by step guide to burning book bindings
that works in chilly winds!

if you look carefully, you'll see the book burning is named 'sturm und drang.'

Matti Kortet June 21, 2010 07:44 Flag

Nice! This sounds like a series with no end in sight...Mein Kampf for Dummies, Illustrated Mein Kampf, and so on!

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e-punc July 16, 2010 16:40 2 Thumb-ups
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Hanffibel - Hemp-Primer

die lustige Hanffibel - (the happy Hamp-Primer)
Its a 32-page book actually published by the Nazis in 1942 to show Farmers how to grow Hemp.

http://ia341343.us.archive.org/2/items/Die-lustige-Hanffibel/DieLustigeHanffibel194333S.ScanFraktur.pdf

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Matti Delahay July 20, 2010 07:26 Flag

Nice, thanks! :)

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Lawrence May 27, 2010 19:55 6 Thumb-ups
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Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Maybe the player could say something like "It's some kind of encyclopedia but it's main focus is on toweling...", or "Much better than the Encyclopedia Galactica (which I guess could also be shown)", or "DON'T PANIC" (just as something bad happens) or perhaps something about when he last used it.

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a sci-fi book / series / film, but the guide itself is supposedly very old, and there was time travel involved.

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e-punc July 16, 2010 16:26 Flag

I love the idea cause it's THE most referenced book in Nerd-Culture.

How about "Per Anhalter durch Germania"?
(Hitchhikers Guide to Germania)
With "KEINE PANIK!" on the back in a fracture-font.

Or do a reference with a Poster/Sign or blinking "Red-Alert" that says KEINE PANIK!

Matti Delahay June 07, 2010 07:11 Flag

Kris: That'd certainly be a possibility!

(null) June 06, 2010 01:00 Flag

Matti, how about a "Nazified" version of the words "Don't Panic" on some technical manual?

Matti Delahay May 31, 2010 08:42 Flag

Hmmm, we'll see. It might be a fun easter egg if we think of a good way to do it. :) Kris' suggestion might be one possibility.

(null) May 30, 2010 23:01 Flag

Maybe some "Nazified" version of the Hitchhiker's Guide title? Using militaristic german or something?

Lizette Stenqvist May 27, 2010 21:37 Flag

Cute idea, but where would it be planted?

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Gert-Jan Van de Voorde June 20, 2010 11:18 3 Thumb-ups
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Easter egg book

Suppose that the Nazis accidentally took the Communist Manifest with them (Karl Marx was a German, hence the mistake) if you click on the book a communist song starts to play and Stalin appears, he fades away after a few seconds.

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e-punc July 16, 2010 16:20 Flag

Communist Manifesto is defenetily a great Idea. maybe also "Das Kapital" or the whole Marx/Engels Collection

Matti Delahay June 21, 2010 11:32 Flag

We'll have to see, with Stalin appearing and music playing it might be a bit too much, but it wouldn't be impossible to have the book there, perhaps among some banned texts.

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Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 10:40 5 Thumb-ups
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Nazi Survival & First Aid

A comprehensive guide on the subjects.

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Matti Delahay July 14, 2010 10:08 Flag

Sent the address now, thanks!

Carl Voluntaryist July 14, 2010 07:58 Flag

nice, send me the address, I'll send you the goods!

Matti Delahay July 13, 2010 08:34 Flag

Carl: If you can mail them to us, that'd be awesome! I'll check the postal address of our office asap and send it to you by PM.

Carl Voluntaryist July 12, 2010 18:19 Flag

Anywhere from 20cents to 20€.
One of the sellers has a nice collection of magazines and paperwork too, but he has outrageous prices :(

David Yacobus July 12, 2010 04:13 Flag

Hey Carl, how much usually the price of old books?
Looks interesting...

Carl Voluntaryist July 09, 2010 17:31 Flag

I can scan some more, but maybe I can mail the lot of them to you (postal)? My scanner is rather crappy, especially for the larger books...

Matti Delahay June 29, 2010 12:04 Flag

Looks very interesting, it'd be cool to see more pages. :)

Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 11:04 Flag

found at fleamarket, more interesting pages on request.

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Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 10:56 3 Thumb-ups
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Farmers' Almanacs 1935 & '36

As the title said. Front & Back
And a newspaper clipping about mothers last.

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Matti Delahay June 29, 2010 12:02 Flag

Great references, thanks once again!

You can send the pages to me at matti.delahay[at]igios.com

Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 11:04 Flag

found at fleamarket. more scans possible.
Or I could just send them all per mail?

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Carl Voluntaryist June 29, 2010 10:23 2 Thumb-ups
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The Nazi Chastity Agenda

Here are two examples of it.
First a medical examination written by a doctor, then the short story 'Chaste Legend' about a girl 'Evlein' that promised chastity, the promise becoming a weapon of justice or whatever (just skimmed through it).

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Seppo Hiltunen June 29, 2010 10:30 Flag

Sure, there must be some romance too! And stories about ideal life ;)

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Andrew W May 31, 2010 17:20 2 Thumb-ups
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Die Brüder Grimm

Real Book
Name: Kinder-und Hausmärchen by The Brothers Grimm
Description: A Compendium of Fairy tales, useful for scaring children into behaving or promoting the Nazi ideal of racially pure marriages.
Players Line: "Hmm, a book of stories to scare impudent little children whom misbehave"

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Matti Delahay June 02, 2010 12:55 Flag

Carl: Great, thanks for the info.

Carl Voluntaryist June 02, 2010 12:36 Flag

The old spelling (that I still learned in the '80s) is 'Die Gebrüder Grimm'
Somehow I think that's also how the Nazis would have written it.

Matti Delahay June 02, 2010 11:30 Flag

Lizette: Agreed, Grimm's fairy tales are good stuff. :D

Lizette Stenqvist June 01, 2010 15:32 Flag

A in general very good book, I may add ;)

Matti Delahay June 01, 2010 06:36 Flag

Sounds good. :)

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Roy Fowler May 14, 2010 10:33 6 Thumb-ups
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Just have fun.

Row upon row of serious anti everything heavy bound volumes line the bookcase shelves. Tracing a finger along the edge, the black clad SS officer silently reads their spines before selecting one. Pulling it out, he reads aloud, "The Decadence of the American Nation and the Downfall of its Mongrel People".

He lifts his eyes toward his seated fellow SS officer. After a moments silence and with a deadpan face, he replies "Never sold well. For some reason the American market failed to pick it up. I think the title was a little too long for them".

The officer holding the book looks at his friends serious face before they simultaneously burst out laughing.

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Matti Kortet May 14, 2010 11:10 Flag

Sounds like a feasible scripted event. Nice!

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