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Pulp Undead Space Nazis

#1 Postby RPTroll » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:51 pm

I've settled on Undead Space Nazis for a 1940s space adventure using the Slipstream rules and need a little help with the German language from the native/fluent German speakers in the forums.

I look up Zombie and Undead on bablefish and the German translation gives me Zombie and Undead. Who knew those were German words. :eek:

So, since I want the name from my undead space Nazis to sound German, I was wondering if something like lebentoter Soldat (living dead Soldier) might be appropriate.

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#2 Postby Sadric » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am

Zombie is indeed Zombie, but undead is Untoter.
lebendtoter Soldat sounds clumsy. Untoter Soldat is better.
What do you think about Totenkopf-staffel (Deatskull squadron- TS for short- Schädelsoldat in german Slang or Skullsoldier or living skulls for your GI)?

Edit: be aware that the Totenkopfstaffel existed, they guarded the concentration camps, so they are infamous and maybe you could hurt someones feeling. On the other side, they made some terrible scientific experiments in this camps....

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#3 Postby RPTroll » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:47 am

Sadric wrote:Zombie is indeed Zombie, but undead is Untoter.
lebendtoter Soldat sounds clumsy. Untoter Soldat is better.
What do you think about Totenkopf-staffel (Deatskull squadron- TS for short- Schädelsoldat in german Slang or Skullsoldier or living skulls for your GI)?

Edit: be aware that the Totenkopfstaffel existed, they guarded the concentration camps, so they are infamous and maybe you could hurt someones feeling. On the other side, they made some terrible scientific experiments in this camps....


Great ideas. The death camps do indeed play a role as the Nazis adjust their final solution but I'll make sure to poll the audience first to avoid offending folks.

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#4 Postby Sadric » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:53 am

RPTroll wrote:
Sadric wrote:Zombie is indeed Zombie, but undead is Untoter.
lebendtoter Soldat sounds clumsy. Untoter Soldat is better.
What do you think about Totenkopf-staffel (Deatskull squadron- TS for short- Schädelsoldat in german Slang or Skullsoldier or living skulls for your GI)?

Edit: be aware that the Totenkopfstaffel existed, they guarded the concentration camps, so they are infamous and maybe you could hurt someones feeling. On the other side, they made some terrible scientific experiments in this camps....


Great ideas. The death camps do indeed play a role as the Nazis adjust their final solution but I'll make sure to poll the audience first to avoid offending folks.


I Overflow a Wikipiedia article, because I doesnt really know much about it.

The Totenkopfstaffel was part of the SS (SS-Totenkopfverbände), designated to guard the camps.
Around 1940 they get gradualy integrated in the normal SS to support the war. The idea was to revive them after the german victory.
I dont know your timeline, but I think it sounds cool to revive them as undead company.

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#5 Postby RPTroll » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:10 am

verbände = unit?

When I run it through web translaters I get
would connect

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#6 Postby Sadric » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:08 am

RPTroll wrote:verbände = unit?

When I run it through web translaters I get
would connect


Yes. Verbände means unit, but it could mean different things, too.

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#7 Postby JackAce » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:04 am

Actually, Verbände is plural.

And a Verband is considerably more than one unit. It's related to bind, as in multiple units bound together. I guess the most appropriate translatinon would be devisions - although I'm not sure if the Totenkopfverbände actually came close in size to an army devision.


Also, I think such fancyful names as Totenkopfverband were only use by the SS and other Party-organizations. The regular army was much more pragmatic in their naming practices. So I guess if undead were used in great number as cannon fodder or shock troops, they'd simply be called Untote Truppen (undead troops). There's no need for a singular name, as a single undead is usually not worth talking about (or to).
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#8 Postby steelbrok » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:59 am

Off topic I know (and apologise for) but to an english speaker it sounds close to Warband

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#9 Postby RPTroll » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:34 am

Here's the background for the game I'm going to run. Its a work in progress so excuse the typos. It uses Slipstream races and mechanics but outside the Slipstream pocket-verse.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfcwr74p_5crbbd3k7

Anyone want to volunteer to translate some game handouts into German?

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#10 Postby Sadric » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:40 am

RPTroll wrote:Anyone want to volunteer to translate some game handouts into German?


Send it to me, I see what I can do.

Read your description. Where are the main holding of the Nazis? Once they had forces on venus, but there was a "uprising". Where do they prepare their raids. Or is it unknown?

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#11 Postby RPTroll » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:23 pm

Here's the link

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Thanks for your help.
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#12 Postby Sadric » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:14 am

scary text. :-)

Do you like me to translate this text?

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#13 Postby RPTroll » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:52 am

Yes please.

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#14 Postby RPTroll » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:27 am

Here's a few pics from the adventure. The adventure background can be found on Musings of a Roll Playing Troll
The head of the Rocket Freedom Force sends the characters to investigate a Nazi freighter that is drifting toward the black hole where Earth once was. Once they arrive, the characters find the Nazi Death Freighter

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The characters make their way to the bridge and encounter a Nazi War Bot

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On another part of the ship, Dr. Jones and two crewmen run into Nazi Zombies from OUTER SPACE!!!!
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The curious Dr. Jones investigates the late Dr. Olbermann's lab after dispatching the Zombies
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While Dr. Jones reads Olbermann's suicide note, the rest of the characters hear a scream from the direction of their rocketship and run back to investigate the airlock
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Leading to the following unfortunate result. The four-arm Iosion Terror dropped from the ceiling mawing Robert Fulton just as Dr. Jones screams into the radiophone "What ever you do, don't let one of them bite you. Too late.
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But a quick trip to Dr. Jones rejuvenation chamber alleviates the need to kill Fulton before he becomes and undead horror. But horror of horrors, the ships damsel Penelope Finwick and Captain Sir Reginald Lord Finwick are missing. Luckily, Jimmy, the ship's kid and Cookie are alive thanks to hiding in a cabinet. Jimmy and Cookie describe how the four armed terrors killed the rest of the crew and made off with Penelope and the Captain.

The engineer builds a scanner to detect the undead mutants giving the characters an idea of where the master zombie and his hostages await. On the way they run into a zombie in an enviro suit with a flame thrower

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The final battle between the Zombie Master, Zombie Cyborgs and Zombie Mutants.
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The characters saved the day, rescued Penelope and the Captain, captured the a Nazi freighter filled with advanced tech, research and stolen atiquities and returned heroes of the ROCKET FREEDOM FORCE.

Stay tuned for next weeks adventure: INTO THE BLACK HOLE!!!!

Until then Jr. Rocketeers
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#15 Postby snikle » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:56 pm

Wow! That looks like an amazing game. Very cool, Troll, very cool.
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