Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"4th Reich: Puremen vs. the Mutants for Control of the World" & "The Iron Dream"

"4th Reich: Puremen vs. the Mutants for Control of the World is a somewhat obscure wargame by Task Force Games based on the SF-novel "The Iron Dream" by the Jewish author Norman Spinrad.  This very controversial novel describes a parallel world in which Hitler wasn't successful with his "Kampf" in Germany and became a successful SF-pulp-novelist in the US.  The main part of the book is the actual text of Hitler's "Iron Dream", a pulp-tale about "Ubermenschen" conquering a future world filled with mutant "scum."  The idea of Spinrad's novel was to expose fascist tendencies in 50's American literature.  The TFG designers transported this "theme" into a board game which plays like a wargame: future Nazis against future mutants.  The names of all protagonists have been changed in an apparent attempt to avoid infringement, but the game clearly takes its slightly tongue-in-cheek approach directly from the book."  
 the novel by  Norman Spinrad

Sounds fucking AWESOME!!

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