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Philip duBarry
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We are looking for someone who can translate the rules for Kingdom of Solomon into German before Essen. You will receive a free copy of the game for your help! Thanks.
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Five years ago, I probably could have, but my German is way too rusty these days. I really should brush up on that.
 
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I had two years of German in high school, but that wouldn't help much--unless the rules were mainly about crossing the street or going to your house: Ich gehe in der stadt und zu hause!
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Or.. now you have something to use that extra 24% you were funded for Kickstarter on!

(seriously, it is a little tacky to have a press release that you got more funding than you asked for at the same time you are asking someone to spend the time translating a game into another language for peanuts.)

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[q="snicholson"]Or.. now you have something to use that extra 24% you were funded for Kickstarter on!

(seriously, it is a little tacky to have a press release that you got more funding than you asked for at the same time you are asking someone to spend the time translating a game into another language for peanuts.)/q]
I'm sure there are folks who might be willing to do it for free if only to have their names in the credits, but translation work is tricky and well worth the money to hire a professional.
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pdubarry wrote:
We are looking for someone who can translate the rules for Kingdom of Solomon into German before Essen. You will receive a free copy of the game for your help! Thanks.


With all due respect: get a professional and pay him or her in Euro, not in euro.

Would you consider paying your printer or your graphic artist in copies of the game?
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Scott, I can see your point--bad timing on my part. Really, the 124% is not quite as big as I'm making out. The true cost of production will be something like 18K, and Kickstarter is only part of the picture. I just want people to be excited about the game and give it a look.

This German translation is only supposed to be a quick and dirty version just for Essen. Any official licensing and subsequent translation will be done professionally and for real compensation.

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I can do a quick and dirty translation. As German native speaker and game desinger I´m sure I can do even better.
As I´ll be off for some days next week, I´d say I could do the translation until no later than 2nd weekend of July, probably on the firs weekend.
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Hello there,

I would be happy to do the translation work for you. I work as a freelance translator anyway so I can easily fit in the translations of the rules next week or whenever you are ready to send me the original texts(s). I am a native speaker.
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Thanks, guys. We already have a translator lined up, but if that falls through, we'll definitely give you a shot. BTW, would either of you be interested in working our booth at Essen?
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Sorry, I´ll be in Essen only for 2 or 3 days, and time will pass much to fast once more. But for sure I´ll drop by and have a close look at Kindom of Solomon.
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James wanted me to mention that he has some other games needing to be translated. Contact him at webmaster@miniongames.com if you are interested.
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Thanks, I dropped James an email. I am not entirely sure whether I will be able to make it to Essen this year so I am not the right candidate to ask to work your booth this year. There are probably lots of local gamers who would be up for it I am sure.
 
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