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The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Published by Magnum Opus Press

Designed by Baron Munchausen

Illustrated by Gustave Doré

128-Page Digest-Sized Hardback "Gentleman's Edition"; $19.95
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Gentlemen, I bring excellent news. Not only has that inestimable raconteur and gentleman adventurer, Baron Munchausen returned1, he has brought with him his very own game, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Originally to have been published in 1798, it was only through the efforts of Mr. James Wallis, a descendent of the 18th-century publisher, that the game came to light. Now the original game of competitive story telling is once again available. This new edition not only includes everything that was in the 1998 text, but has been expanded with variations anew for gentlemen and all those of wit, and good and noble character, and of most ages. And let us not forget, also, the ladies.

That 1998 edition came as something called a "New Style" game, something clearly aimed at an audience of radicals. The 2008 edition though comes in a "Gentleman's Edition" and a "Wives' and Servants' Edition." The latter is a softback, but the former a delightful pocket-friendly hardback, now sadly out of print. Fortunately, the softback is available, as is an electronic edition, with all three still superbly illustrated by Mr Gustave . . .

This article originally appeared in the second volume of Pyramid. See the current Pyramid website for more information.

Article publication date: November 7, 2008

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