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The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, third edition


Baron Munchausen's tales of his extraordinary adventures are legendary: riding cannonballs through the sky, sailing to the Moon, meeting gods, escaping from the Turkish army on half a horse, and many more. 

Can you outdo the Baron's storytelling? You can try! 

Challenge your friends to tell the most extraordinary stories, interrupt to challenge or correct their boasts, and describe your own amazing exploits in this renowned game of wit, riposte and repartee, written in high style by the Baron himself. The role-playing system replaces dice and pencils with money and fine wines, and requires no previous experience with RPGs. 

A modern classic, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen was the first of the New Style games that ushered in the story-games revolution of the early 2000s. It requires no GM or preparation, plays in under an hour, and has over 200 ready-to-play adventures in the book. It's also really, really funny.

This third edition was originally published by Fantasy Flight in 2016. The content has been greatly expanded from the first and second editions. Contained beneath the sumptuous cover is the original game, along with Arabian-style rules from Sindbad the Sailor, a simpler version for younger (or inebriated) players, and rules for playing online. One of the Baron's own descendants has also contributed twelve new variants and different styles of play, including Gutenberg's Revenge, The Recall of Cthulhu, and Munchausen Crescent. Its pages are graced with glorious paintings from the hand of Omar 'Once Upon a Time' Rayyan.

"One of the most insanely fun roleplaying experiences I have ever had"  Wil Wheaton

"Utter brilliance in RPG form!"  John Kovalic, creator of Dork Tower

"Perhaps the finest game writing I have ever encountered. I delight in its every word" — Bill Coffin

"This game is a modern classic" — Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist

“Really, really, really funny” — Shut Up & Sit Down

Nominated for Best New RPG and Best Family/Party Game in the Origins Awards
Nominated for Best Writing in the ENnie Awards
Acclaimed as one of the 'Millennium's Best Games' by Pyramid magazine
Listed in Hobby Games: The 100 Best from Green Ronin Press

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Geoffrey G October 28, 2021 4:07 pm UTC
Is this available in print somewhere? Some searching suggest this may not be the case, but wanted to confirm. And if it is available, where?
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James W January 04, 2022 11:46 am UTC
The only place to get physical copies at the moment is Indie Press Revolution, which is selling off the last copies of the Fantasy Flight edition of the game:
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James L September 12, 2021 6:42 am UTC
Where is this one??

I JUST bought this a while ago, and now I can't find it, and it's not in my library!
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James W January 04, 2022 11:50 am UTC
Hi James--I've no idea why that's no longer in your library. It's the second edition of the game--it's not for sale any more but the files are still uploaded to the website and any previous purchaser should be able to download it. Can you take it up with DriveThru's tech people?
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James L January 18, 2022 9:53 am UTC
Yeah, double check that, I've got like 10,000 files in my library. They made the new extended library features because I couldn't access my assets anymore. HEY!!! Could you check and see if the filename is something weird, or misspelled?? It just occurred to me that if it's named something really bizarre, I might never find it. :/
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Matt K October 22, 2020 7:55 am UTC
The artwork in the one available PDF is extremely low-resolution for some reason. Any chance of an upload with higher-res visuals?
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James W November 27, 2020 3:09 pm UTC
I'm working on it, along with adding bookmarks and hyperlinks to the PDF.
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Ezekiel J April 24, 2021 6:04 am UTC
Its April of 2021 ... the version is still pretty low resolution. Any updates? BTW very fun game really enjoying it with both adults and the youngins ... very easily customizable. Cheers. Ezekiel
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Ezekiel J April 24, 2021 6:05 am UTC
Its April of 2021 ... the version is still pretty low resolution. Any updates? BTW very fun game really enjoying it with both adults and the youngins ... very easily customizable. Cheers. Ezekiel
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James W July 02, 2021 7:53 pm UTC
Just uploaded a revised higher-res version. Apologies for the delay. Bookmarks and hyperlinks will follow.
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Matt K July 03, 2021 3:01 pm UTC
Much better - thanks! Looking forward to the bookmarked / hyperlinked version, too.
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Thomas M September 05, 2020 11:08 pm UTC
So is this the same as the FFG third edition, or is there additional new material that wasn't included in the FFG third edition?
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James W September 05, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
This was the Fantasy Flight edition, but ownership of it has returned from the colonies to its rightful home. Barring a couple of minor changes, the text is the same. I should probably mention that in the main description. (Future generations will read that and go 'But it is mentioned in the main description!', failing to grasp the simple wonder of time-travel that has been effected here.)
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