Magnum Opus Press

On the Origins and Speeches


We’ve learned that the Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen has been nominated for an Origins Award, arguably the biggest games awards in the United States. This is fantastic news, and a wonderful recognition of the Baron’s talent as a games designer. We have cracked a bottle of Armagnac in celebration, so if our spelling goes wonky you’ll know why.

On the other hand, it’s been nominated in the category of ‘Children’s, Family, and Party Games’. Admittedly the new edition does contain the rules for ‘My Uncle the Baron’, a simplified version of the main game, but still: this is fundamentally a game about drinking, gambling and ogling the Duke of Clarence’s daughter. Still, as Oscar Wilde put it, the only thing worse that being talked about is being beheaded by the Sultan of Constantinople. Something like that. Don’t hog the Armagnac, dear fellow.

The original edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen—the 1998 release, not the suppressed 1808 printing—was also nominated for an Origins Award, and Magnum Opus press supremo James Wallis is a previous winner for his work on Nobilis in 2002.


New PDFS, missing FLs


We’ve added two new PDFs to the range of Dragon Warriors titles at DriveThruRPG. You can now buy digital versions of the two adventures for the game:

The Elven Crystals was released in print form a couple of weeks ago, and sharp-eyed readers quickly noticed there was a very strange error in the book. In the italicised passages, the letters ‘fl’ were mysteriously missing—so for example the word ‘shuffles’ (p.66) appears as ‘shuf  es’. We’re at a loss to explain why this has happened, but our print people are scratching their heads over it to make sure it never happens again. Please accept our sincere apologies, and we hope it doesn’t impact your enjoyment of the book. (This only affects the print version of the book; the PDF seems to be fine.)