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Captains Outrageous: For Doom the Bell Tolls

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Welcome to Leiblein, a world of lore and magic, legend and legerdemain, mystery and adventure, home to sinister dragons, troublesome wizards, crafty sages, slithering snowsnakes, buxom barmaids, cantakerous cougarands, a bell that can destroy the entire planet, capricious gods, haggling barbarians...

Um...what was that about a bell again?

Not to worry. The three most
Mass Market Paperback, 314 pages
Published May 28th 1994 by TSR (first published May 1994)
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 8, 2013

There were several reasons why I chose to read this. I'd recently noticed that there're bks whose titles & plots are rewrites of other more famous bks & I decided to read some of these to explore this genre. I've already read & reviewed 2 of them: Bruce Hale's The Malted Falcon ( ) & Anne Capeci's The Maltese Dog (
Caroline Berg
This book is a decidedly acquired taste - a taste which happens to be near and dear to my heart. This is a book which is based on the fun character exploits from a pen-and-paper roleplaying game (RPG) - which means that if you love RPGs, love fantasy, and love puns, you will love this book.

It is clear from the tone of the book that the author clearly had a blast playing RPGs with his friends, who are immortalized as characters in the book. As someone who is a game master and runs RPGs weekly, I
Sep 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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How could I not like a book written by a good friend featuring himself, myself, and another college buddy as our swashbuckling alter egos? Besides having himself, myself, and Bobself, it's a good story with plenty of puns, vocabulary builders, and a great ending.

Described by Roger Zelazny in the blurb as "...hybrid of The Three Musketeers and 'The Three Stooges Meet the Apocalypse'..."
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