I actually emailed Mr. Shea himself a while ago re: this question and got no reply. I searched this board for this question and found none, so let me ask Jack:

1. What did you think of Shea's A Quest For Simbilis?

2. Was it his treatment of your characters and world that led you to write Cugel's Saga (as published). i.e Were you dissatisfied with Shea's effort.

3. What did you think of Shea making Cugel a "sidekick" to Mumber Sull in A Quest For Simbilis? Do you actually think Cugel to be a protagonist in A Quest For Simbilis?

Thanks in advance and I look forward to your answers.

Peter aka Ulujain.