As gamers, we all have our "holy grails", that game we think will answer all our gaming prayers, that game we've never quite been able to get hold of.
Mine is Chad Underkoffler's Zantabulous Zorcerer of Zo. I know it's available as a PDF, but I really want to own a print copy.
Unfortunately, print editions appear to be rarer than hen's teeth...
I've never really talked about this before because, honestly, I don't know much about the game mechanics or the setting, beyond the fact that it's a fairytale game and very highly regarded. And like a great many secrets, you have to wonder if voicing it out loud will somehow jinx it.
Oh, and it's a total sidetrack from all my enthusiastic gushing over Space 1889!
I have a rough idea about how the PDQ system works but I believe it's slightly different in each game that uses it. However, I love the idea that this book is largely a guide to Chad's own campaign and features extensive notes on how he ran it for people.
Almost snagged myself a copy of Zantabulous Zorcerer of Zo on eBay the other month, only to be sniped at the last moment by a seeming nemesis who was bagging all the items I had bid upon at that time. Next time one appears on eBay, I won't be so gentlemanly!
Of course if anyone HAS a print edition of this game they are willing to sell (for a few magic beans) - especially if they are in the UK - I'm sure we could come to some arrangement.
Every time I watch Once Upon A Time, I can't help but think about gaming it with the Zorcerer of Zo.