This game was played solely as a Play-by-Mail (PBM) game, where participants took turns by postal mail and, later, received their turn results. Some PBM games had no published components; others offered a published player's manual or introductory setting guide, etc. Salient details may be noted here in the description - especially for games with no published component.
The very name brings images of medieval intrigue and pageantry to the mind. Come with us into a world where you will be lord of a manor, a member of the royal family. As such, you have wealth and power and the ability to build upon your land. You can manage wisely while building your military powers for attacks against enemies and, thus, gain more lands and wealth and power. You may use these to aid your liege lord while you attempt to gain even more power for yourself. If you are clever and strong, you may even become the King someday.
Zantius was a kingdom-level, play-by-mail, roleplaying game written by John Lind, Chuck Anshell, and Bob Bledsaw. New subscribers received a 32-page rules booklet and additional campaign information.
Zantius was reviewed and advertised in:
Judges Guild Journal (Issue 17 - Oct/Nov 1979)
The Dungeoneer (Issue 14 - Nov/Dec 1979)