Way back in 1899, author L. Frank Baum wrote and published his magnum opus, the first fairy tale specifically for American children. Published in 1900, it was called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The book was an instant success and Baum was inundated with letters from fans. After 1905, Baum wrote an Oz book each year. He tried to end the series and start another, but it was not to be, and Baum went back to Oz, producing a total of 14 books before his death in 1919. The publishers hired other authors to continue the series, and people got their yearly dose of Oz. 40 official books total were published.
Oz seems to have the quality to inspire. over 200 books today have been written by fans returning again and again to the magical fairyland.
Heroes of Oz Role-Playing Game and Guidebook is the next step in Oz fiction. With a role-playing game (RPG), you and a few other players can make your own characters and take them on adventures. One player takes the role of the Historian, who guides the other players. This makes for an immersive experience greater than any video game, because you can do (or at least try) anything.
“Heroes of Oz” is written by Mike Conway and Bruce Gray, a true Oz scholar. Bruce took the task of creating a comprehensive history and gazetteer of Oz, and Mike took care of the rules, and made sure they made for easy play and fast character creation. With a prepared adventure (the rulebook has one for you), you can be up and running in a half hour.