What are LitRPG Books?
Good question! Stepping out of a magical portal, you arrive at LitRPG Reads. Simply put, LitRPG stories take place in a game (or gamelike) world with rpg-style progression. Basically, an RPG in narrative format.
RPG + Books = LitRPG!
The term LitRPG was originally coined by three Russian authors in 2010. Since then, the genre has exploded with dozens of authors from around the world joining in to offer their take on the genre we love. We tend to share a lot of D&D and other related gamer stuff on this site. Make yourself at home.
Original Content for Gamers
Below, you’ll find a few of our latest posts. If you’re a gamer or love LitRPG, you’re sure to find something to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. May none of your chests be mimics!
Another guest post. This time, it’s David M. Zahn, the world famous author of the Digital Sorcery Series, to give an author’s perspective on Game of Thrones Season 8. It goes without saying, but HUGE SPOILERS for the whole Game of Thrones HBO series follow. There’s a lot of hatred for Game of Thrones season 8, but is that hatred justified? In a word, yes. The biggest problems with the season really comes down to how the writing was structured. The show runners/writers decided they only needed 6 episodes to wrap this thing up, which was a bit surprising to me considering how many plot threads they had going –> Read More
Derek Alan Siddoway was born and raised in the American West in the foothills of the Uinta Mountains. An Undaunted Author, Derek spends his free time reading, obsessively filling notebooks, adventuring outdoors and celebrating small victories. He’s also a sucker for Star Wars and football, namely the University of Utah and Minnesota Vikings. Derek is the author of Teutevar Saga, a medieval western/frontier fantasy series, Gryphon Riders, a young adult fantasy trilogy, and Djinn Tamer, a LitRPG series. When did you first start writing fiction? My first non-school-related writing attempt was at Pokemon Fan Fiction when I was in middle school. I started toying around with my own worlds in –> Read More
New Guest Post by Aaron R. Holloway We have all been a part of an RPG game or read a piece of writing where the DM or author has attempted to add dragons into the story because of their amazing and epic glory. We have all (hopefully) seen a situation where this worked wonderfully! Where everything from the clues, to the quest giving, to the final reveal and epic fight with the great dread wyrm was satisfying. We have all also been part of a situation (most likely) where this did not go over very well. Writing dragons into your book, or campaign can be as epic as it can –> Read More
Phoenix Grey is the super secret nerd pen name of a USA Today bestselling author. She currently lives in a secluded podunk town outside of San Antonio, Texas where she can hermit away while working on books and playing video games. When she’s not busy plotting her world domination, she can be found hosting game nights at the local comic book store or checking out the latest recommended anime. She loves hearing from and interacting with fans, so feel free to stalk her in the following ways: Mailing List, Facebook, Reader’s Group, and on YouTube. When did you first start writing fiction? I wrote my first full-length novel at 12 –> Read More
Guest Post by Ted, Chief Adventurer at SkullSplitter Dice Some campaigns prefer to use the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition rules exactly as printed. But every campaign is different. And for many campaigns, creating “house rules” can allow the game to be more fun and more interesting. Below, we’ve compiled the most popular “homebrewed rules” used by Dungeons and Dragons players and DMs. If you’re looking for optional rules to make your adventures a little more interesting, try some of these. They may be just what you are looking for. 1.The Critical Hit Max Roll Rule Standard Dungeons and Dragons rules state that a natural 20 results in a “critical –> Read More
There are have been many gaming systems throughout the years. If you started to play around the year 2000, there’s one that stands out more than others. The d20 system was introduced alongside the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons, but it quickly came to dominate the shelves of gaming stores across the road. Taking a look at how this system came to be – and where it eventually went – is a good way to begin to understand how the gaming industry evolved into its current state. What is the d20 RPG System? First off, we need to mention that d20 is a fairly confusing term because it refers –> Read More
Guest post by Conor Kostick, author of Epic and commissioning editor at Level Up Publishing. The question of sexism in LitRPG is one that keeps coming up in Facebook threads, Reddit threads and reviews. The subject doesn’t really lend itself to discussion in those formats because the valid, insightful points get lost in heated exchanges and because it’s a complex issue. When I thought about my views on this topic, I realized that I couldn’t express what I wanted to say in a short comment, so with the encouragement of Paul Bellow, I write this blog post. I suppose the starting point of the discussion has to be that sexism –> Read More
Crissy Moss was born in northern California. Country girl at heart, she spent a lot of time in the great out doors, and the rest inside the library reading every book available. From mythology and fantasy to science and astronomy books, she wanted to read about everything. She currently lives in Texas with her significant other, an armor smith. He makes the armor and she writes about it. When did you first start writing fiction? I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. In second grade I would take paper from my teachers desk and staple it together so I could write about nymphs and dragons. I remember –> Read More
Our sister-site (LitRPG Forum) offers a place for authors, fans, and readers to gather together and geek out on an old school forum. The site offers many different gamification features. For example, you earn LitCoins for posting and replying in threads. Yes, it’s the Gamification of LitRPG.
Free feel to browse here at the blog or come over to the forum and join us for a grand adventure. Either way, we have a ton of content related to gamers and gaming, including tabletop RPG and MMORPG.
Types of LitRPG Novels
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