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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 & LitRPG Lifers
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!
Tim Kaiver is an old-school gamer who writes Sci-Fi/Fantasy LitRPG. His Cipher’s Quest novel is RealRPG inspired by Final Fantasy VI’s mix of magic and low-tech society, Stargate’s exploration of myth and galactic consequences, and grows into what he loved about the world of Dragonlance and the first Warcraft games where it was fun to chop wood and build your army. The Ciphercraft series could easily top seven books and spin off into LitRPG adventures on numerous other worlds. Three books have been written so far, with plans to release every couple months. When did you first start writing fiction? I had a TMNT comic book in first grade. Then –> Read More
A devout video gamer for three decades, including most of the massively multiplayer online role-playing games out there, Arlo Adams also played Dungeons and Dragons like an addict in his early days. He loved rolling the dice to determine the fates of his imaginary characters. Now, he’s putting the same imagination to use in a new LITRPG Series, Enora Online. When did you first start writing fiction? Starting when I was around seven my mom borrowed an Agatha Christie book from the library for me. (Libraries are these places with lots of books you can read for free). After that, I read Christie a LOT. Then I wrote short little –> Read More
Sean was born on Krypton, Zenn-La, or Planet Vegeta, depending on which one of his kids is asking and what mood he is in. He served in the USMC straight out of high school before going on to obtain a highly useful degree in ancient languages. Then, onto the mission field to work at an orphanage in India with his wife and 2.5 kids before returning to the US and surrendering to the dark side. Some say Sith, but his business card reads attorney. Now he lives with his wife and nine (yes 9) children in central Illinois. Although to be fair, some of the kids are moved out and –> Read More
Like many LitRPG authors, TJ turned to the genre as a way to indulge his gaming addiction while pretending to be an adult. His latest projects are: The Shattered Sword: Eternal Online Book 1 by Aethon Books, The Ruined Temple: Eternal Online Book 2 by Aethon Books (due for publication Summer 2020), and The Guild Core: Dragon Bourne (Currently on Royal Road and due for publication June 2020 on Amazon!) When did you first start writing fiction? First started writing fiction as a kid, sixth grade to be exact, and I got some cheesy story in the local newspapers. Was awesome. Had fun in high school as well but never –> Read More
Jay Boyce is an avid reader and traveler, explorer of new things. Daughter of a librarian and wielder of words, she is primarily an editor who’s trying her hand at writing. A crazy dreamer, she creates stories in her head all the time, and finally decided to start writing them down and sharing the love. A perpetual learner, she also works at her local university attending classes with deaf students and gleaning knowledge on any random subject she can get her hands on. The best descriptor of her has always been eclectic, because she wants to try most things at least once. When did you first start writing fiction? When –> Read More
Born and raised in the granite state of New Hampshire, Troy Osgood is a lifelong and avid reader of comic books and novels (mostly in the fantasy, sci-fi and adventure/thriller genres). The ongoing serial storytelling methods of comic books and television has always fascinated him and provided inspiration for his writing. He’s always had a love of creating and world building and dreams of someday seeing his creations expressed across all media: books, comic books, movies, TV and even toys. When did you first start writing fiction? When I was a kid. I don’t remember the grade, second or third maybe, and we were given an assignment to write a –> Read More
Looking for the reading order of The Land by Aleron Kong? Here at LitRPG Reads, we have you covered. Find the answers you seek below. Chaos Seeds also known as The Land is currently an 8 book series written by Aleron Kong, one of the first American LitRPG authors to publish on Amazon back in November of 2015. The LitRPG saga has garnered thousands upon thousands of reviews over the years and continues to this day. The Land Book Reading Order Here’s the list (in order) of the books in The Land LitRPG Saga. The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 1) The Land: Forging: A LitRPG Saga –> Read More
Devin lives outside Buffalo, NY with his wife, two dogs and two cats. By day he work as a Contracts Manager but he’s a writer by night. After enjoying several Fantasy and LitRPG books, he decided it was time to create his own cast of characters and world to put them in. After many late nights and cups of coffee, he is ready to share his creation with the world. When did you first start writing fiction? I have always been writing fiction in my free time. It started with fan-fiction when I was younger but quickly evolved into writing Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Endless Fantasy Online – The Phoenix –> Read More
When did you first start writing fiction? Young enough that I don’t remember exactly how young. Back in primary school, though, definitely. It was something my older sister did and she made me want to do it. It took quite a while for me to get any good at it though. What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Paper or eBook? I don’t have anything explicitly against eBooks, but I tend towards paper whenever possible. The main exception being when my local library only has an eBook copy. Right now I’m reading Watchmen by Alan Moore and doing that via eBook since I couldn’t get my hands on a –> Read More
Ross Buzzell is a world traveler, coffee enthusiast and animal lover. He was born to be a storyteller and absolutely LOVES writing. He also enjoys connecting with indie authors to see how they develop their worlds and their thoughts and processes for writing books. Keep reading below to find out more about Ross, including his recent LitRPG book! When did you first start writing fiction? In book form about three years ago. However I started taking it seriously 8 months ago What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Paper or eBook? I prefer ebooks. I move a lot and they take up less space. What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel? –> Read More
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