Another author interview! We asked Jonathan Smidt some questions about writing and what he’s been working on lately. He’s been writing Dungeon Core Online over at Royal Road in his spare time and working on other good stuff. Enjoy his responses and insights into writing below. When did you first start writing fiction? The first time I started writing fiction of any sorts was back in the 9th grade, when I started a short story titled Glyax’s Tale (which is where my online username comes from). From there, I moved on to writing little stories here or there for friends I met online through various video games, until writing my first –> Read More
Truth be told, Gord the Rogue is likely one of our favorite rogues due to nostalgia, but D&D is full of all sorts of rogues. In the earliest D&D edition, thief reigned supreme. Elves were also a character class, so who knows. All that aside, we’re going to share some of our favorite D&D memes with rogues as the central focus. For those keeping track, we recently did the DnD Memes: Dungeon Master edition. Without any further ado or bluster, let’s get to the memes! Rogues: If the dice don’t ruin your stealthy approach, the rest of your adventuring party most certainly will. This has happened in so many Dungeons & –> Read More
Enjoy this new Guest Post by Prax Venter. Multiple authors and fans have expressed interest in my experience with self-publishing both Erotic-Harem and Non-Erotic Non-Harem novels. They are referring to my published stories: The Enthralled Series and Irrelevant Jack. Honestly? I think people just like variety. We are hormone-drunk sacks of electrified water looking for ways to entertain our individual cravings. The twisted sponge in my head wanted to read an epic tale mixing World of Warcraft + The Matrix + Monster Girl Harem Porn. To scratch that itch, I said screw it and hammered out the 420,000 words that make up the Enthralled series. I expected to sell maybe ten –> Read More
Jeremy Fabiano is an emerging author of several exciting genres which include: LitRPG, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Medieval Post Apocalyptic and Non-Fiction. He read his first fantasy book at fourteen years old, an old ratty copy of The Hobbit. He recently released Legend of the Sword Bearer. You can find out more about him at his Amazon author page or keep reading below. When did you first start writing fiction? Officially, June 2018. If we want to get technical, October of 2008. A lot of life changing issues arose after and that project (27k of 132k words) never saw the light of day. Around Christmas (2018) my friend and I –> Read More
This is the third part in our ongoing series looking at all the D&D editions over the years. Enjoy! Original Dungeons and Dragons was a success on a scale that was hard to predict. It managed to be much more than a simple hobbyist’s modification to an existing strategy game. It was a cultural phenomenon, one that was more restrained by its initial form than anything else. Dungeons and Dragons would have to evolve to capture more of an audience, and that’s where the next iteration of the game – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons – would come in. A Brief History of AD&D While Original Dungeons and Dragons was a fairly –> Read More
Developer Vile Monarch (Crush your Enemies, Oh…Sir!) and publisher Devolver Digital revealed more information about the upcoming tycoon game, Weedcraft Inc today alongside a new trailer showcasing snippets of the game’s multiple scenarios, including the corporate side of your weed empire. Weedcraft Inc explores the industry of producing, breeding and selling weed in America in a deeply detailed tycoon-style game where players choose how they want to approach and build their business. Players can run smaller, mom-and-pop style businesses, but as in real life, the big opportunities often involve going the corporate route and expanding your weed empire nationally. Or, as nationally as you can manage, considering that pot remains illegal –> Read More
Welcome to our first collection of DnD memes – a loot box if you will. If you like this post, be sure to stop by the LitRPG Reads Facebook page for even more Dungeons & Dragons adventures, comics, and fun times. The term Dungeon Master (abbreviated as DM) was originally invented by TSR for the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. Its very first appearance was in the Blackmoor supplement for the original D&D tabletop role-playing game. To avoid infringement of the TSR trademark for the term, other terms are generally used – except in memes. Others terms for dungeon masters might include the ever-popular albeit generic Game Master (or GM). Some also use terms like judge, –> Read More
New guest post by Edwin McRae, author of Warlock: Reign of Blood. Even though I’ve designed narratives for several video game RPGs like Path of Exile and Ashen, I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to get lost in a deep, dark Forest of Numeracy. I’m more of a word guy than a numbers guy, which probably shows in my LitRPG work. It’s not a LitRPG story if it doesn’t feature stats, but those stats need to be designed and managed very carefully. I’m Edwin McRae, LitRPG author and game writer, and here’s the thought process that went into designing the mechanics for Warlock: Reign of Blood. Simplicity = –> Read More
What are LitRPG Books?
LitRPG is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy which describes a hero’s adventures in an online computer game (or tabletop RPG). LitRPG novels combine typical fiction narrative along with elements you find in role-playing games – ie leveling, experience points, damage, etc.
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