LitRPG Reads: Enter the Game
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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!
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
New guest post by Ed White, LitRPG Author! What’s it like to write in a shared universe? I know you are probably thinking, “what’s that got to do with LitRPG or GameLit?” The answer: plenty more than we guessed all those years ago. Hello, my name is Ed White, author of the LitRPG/Cultivation series Battle Avatars, and a member of a studio of like-minded writers and artists. Many years ago, we began this creative journey separately. For some of us, the journey began as kids reading comics, writing short stories and/or doodling and drawing heroes and villains, adventures and battles. That’s what it was like for me: all of the –> Read More
Nathaniel Webb, aka Nat20, is an author, musician, and game designer from Portland, Maine. His writing includes the novels Expedition: Summerlands with Level Up publishing and The Days of Guns and Roses, various short stories and novellas, and adventures and supplements for the tabletop RPGs Shadow of the Demon Lord and Godless. As a lead guitarist, he has toured and recorded with numerous acts including Grammy-nominated singers Beth Hart and Jana Mashonee and Colombian pop star Marre. When did you first start writing fiction? I first wanted to be a writer when I was in middle school, so about fourteen thousand years ago. I took a detour through music for –> Read More
Are chatbots useful for LitRPG authors? I say yes! I played with creating a LitRPG chatbot last year, but I never followed through with the project, primarily set-up for the LitRPG Reads Facebook page. Recently, I’ve picked up a new way to build and deploy them with the Snatchbot service. There’s a free version available (that has their branding), or you can pay for removal of their branding and better live support for help with your bots. Either way, it’s a great way for authors to automate recommendations for readers, especially for writers in the overall “cyberpunk” or “Science-Fantasy” genres. Chatbot Overlord circa 2072 Setting up a simple chatbot is –> Read More
What a year it’s been, eh? Actually, the last three years have been amazing for me. While I discovered proto-litrpg back in the 80s with Guardians of the Flame, it was in late 2016 that I first heard about LITRPG. I knew I’d finally found my literary home. Over the last three years I’ve published many books under this name and others. Earlier this year, I had a chance to work on the narrative design for GearStorm. That experience got me fired up about making a litrpg-themed game. A few others were already working on games for our genre, but I wanted to do something special to show my appreciation –> Read More
Guest Post by Jon Sprunk Author Jon Sprunk I will never forget the first time I encountered Dungeons and Dragons. It was 1978 and I was eight years old. My family was visiting a hobby shop. While the others browsed the trains and model airplanes, I spotted a cardboard box on a shelf. The box’s top face had an illustration of a dragon battling a warrior and a wizard. I did not know it at the time, but this moment would change my life forever. After some begging, my father agreed to purchase this “game for college kids” for me. I remember opening the box at home and finding paper –> Read More
New guest post by Brokk Martin. He has played D&D for over 30 years. Every game master has had that moment where they look at the pages of prep for game night go out the window in the first five minutes of an adventure. Although it is recommended to prepare for the session, there are times when you have to go off the cuff. Sometimes, the party goes into the dungeon and instead of going left or right, they just turn around and go back to town leaving hours of dungeon left unexplored. On other nights, you and three to five of your close friends decide to pick up a –> Read More
Johnathan Brooks has worked in retail for most of his life, but he has been an avid reader of fantasy books since around age twelve. He’s also been playing video games since he got an Atari 2600 when he was five years old. Like many other like-minded people, he fell in love with the LitRPG, GameLit, and Dungeon Core genres when he first learned about them. He currently has 16 books published with more on the way! Dungeon Core & Jonathan Brooks Jonathan brooks was nice enough to answer some questions for us. If you’re a fan of dungeon core, you want to keep reading. When did you first start –> Read More
Next up, we have an interview with narrators Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray from Squeaky Cheese Productions. An award-winning producer with a get-it-done (with a smile) attitude, Ralph Scott produces audiobooks, audio theatre, scripted entertainment commercial spots, or pretty much anything within the live or recorded audio arena. Kendra Murray, the voiceover actor who is never without an audience. Even if she comprises all of the voices in the room! Ralph Scott, Kendra Murray (the 2-shot selfie next to cheese logo)Credit: Squeaky Cheese Productions, LP Can you tell us a little about yourself? KM: I used to pretend I was on the Starship Enterprise in my garage with my brother –> Read More
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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.
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