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!
New guest post by Edwin McRae! I am going to put this to you. What if it’s about the gods? Yes, Aphrodite and Zeus, Thor and Odin. I’m speaking from a strictly western perspective and those are the two pantheons that arise in games time and again. Greek and Norse. These are the examples I’m going to draw on but there are many other divine influences besides them. They’re just the ones that tend to pop up in video games and Marvel movies. Why do we love RPGs? Is it because we want to be ‘godlike’? God of War Game (PS4) Attention During the Viking era, the population of the –> Read More
Author Timothy Ellis lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; where he constantly battles with his cat for possession of his desk chair, Daleks do guard duty, and he keeps his sonic screwdriver next to his lightsaber and wand. His first novel, ‘Hero at Large’, spawning the long running ‘The Hunter Legacy’ universe, brings together his love of the space genre, spirituality, and cats. When did you first start writing fiction? 2014. I sat down one day to get 20 years of accumulated ideas out of my head before I went totally mad. The major scenes in my first 2 books were all in there, and constantly replaying all the –> Read More
Looking for something new to play on the PC? We’ve got you covered with a list of the very best computer games for 2019 so far. Everyone has their favorite older title, but there’s something about a fresh, new game that makes the heart go pitter-patter. Am I right? With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the top PC games so far this year with a little something for all types of gamers. Whether you’re into first person shooters, RPG, or strategy games, we’ve got you covered. Latest Games for PC in 2019 Here’s our rundown of the hottest new PC games released in 2019 so far. –> Read More
Ever want to read a book where the MC is a dungeon? LitRPG has you covered! This exciting sub-genre of LitRPG draws on old video games like Dungeon Keeper and the Dungeons franchise. We rounded up some of our favorite dungeon core novels and will go over them below. Be warned, we have some that aren’t from the POV of a dungeon, but we wanted to include them as we consider them dungeon core adjacent. Dungeon POV LitRPG Novels Here’s our list of the ten best Dungeon Core LitRPG books, including those that are “dungeon core adjacent” – ie they’re not told from the POV of the dungeon, but we –> Read More
Andrew Rowe is a professional game designer. He’s also worked at awesome companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Cryptic Studios, and Obsidian Entertainment. When he’s not crunching numbers for game balance, he runs Shades of Venaya, a swords and sorcery themed live-action role-playing game. In addition, he writes for pen and paper role-playing games. Aside from game design and writing, Andrew watches a lot of anime, reads a metric ton of fantasy books, and plays every role-playing game he can get his hands on. Check out his blog and find him on Facebook. When did you first start writing fiction? I was writing story snippets and my own game mechanics in elementary –> Read More
Microsoft’s Xbox One turns six years old this year! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of several RPG games you can play on the Xbox One console today! If you’re ready to go on a role-playing adventure, check out the list below before finding your favorite. We list all types, including action RPG, turn-based RPG, monster hunter, hack and slash, and more. There’s something for everyone on this list of the best RPG experiences on the Xbox One console in 2019. We also take a look at some of the other role-playing games coming up later this year. Play These RPG on Xbox One Today Final Fantasy XVDivinity Original –> Read More
Michael is a young Scot living in London and has completed his first epic fantasy series, The Dragon’s Blade. His next book, Battle Spire, is a crafting LitRPG novel that was released in late 2018. Michael is ‘that guy’ who enjoys discussing the mad fan theories of Game of Thrones even more than the books or show, and knows more about World of Warcraft than is probably healthy. When did you first start writing fiction? When I was in primary school I’d often jot down some story ideas or write out a chapter or two. Sadly the school system doesn’t encourage creative writing so I didn’t get back to it –> Read More
S.L. Rowland is a nomad. Born in the South, he loves traveling and has road-tripped coast to coast three times over. He currently lives in the mountains of East Tennessee with his Shiba Inu, Lawson. When not writing, he enjoys hiking, reading, weightlifting, playing video games and having his heart broken by various Atlanta sports teams. Find out more at his website, Patreon, or super-secret Facebook group! When did you first start writing fiction? Aside from some really bad Harry Potter-esque scribblings when I was younger, the first time I ever sat down with the intent of putting a story together was in college. I wrote a handful of post-apocalyptic –> Read More
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
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