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!
Jamey Sultan is a 24-year old paramedic from the United States with a bachelors degree in Emergency Health Services. He started writing in December 2019 and fell in love with it, specifically the LitRPG subgenre. He enjoys reading, rock climbing, walking with his wife, and stalking his cat Freddie around his apartment. He falls asleep listening to stand-up comedy. His goal is to write a LitRPG series that he would love to read. When did you first start writing fiction? I first started writing fiction in December 2019 as I was finishing up paramedic school. I’d wanted to write LitRPG for a while by that point and finally felt ready –> Read More
Want to know more about the female Dragonlance characters? We’ve got you covered. The classic series is a favorite here at LitRPG Reads, and we’re going to break down the best women in the D&D novel series. Memorable Female Dragonlance Characters Here’s our list of the most memorable – and well loved by us – women in the Dragonlance series of books. Memorable Dragonlance Characters Alhana Starbreeze Alhana is the daughter of Iranialathlethsala and Lorac Caladon of the Silvanesti Royal Family. Her looks are notable with pale white skin and long, dark hair. During the The Silvanesti Campaign in the War of the Lance, the elves were in trouble. Alhana Starbreeze swallowed her –> Read More
Here are some D&D Character Backstory Ideas for rangers! Also suitable for Pathfinder and other tabletop RPG systems. Several examples available, including a way for you to create your own with AI! D&D Ranger Backstory Ideas I have examples of a few standard barbarian races and some special ones that you might not have thought about before! L (no full first name) Male Human Ranger Born in Grolgoth Town (Village) D&D Ranger’s Backstory: L is an orphan. His parents were killed when a rival village raided the town when he was a young boy. He was taken in by an older man whom he called his grandfather. He adopted the –> Read More
Here’s some output from the barbarian backstory generator I built recently. If you’d like to create your own with the power of GPT-3 AI, check out the LitRPG Adventures Workshop today! Barbarian Backstory Generator Examples The barbarian is an iconic class in D&D, Pathfinder, and other tabletop RPG games. I’ve used the LitRPG Adventures Workshop to generate these examples for you to check out. Barbarian Backstory #1 Hilda Hallsworth Female Human Barbarian Born in The City of Sharre Barbarian Backstory: When she was young, Hilda’s parents were killed by a band of orcs in the night. She was able to escape with an older woman and two boys. She grew –> Read More
I’ve got four tremendous druid backstory generator examples for you! If you love Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder, you need to check out LitRPG Adventures Workshop, the AI tool I used to create these backstories! Druid Backstory Generator Samples Here are four unique backstories for druids that I made with the LitRPG Adventures Workshop RPG generators. D&D Druid Backstory #1 Zul Male Gremlin Druid Born in A small village within the Sussurian Jungle Druid Backstory: Zul grew up under the care of his parents, always terrified of what might happen to him if he were to stray too far. He was fiercely loyal to them and never strayed too far –> Read More
This is a collection of three ranger backstory examples for D&D, Pathfinder, or similar tabletop RPG games. Read to the end to see how I came up with these and how you can easily generate your own! Ranger Character Backstories Quick samples of D&D ranger backstories. D&D Ranger Backstory #1 Wills Blackhammer Male Dwarf Ranger Born in The Dwarven Kingdom in the Sussurian Jungle Backstory: Wills Blackhammer was born and raised in the dwarven kingdom of Harkenstone, where his parents were good friends with King Norin Stonehammer. He was only 10 when the orcs invaded the area, and everyone was forced to defend their territory. Being fighters at heart, his –> Read More
Coming up with a character backstory for an illusionist character doesn’t need to be difficult. Here’s three examples. Be sure to read to the end for a cool AI tool that was used to generate these backstories suitable for D&D, Pathfinder, or other tabletop RPG systems (MERPs for life!) Illusionist Character Backstories Here are three illusionist characters generated at LitRPG Adventures Workshop. Krad Male Gnome Illusionist Born in The City of Niles Backstory: Krad grew up in the city of Niles, a small gnomish settlement just outside the forest. His mother, an illusionist, taught him how to create powerful illusions from an early age. Krad spent much of his childhood –> Read More
Want a few quick examples of paladin character backstories? I’ve got some great ones that will work for D&D, Pathfinder, or other tabletop RPG systems. Paladin Character Backstories Three examples of a paladin backstory plus some information on how to easily leverage the power of AI to create your own backstories for any race and character class. Morthol Male Human Paladin Born in The Town of Benwick in the Blackvale Backstory: Morthol was born to a loving mother and father. He grew up to take his father’s place in the town guard where he learned to fight and use weapons. While he excelled at those skills, he was also interested –> Read More
A collection of example character backstories for a variety of rogues generated by GPT-3 at LitRPG Adventures Workshop and edited by me, Paul Bellow. Enjoy! Rogue Character Backstories Here’s a few quick examples of some rogue character backstories for Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, or other RPG tabletop systems. Rarrgh Barrowjumper Male Halfling Rogue Born in The Town of Blinkenberg Backstory: The small town of Blinkenberg was once an active trading crossroads between many of the surrounding towns. People would come from miles around to get a bite to eat, to stock up on supplies, or to trade goods. Unfortunately, the Minotaur Wars made such travel dangerous and the flow of –> Read More
Will there be a release date for D&D sixth edition and other details about what this new edition of Dungeons & Dragons might mean for players? Not likely. Here’s why… According to an article on the TheGamer.com, Mile Mearls, Co-Lead Designer for 5th Edition D&D, there likely won’t be a sixth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. At least not anytime soon. The reason is that they want to get as many players as possible using a single system and support that ruleset for as long as possible. This is similar to the strategy Microsoft is using for Windows 10. It makes it easier to support the players. From the Article: –> Read More
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