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!
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
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
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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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