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!
Lucas Flint is the pen name of Timothy L. Cerepaka, who writes superhero fiction under it. The Lucas Flint pen name is also published under the Secret Identity Books imprint of Annulus Publishing, an imprint devoted to publishing superhero fiction. Timothy L. Cerepaka was born in Austin, Texas, although he was raised in the small town of Cherokee Texas, where he was homeschooled by his parents and where he still lives today. As a young boy growing up building LEGO sets, reading books from many different genres and on many different subjects, and playing video games, Timothy’s strong imagination led him to begin writing his first stories. He began posting –> Read More
Next up, we have an interview with Ryan DeBruyn. He wrote the tremendously popular Equalize recently for Mountaindale Press. Ryan is a new author from Canada and is currently a student studying Electrical Engineering. He is six months away from graduation and leads a very busy life. I’d like to thank him for taking the time to answer a few questions for us. Without any further ado, here’s the next LitRPG author interview! When did you first start writing fiction? I started writing fiction when I was around twenty years old. I was deep into fantasy novels and wanted to write something as encompassing as Lord of the Rings but –> Read More
We’ve done a couple dozen author interviews over the last year or so, and I thought it was finally time for me to step out from behind the curtain for a bit to answer some questions of my own Ramon Meija style! As an ex-romance author who discovered LitRPG around 2016, my only regret is not moving into the genre earlier. Keep reading to learn more about me, Paul Bellow. When did you first start writing fiction? My first real memory of being a writer is from my time as a fourth grader. I was younger than the other students because of my birthday landing on a weird date, but –> Read More
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 –> 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 –> 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 –> 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 –> Read More
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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