What are LitRPG Books? Great question! Simply put, LitRPG is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy which describes a hero’s adventures in an online computer game (or tabletop RPG). LitRPG novels combine typical fiction narrative along with elements you find in role-playing games – ie leveling, experience points, damage, etc. If you want to know more, check out our definition of LitRPG.
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.
You can also earn experience points, level up, buy and trade items, and much, much more. A recent popular thread discusses a formal LitRPG definition. The ideas and comments so far have been very useful in understanding more about the LitRPG genre.
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Axis & Allies is one of the best-known war-games on the market. While purists can probably name at least a dozen other games that are more complex or realistic, Axis & Allies is the big step up from Risk that helps players become more interested in the hobby. The game itself has grown quite a –> Read More
There are a few names that have absolutely changed the face of the roleplaying world. If you’re a fan of geek culture in general, you probably know one or two. If you’re a member of the general public, though, there’s perhaps only one name that you’d possibly know – Gary Gygax. Gygax was many things –> Read More
New Era Online Book 1 by Shemer Kuznits After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a 1st level Goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of –> Read More
Guest Post by John Ward I missed Travis Bagwell’s initial announcement about his new website Book Brawl. It wasn’t long, however, until I started to see a veritable who’s who list of LitRPG authors like Luke Chmilenko, Stephan Morse, Apollos Thorne, Harmon Cooper, Dawn Chapman, James Hunter, and Blaise Corvin announcing that they’ve uploaded stories there. –> Read More
Another author interview with the wonderful James T. Witherspoon, author of Apocalypse 2020 and White Mountain. Enjoy the interview and stay-tuned for a lot more from us here at LitRPG Reads in 2018. When did you first start writing? I’ve been writing since I was around six years old. I remember the first finished book –> Read More
It’s time for another author interview. This week, we have Angel Ramon. While new to the LitRPG / GameLit scene, he’s been shaking things up. A resident of Puerto Rico, Ramon has had a tough time in 2017, but he hasn’t let a hurricane stop him. If you missed our first interviews, you can still –> Read More