Stephen Roark, author of Call of Carrethen, is an avid gamer and lover of fantasy novels. He’s always been writing, ever since he was little and dictating his stories to his mom. He started writing Call of Carrethen and the Wellspring series as a way of immortalizing his experiences in those early days of the MMORPGs and all the friends he made and experiences he had. When did you first start writing fiction? I’ve always been writing! Ever since I was a kid and I’d scribble in my notebooks, writing stories about my friends and me, my stuffed animals going on adventures with me, or just creating other worlds that I’d –> Read More
Here’s our look at some of the best D&D books with mages, wizards, sorcerers, and more. Wizards are perhaps the most iconic of the character classes of Dungeons and Dragons. For good or ill, they’re what most non-players think of when they describe role-playing games. While wizards are certainly quite powerful, they don’t always get as much actual attention as they deserve. It might be because the concept of a wizard is so deeply ingrained into fantasy works or because they’re difficult to do right, but many D&D books keep wizards in the background. The books below, though, all bring wizards to the forefront. Through a variety of means, they help –> Read More
Most of his friends from High School still don’t even know his first name. Known only as either “Mulder” or “Agent”, there was an unforgettable moment when a girl he was dating expressed her confusion when a friend approached him and called him “Richard”. The ongoing joke was “Hey Mulder, where’s Scully?” Ironically he later married a redhead. Here’s our quick Q&A with Mulder. Enjoy. When did you first start publishing fiction? I published first novel, “The Secret Journal” in November 2003. Yes, that’s 15 years ago. I was 18 years old, and had been writing and rewriting the story since I was 12. It’s no longer in print due to –> Read More
If you look at the current version of Dungeons and Dragons, you’ll notice that it’s labeled Fifth Edition. While it’s clear that the preceding edition was Fourth Edition and that the version before that was the Third Edition, figuring out the Second Edition is a bit tougher. OD&D is certainly D&D first edition, but there were two competing iterations of the game between OD&D and Third Edition. While AD&D 2nd Edition usually gets to credit as the bridge, one must not forget that there was another, very popular version of D&D out at the same time. This version, the Basic Set, did something new for D&D – it brought the game –> Read More
We have something a little different today. I had a chance to chat with Jeffrey “Falcon” Logue about his new Slime Dungeon game. Yes, that’s right, a litrpg video game. Hopefully, this is the first of many in the years to come. I asked Logue about the game, and he was kind enough to answer. How did you come about writing Dungeon LitRPG books? 2015 is when I started writing. At the time on Royal Road, there were a few notable dungeon stories, but none of them were ever finished due to either the writer becoming bored, disappearing, or getting too overpowered too quickly. So, for NaNoWriMo, I decided to write –> Read More
When most people think of RPG legends, they think of those authors who created games, settings, and memorable characters. Since so many of these settings have become living universes that outlived their creators, though, a huge debt is owed to those authors who helped to maintain and grow the worlds after their creation. One such author is Rose Estes, an author who not only helped to keep Greyhawk alive after Gygax but who also managed to help D&D to younger audiences at a time when it was even more of a niche pursuit. Rose Estes deserves her place in the pantheon of real RPG legends. Personal Life As you might imagine, –> Read More
After spending nearly two decades working as a creative executive for an animation and SFX studio, C.M. Carney decided to pursue his lifelong dream of writing and publishing novels and short stories. He writes sci-fi, fantasy and LitRPG that run the gamut from epic to humorous. His first novel Barrow King: Book One of The Realms was published in February 2018 and has become a #1 Bestseller in Norse and Viking Myths and Legends and a #1 Bestseller in Role Playing and Fantasy Games. When did you first start writing fiction? I wrote and drew a comic book called Super Max when I was maybe 8. I managed to overcome my –> Read More
This is the first in a series of seven articles about all the Dungeons & Dragons editions over the years. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of D&D, keep reading! Dungeons and Dragons is a rare game that’s been going for over four decades. Though it has grown and changed over that time, it’s always clung to its roots. The original version of Dungeons and Dragons, now called Original Dungeons and Dragons, was first released in 1974 and was published through 1977. It didn’t go out of print during that time, but was rather supplanted by newer versions of the game. Taking a look at this foundational role-playing game means –> Read More
What are LitRPG Books?
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.
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