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Conor Kostick is a writer and historian living in Dublin. As a novelist he was awarded the Farmleigh writer’s residency for the summer of 2010 and a place on the nominees list for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 and 2013. At their 2009 awards, the Reading Association of Ireland gave him the Special Merit Award ‘in recognition of his significant contribution to writing for children in Ireland’. Epic is Conor’s most –> Read More
Our next author interview is with Justin Lincoln. A marketer by day, he built Great LitRPG before launching his own book in our burgeoning genre. The novel, Martyrs: Legends of the Great Savanna Book 1, shot up the charts on its release. Its also managed to rack up a few really nice reviews. Enjoy learning a little more about him as we continue our series of LitRPG author interviews. When did you first –> Read More
While Final Fantasy is often thought of as the game that introduced RPGs to North America, the truth is that another title did so first. The Legend of Zelda might not be a classic JRPG, but most of the Action-RPG genre owes a huge debt to the game. From overworlds filled with dungeons to the reliance on tools to open up new areas of the map, there are few third-person games that –> Read More
Next up in our series of interviews with LitRPG authors we have Dave Willmarth. If you’re into LitRPG or GameLit, you’ve likely heard about The Greystone Chronicles. If not, you need to check it out. Willmarth has been a life-long fan of Fantasy and Science Fiction books He’s also been a avid gamer since the 1970’s, the days of early video games like Pong, Tank, and classic Dungeons and Dragons adventures. Discovering the GameLit –> Read More
KT Hanna has a love for words. Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically designed to kill you. She creates science-fiction, fantasy, and LitRPG like it’s going out of style, with a dash of horror for fun! She freelance edits for Chimera Editing, plays computer games, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, cats, –> Read More
Dungeons and Dragons is a constantly-evolving game. The 5th Edition is a huge return to form after the more video game-inspired 4th Edition, and that means a return to a lot of what has traditionally made Dungeons and Dragons work. With that change has come a huge update in the base classes for the game and, in some cases, how those classes work. If you’ve never played 5th Edition – or if –> Read More
VR is slowly approaching the point where it can’t be dismissed as just a novelty. There are some truly fantastic games being released now, even though most of them do have a standard PC counterpart. If you really want to get the most out of those games, though, the headset is the way to go. We’ve collected a few examples of the best VR games currently on the market, games that leverage –> Read More
The legends of the RPG world come from a number of different backgrounds. While you can trace quite a few of them to the early days of D&D, the latter crop of game designers and novelists came from a variety of backgrounds. All of them, though, were huge contributors to the world of fantasy and the RPGs of today. One important figure in the hobby is Tracy Hickman, an author and game –> Read More
It’s a good time to be a gamer. We wanted to take a quick look at all the great video games coming out this month for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch. If you like RPG, shooters, or other types of games, there’s sure to be something on that will get you excited. From the new Frostpunk for the PC to God of War for PS4, there’s a lot to –> Read More
Our next author interview is with Matthew Siege. You might know him from his zombie LitRPG series – Headshot. Siege considers himself a father, writer, and a gamer – not always in that order. Sit back and enjoy listening to another writer share a bit of their world with us. When did you first start writing? In the summer before kindergarten I was in some sort of put-your-kids-here-so-you-can-go-to-work thing during the day. We –> 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.
If you want to know more, check out our definition of LitRPG.
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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.
Types of LitRPG Novels
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