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.
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.
Types of LitRPG Novels
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