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!
Guest Post by Ted, Chief Adventurer at SkullSplitter Dice Some campaigns prefer to use the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition rules exactly as printed. But every campaign is different. And for many campaigns, creating “house rules” can allow the game to be more fun and more interesting. Below, we’ve compiled the most popular “homebrewed rules” used by Dungeons and Dragons players and DMs. If you’re looking for optional rules to make your adventures a little more interesting, try some of these. They may be just what you are looking for. 1.The Critical Hit Max Roll Rule Standard Dungeons and Dragons rules state that a natural 20 results in a “critical –> Read More
There are have been many gaming systems throughout the years. If you started to play around the year 2000, there’s one that stands out more than others. The d20 system was introduced alongside the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons, but it quickly came to dominate the shelves of gaming stores across the road. Taking a look at how this system came to be – and where it eventually went – is a good way to begin to understand how the gaming industry evolved into its current state. What is the d20 RPG System? First off, we need to mention that d20 is a fairly confusing term because it refers –> Read More
Guest post by Conor Kostick, author of Epic and commissioning editor at Level Up Publishing. The question of sexism in LitRPG is one that keeps coming up in Facebook threads, Reddit threads and reviews. The subject doesn’t really lend itself to discussion in those formats because the valid, insightful points get lost in heated exchanges and because it’s a complex issue. When I thought about my views on this topic, I realized that I couldn’t express what I wanted to say in a short comment, so with the encouragement of Paul Bellow, I write this blog post. I suppose the starting point of the discussion has to be that sexism –> Read More
Crissy Moss was born in northern California. Country girl at heart, she spent a lot of time in the great out doors, and the rest inside the library reading every book available. From mythology and fantasy to science and astronomy books, she wanted to read about everything. She currently lives in Texas with her significant other, an armor smith. He makes the armor and she writes about it. When did you first start writing fiction? I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. In second grade I would take paper from my teachers desk and staple it together so I could write about nymphs and dragons. I remember –> Read More
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
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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.
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