Conan Exiles and dongs. No, I'm not going to post screenshots, but boy are they out there. Big ones, mostly. Beyond that, the general reaction seems to be it's too early to tell. I've not played myself yet, because I'm working on finishing Goblin, but there's more than enough other people talking about it online. Here's a roundup of some of the best content. (All links not guaranteed to be dong-free.) … [Read more...] about Conan Exiles Roundup for Gamers
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I've read a few comments here and there on social media about this topic - sexism in the LitRPG genre. You have, of course, the whole "harem" sub-sub-genre of LitRPG. Also, I've heard from more than one female asking (begging/pleading) for something written from the female POV. What do you think? Do you see a lot of sexism in LitRPG books? Is it a big issue or a non-issue? Personally, in Goblin: Tower of Gates … [Read more...] about Are Some LitRPG Books Sexist?
Someone on social media the other day was asking about good "LitRPG movies." While Ready Player One won't be released until March 2018, I've put together a collection of some classic movies for gamers. Okay, not all of them are movies, but they're worth a watch in my opinion. If you love gaming, there's sure to be something on this list you'll enjoy. … [Read more...] about What About LitRPG Movies for Gamers?
Oh, my. Where to begin. I guess it came with writing my own Zork-like adventure in Basic on an IBM PC clone ordered via phone direct from China. The 80s, a wonderful decade as Ready Player One so masterfully shows. Back then, dial-up costs were extremely high which meant playing games on Compuserve was out of reach. I always dreamed of having Nethack (a rogue-like) connected and full of other players. Fast-forward … [Read more...] about My Gaming History: Part One
LitFPS? Yes, it's becoming a thing with the Permadeath series by by Matthew Sylvester. His latest, Devon's Demons, is coming out April 23, 2017. We've also got The Battlemage by Taran Matharu. Ppart of the The Summoner Trilogy, it's set to drop on May 9, 2017. We've also got The Karmadont Chess Set by Vasily Mahanenko. Yes, The Way of the Shaman: Book #5 is coming to the English language on April 2, 2017. Woot. Let's … [Read more...] about Upcoming LitFPS and LitRPG Novels
As a full-time self-published author, I'm always looking at the money side of the business to ensure my lights stay on. With that said, I love the creative writing part of my job. Occasionally over the last few years, I've had to choose between writing what I love to read and writing to make a living. Late last year, Dean Wesley Smith wrote on his blog: "Artistic freedom means you can write whatever novel or story … [Read more...] about Why Do I Love the LitRPG Genre?
Do you enjoy the LitRPG genre? Want to read a new book as its being written online? I'm looking for more beta readers to check out Goblin over at Royal Road Legends - the place to be if you love LitRPG. I'm currently writing chapter 12, which closes Act One of the book. The Tower of Gates series is a set of 12 LitRPG books that make up an epic series. More details about the ToG game and world in future posts, but … [Read more...] about Looking for More LitRPG Beta Readers
On to other, more important matters! Small smile. In all seriousness, I wanted to get some feedback from LitRPG readers and authors about maps for books in the genre. Are they necessary? Helpful? I'm going to share some of my thoughts, but I'd love to get some feedback. Here's a map I'm designing for Goblin: Tower of Gates Book One. It's still in the initial stages, but what I've discovered is that building it … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Maps in LitRPG Books
Our staff is still catching up on reading lists. In the meantime, we thought we'd ask you, the readers, for some help classifying some of the LitRPG books on the site. Specifically, we're looking for whether you think a certain title is "hard" or "soft" LitRPG. Do you even see a difference? Thanks in advance for the help. As we ramp up the website, we hope to interact with all the passionate LitRPG fans. If you … [Read more...] about Help Us Classify All These LitRPG Books?
Not much to say yet. We're still setting up the website. Stay tuned for more! … [Read more...] about First Post: LitRPG Blog