The legends of the RPG world aren't just those who worked on the games themselves. In many cases, they are the individuals who fleshed out those worlds and made them come alive. R.A. Salvatore is certainly one of the best-known names in fantasy, especially among those who play role-playing games.The author has managed to bring a certain definition to the Forgotten Realms through his creation of some of the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: R. A. Salvatore
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Jamie Davis is a nurse, retired paramedic, author, and nationally recognized medical educator who began teaching new emergency responders as a training officer for his local EMS program. He loves everything fantasy and sci-fi and especially the places where stories intersect with his love of medicine or gaming. Jamie lives in a home in the woods in Maryland with his wife, three children, and dog. He is an avid gamer, … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Jamie Davis
Nick Cole is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can be found writing books. Nick's Book The Old Man and the Wasteland was an Amazon Bestseller and #1 in Science Fiction. In 2016 Nick's book CTRL ALT Revolt won the … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Nick Cole
A Brit living in Canada, Michael Chatfield is the author of the Free Fleet and Harmony War military based space opera series. After getting thoroughly hooked by science fiction and LitRPG, Michael turned his hand to writing in his favorite genres. Michael draws on his time spent as an Infanteer in the Canadian Military to bring a realism to his stories. When did you first start writing fiction? I've been tinkering … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Michael Chatfield
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 … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Conor Kostick
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 start writing … [Read more...] about Author Interview With Justin Lincoln
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 don't crib something from the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Link and Zelda
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. … [Read more...] about Author Interview With Dave Willmarth
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, … [Read more...] about Author Interview with KT Hanna
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 you've never played a … [Read more...] about What D&D Class Should You Play in 5e?