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.
You can also earn experience points, level up, buy and trade items, and much, much more. A recent popular thread discusses a formal definition for the genre. The ideas and comments so far have been very helpful for many members and visitors.
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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Our next LitRPG author interview is with Christopher Keene. He penned the Dream State saga. The first book in the series, Stuck in the Game, was published back in 2016. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with Honors in Creative Writing. Let’s dive right in to our interview. When did you first start writing? Kindergarten… although I suppose you mean actual prose. Short answer: 1998, when I was –> Read More
Next up on the LitRPG author interview list is Stephan Morse. You may know him as the author of the wonderful Continue Online series. Morse was born in 1983 in San Diego. The next fifteen years were spent slowly escaping California and surviving a public education system. Thus far he’s made it to the Seattle (WA) region with little desire to go further. When not trying to shove words together into sentences –> Read More
Dungeons and Dragons is the number one name in tabletop role-playing. Sure, there have been contenders over the years but no game has ever really been able to dethrone the king. One of the big reasons for this is that Dungeons and Dragons have always found ways to cater to multiple audiences. The sheer number of campaign settings and modules makes it possible to find new adventures that will make almost any –> Read More
Nintendo’s got a bit of a weird reputation in the world of RPGs. If you got into gaming in recent generations, you probably don’t think much of the company’s output. While they might have had a few good JRPGs that American gamers had to import here or there, it’s mostly been a company that’s skated by on handheld releases like Pokemon, The World Ends With You, or Monster Hunter. It’s not exactly –> Read More
Our next interview is with Blaise Corvin. You may know him from the Delvers LLC series, but he’s also written other books. Let’s jump right in. When did you first start writing? I can first remember actually really getting into story after being introduced to creative writing in 3rd grade. I’d been reading from a young age, but when I actually started building my own story, I fell in love. That first –> Read More
The pantheon of great figures in fantasy is often filled with obscure members. Sure, there are authors like Tolkein and creators like Gygax in there, but most of the names are only known to those who are deeply engaged with the works themselves. It’s the works, though, that tend to be remembered by most. Even if they can’t remember the author’s name, they definitely remember the impact that their writing had on –> Read More
It’s hard to say that the XBox has always been a great place for RPG fans. The original system had a few stellar exclusives like Knights of the Old Republic, of course, and Mass Effect originated on the 360. Outside of a few BioWare releases and a handful of interesting JRPGs, though, the system seemed to be more than content to run on shooters and action games. The XBox One, though, has –> Read More
Axis & Allies is one of the best-known war-games on the market. While purists can probably name at least a dozen other games that are more complex or realistic, Axis & Allies is the big step up from Risk that helps players become more interested in the hobby. The game itself has grown quite a bit from the original 1981 release, encompassing a number of revisions and spin-offs. As it stands today, –> Read More