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This is the first in a series of seven articles about all the Dungeons & Dragons editions over the years. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of D&D, keep reading! Dungeons and Dragons is a rare game that’s been going for over four decades. Though it has grown and changed over that time, it’s always clung to its roots. The original version of Dungeons and Dragons, now called Original Dungeons and Dragons, was first released in 1974 and was published through 1977. It didn’t go out of print during that time, but was rather supplanted by newer versions of the game. Taking a look at this foundational role-playing game –> Read More
By Blaise Corvin and Outspan Foster It has been two years since the Shift—when most technology stopped working, and the laws of physics changed. Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift. But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect…or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly. However, despite hating himself, he doesn’t have the strength or the courage to change. He –> Read More
By Paul Bellow Desperately Seeking the Amulet of Yendro Alex enters a roguelike embedded inside the Tower of Gates VRMMORPG. If he makes it out by avoiding Yet Another Stupid Death, he’ll gain an epic magic item and rejoin his companions. Was taking the chance and going into the roguelike his biggest mistake? Or will playing bring him even further riches and glory? Find out in this first supplement adventure in the Tower of Gates universe. YASD! Aaargh! If you loved Rogue, Nethack, or any of the other procedurally generated RPGs, you should grab this book.
By Blaise Corvin Nobody likes an escort mission. Nobody. Unfortunately for Nora, she’ll be stuck travelling with Jessica, an American gamer, and Christopher, a Filipino man with a mysterious past. Somehow, the former Jackals gang leader must keep the two Terrans alive while heading south for Enheduanna’s new, insane mission. Nora will have no time to prepare, or even to stay in Soron to enjoy her unexpected celebrity status. Instead, she will need to leave for Tolstey after healing from injuries sustained in battle, wounded while protecting Soron. Despite what some may say about her now, Nora knows she is no hero. People expecting too much from her will probably –> Read More
There are a few names that all role-playing gamers should know. These are the men and women that helped to create the games that really built up the genre as something special, sometimes through the act of creating games and other times through creating unique settings. If you’re looking at the people who helped give Dungeons and Dragons its unique flavor, you’re probably going to start by looking at the core developers from the 1960s and 1970s. If you want a better look at how D&D’s lore developed into its modern incarnation, though, you’ll want to take a look at the life of Ed Greenwood. Early Life Ed Greenwood was –> Read More
Riley always wanted to know what it would be like to live in an epic fantasy world. Now he’s found out! Growing up on the fantasy greats, such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Raymond E Fiest, Dragon Lance and the Lone Wolf Saga by Joe Dever, gave Riley much inspiration (and countless hours of daydreaming goodness) in building his own worlds. Now in his 30’s, Riley Morrison has decided to put all this time making-stuff-up to good use and created the compelling world of the Caverns of Stelemia–which all begins in the book, Heir to a Lost Sun. When not dreaming up new ways to destroy his fantasy worlds or –> Read More
Author D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she’s not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn’t leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective. D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is –> Read More
Josh the Jock Barbarian On His Own? When Josh dies on level one-one of the Tower of Gates, he jumps at the chance to work with a powerful player in the game. But is it the right decision? All he wants is to get out of the game, but it keeps dragging him in deeper. Follow Josh’s journey as he strives to stay alive and find his friends while making new ones inside the Tower of Gates. Leaping from one bad situation to another, Josh learns that even brutes need brains to survive. Brute is book 4 of the Tower of Gates LitRPG saga. I’ve been reading a lot of LitRPG –> Read More
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.
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Types of LitRPG Novels
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