What are LitRPG Books?

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. 

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Lone Wolf and Fighting Fantasy Books: LitRPG?

I would say these are probably some of the very first LitRPG books – even though they didn’t have the moniker that a group of Russian writers came up with back in 2010. Anyway, here’s a look at some books that gave me hours of role-playing excitement when I didn’t have any friends around to play D&D with. Do you remember these books?

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On Finishing my First LitRPG Novel

Wow. It’s been a strange, crazy trip so far. Most people have been helpful as I switch to the LitRPG genre. Others are protective of the money they’re making in the genre and haven’t been as welcoming, but I understand their position.

As I finish my first LitRPG book, it’s a bittersweet moment. I’m anxious to get the book out to more readers, but I’m also sad that the first one is ending. This isn’t something that’s happened with a lot of the novels I’ve written in other genres.

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LitRPG Interview: Magic Dome Books

Simon Vale from Magic Dome Books was kind enough to answer a few of our questions over email. Here’s his answers with news about what’s coming up from them in the next few weeks. As always, you can expect great Russian –> English LitRPG translations as they work hard to bring us Americans some LitRPG from overseas. 

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What About LitRPG Movies for Gamers?

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. 

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