#LitRPG Chatter for June 27 – June 29, 2017

What is #LitRPG Chatter?  I follow blogs, message boards, podcasts, new authors, old authors, short story writers and whatnot mostly relevant to LitRPG.   I don’t always get it right, but I try.   It’s much more than a copy and paste, I actually spend time in trying to find the best of what people are talking about in this new(ish) genre.

LitRPG: Introduction to a new genreJun 29 – 10:51 PM

It’s been popular in Japan for awhile now. Sword Art Online (2009) popularized it, and there’ve been many, many lights novels and mangas in the years since.

LitRPG Books: Precursors to LitRPG BooksJun 29 – 8:59 PM

As you might expect, the LitRPG genre didn’t burst onto the scene fully formed. It is a genre … books that came out before the LitRPG genre existed that filled a very similar role. While these…

Looking for something similar to mother of learningJun 29 – 8:34 AM

Yep, my bad. In that case try out The Good Student maybe? Less litrpg and more magic school but has a lot of the cool elements of MoL

A good story vs a good litrpg.Jun 29 – 4:25 AM

…Mystery/Romance) [2,599] Awaken Online: Catharsis by Travis Bagwell (LitRPG) [787] Scraps of Paper (The First Spookie Town Murder Mystery Book 1) by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (Murder mystery) [301]…

Some observations for LitRPG authorsJun 29 – 2:27 AM

…honestly avoid most MMO based litrpg. I prefer the portal fiction (such as The Wandering Inn, or … straight Fantasy that isn’t strictly litrpg but scratches the same itch for me with tiered power…

Looking for a good Litrpg with a lot of item craftingJun 29 – 2:01 AM

A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log is fun. Also has a decent Manga version.

New LitRPG out – HERO OF THERAJun 29 – 1:30 AM

Kind of makes me think when he chooses another class, he’ll immediately get levels in it.

Would Skills remain in the event of returning to Earth?Jun 29 – 12:01 AM

One of my favorite versions of LitRPG is when the MC returns to Earth with their powers. That would at least be a fun interlude once the BlackMage group gets a…

Unwritten Rules – my first LitRPG novelJun 28 – 1:01 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I’ll keep it in mind for book two.

Best anime to watch for this type?Jun 28 – 6:03 AM

If you really liked this style you should check out this new genre called litrpg, it’s about vrmmo written books. Has a sub as well at /r/litrpg

Wandering Inn now has its own subreddit!Jun 27 – 10:56 PM

Wandering inn is the best litrpg around, and if youre not reading you should be.

Naughty Beauties Book Blog: Lisa SwallowJun 27 – 5:17 PM

The problem is, if I allow my game world to merge with reality, I could die standing in the fire. Romance meets LitRPG in this romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lisa Swallow. If…

Have a few credits that I’m ready to use. Suggestions Appreciated!Jun 27 – 4:55 PM

…79-catharsis?from_search=true) litrpg if your into those kind of books [Columbus Day (Expeditionary … tone?from_search=true) another litrpg book [ The Rules of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga #1)…

Recommendations, I’m looking for books you might find cheesyJun 27 – 1:10 PM

> Drew Hayes LitRPG, I’m not sure i know what that is. Thanks you very much for Drew Hayes , looks like something I would love.

any audio books like awaken online?Jun 27 – 11:27 AM

I just listened to books 1 & 2 of The Land. I quite enjoyed them and they did a good job scratching my litrpg itch.

Horror, SciFi, Thriller and More Audiobook Release Day June 27, 2017Jun 27 – 10:27 AM

…_acx0_088459_sample.mp3 This #litRPG #fantasy #sciencefiction #audiobook in my ears now! Launch … and 57 mins Genres: Fantasy , LitRPG , Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Three days before his…

The Way Of The Outcast (Mirror World) Download Epub Mobi Pdf Fb2Jun 27 – 9:38 AM

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#LitRPG Podcast #57 Talks with author Daniel Schinhofen

Ramon is back with another #LitRPG Podcast.  #57 talks with Daniel Schinhofen who wrote:

Last Horizon: Beta http://amzn.to/2rZCsgH
Last Horizon: Live http://amzn.to/2tSTLl1
Alpha World: Gamer for Life http://amzn.to/2rGlLYx
Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2)

I have to admit, I’m biased when it comes to Schinhofen.  I’ve read 3 of his 4 books and I would rate them a +5.  Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2) is a great read.  And, it was great to get to hear him in an interview.  Ramon, who I’ve said is the hardest working guy in #LitRPG, did a great job.  Check it out when you have time.  (Notice how I subliminally threw in great.  You think it’s bad writing, but I call it marketing.  Now, you’ll think of Ramon Mejia and Daniel Schinhofen with the word great.)   🙂


Ramon is back with another #LitRPG Podcast

Does this guy ever sleep?  Ramon is back with another podcast of #LitRPG reviews of new books.

Check out #LitRPG Podcast #56 where he reviews the following books:

New Releases and Reviews:
The Monster Spawn: A LitRPG Series (Adonis Rebirth #1) (06:33)
Ripcord Online: (LitRPG Series Book 1) (11:06)
Raiding Jotunheim: A LitRPG Saga (Valhalla Online Book 2) (18:31)
NEMESIS ONLINE (GOD GAME ROYALE SERIES): (Game World, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fantasy, Online, LitRPG) (23:31)
Fragged (Fragged (A LitRPG Short Story Series) Book 1) (25:23)
Restoration: The Rise of Resurgence: Book II (28:06)
Effilia: The Soul of Arogha (A LitRPG Adventure) (32:25)
A Healer’s Gift: Adventures of Brad: Book 1 (Adventures on Brad) (38:21)

LitRPG Podcast #55 from Geek Bytes Podcast

Ramon is back with the latest in new releases and reviews in #LitRPG

New Releases and Reviews:

Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord (VGO book 3) (09:06)


Plague in the Greenwood: A LitRPG Novel (13:33)


Reborn as a Dungeon Core (18:30)


Euphoria Online: A LitRPG Virtual Fantasy Adventure (21:55)


Into the Black (A Sci-Fi LitRPG Story): Book II: Choson Ring (26:15)


Reboot: An Epic LitRPG (Afterlife Online Book 1) (32:35)


LitPodcast #54 take a listen

Geek Bytes is back with a list of reviews of the newest LitRPG books hitting the ebook shelves.

New Releases and Reviews:
Again from the last Synaptic: A LitRPG Adventure: Epoch of Our Beneficence (Vol. 1) (08:23)
The Forgotten Throne Part 1 (A LitRPG Serial) (10:07)
They Fight Three Giants (Caverns and Creatures Short story) (12:26)
Negative Man: (Book 1) (LitRPG) (13:45)
Area Of Effect(The Crucible Shard Book 5) (17:52)
The Eternal: Dragonborn – A LitRPG Saga (World of Ga’em Book 2) (20:23)
Spellbinder: The Shadow Legacy 1 (24:28)
Stay on the Wing (The Dark Herbalist Book #2) (29:45)
Stone Raiders’ Return (Emerilia Book 6) (32:22)
Eden’s Gate: The Sparrow: A LitRPG Adventure (35:00)

(New) Hero of Thera: a LitRPG novel published 01 June, 2017 by Eric Nylund. 517 pages priced at $5.99 and free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited


Are you a top-rated gamer?
Then you might have the skills to play the Game … where players are sponsored by actual demon lords, gods, and goddesses, or Lovecraftian nightmares.
Enter Thera, a real kingdom at the crossroads of many other worlds, but with all the augmented-reality interfaces, character progression, and game mechanics that players know and love.
And the stakes of The Game?
Nothing less than Creation–every world in every universe and reality.
So … no pressure.
Thus Hector Savage, gamer extraordinaire, comes to Thera. Nothing can prepare him, though, for the schemes of Abyssal Lords,
rampaging barbarian ghosts, and a host of nefarious forces who want him dead–before he can even make the fifth level!

Eric’s blog


About Eric Nylund:
Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award nominated author of sixteen novels including HALO: THE FALL OF REACH and the LitRPG novel, HERO OF THERA.

For 15 years, Nylund’s day job was making video games. He attended the 1994 Clarion West Writer’s Workshop and has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Master’s degree in theoretical chemical physics. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family on a rain-drenched mountain.

*Rank: less than 24 hours old and the book has already hit Amazon’s top 1000.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)