Saturday, January 21, 2017

Why Do You Love LitRPG?

Paul Bellow has a blog post about why he loves LitRPG and decided to start writing books in the genre. What are the reasons YOU love LitRPG books so much? Whether it's the game mechanics, the characters, or the fond memories of your own time spent gaming, I'd love to know.

As I said on my main blog, one of the reasons I'm so excited about writing LitRPG books is that when I was growing up I read the Guardians of the Flame series by Joel Rosenberg. While it would be termed Soft LitRPG today, it was all about gaming. In a book! Loved it so much.

Now, as a full-time writer, I'm going to be able to write in a genre I'm passionate about. To me, gaming has always been an inclusive environment. So far, LitRPG has turned out to be the same way - a group of individuals coming together to share something they love and are passionate about.

So, lemme know... Why do you YOU love LitRPG books so much? I'm excited to hear your answers! 

Heard About the LitRPG Podcast?

If you haven't heard about or checked out the LitRPG Podcast by Ramon Mejia, I recommend you check it out as soon as possible. Once a week, he does a YouTube video with LitRPG News, Reviews, and more. His sense of humor makes the show more enjoyable, of course, but it's all the great guests like Blaise Corvin, Travis Bagwell, Dakota Krout and others that make the show super-wonderful. (Plus One you might say? Small smile.)

Anyway, as I said, go check out the podcast for lovers of LitRPG by a man who is passionate about our burgeoning genre that blends science-fiction with fantasy! I highly suggest you listen to at least a few episodes before you make a decision about whether it's for you or not. The upcoming LitRPG Books section of the show is really helpful to know what's coming out in the genre in the near future. Overall, it's worth your time.

You can find Ramon on Twitter at @LitRPGPodcast

Free LitRPG Web Novels? You Bet.

This is the first post of many to come with free LitRPG web novels you can read online. First up, we have my new LitRPG series - Tower of Gates. The first book, Goblin, is going up on Royal Road Legends and WattPad.

Goblin: Tower of Gates Book One

Ever dream of being trapped in a virtual reality video game?
Read on, adventurer.
Sarah, Eric and Josh secretly log onto the new Tower of Gates VRMMORPG and stumble on a world unlike any they have seen before. Swords, sorcery, and intrigue abound. While not planning on staying in the unreleased game long, game life happens.
They soon learn the stakes are even higher than they imagined. To survive, they will need all their strength, courage, and wisdom, not to mention help from friendly NPCs, magic items, and everything else uncovered as they delve deeper into the game.
One more level becomes a matter of life and death.

Stay tuned for more great FREE LitRPG novels on the web at Royal Road Legends, WattPad, and elsewhere on the web where we find it - like the LitRPG Forum.

Have suggestions? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Welcome to my LitRPG Books Blog!

This blog is for all LitRPG authors and readers. As this is a new and burgeoning sub-genre (a mix of science-fiction and fantasy), the more visibility the genre gets the better. Am I right? Stay tuned for more posts about LitRPG Books, including possible interviews from LitRPG authors you know and love as well as those who are up and coming. Small smile.

In all seriousness, welcome aboard and thanks for reading. Feel free to subscribe or share the posts here. I've also set-up a LitRPG Books Group on Google+. More on that later. For now, bookmark the site and wait for all the great content that's coming. LitRPG is a passion of mine, and I hope to share a smidgen of my enthusiasm with you.

LitRPG for life! I can't update this blog a lot, but you'll find me at the LitRPG Forum if I'm not in my writing cave working!