Monday, July 3, 2017

Superhero LitRPG Books
Superheroes and LitRPG are a great fit. If you think about it, superheroes really embody all of the tropes that make LitRPG work. 
LitRPG books also commonly feature MMOs - a space where superheroes have continually made a mark over many decades since their origin.
If games like City of Heroes or Champions Online can capture a superhero experience, it makes sense that a good series of books can do the same thing.

There are many great LitRPG superhero books out there. Figuring out which ones are right for you, though, can take a little bit of digging. 
Fortunately, there are some great books out there that are a good fit for almost all readers.

Super Sales on Super Heroes

Super Sales on Super Heroes takes a novel approach to the world of superheroes and LitRPG. Instead of placing the main character in a game, it places him in a city that has been taken over by superheroes. 
While he isn't necessarily new to his super powers, he is continually learning how to make them more useful. The exploration of his powers and the his conflicts with the villains help to make a well-defined world.

Super Sales is a great LitRPG book that combines action and humor. It still checks all the boxes for LitRPG, but it definitely works well as a standard superhero tale.

Sigil Online: Paragons

Sigil Online is a great read that hews very closely to the basic rules of LitRPG. It features a player who spends his time in a game universe, one where he has to level up and gain experience to make a difference. 
In this case, the main character makes his living playing a game called Sigil Online. He has his high level character destroyed and he is forced to start over from the beginning.

This is a great book for those who are new to LitRPG. It follows all of the basic tropes and spins them with a superhero twist. Definitely a great place to start for most fans.

Find More Superhero LitRPG

Those two books are just starting points. There are other other titles that can help readers explore their love for superheroes and LitRPG. It can be difficult to make your way through all of them, though, so having a solid guide can help.

If you aren't sure where to turn, it's a good idea to hit LitRPG Reads or the LitRPG forum for a few new ideas. The recommendations there are top notch and written by people who really love the genre. While not everything on those sites is about superheroes, you'll get a fair number of suggestions that should meet your criteria and learn more about the authors who write the books you love.

It's not too difficult to find a good superhero LitRPG book. Start with the suggestions here and look for recommendations from those you trust. With a little digging, you should be able to find books that work both as great superhero novels and great examples of the LitRPG genre. 

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