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molikai

Crazy Scot - 1st Grade
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and as a general rule: Read every LitRPG mentioned on KU, and alll it will start reccomending you is litRPG.
 

malindle

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#25
Well, I WAS going to list a bunch of stuff, before I realized that almost all my reading lately has been the comics pushed by Marvel for the Captain Marvel movie release. Which are pretty good. Also, Jade City is amazing, even if not entirely germane to the discussion.

I do also have a few things up on KU, myself:

Rofolio's Scaly Circus is the tale of a rogue and confidence trickster who ends up stuck raising seven horrible baby dragons.

A Conspiracy of Rogues sees those same dragons in their teenage years, visiting a wealthy island city to commit the perfect crime.

Chasing the Lantern concerns two rival sky pirate captains racing each other to be the first to find a cursed gemstone. They're bitter enemies and dire nemeses, and also just happen to be married.

I'm just now dipping my toe into LitRPG (reading and writing). But I have to admit to some resistance to things like Isekai. Anyone have any good suggestions for "in character" LitRPG fantasy stories? Anything Dwarf Fortress or Civ-esque would be a plus.

-J
 

Quasar

Feeling kinda smurfy
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#26
I'm just now dipping my toe into LitRPG (reading and writing). But I have to admit to some resistance to things like Isekai. Anyone have any good suggestions for "in character" LitRPG fantasy stories? Anything Dwarf Fortress or Civ-esque would be a plus.

-J
Would it even be a LitRPG story anymore if its told from the pov of a in-game character rather than a player?
 

PeterM

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#27
Would it even be a LitRPG story anymore if its told from the pov of a in-game character rather than a player?
There are a fair few litrpg stories that take place in settings that run on game rules but have no actual game and no connection to Earth. It’s just the way things work. The Adventures On Brad series by Tao Wong is my favorite of that sub genre.

NPCs by Drew Hayes is a good example of a litrpg where some of the main characters are natives of the game world, while others are from Earth. The Earthers never actually visit the game world, only their characters do. The game world can still affect them on Earth, though, which comes as more than a bit of a surprise.
 

molikai

Crazy Scot - 1st Grade
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#28
NPCs by Drew Hayes is a good example of a litrpg where some of the main characters are natives of the game world, while others are from Earth. The Earthers never actually visit the game world, only their characters do. The game world can still affect them on Earth, though, which comes as more than a bit of a surprise.
Yep. It's a good read (And indeed, was in my first post on this thread!) So triple-recommended!
 

Bull

Professional Game Convention Drunk
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#30
So a friend of mine on facebook (I'm convinced my friends hate me and want me to suffer) recommended I check out a series called "Rebirth Online". Despite some serious hesitation, I did so anyway...

It's... ummm... Not as bad as I expected? Not great, and really not quite my taste, but the actual story wasn't bad. And it wasn't nearly as Porny as I expected.

See, Rebirth Online is a Harem LitRPG. And the harem part is semi-important to the series. The MC was in an accident and is a quadriplegic, and in order to make the million dollars he needs to afford spinal reconstruction surgery he decides to join Rebirth Online, a new VRMMO where you can apparently turn your gold into real life money. He uses all of his accident settlement money to buy the VR implants to play the game as well as to "Pay to win" and buys a semi-advanced starting character, starting at level 10 instead of 1, wth some decent gear, and a whole bunch of starter gold. But right after logging in, he's ganked and all his stuff is stolen.

He's resurrected by a cute druidess, and finds out that everyone in the game has one random, unique special ability. And it turns out that he and any of his partners can instantly level by... errr... Having sex. It has a cooldown of 12 hours, but still. But then the druid gets kidnapped by her ex-fiancee, and he and some of the other women who have joined him in his guild have to rescue her.

Like I said, surprisingly, it's not quite as focused on sex most of the time as I initially expected, with the majority of the scenes being fade to black (though a couple do get moderately graphic). And there's more focus on the plot (Which rapidly spirals out of control, in a somewhat fun way) than I expected too.

It's not great, and I'm still deciding if I'll give the rest of the series a go or not yet (It's like 5 books so far, I think). I probably will as they're kind of fun, unless future books just turn into pure porn, in which case I'd likely drop it. 6 or 7 out of 10.
 
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