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Snow Goon

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I just discovered book 4 of this is out! 'Seige tactics'. Yay!
This series absolutely fascinates me. The whole development of the Bridge and the publisher putting the game supplements out in our world are so much fun.
 

molikai

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and this is my third reading (well, until the 4th one) and I just clicked the significance of 'Broken Bridge Publishing'.
 

Snow Goon

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I know! Broken Bridge is a great little hint at the wider possibilities. Siege Tactics will get into that even more. I think you'll be pretty stoked about where it looks to be going.
 

Dave999

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I recommend Mia Archer's VILLAINS DONT DATE HEROES and its sequels.

It's about a lesbian supervillain and her hero in Supergirl.

They fight invading alien housecats out to force us to be their slaves with adorableness (plus psychic powers)
 

molikai

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I know! Broken Bridge is a great little hint at the wider possibilities. Siege Tactics will get into that even more. I think you'll be pretty stoked about where it looks to be going.
Why aer you using the future tense? Finished it. It was good! And yes, the implications that both teams are going to the same destination is interesting...
(I kinda want The NPC's to quiz charli et al about why they do this, what's it like in their world)

I recommend Mia Archer's VILLAINS DONT DATE HEROES and its sequels.

It's about a lesbian supervillain and her hero in Supergirl.

They fight invading alien housecats out to force us to be their slaves with adorableness (plus psychic powers)
Seconded! I'd forgotten about these.
 

Snow Goon

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Why aer you using the future tense? Finished it. It was good! And yes, the implications that both teams are going to the same destination is interesting...
(I kinda want The NPC's to quiz charli et al about why they do this, what's it like in their world)
Sorry, I just wasn't sure if you'd read the most recent one, and yes, I'm just waiting for the crossover issues to get even more complicated.
 

molikai

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Sorry, I just wasn't sure if you'd read the most recent one, and yes, I'm just waiting for the crossover issues to get even more complicated.
I was messing with you - for reference, the typical time it takes me too read a book is something like 2-3 hours. I read 2-3 a day. (which is why I can reccomend so many). Might dive back into the bobiverse in a day or so. Bob is good.
 

Quasar

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Though I'm listening to the audiobook version, I started on the heavily promoted to me in KU book Mask of the Template, and am enjoying it more than I expected. The art and premise kinda put me off but the narrator of the audio version convinced me to give it a try. Anyway its a straight up western written isekai, but I'm liking it alright. Mostly for the narrator and one character in particular and how its brought in greek mythology to its other world.

Dunno if I'll read more of the series, but book 1 is fun enough. Though some of the language in it had me eye rolling a bit.
 

PeterM

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I just read two new books that I really enjoyed.

Bone Dungeon by Jonathan Smidt is a dungeon core novel. The main character is the dungeon itself, and we follow it (him, really) as he creates his dungeon and tries to follow proper dungeon/adventurer etiquette with the sometimes-too-late advice of his fairy assistant. The other main character is a human adventurer who goes from zero to hero by delving into the dungeon with his team. If you've read the Divine Dungeon series by Dakota Krout it's a lot like that. I mean, a lot like that, with a lot of the same elements and ideas approached a different way. I like that sort of thing, though, and I actually liked this better than Divine Dungeon. The Dungeon itself is more likable, if nothing else. There's a fair bit of number crunching in here, for those who like such things. Nothing major, but point totals are given for each monster in the dungeon, that sort of thing.

You Need A Bigger Sword by Natalie Grey and Michael Anderle is a VR game story, focusing on the characters in both the real world and the game. I don't always enjoy those, but it was done very well here, and both settings are equally interesting and even have a lot to do with each other. The main character is a young woman who is very good at mathematics but finds herself working as a blackjack dealer, which she hates. Her roommate gets her involved in the first true VR game, and she finds that she both enjoys it and si very good at it. Her mathematical mind lets her see the rules that affect everything that's happening and makes her a very good player, and her desire to play the game for fun and make friends makes her a good leader. She happens to trigger a secret quest that even the game's owners didn't know about - inserted by a former owner that they got rid of - and it threatens to derail the company's plans to make money via sponsorships and corporate cooperation. So the MC ends up fighting both the game and the company, ably assisted by her roommate and some new friends, including a guy who works for the company but wants to help her because she's doing nothing wrong. There' s a good amount of online game jargon, at least to me who doesn't play them, but not much in the way of actual details. I'd call it Gamelit rather than Litrpg, for those who make a distinction.
 

Bull

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You Need A Bigger Sword by Natalie Grey and Michael Anderle is a VR game story, focusing on the characters in both the real world and the game. I don't always enjoy those, but it was done very well here, and both settings are equally interesting and even have a lot to do with each other. The main character is a young woman who is very good at mathematics but finds herself working as a blackjack dealer, which she hates. Her roommate gets her involved in the first true VR game, and she finds that she both enjoys it and si very good at it. Her mathematical mind lets her see the rules that affect everything that's happening and makes her a very good player, and her desire to play the game for fun and make friends makes her a good leader. She happens to trigger a secret quest that even the game's owners didn't know about - inserted by a former owner that they got rid of - and it threatens to derail the company's plans to make money via sponsorships and corporate cooperation. So the MC ends up fighting both the game and the company, ably assisted by her roommate and some new friends, including a guy who works for the company but wants to help her because she's doing nothing wrong. There' s a good amount of online game jargon, at least to me who doesn't play them, but not much in the way of actual details. I'd call it Gamelit rather than Litrpg, for those who make a distinction.
Just finished this one up a couple days ago and am enjoying it. :)

A couple I've been reading:

Bard to the Bone by Cid Banks is a VRMMO LItRPG with a side order of Harem and a dash of smut. The main character is down on his luck and homeless, but used to be an avid player of a hugely successful VRMMO. He gets offered up some big bucks if he'll enter the game and look for Mr. Johnson's daughter, who was severely injured a few years earlier and had been hooked up to a high tech VR pod for experimental nano-recovery, and hooked up to the game to keep her occupied while in game. But she should have recovered and woken up, but hasn't, and worse they're not sure who her character is in game. Given a Bard character to play (designed to look like the daughters favorite musician in real life), the MC finds that there are several girls who could be the daughter, and gets tangled up in a mess of intrigue and in game shenanigans.

There's two books out (The second just released a couple days ago), and while it's a bit porny at times, it's not too bad.

Valen's Legacy by Jan Stryvant is a bit more traditional Urban Fantasy, though it has a very slight touch of LitRPG in a special ability the MC has. The MC is a nerdy, average but poor college kid who suddenly gets kidnapped, caught in a gunfight, then bitten by his deceased father's best friend who turns out to be a were-lion in order to save the MC's life. Turns out his father was a mage who was working on something big that the magical world would (and did) kill to control or destroy, and he ends up in the middle of a brewing war between shapeshifters of all stripe and the mages, with dwarves and elves and goblins thrown in for good measure.

This is a long series, 14+ books out so far. I'm enjoying it, for the most part, but this is another Harem series (The MC, being a Lion, develops a Pride of wives that include a were-cheetah, a tantric witch, a dwarf, and several others by the point I'm at), with a bit of a heavier dash of smut and porn thrown in. They're one of my only complaints about the series, honestly, as they distract from the story. But they're skippable enough, for the most part, if a bit ridiculous (The MC goes from zero to sex to "my wife now!" in about 6-12 hours, on average, if not quicker. It's silly.)
 
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