In the beginning...

Discussion in 'All Things LitRPG' started by Felicity Weiss, May 12, 2017.

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    I was taken in by the Divine Dungeon and Slime Dungeon at about the same time. So much so that I get the two confused.
     
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    Was either The Land or Alterworld by Rus, then I found Awaken Online and was well and truely hooked after those three.
    Wow totally forgot about Quag Keep, got both the first and the second in that series. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    My first was Sufficiently Advanced Magic when it first came out... I love that Clarke quote, so the title piqued my interest...
    From there it was Divine Dungeon, followed by D. Rus' Alterworld...
     
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    When I was a kid, I watched TRON and the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ('82 and '83, respectively). Reading-wise, it would have to be Larry Niven's Dream Park, which I read back in the late 80s or early 90s.

    I haven't read any current LitRPG, save for Ready Player One, NPCs, and Off to Be the Wizard, and I guess people argue whether those three even completely fit the genre.
     
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    Also, I think I stumbled upon the first book of Adventures on Terra and that led me to...the Land and then Delvers LLC.
     
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    Sadly I'd have to go back and reread my first book to figure it out. I *think* it was Alterworld, but I could be wrong. I know the author is Russian. I know I loved the first few books. However at some point I felt the author was being rather misogynistic, which was odd since the MC's 'bodyguards' were dark elves women! There was also a lot of Stalin popping up. I've nothing against strong leaders, and I realize that as an American I've already been raised with a bias against Russia of old. Stalin was brutal though. Ruthless even. Anyway. Maybe I should give them a try again.
     
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    I think it would be Guardians of the Flame for me, though I only had the first few books. I really did enjoy Piers Anthony's Killobyte, but that wasn't LitRPG so much as gamelit.

    More recently I think Alterworld: Play to Live drew me in followed by The Bathrobe Knight.
     
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    Guardians of the Flame, but I think these days it'd be called Portal Fantasy.
     
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    I wrote the book that got me into litRPG. Kinda.
    I keep mentioning it: 10 years ago, I came up with that concept...
     
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