Discussion in 'All Things LitRPG' started by Paul Bellow, Dec 6, 2017.
I was more thinking along the lines of Accel World -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accel_World
Have some gold...
That giphy almost looks like your avatar lol
And my name is Jesse, so I was always picked on for aligning with the female Team Rocket member
lol sorry my anime is not strong.
had mostly to do with the parting of the hair and the smile...
*slinks back to editing cave/dungeon*
Sounds Jumanji-like. Did you ever finish this idea, @TJ Knight ?
I've considered an augmented reality story, but the idea I have in mind requires a virtual space. I'll save AR for later, I suppose.
To make this relevant to the thread, while I haven't ready much LitRPG, the concepts that appeal to me include:
A Joe Everyman (or Jane Everywoman) main character.
Plausible reasons why people would stay in a virtual environment for long periods of time.
An overarching plot goal that isn't an in-game quest.
A party of heroes whose abilities and attitudes compliment each other.
Good guys who are actually good at heart despite the complications born of their flaws.
A variety of bad guys, some with complex motives who believe they're doing what's best for the world and others who are just mustache-twirling villains.
A well thought out game system that doesn't get in the way of the story.
Glitches and other exploits.
A combination of gradual advancement and power leveling.
There is actually a book out about AR now. Steam whistle alley by @Joshua Mason. enjoying it so far.
And we were talking about tropes.
Bunnies - some do it better than others @Dave Willmarth
OP MC - in an OP world that's fine but super op better have a hell of a story behind it.
Sentient AI - a favorite of mine but can be horribly dissatisfying if done wrong.
Shadow or evil power - Most MC have some type of dark power that allows them to be antagonistic to a large group just by existing. makes for fun battles though. ..stupid paladins...
Real world money - I really want this to happen. except for the whole mining thing for the poor base wage laborers.
Yeah, he's a regular here. Really nice guy, too.
LIES!!!!! LOL JK he is nice. Strange but nice. hehe. Right @Joshua Mason ?
Who me or dave? I think everyone here can be described as strange but nice. Glad you're enjoying the book.
Wait I'm strange? Look at this face!
Loaded Dice aka The Chosen One. "Only You Can Save God/AI/Admin!"
Seconded for the glitch. Arguably in mine, it was glitched from the get go.