List of LitRPG Tropes

Discussion in 'All Things LitRPG' started by Paul Bellow, Dec 6, 2017.

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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    That giphy almost looks like your avatar lol
     
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    DarthNerdus Level 9 (Burgler) Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Whoa, thanks!

    And my name is Jesse, so I was always picked on for aligning with the female Team Rocket member :(
     
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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    lol sorry my anime is not strong.

    had mostly to do with the parting of the hair and the smile...

    ::PAL::

    *slinks back to editing cave/dungeon*
     
  6. Paul Bellow

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    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Sounds Jumanji-like. Did you ever finish this idea, @TJ Knight ?
     
  8. Simon Fiasco

    Simon Fiasco Bringer of the Avocadopocalypse LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    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.
     
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  9. 4u2EatGrass

    4u2EatGrass If i runed the world... LitRPG Author Citizen

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    There is actually a book out about AR now. Steam whistle alley by @Joshua Mason. enjoying it so far.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, he's a regular here. Really nice guy, too.
     
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    LIES!!!!! LOL JK he is nice. Strange but nice. hehe. Right @Joshua Mason ?
     
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    Joshua Mason Steam Whistle Alley LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen

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    Who me or dave? I think everyone here can be described as strange but nice. Glad you're enjoying the book.
     
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    Joshua Mason Steam Whistle Alley LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen

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    Wait I'm strange? Look at this face!
    <-----
    Perfectly normal.
     
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    dag0net Level 5 (Veteran) Citizen

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    Loaded Dice aka The Chosen One. "Only You Can Save God/AI/Admin!"
     
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    Seconded for the glitch. Arguably in mine, it was glitched from the get go.:p
     




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