Welcome to the LitRPG Forum Newbie Zone! Instead of directing you to the rules and regulations, I'll list the current ones right here. Basically, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We want to keep it simple. This may evolve as time goes on. A good place to start is the Introductions forum. Once you've made a post about yourself, you can head over to The Tavern for general discussion and mischief. You can also feel free to explore the rest of the site. LIST OF FORUMS AND DESCRIPTIONS HIDDEN FORUMS Why hide forums from your view, new user? Well, for one, we don't want to overwhelm you. Don't worry. It's relatively easy to find the right item or ask the right person for access into many of the areas on the site. Some examples include... Special Offers from author @Conor Kostick (Check out the Epic Shop of Doom for a FREE book.) The Metaverse (Go to Retro Computing and purchase the AOL 6.0 CD) Paul Bellow Guild (Buy the Sword of Sands and get special access.) The Newsroom (Find the Discarded Newspaper to lurk or help.) Deep, Dark Cave (The very first hidden forum. Sub-forums are user created.) Aspiring Writer Guild (Want to become a published author? Buy the Used Typewriter.) More sub-forums with a wide range of topics precious to geeks and nerds will grow as time goes on. Whether or not we're in a simulation. (Prepare to get sucked into threads here at LitRPG Forum.) The Gamification of LitRPG What's with all the stats and role playing, you ask? Great question! Keep reading to learn more. Why Do I Have Virtual Gold? Because it's fun! You can use your gold to buy virtual items here at LitRPG Forum. Some of these are trinkets that do nothing while others may allow you to create your own sub-forum here. Oh! That's Nifty. Tell me More. LitRPG Forum is the gamification of the genre. (What is a Good LitRPG Definition?) Beyond earning virtual gold by interacting here at the site, you can also level-up and unlock new areas of the community as noted above. About Experience Points Posting content that gets liked will earn you experience points. As you earn more experience points, you will level up with a new title underneath your avatar when you post. You can also earn experience by purchasing items, having a lot of gold outside your bank account, and more. We have plans for dozens of levels. How far can you get? (See the entire current list of ways to get experience points at LitRPG Forum.) Here's some easy "quests" to get you started on your way to the highest level. (A number not yet determined in this game world for those keeping note.) Quest 1 Quest 2 Quest 3 Quest 4 For LitRPG Authors Are you a LitRPG author or a writer who wants to get into the genre? Good to have you here! Go to this thread and leave a comment or send me a conversation (Private Message), and I'll add you to the LitRPG Author group here at the site. This will allow you access to the hidden Aspiring Writer sub-forum (to help out newbie writers if you want) as well as a writers-only forum with discussion, tips, resources and more. The site will always be evolving, becoming better over time. For Aspiring Writers As mentioned, we also have hidden forums for those who haven't published anything publicly yet but want to in the near future. To gain entrance, you need to purchase a "Used Typewriter" in the General Store. You can also pick up another item that will proudly proclaim your desire to become a published author. The End of the Beginning [Something encouraging here.] Whatever your geek interests, you're sure to find a home. Questions? Leave a comment below.