What are the scenes that have to be in a story for it to be considered LitRPG? For example, if I hand you a murder mystery, you expect a story that will include a dead body, a detective, false clues, and maybe a sidekick like Watson. Those things either have to be there or they are there so frequently that they might as well be mandatory. What elements are like that in LitRPG? I would say that the scenes are: Entering the world or Game Receiving a quest Introducing the notification system Learning about Game Mechanics or how this world works Anything else?