Preface to HERO ONLINE: Why LitRPG?

controller-161580_1280YO BEN! Why’d you write a LitRPG novel?

The short answer might be: why not?

Alright. So if you haven’t been playing fanboy to the denizens of indie authordom the same way I have been for the past few years, let me explain what the genre is, to begin with. Imagine your favorite role-playing game (RPG), with all the interesting characters, skilltrees, quests, world-building, and game mechanics. With me so far? Now imagine a massive multi-player online RPG (MMORPG). You all know the big one that comes to mind for most of us. Features orcs, trolls, elves, humans. You’re still with me, right? Now add a dose of virtual reality (VR), preferably full-immersion VR (FIVR), and you have what we call a VRMMORPG. Or, if you’re a purist, maybe it’s a FIVRMMORPG, but that’s really a mouthful, isn’t it? Continue reading “Preface to HERO ONLINE: Why LitRPG?”


HERO ONLINE BOOK 1Ladies and gentlemen, germs and gents, I’m SO so pleased to announce my very first LitRPG adventure is LIVE on Amazon! It’s called Quest for Vengeance, Book 1 of Hero Online, a LitRPG saga. I have 3-5 books planned for the series, depending on reader reception. So hey, if you like it, let me know!

What on earth is LitRPG?

Full disclosure / trigger warning: this story does include life-and-death stakes, violence, and quite a bit of cursing. Some of the characters are real pieces of work, and I just didn’t have much luck reigning them in. If you are sensitive to any of these things, this may not be a good read for you. Continue reading “HERO ONLINE: BOOK I IS LIVE!”