Novels with Skills and levels
Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, litRPG, Harem (sort of), a bit of possible Romance
The story is about a loner who was transported into a fantasy world with his classmates as a hero. As heroes, they have the so-called hero-system which uses stats. The MC is a gamer and therefore knows exactly that everything he knows about games... has little to do with being in a fantasy world. Then he's also struck by a curse which he has to lift and he needs to do something he's really, really bad it: Working together with others!
It's a fun little story of mine with teenagers as a cast, acting like teenagers. Also prized with the comment "best elves of RoyalRoad" (this will come in volume 3). I'll finish volume 6 this weekend, btw.
My novel is all about skills and levels, look at my sig.
Slightly OP MC gets slowly stronger.
Lots of descriptions.
Smart and rational MC (a little emotionally unstable at the beginning).
Lots of sex.
Lots of sex.
Not much interpersonal drama among the harem.
Savage Divinity isn't exactly what you're looking for but it has good progression and it is super popular for a reason. royalroad.com/fiction/5701/savage-divinity
Often on LitRPG facebook groups, people recommend the Cradle series by Will Wight even though it is more wuxia than LitRPG. 9/10 people love that bad boy so you'll probably enjoy it too.
Metaworld Chronicles is also a bit off base from what you're asking but it is pretty damn good once you get into the swing of things. Not so much Skills and Levels as Spells and Tiers, but they serve a similar purpose. https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/14167/metaworld-chronicles
Also, my book Snowstorm (https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/27224/snowstorm) has a lot of what you're asking for, but my opinion is pretty biased. I hope at least one of these suggestions helps!
It's kind of a comedic, coming of age, cultivation novel... With levels of course...
Shameless self-promotion alert: It's by me, so I know the author and he thinks he's hilarious! But decide for yourself... Here's the blurb...
Three young friends try to make their way together, through the dog-eat-dog cultivation world of the jianghu -- and even worse, their teens!. They have chosen to take the path less travelled, by rising as a single entity -- of three entirely separate individual people -- The Thundering Tortoise Trio!
Along their merry, yet sometimes scary, way, Jian Cheng, Fatty Li Feng and Fairy Fen Ling will forsake their own petty selfishness, their hateful overbearing sect, conventional cultivation wisdom and even the entire righteous path, for the family they have become... And for benefits of course! After all, everyone loves benefits! Join these three friends with benefits (*we're not changing the title though...), as they probably overcome every obstacle (* but no promises) to bravely forge their own future!
Self promotion as well. I would suggest that you give my new novel, Adventurer, a look. I spent about a year tinkering and editing the skill/leveling system. It is also based on tabletop role playing games as opposed to MMO's in style. So that may be appealing depending on what you are looking for. If you specifically want to know about the system and if it will be to your liking I suggest simply skipping to the end of the book and looking at the Tables & Charts section. As one reader put it, "That's a lot of information..."
I will be jumping into a deep dive edit during my Thanksgiving vacation from my real job, so I would love any critical feedback and would be most appreciative to folks who take a look.
Title: Beyond The Primordials
Genre: Xianxia/Eastern Fantasy
Its still in progress with only 14 chapters, but I guarantee there will be more! I put my own spin on the cultivation system so its not as linear as most are. But if you like escalating levels of power, come check mine out! Haven't added any romance yet cause I just started, but I plan to
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/16946/azarinth-healer - good, long, still going on strong, exactly what you want
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/15142/endless-online-oblivions-blade-litrpg - a little outside the standard, several books published (meaning removed from RR)
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/8894/everybody-loves-large-chests - no reincarnations and transmigrations, non-human mc, but it has levels, skills and "girls"
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/18186/the-scourged-earth - our modern world, turning apocalyptic, one of the best sci-fi litrpg here imo
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20451/who-says-this-ol-cant-become-a-splendid-slime - unf dropped or a long pause
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25137/worth-the-candle - everything you want and more, plus some meta
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/26294/he-who-fights-with-monsters - the begining is little iffy, haven't caught up, heard it's getting better and better
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/23018/life-of-numbers - world of numbers gets even more numbers, transformation
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/26488/awakened-aspirations-online - virtual reality game, it has some of your reqs
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25878/wake-of-the-ravager - levels, skills, girls, get on that
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/16545/brimstone-fantasy - a second chance in a fantasy world, characters mostly children, it could be great if it wasn't so irregular
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/21361/skyclad - first book finished, second book now, has some cool concepts of skills, classes and leveling
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/873/no-longer-a-game - dropped before it really starts, almost no hope for it to continue, but if you don't mind that for the little it has it's one of the best litrpgs, virtual reality game
Quote:Jay, a teen University drop out takes a blow to the head playing soccer and discovers he now views the world as if it was a role-playing/video game. Imagine playing soccer in real-life and seeing everything you do while playing FIFA.
This is a LitRPG book - so its got levels and a lot of RPG/gamey stuff in it, however it is done a little differently to most, its set in the real world and the skills don't involve magic and weaponry, its about sports and real world activities, its entirely possible that Jay might stop burning toast and pick up Cooking 1 at some point.
PS - All feedback very much appreciated, especially constructive stuff :D
It follows Isais, who wakes up naked and seemingly alone in a sewer. Only he isn't completely alone. There is somebody inside his head. A voice, or a whole new identity, he can't be sure. Together Isais and the voice must fight their way through the sewer for they have no memories between them, only a cryptic message that presents them a mission- and with it perhaps some clue that may help them discover who they are.
While fighting, they make startling revelations. Number one being that Isais is a (somewhat useless) mage. The second, and by far the most alarming, is that the voice can take control of Isais' body. And the voice, as it turns out, is a semi-mad berserker.
"When the hero is a Goblin scrambling for survival in a brutal situation, what is good might not be as clear cut as you might expect.
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito
-- Goblin Proverbs of Caution and Cowardice"
You can read more of "Feral - Evil is a matter of perspective" here.