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#61
[url=https://www.royalroad.com/forums/"To outplay a man in poker is to own him in mind, wallet, and soul." - Joey Fiore, World Series of Poker champion.  Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire overnight? It was the start of the poker boom and that was the dream of millions of poker players all over the world. All types of geniuses, gamblers and hustlers flocked to poker rooms with goals of making it big. Follow Joey, a teenager with nothing to his name, except the special ability of being an empath, as he rises to challenge the greatest poker players in existence.  Empath: someone with the abnormal ability to vividly understand the minds and emotions of others. (*This is a real life ability.)  *I'll be publishing new chapters every day! Don't worry if you don't understand poker. It's written for a complete novice in a reader-friendly manner. You'll still enjoy this and probably even learn how to play after reading!]Emperor of Poker[/url]

Genre: Sports/Comedy/Romance

Synopsis:

"To outplay a man in poker is to own him in mind, wallet, and soul." - Joey Fiore, World Series of Poker champion.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire overnight? It was the start of the poker boom and that was the dream of millions of poker players all over the world. All types of geniuses, gamblers and hustlers flocked to poker rooms with goals of making it big. Follow Joey, a teenager with nothing to his name, except the special ability of being an empath, as he rises to challenge the greatest poker players in existence.

Empath: someone with the abnormal ability to vividly understand the minds and emotions of others. (*This is a real life ability.)

*I'll be publishing new chapters every day! Don't worry if you don't understand poker. It's written for a complete novice in a reader-friendly manner. You'll still enjoy this and probably even learn how to play after reading!

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#62
Check out my story, now at 11 chapters: Glitched Amazon; Ghosts Only Die Once

It's a lot of fun, has some humor, some action, and is worth a read, if I do say so myself (give me a rating if you agree). Here's the description:

In the virtual world of Infinite Fantasy, people from across the real world can immerse themselves in a VR experience that is almost indistinguishable from reality. But the process that allows for this experience isn't perfect. As a glitched player Sarah Longshot is at risk of bieng deleted and must risk everything to order to survive. Follow Sarah's often humorous voyage of discovery as she seeks answers about who she really is.

Here's the cover:

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#63
F:Ran

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This is my story everyone.
An Action/Adventure about a swordsmanship academy.

The synopsis: As the big bang emerged, earth was created and several years later stars fell on the earth and the dust that those stars contained created life as we know it. Along with it,Humans found another identical energy and decided to use it, as they found it very compatible with the human's physical capabilities.They named it Saku energy.
As time passed, it became a strong weapon that was used by all swordsmen.
Ran was a boy with a great dream-- one of becoming a strong swordsman.
Being born with a weak body however, made him insecure.
Yet after coming to Tsurugi Academy  the academy of his dreams, he will learn his true limits, and with the help of his friends, he will be able to over come them.
But as in all great stories, things aren't that simple.
And many mysteries await.

It's more anime like so if you're into such tales, I think you might want to give it a try.

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#64
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It's easy to get killed while hunting werewolves, and that isn’t even the worst that can happen. Huntsmen don't talk about it, but that doesn't change the fact that every full moon some men set out to kill the monsters, and instead come back monsters themselves.

Greg, who wants nothing more than to prove to his family that he's got what it takes to hunt with his father and brothers, finds this out the hard way. What does a young man do, when he suddenly becomes the monster his family has hunted for generations? What does his family do?

Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Steampunk

Find it here: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34542/the-morgulon

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#65
Ambition


Hello all, I am Kazushi Tetsuo.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this post and checking out my novel.

Ambition is a tale about the Great Minamoto Yama and his journey of conquest over the continent!

Synopsis:

"Will there ever be a world of peace?"


This question rings across the continent for generations, until it is heard by one.

This tale follows one who will usher the world into an era of prosperity and peace.


The only one who is capable.


The ambitious, the illustrious.


Minamoto Yama!

Table of Contents:

Prologue: Root
Episode 1: The Beginning
Episode 2: Minamoto Yama
Episode 3: New Beginnings
Episode 4: The Land of Rock
Episode 5: Wandering Two
Episode 6: First Week
Episode 7: Fresh Start
Episode 8: First Day
Episode 9: The Halcyon
Episode 10: Nu
Episode 11: Possession
Episode 12: Festus 

Episode 13: Mission A (Coming Soon)

[The Following Episodes Can Be Found On The RoyalRoad Link Below]



[Genres: Action, Adventure, Tragedy, Drama, Seinen]

[Share it!]


[WARNING: Contains: Violence, Nudity, Profanity, Gore, and Sexually Explicit Content]
[I'd love positive critique, WIP]
[ORW]

Thank You!


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#66
You like mad science? You love grannys? You appreciate toast? Read about the cookie toaster engineer Flora and her adventures in the Virtual World.
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/26135/auntie-toasts-the-vrmmorpg

Title: Auntie Toasts the VRMMORPG
Genre: LitRPG Slice of Life
Pages: 989
Description: After Flora Fluss burns down the kitchen, her son insists she is too old to live alone. She's got two choices. Either move into a retirement home or spend the rest of her life within a virtual reality game governed by society's most advanced artificial intelligence. When you've worked a lifetime as an engineer for home appliances, naturally, you go with the option that has more toasters. 
Soon, Flora finds out that the virtual world is more familiar than she thought. Though, it takes her a while to get used to the idea that tanks don't hold water or oil but the aggro of mobs.  
Auntie toasts the VRMMORPG contains cute crafting, complicated game-mechanics plus how to exploit them, unconventional training methods, and a lot of toasters.

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#67
Sitting at 22 chapters at time of writing, I'll throw my dungeon management novel into the ring.
This story focuses on a dungeon master learning about their dungeon, how to manage it, and all the troublesome business aspects along with it. At least this is the case after the introductory arc, which ends quite humorously on chapter 22.

My story: Rejecting the tides - The business of dungeons

Genre: Action (Mainly in introductory arc), Fantasy, Adventure, Management

This story includes: GORE, PROFANITY, SEXUAL JOKES (but no sexual content)

Rather than just go down the generic route where dungeons kill people to harvest mana and get stronger, I wanted to have a world where dungeons are purposely created to form part of the existing economy. A race using them to gain their own foothold, and representing a their attempts to normalise and fit in. They developed themselves from a barbaric race of slaughters to a stable civilisation, enduring the hate garnered over millenia to show that they truly changed.
The protagonist is one of this race, but unexpectedly died in the process of merging with the dungeon. By complete chance, a human from Earth reincarnated into the body which completed the merging. Now the human knowing nothing of this race nor the cruelty of this new world morphs and adapts to fit it, whether forcibly or willingly.

Even if this didn't interest you, Thank you for reading up to here!

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#68
Avenger Of Destruction
By: Pyris Silver

In the year 710, Demonic beings invaded the world of Astil and conquered one of the four continents, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. They continued their quest for conquest for many years, engulfing the world in chaos, pushing humanity to the edge of extinction until one day, they were blessed with a greater power from the Spirits that allowed them to combat the demon army. 


A century later the war came to a standstill and a new era began…

A boy, born with the hatred of those who were wronged, took his first step onto a path of no return. One that will only lead to a moment of satisfaction, and a lifetime of regret. Will he be able to continue down this path until the end? Or will he turn back before it’s too late? 

To forgive and forget or to hold onto hate and seek revenge? What will he choose? 


Note: It's a slow-paced story, but I have 21 chapters out on RoyalRoad atm. Feel free to check it out if you're interested.


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#69
What's that? You want to read a mad hodge-podge of science fiction told primarily through the eyes of aliens who don't actually understand humanity?

Like mil-fiction? Science Fiction? Like Bugs who get addicted to ice cream? Like a three foot tall praying mantis wearing a hat and carrying a switchblade and motorcycle chain? Like heroism and villiany?

Then this MIGHT be for you!

FIRST CONTACT

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Eight Thousand Years after the Glassing of Earth, Terran Descent Humanity has largely become a post-scarcity society based on consent and enjoying life. With the discovery of another ancient race beyond the "Great Gulf", events and history collide to draw the Terran Confederacy into war against an hundred million year old empire that has always won and believes it always will. With allies and enemies of multiple species, the Orion Galactic Arm Spur will be wracked by warfare the likes of which have not been seen.

Cracked, harried, wounded, and damaged, Terran Descent Humanity willfully throws itself against the universe itself.

"The universe hates you and will take away everything you love, laughing while it does so." - Terran Saying.

A wiki is available (although under construction) at: https://fcgestalt.fandom.com/wiki/First_Contact_Gestalt_Archive_Wiki

Told largely from the viewpoint of other species, the story is currently ongoing. It involves graphic depictions of violence, war, adult language and situations, drug use, and other mature topics.

A little data (As of 8-15-20)...

Chapters: 274

Page Count: 3,172

Word Count: 872,000

The story is currently on Chapter 279 on Reddit, where it is originally posted at. Two posts a day on Mon, Wed, Friday, one post a day on Tuesday and Thursday on Reddit and at least one post a day on here.

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#70
Hey, I've only joined RRL about a week ago and only started posting in the forum about, um, ten minutes ago, so here goes nothing!

My "day job" is to run board and role-playing games for kids in schools and community centers. Sometimes the stuff that takes place around the table is just fiction gold, especially around a silly old board game called Dungeon. This inspired me to run a little litRPG experiment: turn a session of the old Dungeon! board game into a short novel. With the exception of the first two chapters, each chapter takes place on the game board and is inspired by the monster and treasure cards. So far, it's been a lot of fun playing/ writing. I hope it will also be fun to read!

Note: while the novel is inspired by work with kids, it's not aimed at kids. Be advised :)

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34777/hilda-finds-a-home

Hilda Finds a Home
Hilda is a small paladin with a small dream. A home of her own where no one will wake her up at sunrise to do the dishes. Her path to glory will include a lot of dead rats and copper pieces. At least that's that plan. Who knows though? Maybe at some point something cool will happen to her. Unlikely, since nothing cool ever happens to poor Hilda... but who knows?

As I said, I'm super new to this site so all reviews and comments are super welcome!

I haven't got a real cover yet, but quite like this picture. Hopefully, real cover coming soon.

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#71
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I AM THE MONSTER 

My recollections of lost memories are all that I hold onto anymore. The world has changed and I have changed with it, to my dismay. No longer human, I roam the ruins of mankind, seeking food and survival as not a man, but a monster.

The Mutations roam the cities and those of my kind strive in this apocalyptic world. The humans hate my kind but trust me the most. I hunger for their flesh but must hold back. I didn't ask to become this, the humans made me. It's their fault. I am Aza'zel. 

A new chapter posted every 12 hours with 1000 - 2000 words.
A story that is hoping to go 100+ chapters. 

Original Story
Horror
Non-Human Lead
Post Apocalyptic
Supernatural
Profanity
Gore

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/35053/i-am-the-monster

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#72
I would like to promote my story, Family Business. 

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34258/family-business

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First thoughts when I started writing was for horror, Gorey thriller with some mystery of a torturer at his job. Then I thought I would try to make it more interesting and less graphic. 

It is still a work in progress but honestly, I am so glad I started it.

That is the description:
Blood is thicker than water. The famous one-liner to bond families together, but is it really true? Lo and behold as family dramas occur under the watchful eyes of an old and obscure profession. Jack Crucintum is always interested in entertaining guests. 

I did not have any plans aside from a couple of characters and certain directions the story would take.

Thank you for reading. :D

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#73
Hello, I want to promote my new and only story.

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34976/forgotten-realms-the-devil

Fan-fiction from Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate and later way more.
It's about The Great Satan, who stole the body of Bhaal's godchild. He has lost most of his memories but he knows what he wants. He is amoral, arrogant, intelligent, prideful and brutal to the core. He loves torture, massacres and playing with mortals. He is accompanied by Edwin and Dorn (later more), one is smart Red Wizard of Thay with the charm of diseased peasant but can talk any woman into bed (with the help of spells) and the other is disgusting dimwit, drunkard and gambler half-orcish brute who loves to chop heads.

It's my first novel and I am trying to attend it constantly so there are some edits and rewrites through the days. First nine chapters are out including prologue. So please read and enjoy.

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#75
Celestial Spark

Mages traditionally make poor fodder, but with proper training and motivation, possess near limitless potential. The battle camps of the Upper Realms provide both, with missions ranging from orc hunts to political espionage. Loyalty, honour, and devotion are contrasted by avarice, treachery, and apathy, though at times it can be difficult to separate vice from virtue.

This is a project I'm doing for fun and posting online as I go. I'm especially looking for feedback and criticism, but I'd be happy for people to just enjoy my work.

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/35011/celestial-spark

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#76
I finally finished up and have a good cover for my story so I decided I might as well try to promote now.

Title: Eden Virus

Updates: Sundays

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/29512/eden-virus

Synopsis: It was perfect world without any worries. Just wonderful, everyday that seems to go on forever like an endless dream. Takatora Ryuuko was just a regular high school girl who dreamt of becoming a novelist. To one day write a story that will one day make her best friend, Yoshiteru Asumi, happy. But everything came crashing down on her when she stumbled upon the truth of her current situation, with the price to pay her right arm. Beaten and broken, she must pick herself up and, more importantly, survive! Along with a group calling themselves the "Artificial Research Club", she must uncover the mystery that is this "fake world" she is trapped in.

Why is she here? What has happen to her world, and more importantly; why has this all happened to her?

Hounded by a strange silver-haired being who introduced themselves as "Alma, denoting her as their "Eve", she must struggle to overcome the horrors that are merciless thrown at her. To fight to protect those she care about, and to escape from the clutches of "paradise". 

The world is "Eden", beautiful and pure. A world of perfection and salvation, without a hint of sin or suffering. And it must be destroyed.

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#79
Cybernetic Dragon

Idea Seven, or Inter Dimensional Explorer Automaton Unit-7, has had a bit of an accident. Hijacking the egg of a dragon rather than its intended target of a bird egg, it isn't fully in control of its host brain. Rather the two, dragon and cybernetic AI interface, must work together to survive in a hostile world of magic, dungeons, beasts and adventurers. The AI must deal with being a machine from a world of science trying to carry out its mission of exploration, while the dragon, Rex, must deal with being a cyborg living with symbiotic nanotech that sets him apart from other dragons. What adventures await them?

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