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Magicbound to a Snake Girl

Magicbound to a Snake (...)
by KurtisEckstein
10 pages

Alyssa Dracul has grown up her entire life an outcast due to the stupid rumors surrounding her absent mother. So when she finally makes a friend, she's not about to bat an eye at her serpentine nature. The only problem is, being best friends with a snake girl isn't as simple as it might seem, especially in a world that hates non-humans.

Will their friendship survive the trials that await them? And when the unthinkable happens, what will Alyssa do to protect her best friend?

Cover Art Copyright © 2019 Kurtis Eckstein

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ROACH- rising pestilence

ROACH- rising pestilence (...)
by Don Wihongi
865 pages

A weary mind awakens in an unfamiliar body, lost, confused, scared, and very far from home.

He doesn't know where he is, he isn't sure what he may become, and his stomach growls hungrily.

But he knows one thing.

He must feed and he isn't too bothered on how, only when.

Through his struggles to survive trying to take his place in this world. It, the world will be forever changed.


My first story here so let's do it! hopefully with flying colors. (This story is not about an insect that goes on an edgelord, death rampage, so those who came for that, know now what you are reading and stop rating down thx, still, some murder and mayhem is involved) 

Feel free to critique, I will be checking on reviews and comments every now and then to see what others think of my writing and how I might adjust it in the future. (although I'm also doing this for fun so don't get your knickers in a twist if things don't change to your liking).

(Know that even if you comment/review that doesn't mean I will respond or that I will take your advice, after all, I too have my own preferences).

A chapter tends to come out every fortnight, however sometimes it may be sooner or later, It depends on how lazy I'm feeling or how busy I am.

Ps. A friend of mine drew the cover art, appreciate its homebrew goodness.

PPS. serious readers may want to read the author's notes as well.

PPPs. If you rate down please say why, I want info, not merely ratings that don't tell me anything, preferably in comments, so I can try to best satisfy my audience, or at the very least understand their reasons.

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Queen in the Mud

Queen in the Mud
by Maari
33 pages

A girl suddenly vanishes from her world and finds herself drifting in and out of consciousness in a world of pure darkness. 

Queen in the Mud is an unusual litrpg novel featuring a female monster protagonist as she makes her way through a vicious untamed world ruled by a "system."


(Book one of this story is now available on kindle unlimited. To satisfy exclusivity requirements on that platform, the chapters here have been removed. Here is a link to the book on amazon. I do plan on posting chapters for book two on royal road, but I don't currently have an estimated date for release.)

(Cover art by Monomus)

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by SenescentSoul
2k pages

Summary – Level 1:

Delve is an isekai litrpg that follows an average guy who just happened to wake up in a forest one day. He wasn’t summoned to defeat the demon lord or to save the world or anything like that, at least as far as he can tell. The only creature there to greet him was a regular old squirrel.

Soon enough, he meets other people, only to discover that he can’t speak the language, and that not everybody immediately trusts random pajama-wearing strangers they met in the middle of the wilderness. Things generally go downhill from there, at least until the blue boxes start appearing.

Delve is a story about finding your way in a new, strange, and dangerous world. It’s about avoiding death, figuring out what the heck is going on, and trying to make some friends along the way. It’s not about getting home, so much as finding a new one.

Did I mention that there will be math?


 Summary – Level 2:

 Okay, but what are you in for, really?

Well, this story is supposed to be realistic, or at least, as realistic as a fantasy litrpg can be. The main character doesn’t instantly become an all-powerful god and murder-hobo his way across the universe. Delve is, at its heart, a progression fantasy, but that progression is meant to feel earned. The numbers in this story actually mean something. Everything is calculated, and if you find a rounding error, I expect you to tell me about it. That said, if math isn’t your cup of tea, there is plenty more that the story has to offer. Characters are meant to feel real, and progression isn’t only about personal power; it’s also about allies, connections, and above all, knowledge. Figuring out how the system works is a significant theme.




What, you want more details? Okay, fine, but this is going to get a bit spoiler-y. Are you sure?




Really sure? I mean, this summary is practically half as long as the first chap–




Okay, okay!

The main character becomes a magic user, but he takes a route that is not very popular in adventurer culture, namely that of a support. There is a full magic system with various spells, skills, and abilities, but our MC decides that aura magic is the way to go, and that the only stat worth investing in is mana regeneration. Most people at the Adventurer’s Guild think that this makes him a bit of a dumbass, but he’s playing the long game. We’ll see how that works out for him, won’t we?

Because of his build, the MC levels up fast, at least compared to normal people. There are no cheats, though, and he is limited in other ways. There are some clear and pretty obvious downsides to his build. That’s what makes it fun, no?

Morals? Our MC has them. Again, we’ll see how that works out for him. Realism, remember? Would you be okay with killing someone and looting their body? I sure hope not.

POV? The focus is on the main character, but there will be occasional varying perspectives from people around him, or involved in the events related to the main plot. It isn’t going to jump all over the place.

Tech is standard medieval stasis. No smartphones, but the MC does have a technical background. Computers and their programming might be involved. There might even be a bit of uplifting down the road, who knows? Anyway, it isn’t the focus. He isn’t going to invent the gun in chapter 1 and change the face of warfare.

Is there romance? Not so much, or at least, not as a major theme. Friendships are more the name of the game. Building relationships and knowledge about the world, not a harem. Definitely not a harem.

There is exploration, though not as much of the geographical nature as you might expect. It is more about exploration of the system and the culture.

The pace is slow and detailed, sometimes verging on slice-of-life. The action is meant to be realistic and grounded in the numbers, and it is intended to have meaning beyond simply punching things until they stop moving.

The general tone of the story is grey, and some parts can get quite dark. People die. Sometimes, people with names, but not anywhere near GoT level. There is plenty of light, too, though, to balance the darkness. The world is dangerous, but overcoming that danger is why we’re all here, isn’t it?

Anyway, if you’ve made it this far through the summary, you clearly like words. I hope you enjoy the story!


Cover by Miha Brumec

Summary Updated: 2020-06-14

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Rise of a Rogue Dungeon

Rise of a Rogue Dungeon
by Devious55
159 pages

Following the unfortunate, or fortunate birth of a Dungeon, in the world Ilyeus where Dragons claim the skies. Titans wander the world. Drakes boast their majestic pride. Wyrms sleep beneath the earth. Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Beast-kin, and many other sapient races mingle amongst each other, for good or bad. Gods descend among mortals with their Divine Vessels. 

The Dungeon treads unrestricted by the links other Dungeons have. Down a path never walked by any other Dungeon in the world of Ilyeus.


A Path of Freedom!

A Path of Dominance!

A Path of a Savior!

A Path that would make Spirits shudder in fear!

But first, it must survive, expand, evolve, and create an army that would do its bidding.

This is my first time writing something like this, so if you see any grammar or spelling errors, pointing them out would be appreciated.

Any constructive criticism is also appreciated!

My update schedule is currently as I write them. So that means every time I finish writing a chapter, I will post it after it gets edited.

I also release a chapter of A Lone Automaton's Journey To Find Its Operator infrequently as a side thing.

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The Game Of The Gods.

The Game Of The Gods.
by Prince Corwin
379 pages

A young woman by the name of Elena wakes up one morning to a blue screen in front of her. 

This blue screen tells her that she is one of Two Million people on earth chosen to be Beta Testers in a new game called The Game Of The Gods.

      Welcome Elena! You have been chosen as one of TWO MILLION people on the planet Earth, to participate in the beta test for The Game Of Gods. This game includes a non-disclosure agreement which has been automatically signed by you!

                                  As a beta tester, you have the right to The Tutorial. Would you like to take it?

                                                               [Yes] [Remind Me In An Hour]   [No]

What will she do?


Cover art is by Serafleur https://www.facebook.com/serafleurArt

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The Bound Dungeon

The Bound Dungeon
by wires12
460 pages

Pan was an ordinary boy, practicing to become a mage's apprentice. He lived at home, and worked for his parents. Until the day his family is attacked by a rogue necromancer and killed. Pan is kidnapped by the mage for his affinity for magic, and in a bizarre ritual, Pan's consciousness is transferred into a dungeon stone and bound by the necromancer to serve him and create an army of skeletons.

Now Pan has to find a way to escape the magical clutches of the rogue mage, and if he can accomplish that, survive.

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