John Payne

John Payne

Minecrafts Reality

Minecrafts Reality
by TheReaperKing
1.4k pages

Follow Aeternum, an unlucky soul, through a world some would consider a blessing and some a curse. Robbed of his rightful afterlife, how will he make the best of his second life?

On his adventure, he will struggle against and fight the world’s monstrous denizens. He is trying to survive using creativity and what little know-how he has while trying to enjoy life a little.

Maybe, with enough effort, he will be able to escape his fate as the toy of a bored God.


Thank you for checking out my light novel. I am a hobbyist writer who is still learning. I would appreciate any corrections people can make as well as constructive criticism. I hope that you enjoy the story!

I personally made the cover art with photo editing.

*edit* This story is the grinder I use to sharpen my writing skills further. Of course, I care for the story and wish to see it flourish. But, please understand that I have a long way to go to become a great author.

Current schedule: 12am, UK standard time. 9pm, central standard time. Once per week! (Temp)

V3 courtesy of Skye

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Returning to No Applause, Only More of the Same

Returning to No Applause, (...)
by Palt
587 pages

Kreig was summoned to the other world 130 years ago, the last 30 of which were spent in a constant, vengeful war against any army that would attempt to subjugate him. Once he returned, he found out that only 10 years had passed.

He was given the title of War of the North but he never even knew about it. After all, nobody could get close enough to tell it to him. 

But that all changes one day when a portal opens, allowing Kreig and a small band of soldiers to enter one of many portals that leads to Earth. As it turns out these portals have been opening ever since he was summoned, giving the people of Earth abilities that the world he was summoned to only used to have. But now... now, he has returned. Longing for his former life of peace and understanding, he allows authorities to capture him on the spot, only to be faced with deeply personal questions, such as "who are you?" "what have you been doing for the past 10 years?" and "why is your level so high?"


...Have you ever read a story where the main guy who got isekai'd returns to Earth. Say, for example, FFF-class trashhero or the necromancer of Seoul station? Say, what if the authorities actually became aware what kind of monster had returned to Earth?

What if they actually tried to use them for something?

Kreig's been in the other world for 130 years, has experienced three great wars, and he isn't okay. Mentally speaking, that is. He's been imprisoned, gained and lost comrades, been betrayed... The whole lot. By now, all he wants is to put it all behind him, something the world doesn't seem to want to let him. 

(Officially completed as of December 5th 2021)

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The Supervillain Tries Playing Games to Relax

The Supervillain Tries (...)
by Palt
68 pages

After yet another hard day of work, William Ainsworth, a National-Level Villain and the CEO of Hound Corporation is surprised with a birthday gift from his head scientist. The gift turns out to be a VR-headset, and after some convincing, William decides to try it, joining a fantasy-styled VRMMORPG alongside thousands of other players. 

In this new world where he suddenly isn't feared, he finds unlikely friends and allies, including such characters as Tin, a popular girl hiding her nerdier tendencies, Track, a NEET hidden away for the good of the world, George, a military field doctor trying to learn combat and Chrys, a Superhero in-training trying to learn how to fight. 

At first, William wouldn't consider these oddballs to be any important to him, but after being stuck with them for long enough, they might just let him melt his icy exterior.


-In a world where Superheroes and Villains have existed for only a few meagre generations, this story will focus on how a stoic supervillain comes to befriend people when he hasn't ever been allowed to get close to anyone. Imagine it like a sort of Boku no Hero Academia where the big bad villain is playing the same game as the kids, which happens to be a similar game to Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. The story will take place in both the real world and the game and these plots will interact and intersect. Characters will be fleshed out as the story goes along. 


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Reboot Reality

Reboot Reality
by carebear90
382 pages

Good old Reality… A Game of Life, Death and Evolution. The oldest pastime in Existence, it entertained its audience for aeons. But what should the Creators do, now that the majority of Players got bored and wandered off to try out more recent games with more features and fewer restrictions?

Time for a reset, to start anew, and regain its old popularity. 

What to do with all those mortal NPCs though? It would be quite a shame to just delete every single one of them, would it not?

This is the story of a stray mortal soul that got neither deleted nor recycled...
... but adopted?

I will add additional tags once they become relevant in later chapters.

- 'Reincarnation': this is a 'Continuous Reincarnation' story

- 'GameLit': light litRPG elements; no numbers, levels or experience points, though

- 'Genetically Engineered': in the sense of 'Guided Evolution'

- 'Gender Bender': Life#0 - undisclosed, human | Life#1 - female, non-human | Life#2 male, non-human

Updates every Friday night. (CET)

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Kingdom of the Lich

Kingdom of the Lich
by Lyeeedar
283 pages

Hidden deep beneath the ruins of his home, Reud waited. As an undying lich, time was of no consequence, all that mattered was bringing back the person closest to him, his wife Lilia.

In the world above, the empire that destroyed his home have ruled the land with an iron fist, kidnapping any child with a hint of magic, depriving the people of the only ones with the power to protect them from the ravages of the magical beasts that hunt in the night. The once thriving land has been reduced to isolated communities, barely scraping together a living.

How will Reud and Lilia react to the new world they find themselves in? How will the world react to those with the power to change it?

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Dungeon of Seasons

Dungeon of Seasons
by Deluge
820 pages

After falling victim to the experiment of one well intentioned Ford Phalen our lead finds himself in an entirely unknown world and form. Without any guidance except from the robotic voice in his head, and many days spent experimenting he must find a way to survive as a Dungeon Core. His only allies, the monsters he creates and perilous ecosystems he constructs. Thus begins the creation, growth, history, and eventual fall of the Dungeon of Seasons.


If you want to support me directly check out my Patreon at

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Human Weaponry

Human Weaponry
by August2552
88 pages

Humanity has been introduced to the galaxy, and as such, so has their weapons. This story is narrated by an alien by the name of Ozis as they are assigned to view and catalog these weapons. The wonders of human kinetics and explosives will be revealed to Ozis as they watch various demonstrations, some intentional, some otherwise.

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My Servant Is An Elf-Knight From Another World

My Servant Is An Elf-Knight (...)
by Brendanjoke
554 pages

It was just like any other day, or so I thought at least. The birds were chirping up on trees, clouds were rolling by the bright blue sky and Elves were dumpster diving in the alleyway.

Okay, one of those three didn't sound right...

I had a boring life once. Recently though, it has become less boring... to put it one way.

Finding a random Elf in the dumpster? Heh, must be a Monday.

A normal person would have walked by. A normal person would have ignored it. I must be a pretty weird guy, then. Now I have this Elf swearing her allegiance to me. What's next, vampires?

Better not jinx it.

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The Perfect Run

The Perfect Run
by Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)
1.7k pages

The Perfect Run is now available on Amazon and Audible: Volume 1 (Audiobook), Volume 2 (Audiobook), Volume 3

Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere. 

Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.

The Perfect Run updates on Tuesday and Saturday. Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius

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A Technomaniac in Another World (Prototype)

A Technomaniac in Another (...)
by luukinhas90
874 pages

 Meet Kenji Ueda, 15 years old, an orphan in Japan. Liking technology to a certain degree, he's very carefree to anything that is not eye-catching(to him that is).
 Like any other teenager, he was in school, and of course, as much to his surprise, he was transported to a world of Swords & Magic, where he is useless! Kinda. And to make it worse, his unique skill is Technomagic!
 Shall we see what Kenji might do to this Fantasy world?
 Come make part of the Discord Server! We don't have much things more than some spoilers, but we're working on it!
 Also, talk to me anytime, I may not answer very soon, but is either 'cause I'm playing some game or just watching a video.

 This Novel is posted here, on RoyalRoad and on ScribbleHub.

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The M.S. Fortune

The M.S. Fortune
by Fortunatelyours
85 pages

John comes out of stasis aboard Starship Fortuna and is instantly made Captain by the bestest Simulated Intelligence in the Universe and then they live happily ever after, solving problems.

Yeah. That’s totally what happens. Where are you going John? Why don’t you like my synopsis? I think it’s great and totally not full of lies.

Written by Vitaly S Alexius (author of Romantically Apocalyptic) and Angry Spider (author of... various). Dark comedy! Fantastic Adventure! Space! Sexy robots! Please insert more descriptive keywords!

Notice of interest:
This book operates on a unique concept of "Reader Causality". Meaning - every review left on it incrementally impacts the story, adding in a new, minor twist to it. If you already left it a review - then you can impact the story by leaving comments beneath new chapters.

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I am the Doomsday Weapon

I am the Doomsday Weapon (...)
by random AI from the void
206 pages

The hero woke up in his new body. He was no longer a human, a mage, a hero. He was a mass of nanites, the very same Doomsday weapon he should have destroyed.

An overpowered being made of nanites, forever hungry and starved for more, but with only the desire to return to his family.

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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