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The Reluctant Court Wizard

The Reluctant Court Wizard (...)
by Zenopath (AEV)
ONGOING
171 pages

When Jason graduated top of his class in the Magnus Academy he thought he'd have his choice of jobs. Unfortunately, a royal decree asked for the top graduating student to be sent to the capital to serve as the new court wizard. Left with little choice, Jason took the job, reluctantly. As a commoner, he knew he'd be at a disadvantage in the politics driven royal court. Jason expected that his new job would test his wits as he'd have to struggle to fit in and keep himself out of trouble amidst all the intrigue. What he didn't expect was that the kingdom would quickly fall into crisis soon after he takes the post.

Cover art generously donated by JackOfHeart - Thank you so much.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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I'm A Boat

I'm A Boat
by solopath
ONGOING
142 pages

A wizard enchants his row boat to row itself around the Endless Sea. If only he had paid more attention to the guiding intelligence part of the spell when he was casting it. Once a human with a mundane life, Robert now finds himself with a second chance made of wood and canvas. Now if only he can convince everyone he’s a male boat.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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An Unknown Swordcraft

An Unknown Swordcraft (...)
by sporad
ONGOING
304 pages

A strange accident hurls a man thousands of years into the future to find that disasters have transformed the world into a fantastical setting of monsters and magical swordsmen. Our protagonist does not become a hero. Instead he is recruited into a heretical cult led by a foul necromancer. To survive this new world, he must adapt to life as one of the dark lord’s evil lieutenants, carrying out impossible orders, scheming against his rival cultists, avoiding the real heroes out to kill him, and developing his own personal brand of magical swordcraft.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

(Placeholder title until I come up with something better.)

Features:

– Minion to Dark Lord progression.

– MC lurking undercover as an evil lieutenant.

– First true spellcaster in a world of magic swordsmen.

– Wuxia power levels.

– Minor base building / project management.

– A little bit of crafting.

– Meandering progression/plot.

– Dumb comedy.

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Necrowarrior [A LitRPG at the end of the world]

Necrowarrior [A LitRPG (...)
by Jeanean
ONGOING
261 pages

When the world ends, the apocalypse brought many things with it.
Most notably, monsters, magic, and a system that allows the survivers to gain the strength needed to survive.

In such a situation, Alice and her friend Ava somehow manage to survive, albeit barely.

But things start to change soon, to be precise, when Alice gets a call from her mother, who tells her that someone wants to talk to her. Someone who calls themself a Prophet.

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For the duration of the Writathon challenge, I will be trying to release chapters daily. (This is not a guarantee, but I will try.)

 [participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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The Number

The Number
by NothingnessAbove
ONGOING
202 pages

There were two things I knew instantly when I began to exist. The Number was 1922916.12. And I had to make the Number go up.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Overkill

Overkill
by RavensDagger
ONGOING
210 pages

Taylor survived being Khepri and she isn’t happy about it. Swearing that she would find a way to get back to those that left her for dead, she begins to make her way across the desert world of Tatooine in search of allies and just maybe, a new purpose.

[A Star Wars / Worm crossover fanfic]

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Memoirs of Your Local Small-time Villainess

Memoirs of Your Local (...)
by Flameruner
ONGOING
186 pages

An editor at the prime of her life—and with maybe just a little too much free time—finds herself waking up in one of her favorite RPGs with no clue as to what's going on or how to get back home.

This might be the part where others rejoice over getting whisked away to a world of wizards and magic, but she certainly doesn't think it's anything to celebrate about.

After all, she woke up in the body of a small-time villain with some severe personality issues.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Tunnel Rat

Tunnel Rat
by The Walrus King
ONGOING
165 pages

Milo lives in a steel cave within a man-made mountain of steel and concrete. He spends his days repairing the machinery that keeps the habitat livable and tinkering with the prosthetics that help his twisted body move about through the small tunnels and air shafts that are his world. He's as much a piece of discarded machinery as the equipment he keeps running. 

Given a chance at being someone different will he become a hero and live in the sunlight? The light beckons, but there are secrets buried in the ground. Ancient mysteries left by races that delved deep and stayed below. Maybe only a tunnel rat culd find them?

And thanks to the artist of that handsome rat for inspiration. Find more of her work here: https://www.deviantart.com/watch/memymine/deviations

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Unliving

Unliving
by Avitue
ONGOING
202 pages

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon, November 2021]

For the longest time, Aideen Fiachna had only one prescient wish; to be the daughter her parents could take pride in.

The idea was a tall order, especially as her father stood at the head of the Templar order, and her grandfather as the Pope. However, she endeavored to try nonetheless.

Yet fate had a different path in store for her.

For all her efforts, all her best laid plans, were but the broken off crumbs of 'one day'. That day, she was brutally slain by a vile, accursed undead being.

Though, not even restful eternity awaited her in death.

She awakened inside a coffin. Her coffin. During her own funeral wake. Discovering, to her horror, that she had risen. Not somehow resurrected, no, but back in the form of that most hated of beings--the curse of undeath.

What will fate deal her next?

Chapters will range from 1-2.5k words, scheduled for release every day from Monday to Friday.

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Expect:

-Character progression in a journey of self discovery that spanned the ages

-World building

-Tragedy and Comedy in roughly equal measures

-Occasional action



Do not expect:

-Much in terms of romance

-Politics, barring passing views and mentions

-A lighthearted tale. This story will be a good bit grimmer than my previous one

Any comments, reviews, and criticism will be much appreciated.

And thank you for reading.

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Disclaimer: This story is my original work and only posted on the Royal Road website. If you should find this story elsewhere or under another name, please let me know.

Also please don't be too hard on me when I make occasional grammatical mistakes, English is my third language after all. XD

Edit suggestions are very welcome though.

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Planetary Cultivation

Planetary Cultivation (...)
by Lochar
ONGOING
311 pages

An alien cultivator comes to Earth to claim the Heavens, only to find a world bereft of cultivators or a Heavenly Realm to claim. So Lei Zhaohui will force the planet's cultivation until a Heavenly Realm is formed. Should none defend the new realm, Lei Zhaohui will take it for his own.

Nicole Firen is a young woman who would just like her world to start making sense, but finds herself thrust into a position of importance as the world begins to change.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Fated To Fall: A Transmigrator LitRPG Tale

Fated To Fall: A Transmigrator (...)
by Mystique
ONGOING
336 pages

She had welcomed Death with open arms, and was more than happy to spend her afterlife floating in the void. Until a Goddess decides she has better plans for her and offers her a choice any fantasy loving geek would die for. However after accepting the offer she learned the hard way that one should always read the fine print, especially when dealing with a God. 

Now she's been dropped into the world that inspired her favorite game. Except the body she now inhabits is that of the final boss of the game, only 8 years before she comes into her cataclysmic powers. She now has to avoid the machinations of a family that at best wants nothing to do with her and at worst wants her dead. Avoid any and all Heroes with a proclivity for decapitation, complete a Goddess's vague Quest to save the fate of the world, tame every cute magical beast she can get her hands on. Oh and probably find a way to smack said Goddess who thought putting her in the body of the character with the worst Tragic Backstory™ was a good idea. 

Liliana Rosengarde might be Fated to Fall but this little bird just found her wings and won't be hitting the ground anytime soon.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]


Tags that fit this story that aren't options:

Slow Burn, if you don't like slow stories that build to action very slowly this isn't the novel for you. If you like slow development, copious introspection and a story focused on a single character you will probably enjoy this!

Crunchy LitRPG, numbers, math, boxes galore adorn these pages.

Non-Villainous Lead

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Trashmancer

Trashmancer
by T J Logan
ONGOING
383 pages

Average Chapter Length: 3,000 Words.

Updates: Whenever I finish a chapter.

Synopsis:

Down on his luck, Eddie decided to enter the VRMMORPG Chronicles Of Fantasy with hopes of becoming a powerful monster slaying, magic slinging, princess-loving player, but a round of thieves chucked him deep into the trash pit underneath Arindought. Without hope of getting out, or making a new character, he ventures forwards through piles of trash- literally. Join our paste-eating main character, a snarky but helpful system, and more than two dimensional side characters, as they explore and deal with problems within the game.

Spectacular magic? Over-sized breasts? “Onee-chan?” No, I’m sorry (Especially for the last bit). This is no drug fueled story about getting trapped in a video game with an evil AI or a cute bunny-girl harem isekai. It’s just about Eddie, his trash, and his journey in his first gaming venture. 

This book will be published on kindle after its completion. That means that the chapters will have to be deleted. So please, get reading!

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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