The Perfect Run

The Perfect Run
by Void Herald
175 pages

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.

Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius

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Apocalypse: Generic System

Apocalypse: Generic System
by Macronomicon
363 pages

Jeb Trapper tried to kill himself. The gun jammed.

Two months later the vet is participating in underground trials of ecstacy to treat his PTSD.

Everything seemed to be going great until...

 >>>The System has Been Installed<<<

Now he's got to choose the difficulty of his tutorial.

Just one problem.

He's high as a kite, and nothing seems Impossible.

^A nice fella who launched the genre asked to change the name, so I did. cover might be a bit tougher to swing, though. Updates Weekends.

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Just a Bystander

Just a Bystander
by Aefraga
521 pages

Everyone wants to believe they are the hero of their own story. But in a world where prophecies are real, what happens if you're not the Chosen One?

A budding arcanist named Caden enrols in the Academy, entering the same cohort as one of the legendary Chosen Ones, and finds himself caught in a tangle of fate that threatens to unravel the entire Empire. 

Updates Mondays and Thursdays, 7AM PST.

Join the Discord community here.
Support me on Patreon here.

Cover art by Fuyu Dust.

A number of people have asked about how they can support me, so I've started a Patreon page for those who would like to make a financial contribution.

"Just a Bystander" is a work of love and I intend to keep posting it for free on RoyalRoad for everyone to enjoy. As someone who has been blessed with a full-time job that has remained stable even in the midst of a global pandemic, I would like to stress that I am able to continue writing with or without financial support and that you should not feel compelled to put dollars into this. 

I've chosen not to offer early chapters because I'd like my readers to keep apace with each other, and there are time constraints that come with my situation. The best I can offer for now is the promise of special Discord privileges once I get the opportunity to get them up and running in the future.

Thank you for reading my work. I hope you continue to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. =)

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Cultivation Anomaly Type 7A Variation 3Z

Cultivation Anomaly Type (...)
by UselessMortals
83 pages

A person from Earth dies and is reborn! Initially delighted, he quickly begins to realize that being in a cultivation novel is much more frightening than reading a book. Still, he does his best to keep a cheerful, positive outlook on life while going to extreme lengths to prevent his own miserable and possibly brutal death.

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Mud's Mission

Mud's Mission
by ushnor
569 pages

The story begins with an elderly hermit mage living on the outskirts of a labyrinth town. Invoking spellwork that is trivial for a mage of his caliber, he creates a simple mud automaton to aid him in household chores. However, in the middle of his efforts, something goes wrong; his ancient heart finally fails. Now, half complete and with limited understanding of the world, an artificial being of mud stirs. Despite its limitations, it has a mission to fulfill. The last instructions of a dying creator. "Defend my home, and my possessions." To the mechanical mind of Mud, only absolute perfection is acceptable when fulfilling the orders of The Master. Mud will make sure nothing in the universe will ever threaten The Master's home! 


This fiction contains RPG elements such as skills and levels. The protagonist has an inhuman mind and acts on instincts and preferences that are completely different from those of a normal human, and may at times fly in the face of common sense.

The general tone is lighthearted, but there are some scenes with disturbing content such as mind control and references to torture.

Join our Discord to discuss the novel or chat with the author.

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Cultivation Anomaly

Cultivation Anomaly
by Kiwilord
364 pages

Follow the journey of an individual given a classic cheat trope in a cultivation world.  What does a man do when he finds himself unsure of who he really is yet is given a cheat?  What really happens to a cultivation world when it is overrun by MC level characters?   Is the cultivation world just run by cruel young masters, short-sighted elders and uncaring experts?



Tags may be removed or added to this story as it progresses.  For example, I added the harem tag because I wasn't sure if it would appear so be forewarn.  Also, productive feedback is always appreciated even it may be ignored. 

Note 2: Original idea inspired by "Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4".   I wanted to do something similar but have a more gritty realistic feel.  The system SHOULD differentiate as the story goes on but if it doesn't it means I need a rewrite.  Either way, read AYMTV4, it's great.

Note 3:  If you give criticism to be helpful, please try to be descriptive, specific, and focused on making my story better, not changing the story to how you would write it.  Go to the link below if you want more specifics.

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Dungeon Crawler Carl Book 2: Carl's Doomsday Scenario

Dungeon Crawler Carl (...)
by DoctorHepa
1.1k pages

Dungeon Crawler Carl Book 1 is now on Amazon!

Royal Road and Patreon is where to get the newest chapters and releases. 

The apocalypse will be televised!

A man. His ex-girlfriend's cat. A sadistic game show unlike anything in the universe: a dungeon crawl where survival depends on killing your prey in the most entertaining way possible.

In a flash, every human-erected construction on Earth—from Buckingham Palace to the tiniest of sheds—collapses in a heap, sinking into the ground.

The buildings and all the people inside have all been atomized and transformed into the dungeon: an 18-level labyrinth filled with traps, monsters, and loot. A dungeon so enormous, it circles the entire globe.

Only a few dare venture inside. But once you're in, you can't get out. And what's worse, each level has a time limit. You have but days to find a staircase to the next level down, or it's game over. In this game, it's not about your strength or your dexterity. It's about your followers, your views. Your clout. It's about building an audience and killing those goblins with style.

You can't just survive here. You gotta survive big.

You gotta fight with vigor, with excitement. You gotta make them stand up and cheer. And if you do have that "it" factor, you may just find yourself with a following. That's the only way to truly survive in this game—with the help of the loot boxes dropped upon you by the generous benefactors watching from across the galaxy.

They call it Dungeon Crawler World. But for Carl, it's anything but a game.

DCC Discord! 


The first several chapters of DCC are now off of Royal Road because the book is on Amazon. I want to thank all of you for 9 months of amazing support. This is and Patreon will always be the place for the newest chapters and content, but to comply with Amazon's Kindle Unlimited policy, I can't have more than 10% of the story up here. 

This is a work in progress. Major editing will be done after the book is complete, so there will be egregious typos and parts that make no sense whatsoever. Please, please feel free to point any and all of these things out. Chapters WILL get edited, and that editing might break earlier chapters. I will attempt to keep readers apprised of all changes. Updates one-two days a week. 

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Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4

Arrogant Young Master (...)
by LivingSpoon
775 pages

What would a Xianxia MC do?

Seriously, what would they do? Asking for a friend.

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So I'm a cat, what now?

So I'm a cat, what now?
by weakman54
70 pages

It seems I've reincarnated into a fantasy world as a cat. What now?

This is my first publically published story, and I would love feedback in any form as I have no idea how well the quality of my writing holds up.

This story will have light litRPG elements, though I won't dig into numbers much, since I don't enjoy fiddling with them.

The tone will be generally light, and I willl probably try to throw some comedy in there as well. The beginning will be Slice of Life, and unless I come up with a longer plot that I like it will stay that way. 

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Beginners' Guide to Dungeoneering

Beginners' Guide to Dungeoneering
by NoDragons
167 pages

They die, they wake up on another world.

They discover they have magic powers, they learn they're the chosen ones.

And they'd give anything to go back. Anything to leave this world that wants to kill them in a million different ways. Anything to escape the adults who will gladly send a bunch of highschoolers to their doom in order to satisfy an ancient prophecy.

Anything for a damn cup of coffee.

Updates weekdays with a bonus chapter monday.

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All Days Shall Be Numbered ; A LitRPG

All Days Shall Be Numbered (...)
by uncultured
78 pages

Bayler Shrike's old life ended badly. It ended with him in a coma, blind to the world ending around him.

By the time he wakes up, Earth has fallen into the Sea of the Underworld, the Abyss, an endless realm of black water that will slowly swallow the shards of the world. Countless other races, other worlds, have suffered the same fate, and they all want to conquer the remains of the earth for themselves.

Overseen by the Kthons, the gods of death, a series of deathmatches will determine the new rulers of Earth.

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Underdog: Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains by A. Osadchuk

Underdog: Dungeons of (...)
by boblak
26 pages

Eric was born in a world governed by the Great System, in the family of Aren Bergman, a respected miner from Orchus. But the joy of gaining a son was overshadowed by the newborn’s terrible affliction. Eric was completely nulled – level zero and no characteristics points. The only things keeping him from dying were his tiny base supplies of “life” and “energy.”
The medicine woman who delivered Eric believes this to be the work of the evil spirit Bug. Due to the peculiar laws of the Great System, Eric cannot use experience essences or characteristics tablets, so he risks having to spend his whole life confined to a bed. But his father finds a solution. He takes out a large bank loan and goes to the capital where he buys a few artifacts of the Ancients on the black market, which have no level restriction.
Despite having the artifacts, Eric is still very feeble and everyone in town thinks him a freak. But at least he can move on his own and that gives the Bergmans hope. But alas, it isn’t for long. On Eric’s fourteenth birthday, his father and mother die in a mining accident. The bank takes their house, and Eric is left with no choice but to work off the remaining debt in the Dungeons of the Crooked Mountains.
And so begins the story of a nulled boy’s struggle to survive…

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