Techman

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Sky Drifters

Only 5 chapters so far, but it's definitely obvious that the author has spent a lot of time building this world. Good grammar and spelling, good characters, story is just getting started but shows promise. How the world and magic works is being shown slowly and organically. No info dumps here.

This one has the potential to be one of those highly rated epics that dominate the top 50. I'm eager to see where the story goes.


The Destiny Detour

This story is clearly written by someone of professional author caliber, definitely not an amateur.

Interesting setting, exciting story, engaging and realistic characters, perfect grammar and spelling. The story started posting 7 months ago and I am baffled as to why it has no reviews and is not trending.

Read this. It is a hidden gem on this website.


I Am Going To Die (In This Game-Like Dimension)

Not gonna lie, I avoided reading this one for a while because of the title. It seemed too much like the "LOLrandom" stories that try to cram the whole plot into the title. HOWEVER, I am very glad that I finally read this and really enjoyed it. Don't make the same mistake I did!

Well written with a likeable MC and a clearly well thought out system. Story is slower paced (she's still in the "tutorial" for lack of a better word, not allowed out into the wider world yet, but it's the deadliest tutorial I've ever seen). Fresh take on some common themes and very enjoyable. Give it a read!

 

And no I don't have a better suggestion for the title. I invoke the right of all consumers of free media to complain about things without offering solutions. :P


Age of Gods - A VRMMO Story

Good VR LITRPG that avoids most of the common pitfalls of the genre. He's not trapped in the game, he just has enough money to stay in it most of the time. No IRL conflicts or issues. Players showing up in the game is played off as a hero summoning gone wrong that just won't stop spitting out more people, which I thought was clever. No sadistic other players. Just a dude who wants to do ALL THE CRAFTING.

Because the MC goes the crafting route instead of the running around slaying everything route, the story is slower paced. Currently at Chapter 50 he's still in the starting city doing his first run through the beginner dungeon after leveling up a bunch of crafting professions. The upside of the slower pace is that the town feels more fleshed out than just a pit stop between adventures.

The story is well written with likeable characters and a nice world. I'm a little worried that he'll start making game-breaking modern weapons, which would kinda ruin the story for me.

Overall, it's a good LITRPG that's a nice change of pace from all the grimdark edgelord murder hobo ones out there. I recommend it.


Rolf The Barbarian Battlemage

Only 12 chapters so far. Well written, interesting characters, plenty I want to learn more about. MC is kind of a tool, but shows potential for growth.

All in all, a good start with potential. I look forward to seeing how this develops.


A Raymond's Raven - (The Exploration of Magic in World War 1)

Really intriguing premise - WWI but with magic in addition to technology. Lots of technical details about the planes. Story follows a Canadian RAF fighter squadron who gets a witch attached to their squad to help protect them from enemy magic. So far so good.

But then the witch shows up and is straight out of a cheesy anime. The dialogue is full of all those tropes. Lots of random stuttering, "fufufu", "......", and "WAAAAUUUGGGHH!"

The cognitive dissonance of technical plane talk and wartime with magic pixie anime dream girl was just too much for me. I had to quit after 3 chapters.

That being said, it's not a bad story. It's decently well written and it is a fascinating premise. Elements of it weren't my thing, but it may not bother you as much.


The Mastery System

Excellent start, interesting world building

Excellent grammar, likeable characters, interesting world building. The litrpg system is integrated into the world better than most of the studies on here. 

Only 7 chapters in, so the plot is just starting, but it shows promise. Overall, I highly recommend and look forward to future chapters.


Grimstone

Well written, interesting world and characters

Good story so far. Excellent grammar, interesting plot, intriguing characters and world building. You get enough info to know what's going on, but enough mystery to be hungry for more.

Tagged for "school life", but this is definitely not some high school drama or Hogwarts knockoff. School trains squires to be knights, so everyone is a competent fighter and magic is just a thing that some of them can do.

Only quibble is that sometimes the POV changes without warning and you don't realize it until halfway through the paragraph. A break or header would help with the flow.

Bottom line, interesting fantasy story that I'm eager to see continue to develop. Give it a read.


Intrepid

Intriguing Start After 7 Chapters

Only 7 chapters posted so far, but the story seems promising. Spelling and grammar are excellent and characters are believable (though it seems almost everyone will have a tragic backstory).

The author is very up front about the fact that they will jump around with time and POV, but it does make things confusing at first. Things are starting to fall into place, but I find myself going back and re-reading prior chapters to see how they fall in the timeline. It feels like we're still in the table-setting stage and haven't gotten into the meat of the story yet, but so far so good.

My suggestion is to give it a shot.


Loser of Tarinath

Fantastic story of a reluctant healer

Well written, interesting world and plot, characters I would want to dungeon delve and hang out in taverns with.

Just discovered this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hasn't been updated in over a year, unfortunately, but doesn't stop on too bad of a cliffhanger. It was just starting up a new story arc, so you get a fair amount of resolution a few chapters before it stops. I definitely recommend reading and would love it if the author picks it back up again (hint hint).

VR rpgs are the new penal colonies. Jake pisses off the wrong people and ends up forcibly given a priest healer class and a spawn point in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. The story follows him as he comes to terms with his class, makes friends, has adventures, and works to make his new world a better place. Touches on the terrible things that people can do to each other while still being fairly upbeat. No grimdark here. Highly Recommend.