Timothy Baril

Timothy Baril

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Heartstone

Heartstone
ONGOING
224 pages

Book 1 is complete. Book 2 is currently updating Mon and Fri.

For centuries, the portal to another dimension remained closed. Now, it is mysteriously open again, and the link between Earth and Heartstone allows us to journey once more to this magical realm.

Book 1 - Arwin arrives in Heartstone and meets some lovely damsels who are unfortunately in distress. He faces off against blue blood nobles to help the people of the Blue Region.

Book 2 - Arwin befriends Yaz, a talking skeleton and sets off for adventure. But before they get going, they stumble across a tribe of gorgeous nymphs. All seems fun and games until the goblins arrive. 

This series is a portal fantasy (isekai) that features wordplay and puns and plenty of cultural references. Reminiscient of Piers Anthony's Xanth series and Terry Pratchett's Discworld, but for a more adult audience.

Book 1 is also available on Amazon and other online stores. You can also download from Patreon.

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World of Fantasy: Golden Impact

World of Fantasy: Golden Impact
ONGOING
129 pages

Currently updating on Mon and Fri each week. 

For two decades, an RPG reigned supreme as the global king of MMOs. Then years of scandals and lawsuits, increasing microtransactions, retconning and nonsensical lore, and multiple progression-system changes, caused once-loyal players to form dissatisfied alliances and to leave in hordes, putting the developers on the edge of financial ruin. Now, NOVisionWizard is back to right all wrongs and to lead the gaming world again with their new, full-dive MMO: 

World of Fantasy: Golden Impact!

Little does everyone know that the devs are secretly harbouring a lot of ill feelings towards their former playerbase...

Book 1 - Beyond the Portal: Monsters & Humans

It’s the comback of the new century for gaming company and tech giant NOVisionWizard. Via a mix of bribery and nostaligia, they’ve managed to entice a million players into the epic new game they’ve developed. Beta testers raved good things and everyone is on the edge of their seat to find out whether this company has really made up for the past and delivered a game that will take players into a new golden age of MMORPGs. 

For Quill, Jane, and many others, diving into Golden Impact is about more than a fun new role playing game with action and magic, it’s personal. And they’re about to experience a whole lot more than anyone ever expected.

Join them in Stormstadt for the opening ceremony!

litrpg, gamelit, fantasy, satire

Please note: This story may start off slower, and take longer to get into progression, than some litrpgs. It has a more traditional writing style (for now).

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The Merchant Who Would Be King

The Merchant Who Would Be King
ONGOING
72 pages

Currently updating on Tue and Thu each week.

Hadiin is bored of playing the same old RPG classes, with swords and spells and the same old monster-killing grind. He longs for a new challenge. Undead butler? Mimic chest? Ghost? Hmm…

How about playing a merchant?

This is appealing. The gold, the glory of riches. Why spend your days crawling dungeons for coin when you can make the coin come to you instead? 

Then it occurs to him that, with enough money, he might be able to do something that no regular adventurer in the game ever has — become a king. 

Yes, it’s time to stop working for gold and time to make the gold work for him. And enjoy all the luxurious pleasures it can provide. 

Greed is good.

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A Pirate's Life for Mei

A Pirate's Life for Mei
ONGOING
75 pages

Currently updating on Tue and Thu each week.

In the future, prisoners all over the world are no longer kept in traditional prisons. They're put into comas and permanently dwell within full-dive RPG worlds. Mei, convicted of political crimes, finds herself in chains aboard a ship in the Atlantic, a prison realm set in 1675, in the age of sail.

For the next 20 years, she's expected to perform hard labour in the brutal, pre-modern conditions of the American colonies and the Caribbean. She'll work cotton and sugar cane fields under the harsh sun, slave 'til her fingers bleed in mills and tanneries, and endure the lascivious supervision of guards with very little oversight and the freedom to use her in any way they want.

Except that Mei has absolutely no intention of going along with that. While most prisoners sullenly endure their hardship and time in a system stacked against them, Mei knows that, technically, this world is a game, and that one can buy their freedom — if they have the gold. 

And this also happens to be the golden age of piracy. Yo ho, yo ho. 

It's a pirate's life for Mei.

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Dracula: London Calling

Dracula: London Calling
COMPLETED
42 pages

Transylvania, Oct 31, 1895. Maria is in love with Dimitru, but her parents want her to marry some rich bully that she hates. She and Dimitru, contemptuous of her family's superstitions on this unholy night, run off together, into the woods, to be alone. That's when the night seems to turn against them, mysterious events scare them, and something starts hunting them.

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