Hello everyone, welcome to episode 160 of the LitRPG podcast. For the full show notes visit us at: https://litrpgpodcast.com/litrpg-podcast-160
I’m Ramon Mejia. I’m here to bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews. I have 6 new reviews just for you.
New Releases and Reviews:
Now with a bit of town building.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Some good parts, but the story felt forced and while LitRPG it had more of a portal fantasy vibe.
Score: 6 out of 10
Light LitRPG, but good storytelling and world building.
Score: 7.3 out of 10
A pretty good action focused LitRPG story. Lots of good fights with a mix of PvE and PvP battles.
Score: 7.3 out of 10
A good sequel, heavy Monster Hunter influence.
Score: 7.4 out of 10
Good action, but not enough to carry the story
Score: 6 out of 10
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Dave Wilmarths upcoming book had a slight name change. The title is now Shadow Sun Survival , while it was Dark Sun Survival before. It is still going to release March the 5th.
Jeffrey Falcon Logue, author of the Slime Dungeon Chronicles, has been working on a slime platformer based on that LitRPG world. He announced this week that he is almost done with the new demo which will have a new boss. Also, that he’s setup social media for the game project. So, go follow/like/whatever if you want to support him and get updates on the game.
Daniel Schinhofen announced this week that he finally got his merchandising setup. He is selling t-shirts and hats with images and logos of his various novel properties if you want to go buy them.
There is a new LitRPG reviewer, Lavelle Jackson, on YouTube who publishes under the name LitRPG Re-Roll, just wanted to give a shout out to the reviewer. He’s taken the time to not only read but put together his thoughts on the story and game mechanics. He’s only done a few reviews so far but I’m sure he plans to do more. Good luck to you man and keep putting up those video reviews!
Mountaindale Press is taking submissions for an anthology set in the Divine Dungeon Universe. There are a bunch of details you’ll have to be aware of including a deadline for submission of March 25th. But this is a chance to write in your favorite story universe.
☑️Four stories (besides mine) will be selected for the anthology
☑️Stories should be 8,000-12,000 words
☑️Stories must be original
☑️Authors are limited to one submission
☑️Stories MUST fit within the established world
☑️Stories must follow a character C rank or below – one that you create or a canon character, but if writing about a member of Dale’s party you must stick to their back story
☑️Stories should have little to no sexual content
☑️Because these stories are set in the Divine Dungeon world, unaccepted submissions cannot be published for monetary compensation of any form by the author
☑️Stories should have a strong ending (i.e. no cliffhanger)
All stories will be read by me and several other super fans. The four stories we like the best will be published and monetary compensation for the contributing authors discussed once selected! Deadline for submission is March 25th. Email your submission in using this link and under "reason for message" select "anthology": https://www.mountaindalepress.com/contact . Looking forward to reading your work!!
I’m speculating a little here, but this also may be a way for Mountaindale press to check out talent for an expanded universe too. Recently, the publishers of Viridian Gate Online released several expanded universe novels. Stories set in the VGO universe but written by new authors with original characters. However, they started with anthology submissions too. Mountaindale Press might be doing something similar. I don’t know that they are, this is speculation.
The interview with Dan Sugralinov, author of Level UP series, I did last week has been edited so that the parts where translation occurs is a more streamlined. But please check it out, it was a really fun and insightful conversation. We talked about Dan’s writing process, how he balances writing and family time, inspiration for his stories, and how when he was a kid he wrote an alternate 3rd Lord of the Rings novel cause in Russia they only translated two of the books.
Also, note that Dan actually sent in written responses to all the pre-interview questions I sent him so you have the unique opportunity to read his answers. Even a few to questions he didn’t get asked in the video interview.
New LitRPG Audiobooks
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