LitRPG Podcast 188 - The Fifth Realm, Ethria, Darkness Named

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 188 of the LitRPG podcast. For the full show notes visit us at: 

I’m Ramon Mejia. I’m here to bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.  I have 3 new reviews just for you.

New Releases and Reviews:

The Fifth Realm (The Ten Realms Book 5)  (12:55)

Another good one 

Score: 7.6 out of 10 

Ethria: The Pioneer: An Epic LitRPG Adventure (17:21)

Few issues but good dialogue, good RPG mechanics, and world building

Score: 7.5 out of 10 

Darkness Named (dARkness: Online Book 1) (23:39)

Crafting story. Almost liked it.

Score: 6 out of 10 

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LitRPG News

Michael Scott Earle did not win his court case against Amazon so he will not be returning to that platform to publish. Instead, he’s decided to sell his novels directly to his fans and even start a kickstarter to fund future works with lots of great stretch goals.

In only a couple days, the response to MSE putting his works back up for sale have been astounding with many fans buying everything that’s available all at once.

You can purchase all MSE’s novels at with many 1st books in series being free: 

Michael Chatfield announced this week that he’s been working on not only new books for everyone but an actual RPG game. It’s still in the works it has a tentative release date of 2020. 

Dark Envoy is a non-linear RPG inspired by the likes of the Divinity series, XCOM and Dragon Age to offer free world exploration with an emphasis on tactical combat layered with lore and strategy. 

The LitRPG Podcast was at DragonCon this year and we not only visited plenty of vendors and our fellow LitRPG author’s groups, but also some of the panels they were on. It was soo fun to meet so many great authors, narrators, and fans. We recorded some of the panels as well as our travels around the con and all the amazing cosplay including some by our own narrators and fans. 

Check out the LitRPG Podcast Facebook page and YouTube page to check out the videos.

Our Saturday Morning at DragonCon 2019

DragonCon 2019 Cosplay Highlights 

DragonCon 2019 - Visions of the Future: YA Sci-fi Worldbuild 

DragonCon 2019 - Delphic Oracle Clip 

DragonCon 2019 - Heists, Road Trips, & Horror 

DragonCon 2019 - All the Subs 

DragonCon 2019 - The World & the Game: Where the Games We Play Meet the Books We Read 

DragonCon 2019 - Giving the Book a Voice: Talking about Audiobooks 

Out Now!

Illusion (The Blacklight Chronicles Book 1)

Metamorphosis (Greyblood Book 2): A LitRPG Series 

Endless Fantasy Online: The Phoenix Kingdom 

The Forest's Silence: A LitRPG Fantasy (Adventures on Brad Book 6) 

A Game of Villains (World of Karik Book #1) Dystopian LitRPG Series 

Dragon Heart: Iron Will. LitRPG wuxia series: Book 2 

Rule of Cool - Know Your Roll

Codename: Freedom: World Quest 

Arabellan Chronicles (Arabella Online Book 3)

Dungeon Lord: Ancient Traditions (The Wraith's Haunt - A litRPG series Book 4)

Mastermind (Titan Online #1) - A Superhero LitRPG Story 

Queen Of Nowhere: A LitRPG Adventure

New LitRPG Audiobooks

The Player Plague: A Superhero LitRPG Adventure: Capes Online, Book 2

Gun Blade - Crystal Shards Online, Book 4

The Idle System (A LitRPG Series Book 4): The Sins

Gemini's Crossing: Enora Online, Book 1

The Crafter's Dungeon: A Dungeon Core Novel: Dungeon Crafting, Book 1 

Mastermind: A Superhero LitRPG Story

That’s it everyone!

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Music Credits

"Blip Stream" "Mighty Like Us" "Big Shift" "Vivacity"

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