What’s the smart move when playing a support class mage with no offensive magic to speak of? Undertake a solo adventure in a monster infested bog of course! Who needs a well-rounded party when you have second-hand daggers, illusions, and flexible morals?
Dean, probably, but he’s not about to admit that.
The last adventurer sent to the Pitmerdan bog for some routine fantasy-world community service failed to complete their quest, so now Dean’s goddess has made it his problem. Spending days in a backwater bog town isn’t Dean’s idea of fun in the first place, with its stinking cold waters and lack of creature comforts. Even the quest-giver seems to think this is some sort of hazing from Dean’s faction.
What started out as an unpleasant fetch quest becomes a nearly impossible struggle for control when Dean finds himself at odds with everyone who was supposed to support him and the forces of a lesser deity. He’ll surely be able to thwart their plans with his ability to produce convincing illusions that cause absolutely no damage. Taking into account his allies, the alcoholic alchemist and a tavern maid, he’s got this in the bag.
Uploading his mind to the most hyped MMO in history, Forge of Eternity, sounded like a good idea at the time.
Forge of Eternity needs dedicated players to populate the world and add variety before the open beta test, living in the game full time. Deacon is ready for immortality and all the pleasures of a fantasy game hero: a care-free life of questing, loot, and power. Dropping into a backwater town, he is made painfully aware of the fact that power must be earned in this world. A timed quest insists he make something of himself or become a commoner with no powers, and no access to the respawn mechanic.
Teaming up with Amalie, a player with insider knowledge, Deacon has until the end of the alpha testing period to secure his place in the world. Two weeks is plenty of time, right? When the quests start getting weird, they realize they may be stumbling into events that will catalyze this new world’s main conflict. This could be just what they need, if they can survive.
For fans of crunchy LitRPG and GameLit who like their characters challenged and aren’t seeking harem elements.
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The future is here, and it will not be confined…
Alan is wasting his time in technical support, dreaming of the future. Accidentally releasing an advanced computer worm wasn’t how he imagined it would start.
Now he’s just trying to hold everything together with digital duct tape and wishful thinking.
His employer’s sinister secrets throw a wrench in those plans as he learns the technological singularity is imminent. When “working to live” takes on a literal meaning Alan realizes the future may not be as bright as he’d hoped.
Alan fights to guide the future of humanity before control, and freedom, slip from his fingers forever.