4 articles

Why do we love RPGs?

  • Edwin McRae

The RPG Insight Quest: Delve into this article and shine some light on your beshadowed gamer soul. Do you accept this quest? Y/N

What is LitRPG? [Updated May 2019]

  • Edwin McRae

The New Zealand Book Council interviews author Edwin McRae about LitRPG.

Designing Believable LitRPG Mechanics

  • Edwin McRae

When I read LitRPG, I’m there for the story. Yes, the mechanics are a vital part of the story in any LitRPG, but they should never overwhelm the plot or characters. The key to getting the right balance between Story and Mechanics in LitRPG is SIMPLICITY. Read on and I'll explain why.

How to read LitRPG like an ARPG designer

  • Edwin McRae

I’m Edwin McRae, former lead writer of Path of Exile and author of Warlock: Reign of Blood - A LitRPG Novel. Below I outline three RPG narrative design techniques that you can be watching out for when you read your next LitRPG novel. NPC design, Story Glyphs and Boss fight buildup.