Original Fantasy Sci-fi LitRPG Male Lead Non-Human lead Virtual Reality
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Superhero Litrpg
Skills, level-ups, powers, crafting, and base-building.

Releasing a chaplet daily, ~1,200 words.


It is 2054 and unemployment is at an all-time high. In the era of the quantum computer, autonomous systems have taken over as the backbone of the workforce. Justin, 20 years old and unemployed, has nothing holding him back, and since his government stipend will cover the expense, he signs up to play Imagitech's brand new game: A Time of Heroes.

Justin has never been that into multiplayer games, but for a full-immersion virtual reality where he can play a Superhero, Justin is definitely in.

'Superheroes and Villains are on the rise in an alternate America of 2020. Forces of good and evil must band together to control the future'.

Justin plays Artisan, an alien AI trapped on Earth.
Inventor, hacker, and gadgeteer to a team of heroes.


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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Arc 1: Prologue ago
Arc 1: Character Creation part 1 ago
Arc 1: Character Creation part 2 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 1 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 2 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 3 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 4 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 5 ago
Arc 1: Any Port in a Storm part 6 ago
Arc 1: Interlude (Shift / Shade / North Wind) ago
Arc 1: Interlude (Revenant / Division) ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 1 ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 2 ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 3 ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 4 ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 5 ago
Arc 1: Team Building Exercise part 6 ago
Arc 1: The Heat of Battle (Shift / Division / Shade) ago
Arc 1: The Heat of Battle (Revenant / North Wind) ago
Arc 1: Cleaning Up part 1 ago
Arc 1: Cleaning Up part 2 ago
Arc 1: Cleaning Up part 3 ago
Arc 1: Cleaning Up part 4 ago
Act 1: Cleaning Up part 5 ago
Act 1: Cleaning Up part 6 ago
Arc 1: Interlude (Division / Shift / Naiad) ago
Act 1: Interlude (North Wind / Shade) ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 1 ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 2 ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 3 ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 4 ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 5 ago
Act 1: Men from Beasts and Beasts from Men part 6 ago
Act 1: The Urban Jungle (Shade / Revenant / North Wind) ago
Act 1: The Urban Jungle (Division / Revenant / Shade) ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 1 ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 2 ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 3 ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 4 ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 5 ago
Arc 1: Change is Inevitable part 6 ago
Act 1: Interlude (Shift / North Wind) ago
Act 1: Interlude (Revenant / Oscen) ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 1 ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 2 ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 3 ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 4 ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 5 ago
Act 1: At Least Spiders Can't Fly part 6 ago
Arc 1: Into the Fire (Division / Shift) ago
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zmikez
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Overall it is a very good story, its up to chapter 24 act 1 cleaning up part 5.

 

Read it all in a single sitting and was actually surprised I hit the end so quickly. The 120+ pages went by so fast it felt like I had only read 40-50.

Very good use of blue screens, not overused where half the chapters word count is repeated stat screens. Well implemented concept, like-able characters. I could say a lot but suffice it to say that the story is just downright fun to read.

Releasing smaller but more consistent "chaplet's" was definitely the way to go. You show up on the recently updated more often, getting more people exposed to your story, and also having more people read consistently so you end up getting on the "popular this week" area as well for even more exposure.

I'm a huge fan of consistent daily releases. When I saw the daily releases I was immediately ecstatic. Having something small to read every day is much preferable to having to wait 7 times longer for something only 3 times the size.

Also, the crafting focus appealed to me as well.

Keep up the good work, cheers, cant wait for the next chaplets.

Planner
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Overall: The premise of the story appeals to me a lot. Crafting focused, detailed skill progression, good use of blue screens, and great start. It is very early in the story at the time of this review (only 28 pages up) but the story is high quality.

Style: The author's style is easy to read and the reality is full of future possibilities.

Story: Only just begun but it has had a good flow of tension.

Grammar: A few slight mistakes, but they've been promptly fixed leaving the story flawless so far.

Characters: The main character so far has been depicted well, showing his potential flaws as well as virtues.

Humblevagrant
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so far i love this story. The main character is cool and his supporting cast is multi-dimensional, which adds a lot of depth to the story. the pace of progression is good to. 

my only complain isn't really even a complaint and its that i want more. give me more!

Tel
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There have been a few great superhero family movies "the incredibles", "sky high", "mystery men", "zoom" to name a couple. watch any of these movies and artisan is like that. Some are hero's others zero's, parts make you want to facepalm, others batman kapow zap bam noises.

basically good hero fun with room to grow on the litrpg side.

MajesticalJACalope
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One of the best stories on Royal Road.

This story is amazing and it feels almost completely different to every other superhero story, or even any story period, that I have ever read. The author provides vivid descriptions of the world that allowed me to become completely immersed in the world, and most impressively the author has managed to make each character in the story feel completely different in a way that suits their character. This story has thoroughly impressed me, and I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with in the future.

Nighty
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Computer code simulator in a superhero VRMMO

While AI reincarnations and superhero MMOs do already exist , this particular combination of a story is a novelty to me.

I write this reviev while there are 48 chapters out already and the progress this story made is impressive.

First off , the customisation and character build options the VR game provides are quite expansive and you pulled it off without building in discrepancies that could lead to plot holes or completely imbalanced builds. A game like this could be pulled off in real life without the people complaining about balancing issues too much, other than it being pay to win.

 

VR stories also do have a small ammount of it taking place in real life and you have solved these usually boring sequences with a bit of foreshadowing, which makes me look forward to the MC's next few off-times.

The team of the MC has individuals with a realistic personality , each with their own ambitions , history and flaws. While at this point you havn't introduced everything about them, you still gave us plenty of hints about what is to come. Character building is always a never ending work in progress and your pacing is apropriate for this story type in my opinion (I'm not an expert :P ).

I can't say much about grammar , by now you have probably noticed lots of mistakes in my own text, so there is no way I can judge yours fairly other than giving out full marks because I was unable to notice any mistakes in your grammar.

Overall, 5 stars , I believe you have a plan for your story and if you keep going and don't let the quality drop you have a good chance for one of the top spots on this website for your story.

mythloving99
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Great story with a promising future

Though the extra Style, Grammar, Story, and Character scores can be kinda confusing, I believe this story truly deserves 5 stars for all of them. The pacing is good, the characters have depth, even the ones that are only introduced briefly, no grammar mistakes that make me stop and think the author is an idiot, which is all you can ask for on RoyalRoad. And the story is fantastic. It is setup so that it can go anywhere, and the content is interesting and engaging. Will be reading as long as the author keeps posting.

lomie0
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interesting premise

It's rare to see well implememnted original ideas, but this story shows to have a lot of potential and I'm very interested in seeing where it goes.

dragonheck
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i am liking this autor and this story so far but while it is starting great is he going to trip at the starting line get half way through and quit or even give out a rushed ending these are always my worries  so i do hope this author does well and know this Folly there will be haters because every story gets em however just ignore them and there wall rants and keep going  for every hater that post there are at least 3 others who love your story but dont post

Seld
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Well worth my time

The litrpg element is masterfully done. The setting transition from "real life" to game allows the reader to connect with the character on a relatable level. The character growth has me excited and impatient for more chapters. 

I truly hope you keep writing for years if this is the quality I can expect. I am more than willing to pay 4.99 every 3 months on an Amazon book if you deliver consistent stories like this.