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First Isekai with 'video-game-like' skills?

It seems the only Isekai I hear about these days (at least from friends and on this site) are ones where the characters have "video game skills", but reading up on the genre that's not the ...
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Book involving a special ops guy coming to town to help his father, winds up fighting, and gaining abilities from, superpowered people

I read this as a preview in the back of a book I read somewhere in 2022-2023 as an eBook, probably a Kindle book. As usual, part of the problem is narrowing this down among the wide number of books I'...
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GameLit style story, Fighting zombies in a skyscraper apartment building from the top down, and leveling up rank

Read in the last year, probably not more than a few years old. Its either a GameLit novel, (Hero fights the monsters and levels up, and gets new stats and skills) Or a Fan Fiction story published on a ...
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What's the first licensed Skill-Deck Building World / LitRPG?

Like this reddit thread, finding "All The Skills" has made me think about the origins of the Deckbuilding genre. Amazon's Kindle books on Deckbuilding show that Goblin Summoner seems to be ...
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LitRPG where MC has skeletal appearance due to penalty

I'm looking for a specific LitRPG where the main character loses 2 points of Charisma or something, and his appearance is penalized. Instead of being handsome, he has a skeletal appearance. (Not good ...
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Book with a ship that has its hull automatically repair

The book was in a space opera/rpg style. The hull was described as being made from a very rare and expensive material that would concentrate and refract laser fire back to the enemy. It would repair ...
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Is the tier-based Cultivation system due to modern, possibly LitRPG, influence, or does it come from earlier sources?

How much of the tier-based Cultivation system is a modern creation? As that link says: Ranks / Levels / Layers (级 jí) (层 céng) – a common way to quantify martial power or the progress made in ...
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Where did "Dungeon Breaks", a.k.a monsters flooding out of a dungeon, come from?

Where did "Dungeon Breaks", a.k.a monsters flooding out of a dungeon, come from? We know where the term for monster-zone "dungeons" came from, since that was my question... But &...
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2009 Naruto fanfic featuring some girl that previously had a power of 'XP counter and allocation'?

Someone told me about a ~2009 Naruto fanfic from Fanfiction.net that featured some likely American girl. The girl, who from birth or so, secretly used a power of 'XP counter and allocation' to be ...
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Manga with an expelled heir with no skills who gains a skill from the worm children of a bee monster

I once read a manga about a guy who I think was the heir to some Japanese sort of a clan on an island. He was expelled by his father for not being able to get any skills, so he came to the mainland ...
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LitRPG story with a troubled youth put into a VR simulation where he is a goblin or kobold paladin

I think I read this last year (2019) on the Kindle. I originally thought it was a Kindle Unlimited (they gave me a free trial) book, but I'm not seeing it on the list of books I checked out. The ...
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LitRPG book with the main character "trapped" in VR MMO world, manages to re-invent tobacco as a crafting recipe, serves a "dark" god

I read this as an eBook in the last two years, so I'll see if I can find it in my book history, but the setting is somewhere in the nearish future where full-body virtual reality (VR) is possible, and ...
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