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Homebrew

By: Xavier P. Hunter
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
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Summary

If Gary had known he'd get trapped in an RPG with his real-life stats, he’d have tried harder in gym class.

Gary Burns just wanted to create the greatest RPG campaign of his gaming career. But a freak magical accident sucks him into the very world he created - as himself.

Surrounded by heroes who look and sound like his friends, Gary is forced to play out the story he wrote. Worthless in a fight, Gary must prove himself valuable even if it means feeding the team insider knowledge.

Because he needs to keep his friends close - and himself alive - until he can solve the puzzle he never designed: how to get everyone back home.

Homebrew puts the RPG into litRPG, taking the ever-growing gamelit genre back to its tabletop roots. If you miss the rattle of dice and gaming at a table with your friends, the Metagamer Chronicles are what you've been craving. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons and old TSR novels will love Homebrew.

©2018 Xavier P. Hunter (P)2019 Xavier P. Hunter

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  • Alec
  • 23-12-19

A fresh take on the genre

As an active Game Master I found this wonderfully entertaining. Might be niche but if you're reading this review this book is probably for you. Can't wait for the second book!

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  • Kazren
  • 27-02-21

Protagonist's Behavior Not Logical

We have to believe that even though this guy knows he's either unconscious or in some sort of alternate reality that he still won't tell the people he's running with what's ahead really was illogical. He was trying to keep himself alive as well, wasn't he? Yet because in the real world he'd been the DM, he should risk his life instead of actually helping the part is so absurd, that it loss all believability for me. Then, of course, the author ends with a cliff hanger. Well, I'm not planning on listening to any of the sequels.

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  • Bobsquatch
  • 20-01-20

I liked it

small issues that really don't detract from the story. kinda caught me off guard at the end.

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  • Christopher
  • 18-01-20

Entertaining and for the table top RPG lovers

A great take on getting sucked into a new world where you have insider knowledge. The main pro-tag wasn't over powered and the party struggles as they should for any GM. The Cons i have for this one are all just personal preference when it comes to my own gaming experience. Enjoy :)

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  • Kris
  • 23-12-19

Not bad, but not worth 5 stars

I liked it and will get book 2, but not a 5 star book. It’s good filler while you’re waiting for something else to come out.