Has anyone read any LitRPG? I discovered this new genre recently. Wikipedia defines it as "a literary genre combining the conventions of RPGs with science-fiction and fantasy novels. Games or game-like challenges form an essential part of the story and visible RPG statistics (for example strength, intelligence, damage) are a significant part of the reading experience. This is in contrast to GameLit, which involves game-like worlds but does not typically provide visible statistics. At least some of the characters in a LitRPG novel may understand that they are playing a game or are in a game-like world: they are 'meta-aware'. "
Examples: Awaken Online by Travis Bagwell; The Land: Founding by Aleron Kong
If you have read any, what did you think? Have you found any authors you liked? The ones I've read are a bit like testosterone-laced candy.