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1) "The Arcane Emperor" by Aternus (real name not given) - On earth where few people are known to have tapped into the essence of magic, one young man named Rainer is a genius in the area of Arcane studies. One day when boredom overtakes him, he creates a spell that has an unintended effect of taking him to a whole new world where magic is easier to learn, and is managed by the "World tree" in a way that quantifies abilities like game stats. This is his story of how he delves into the Arcane, the origin of all magic.

2) Zhan Long - Chinese webnovel, translated by Gravitytales. Currently 447 chapters translated. It is fantasy based with a lot of PvP and martial arts focus. The dream of the main character is to live by gaming, create a gaming (gold farm) studio and a guild to dominate the vrmmorpg Destiny.

3) Codename: Freedom by Apollos Thorne - RPG elements in a VRMMO that is funded by the government, being pitched as an experiment. Leveling and many of the things you normally find in a VRMMO are turned on their head when the players find there is an emphasis on realism. Hidden plots and intergalactic consequences. No over night overpowered main character, but the MC will have to earn every ounce of power he gets. Fantasy setting in the MMO with Sci fi undertones in the real world. I'd rate it PG -13.

4) Change: New World someone on here suggested it and I just finished reading it on royalroad. Its actually really good. Here is the link and the description: A young man who’s lived his everyday life with bitter pessimism suddenly gets his world turned upside down by what he calls, “”The world’s most untimely apocalypse” (The world becomes and RPG game

5)  The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor Korean series by Nam Hee Sung - someone starting a gaming world to make money and pay bills sounds boring it isn't though.about 29 books have been fan and machine translated.there are 43 books in the series so far.

6) Fantasia - Arwyn has just bought Fantasia, the first fantasy-based VRMMORPG, with 99% realism that you can play while you sleep. In the game, she becomes Fey, a moon elf starting in the magical Elvenwood. Join her (and her snarky narrator who likes to interject sarcastic comments in parentheses) on her exciting, often hilarious adventures inside this magical world full of every fantasy creature you've ever encountered in books, games, and movies, and a few that you haven't.

7) Loser of Tarinath by S. Zaplosky - When Jake is sentenced to a virtual world for crimes he definitely did commit, he finds that one bad decision puts him on a path he would never have picked for himself. 
Jake finds himself in the swords and sorcery world of Tarinath, living not as the warrior he would have preferred, but as a healer with little ability to do the damage he so wished he could.

8) Jaro - 01 - Alpha by jwalley - A group of friends are hired to test a new game linked to a powerful corporation. They soon find out though that they are not just testing the game, but helping create it. What will happen to them inside the game or more importantly, in real life?

9) The Gamer (manga) by Sung San-young
Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities, and even level up!

10) Life Howling (manga) by Sung San-young
At 02:00 am every day mysteriously he finds himself forced to be in a RPG World. Fighting, Gaining skills and making friends is part of the fun. That's not all he can use all of that in real life. But don't forget the situations where he has to put his life on line to survive the situation. Could he survive to the end .....?

11) Sword Art online (Light novel, manga, anime) by Kawahara Reki - 10,000 players logged into the first VRMMORPG. The problem was that there was no logout button, and the game's creator announce to all of the stuck players that the only way they'd be allowed to log out was if they cleared the game, as well as if they die in game, they die in real life.

12) Konjiki no Moji Tsukai (Light Novel and Manga) by Tomoto Sui
There were only supposed to be 4 summon heroes to help fight off the demons, but due to an accident of proximity, they got a 5th (the MC), who instead of having the title of Hero, had the title of Innocent Bystander. The MC decides that the war with the demons is not his problem, and the kingdom who summoned them, was unable to send him back, so he decided to do his own thing. As it turned out, he got a unique magic: word magic. He can write things and cause effects based on the meaning of the words (e.g. he wrote "fire" to cause fire, "heal" to heal someone's wounds, etc.)

13) The New Gate (Light Novel, Manga) by Kazanami Shinogi
"THE NEW GATE", an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

14) Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki (Light Novel, Manga) by Shiina Howahowa
Typical company employee Tanaka Daichi(38 years old, single) loves games and plays a new type of VRMMO called "One More Free Life Online" under the username "Earth". Inside this free world he chose several skills that are generally regarded as useless. Be it wasting time crafting potions, cooking up pointlessly tasty food, or hunting monsters with some absurd weapon he crafted, he simply enjoys playing the game.

15) Re:Monster (Light Novel and Manga) by Kanekiru Kogitsune
Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated in the weakest goblin, named Rou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However goblin Rou has retained his previous life's memories, an unusual evolution, as well as becoming strong enough to gain status boosts from eating.

16) Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku (Light Novel and Manga) by Ainana Hiro
29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he's a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he's dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to his use of a 3-time-use special power (meteor shower), he ends up wiping out an army of lizardmen and becoming very high level. He hides his level and plans to live peacefully and meet new people, though developments in the game story (like the return of a demon king) might get in his way

17) Only Sense Online (Light Novel, Manga) by Aloha Zachou - Utilizing a system called "Sense," each player aims to create their unique character in the VRMMORPG "Only Sense Online." Joining this realm is Yun, an absolute beginner in the world of gaming, equipped with some of the worst customized "Sense" ever. While his two sisters, both veterans in this world, criticize his choices of equipment, he continues to delve into the skill sets he has acquired. Along his way, he meets the art of "production" and people that have mastered this art. Watch as a total novice creates a revolution in the gaming world and create the "ultimate" support class

18) The Daily Diary of a Mushroom, by Project Hamster - I was just a farmer and when my farm was attacked by bandits I fought them off as best as I could, but it turns out a single untrained woman fighting a band of twenty experienced killers doesn’t end well. Thinking I was dead I awoke to find that I had no arms and was only one ft tall. I have been reincarnated as a Mushroom Monster. What am I going to do now?

19) The Gamer manga - Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities, and even level up! Follow Han Jee-Han as he discovers how to use this power, and maybe even where it came from.

20) Kill 10 Rats - Noob Slayer is an average college student, part time computer repair guy, and a full time gamer. He awakes to find himself in a world he does not understand. Follow him as he explores this new world, looks for answers, and tries to remember his name.

21) BreakDown- author Snow Melts Christina Bolen is finally getting her life in gear. Unfortunately, things don’t turn out the way they were supposed to. Chris is accused of a murder she didn’t commit and before she knows it she is a pawn in a game within a game. The only way out is learning to dominate in the virtual world humanity is losing itself in.

22) Underworld - Level or Die by Apollos Thorne - A thousand year old Succubus gets tired of seducing men to devour their life energy. She kidnaps a number of teen gamers to leech off of them as they level up in a Labyrinth of her own creation. Elorion is one of them. The more powerful he becomes, the more powerful his captures become. Can he get powerful enough to turn their plan on its head?

23) Emerilia by Michael Chatfield – The Jukal Empire’s fleets can’t keep back the aggressive species. An idea is fielded, create Emerilia, a world of magic, Dwarves, Elves and fantasy characters. Have cycles of human Players conditioned in a simulation of Earth to make them want to play Emerilia. What would happen if one of the Players realized that they weren’t in a game

24) Goblin Comics  - A Web comic set in a Fantasy world. This is from the perspective of both some NPCS (in this case some goblins) and two adventurers.

25) By Koen van der Leer aka Benji Parler - Sophie is blissfully oblivious of the darkness and intrigue that is gradually closing in on her. In this litRPG full of bloodshed, sketchy figures and secrecy she makes the most out of a hard situation. Hoping for corresponding rewards as her decisions regularly draw her to breathtaking places and passed awe inspiring creatures. As she plays Nsquared latest VR game, Ethereal Space, others crawl through the shadows of civilization to keep it that, a game. How long is she able to stay uninvolved if she is not already? Will Jason grow into what he is doomed to be? Does John realize how far he is prepared to go? and is Sophie willing to wander a lonely road for the purpose of truth?

26) To Break The World by by LordFraxinus - Genesis had become the biggest and most popular vrmmorpg in the world, with a massive part of the worlds population playing. but after several years the games quests have started to become repetitive, and the nations have reached a staus quo.  Not willing to let the game he loves fall to ruin, Matthew Harper has planned to shake things up... 

27) The Wandering Inn - An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.  In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.  But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–  Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?  This is the story of the Wandering Inn.

28) Taming MasterKorean novel websites. It is written by the author, Park Taesuk - The world’s largest scale virtual reality game, ‘Kailran’.  A well-known gamer in the virtual reality game community, Ian.  He deleted his lv 93 character to obtain a hidden class… but the class he chose was the most useless class in Kailran, the summoner? On top of that, a call from his professor leads to a mental breakdown! To avoid academic probation, he must level up the same level as his deleted character in two months!

29) Life Reset by Shemerk - After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a once powerfull  and influential player, found himself as a 1st level Goblin!  Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to somehow pull through and avenge those who betrayed him.  His greatest advantage are years of personal gaming experience, and thorough knowledge of the game's world.  But first, he has to figure out to survive long enough playing what is basically a low level fodder monster!

30) Lord of War: Pandemonium - You get a Class. He gets a Class.  Everyone gets a Class!  And they do nothing... for a while.  Then, all hell breaks loose! 

31) Getting Hard - Herald Stone had a dream. A dream to become unkillable in an MMORPG. He was one of the top tank players in the MMORPG he was playing but due to an unfortunate event, he had to give up playing. Twenty years has passed since he had that dream. Through the years, he has attained success through his hard work and genius and became a respectable lawyer. Who would care about a childish dream like being unkillable in a game? Herald Stone would. Herald Stone does not fail at anything. Herald Stone fulfills his dreams, EVERY dream, even childhood dreams that most people would laugh at.

32) Black Space - Kade Wilson is a retired Cop and an active Gamer. For the last 4.5 years he has held the number #1 spot on the VR World Games List. And while he did not win his last championship game he struck it rich. And to top it all off he is approached to be one of 500 hand-selected beta testers for an entirely new kind of game, an offer that he is incapable of refusing.

33) The Rising of the Shield Hero (Light Novel, Manga) by Aneko Yusagi
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

34) The Dungeon Hive - One thing I noticed about most dungeon stories is that most races mistakenly believe that dungeons have a hive-mind and I go, “That make sense.” Considering the various powers and how big dungeons can get, wouldn’t it make more sense for them to have a hive-mind?  So this is it; my take of the world’s first dungeon and the hive that controls it. Watch as it stumbles, fall, survive, strive and…procreate? Watch as it changed the world of Ioplon…for better and for worse.

35) Lone, The Wanderer - Over and over and over. Darren's life has been a never-ending rotation of the same routine and the only thing he wants is a change. He desires this because his hatred for people is driving him over the edge due to his parent's debt which is pushing him into the deep end of his depression. During a regular visit to the bank to pay off some of this debt, he gets his much-needed change. Accompany our protagonist while he gets his desired changes in his new life as The Lone Wanderer. A man with a strong foundation and a desire to grow while he continues his story in a new world where he is attempting to establish a foothold in this strange new place filled with magic, skills, bloodlines and other powers he has yet to discover.