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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The Gamer Restart by TheBlackDuelist

  • Recommended by: Aero Skater
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2019
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the manhwa that removes Jee-Han's "Gamer's Mind" passive and forces him to grow up mentally to survive the Abyss.
  • Comments: A well written fanfiction that takes the original concept of "The Gamer" and gives us a much more cowardly and human Jee-Han, which is good since it can give him more development. It follows the canon (or will, according to the author) up until a certain point and even adds in more depth to characters that were neglected (such as Sun-Il, Shi-Yun, and Sung-Ah). Author updates quite frequently, every day or so. Definitely worth reading if you're not satisfied with the manhwa.

The Female Gamer by Loeka

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2017
  • Synopsis: What if Jee-han was born a girl?
  • Notes: Alternate link.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

None yet.

The Games We Play by Ryuugi

  • Recommended by: CassidyTheDevil
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After getting rejected from Signal again, Jaune Arc starts seeing strange blue screens, titles and levels appear above people's heads, and weird things begin to happen to him, as if he was in a game. Jaune realizes he has become a Gamer, with all the RPG Mechanics 'Verse shenanigans that involves. At first ecstatic about finally unlocking his Semblance, his life takes an unwanted turn when he accidentally gets himself involved with the White Fang and their struggle. Annoying as this is, little does he know that this is far from the limit of the "fun" he will encounter...
  • Comments: A RWBY crossover starring Jaune, as is typical for Ryuugi's it quickly escalates.

Co-op Mode by Faria Lyton

  • Recommended by: Anna_Nimus
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Cauldron's plan was bad. The Protectorate was deeply flawed. The PRT was a joke. If Gaia wanted to save her babies, save herself, she'd need to interfere. Enter The Gamer. Too bad it's James.

Emma Barnes - Gamer Extraordinaire by Roffster

  • Recommended by: CassidyTheDevil
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In which Emma triggers in the alley with the Gamer ability and remains BFF with Taylor.

Ready Player One by Janusi

  • Recommended by: FuzzyBoots
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In which Taylor triggers with the Game ability. Follows a fairly straightforward progression parallel to The Gamer, although Taylor's ability to see people's names above their heads makes a mockery of the secret identity system.

Nexus Quest by wolfofragnarok & jcw3

  • Recommended by: CassidyTheDevil
  • Crossover with: Worm & Skyrim
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In which Taylor can travel through fictional universes.

Games of Ascension by Kythorian

  • Recommended by: CassidyTheDevil
  • Crossover with: Worm & Naruto & Mage: The Awakening
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In which Taylor not only has the Gamer ability but also ninja powers and mage magic.
  • Notes: Based on the Worm CYOA.

A Bad Name by Potato Nose

  • Recommended by Zulthar
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Status: ongoing
  • Synopsis: In which a homeless guy by the name of Peter Gardner, who while doing some contracting for the Merchants as a temporary show of force triggers with The Gamer's powers (minus Gamer's Mind and Body).

Greg Veder Vs The World by ZFighter18

  • Recommended by: AbsolutelyAverage
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The average person can easily understand that when it comes to living in a crime-infested city like Brockton Bay where villains carve out their own personal fiefdoms, treating life like a game can get you killed. It's kind of ironic, then, that Greg Veder has always been far more serious about games than he ever has about life.
  • Pairing: Greg/Emma