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Literature / Void Forge

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The 1st edition cover.
Grayson Khnum is showing the new girl the ropes at Triple Prime, a virtual reality game company, when one of their coworkers goes off the deep end and traps the entire company in the game world that they're still building. Grayson soon finds himself fighting for his life in an increasingly buggy world as he seeks a way out.

Void Forge was written by Thomas Holden in 2013, and published as an ebook in 2014.

Void Forge contains examples of:

  • A God Am I: The Blacksmith's entire motivation is trying to convince the rest of Triple Prime of his godhood.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Monsters don't drop anything they didn't have on them already, so they often drop armor and weapons.
  • Bag of Holding: Noel creates one by mistake.
  • Big Bad: The Blacksmith.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Noel's arrival at the cherry tree.
  • Cap: Averted, since Sam dislikes them.
  • Character Level: Levels are represented by increments by 1000 experience points.
  • Combat Medic: Robyn qualifies as one.
  • Experience Booster: being well-fed gives players a slight boost.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Grayson, Noel, Felix.
  • Five Races: You've got the Nomads (humans), the Underclaw, the Leaf Tribe, the Emberfolk, the Hollowkin, and the Queen's Chosen.
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  • Flight: Achieved by an item called, appropriately enough, a broomstick.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Breakers
    Sanguine: Noel
    Choleric: Grayson
    Melancholic: Felix
    Phlegmatic: Robyn
  • Painful Transformation: When Grayson wakes up after the Disaster, his whole body hurts.
  • ShoutOut: The Zelda series is mentioned a couple times, and Die Hard gets a reference.
  • The Leader: Grayson becomes one by default.
  • The Hero: Grayson.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pretty much all the Breakers.
  • Trapped in Another World: Ettingard isn't even a finished world and the characters are stuck in it.
  • Virtual Reality: Triple Prime specializes in VR games.

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