Steve R.R. Carpenter’s New Novel Delves Into Role-Playing Games

Dog Ear Publishing reviews a new book that provides a tongue-in-cheek spin on online role-playing fantasy games and those who create them.

Indianapolis, IN, May 08, 2018 --( They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In this instance, however, the mother is actually a father. The new novel “Depravity Online,” released by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of a computer gamer forced to create a game of his own to fill the void that is found in the gaming world.

Steve, a 36-year-old virgin who still lives in the basement of his parents’ house, is fed up with the fantasy MMORPG games created by gaming companies. Because he sees no easy way out of the deep mire the gaming industry has gotten itself into these days, he decides to create a game of his own – a game to end all games. Funding is not a problem. All he has to do is to develop one more boring computer game to gather enough money for his true plan: to grab the fantasy MMORPG industry by the unmentionables and squeeze as hard as possible.

Firmly set on the path of revenge and burning vengeance, the hero has to overcome diverse obstacles, many of which were of his own making, because to him a compromise is an admission of weakness. They say “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” but back then there were no angry nerds.

“Depravity Online” provides a glimpse into the world of role-playing fantasy games. Fans who love to play them – or anyone who has secretly wanted to “stick it to the man” – will find something to like in this original story.

Author Steve R.R. Carpenter spent many years playing computer games, qualifying him to write a book related to the topic. He wishes there were a decent fantasy Sandbox MMORPG to play.

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Depravity Online
Steve R.R. Carpenter
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-6089-7 166 pages $14.50 US

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