Non-Player Character by Veo Corva

Non-Player Character by Veo Corva. A glowing night-time forest with poly dice constellations in the sky. A glowing person nervously reaches out to a floating seal creature.

Author: Veo Corva

Publisher: Witch Key Fiction

Published: 4 October 2021

Formats: .EPUB, .MOBI, Paperback

ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-9161009-7-8

ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-9161009-8-5

Pages: 376



Not all fantasy worlds live only in our imaginations.

32-year old Tar feels like a Non-Player Character in their own life. They’ve been utterly sidelined by their anxiety and they spend all their spare time playing video games. Then they get invited to play Kin, a tabletop role-playing game their friend swears will change their life. And it does, but not in the way Tar expects. Friendship, it turns out, is even better than escapism.

But what none of them knew was that it would change their life a second time. Because the world of Kin is real. And the whole party soon discovers that changing your setting doesn’t change you. 

Non-Player Character is a cosy, queer portal fantasy for adults featuring a non-binary autistic protagonist and their found family of fantasy-loving nerds.


Content warnings
Contains mild fantasy threat and mild violence. Strong language. Brief, non-graphic allusion to past self-harm. Spiders in a non-horror context.

(Cover Illustration by Vanessa Schiefer / Art of Hellebarde)


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Free community copies are available on for those who need them!

You can also read the first three chapters for free here.

Tar: a fat non-binary astralkin with glowing white hair and skin. Pauline: a sparkling astralkin with dark brown skin and galaxy hair. Rex: a worried-looking voidkin with ghostly edges to his ears and tail, and dark brown skin. Hanna: a purple-skinned feykin with deer-like nose and ears and an annoyed expression. Arries: a golden-armoured feykin man with fox ears, dark brown skin, and a wide grin. Kenta: a man in blood-splattered black armour and a frightened expression being watched by two glowing eyes. Black hair and sepia skin.
The RPG group of Non-Player Character. Art by Eli Brown / Grim (@renardroi)



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