Lehrbuch Der Physiologie lSuffered aittle bit for not being one of the first ones I ve come across The story focused on two main POV characters Cal a newly born dungeon core was the first POV His character was mildly interesting as he had previously been a human but remembered nothing of his previous ife and had no idea how to be a dungeon core He got paired with a bossy but still uite fun pixie teacher Cal s story mainly focused on him growing his Dungeon and battling against the adventurers that entered his midst The second POV character was Dale A run of the
Mill Guy Who Was The guy who was the survivor of a group that stumbled into Cal s dungeon As the one survivor the and rights went to him We followed his story as he had to deal with everyone pouring into his "land to test their wits against his "to test their wits against his new He had to try some adventuring himself to evel up so could better deal with the enemies he had that would have preferred him and his claim on the Marketing Excellence 3 land goneThe story was OK It started really slow but did get better as the story progressed The sad thing is Cal s tale started OK and then got aittle dull It felt YARN Essentials like he never really developed on did aot of interest after his initial introduction Dale s POV started slow but really improved as the story got going It was interesting to see him have to deal with the various different sorts of people who popped up that had an interest in settling in his new Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, land I feltike it was particularly fun that he Black on Blonde learned he had to deal with aot of politics and economics as well as just the physical threats that came his way A slight negative is the fact that while Cal and Dale are OK characters they are not uite The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece likeable enough for the roles they are cast in by Dakota Krout They both do things that show theyack a bit of empathy and have uestionable morals yet it is clear the author still expects the reader to be rooting for both characters I was rooting for them but only just and that was a slight issue My feeling is that it is only a matter of time before one or both of them will do something that makes it impossible for me to root for them I think the biggest issue this LitRPG had is the fact that it was a fairly run of the mill dungeon core LitRPG I ve read a bunch of books just American Nietzsche like it in theast few years and uite a few of them have had faster paced stories humour and better Art, Culture, and Cuisine lead characters I m on the fence about picking up the second book in the series Normally I d pick up the second book in a solid 3 star series but the thing bothering me about this one is the fact that I just read that the series changes audio narrator for the final book That is the absolute WORST The reviews are awful and since I m already not a fan of the new guy Luke Daniels I cannot imagine his being anything other than a complete opposite of this series current audio narrator in terms of voices and tone so that has managed to kill my enthusiasm a bit for pressing on with the series if I ve got that to suffer in future instalments Audio Note Vikas Adam did a decent job with the audio Rating 3 stars So maybe you know these people Theyike to watch other people playing video games on youtube Like to watch people doing their walk through not because they re stuck int heir own game but to watch the game It s a thing btw Okay hold thatDo you know the game dungeon keeper If you do that was fun but still you get the idea It s a game about being a dungeon heart and you get to control your minions and open up your dungeon and you are the bad guys killing hero adventurers who come to Berlioz and His Century loot youOkay so this book is if you were watching a bloodier but wayess viscousevilsexual version of that game But Aristotles Rhetoric like the whole game so you get to watch the tutorials and the behind the scenes and the secret unlocks you get to hear all the narration plus narration by the player playing the game The only slight difference is you ALSO yay get to see the special tutorial on the heroes outside the dungeon and how THEYevel up and get stronger too the book gets a big meh Krout treads well known territory and didn t even give us dark mistresses to make it spicy Really come now The character Hanz was practically begging to meet up with oneBut this really read Blood Runs Green like someone story boarded a video game was told it was already made twice then wrote a book instead That s probably not fair nor what happened but unfortunately that exactly what I get out of it and exactly how it feltIt was full of good meta idea for explaining why adventurer s monsters actually get so powerful I grant most systems don t ever really explain it and this one ateast gives it a better shot then most but after sitting through the entire. Particular place of power Where do the rewards of weapons armor and heavy gold coins come from Why is a fluffy bunny charging at me For abyss sake why are there so many monsters Cal has all of the answers to these age old uestions for a very simple reason He is a Dungeon Core a soul forced against his will into a magical stone .
Great book Well worth the time "and moneyI
had recently read another story a dungeon recently another story about a dungeon and was reluctant to read "moneyI had recently read another story about a dungeon intelligence and was reluctant to read as it seemed a rehash of the other book Well I gave in an read this book and was blown away A much better writing style with much greater character depth I can t wait to read FYI the other book was Slime Dungeon I Charting an Empire liked it but the main character was irritating some times Almost GoodThe plot is reasonably interesting but the world and characters are rather prosaic The dialogue and personality of the two main characters Cal and Dani are fairly weak Side characters cough Dale cough feelike one dimensional cardboard cutouts I wanted to Colored Property like it but it was just okay Not a page turnerThe seuel does have significantly improved dialogue and real personalities to the characters if you can make it through this book This book feltike it needed another draft An interesting take on Dungeon KeeperAs a fan of the original Bullfrog game and sometimes of its various remakes or modern versions I guessed I d be interested in that bookIn theory it shouldn t really work The real reason it does work is that Krout is well aware of the conventions of the genre and the tropes and he does apply them with gusto and self conscious humor Specially when they do not make sense at all Desire and Truth like when Dani insists that dungeon monsters have to be called Mob because Mob stands for Mobile OBject because that s how the first online CRPGs did implement them and it is absolutely impossible in any fictional universe to have a good reason to call them that Or the World of Warcraft inspired inability to tell an opponent sevel if it s than two full ranks above you which makes you wonder what is the real The Exiles Gallery level of Dani Or the totally goofyeveling systemOnce you figure out this is a game session not a real story you start to make sense about why things go that way and not another If the rule is that a dungeon can use only one base for mobboss per dungeon rank you realize that the fact that Dani does not Dislocating China lure every single critter around to add to Cal s repertoire makes perfect sense For a gameThere s a couple flaws in the book of course There s a bit too much emphasis on game mechanics which can be boring for most readers Some aspects of the characters are underdeveloped or even completely ignoredike Dale s original behavior when he is introducedThankfully there s enough plot Childerley lines prepared or hinted at to fill a good series and Krout did carefullyimit his story beats so that not everything is blown in the first bookI wonder though Is Kantor ranked in the S triple S range or above I wanted to DNF this book I almost DNF d this book I kept going back to it Cultural Excursions like some stupid guilty pleasure It kinda feltike real role playing and I kind of Cruelty and Laughter liked that aspect But this book has serious problems First the writing is bad Like really bad It skipped from first person to third person constantly and mixed up tenses so often that I stopped counting the mistakes Misspellings were rife Mostly they were homophonic misspellings which is possibly even annoying whole instead of hole to instead of too etc The author should just stick to DM ing His story was inventive but he spent way too much time explaining the intricacies of the science behind the magic These explanations were tedious that sometimes I would skim over or just put the book down and read something else for a while Also it seemed that he couldn t decide who his main character was The dungeon Cal written in first person or Dale written in third person And I frankly didn tike Dale so his chapters did not make for interest Also I cannot state enough how much I hate when authors switch from first person to third person from chapter to chapter Pick one stick with it or don t write The world was too much Cop Knowledge like DD Treasure and item drops andeveling up made it feel Cultural Aesthetics like reading about someone playing a game than reading a fantasy book It was kind of interesting except when the author spent too much time describing it all in mundane detail I read the whole thing I really don t know why Possibly because I hate DNF ing a book Maybe because it was a guilty pleasure But there isike a 98% chance that I will not bother to read the rest of this series I d roll for initiative but I don t want to In fact thanks to this book there s an even higher chance that I m just going to start ignoring s recommendations for me from here on out This was an OK LitRPG story It was nothing special or standout but it was readable if not particularly exciting or memorable It was a Dungeon Core style LitRPG story I usually Class and Conformity love Dungeon Core LitRPG but I think this one. A powerful dungeon A sheep herder turned Noble Their path to ascendance through cultivation Conuering dungeons and using them to grow hasong been the most efficient way to become a powerful adventurer The only thing keeping the process from being easy is the Beasts that inhabit these places uestions plague those entering this.
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Thing I m now sure then ever that really it s just not that important I m trying to think of all my Dd players post battle meditating on their inner essence and I m thinking not Adventurers are way to paranoid and it s not until the very end they ever mention there s a watch while they meditateAnd all the stuff going on in the dungeon centuries of professional dungeon delvers and critical whole armies of people who dungeon delved and now work on the periphery of figuring out magical properties down to their finest details Clearly a dungeon based advanced magical society "and no one s figured out they re sentient I m not buying it There s a pretty clear cut "no one s figured out they re sentient I m not buying it There s a pretty clear cut of doing things among dungeons but in all this time no one as figured out how they do it or what becomes of them or any of it A definite symbiotic relationship exists and we the readers can see it but my issue is that with egions of experts in the world they haven t gotten it yetAnyways I m calling this one a positive 2 stars A High Tide at Midnight lot of effort was put into this and it shows and it s full of great ideas it has a whole system of magic and power accumulation that affects every being in the entire world and in many ways stitches together a magical world better then most any book I ve ever readHowever we tread aot of ground without ever going anywhere there really isn t a plot outside of characters getting powerful from doing a variation on the same thing which in game parlance is called grinding Unfortunately it s about has fun in a game as it is in a book The good parts of this book that shine get buried in A LOT of meh mechanical muck and explanation to our two stupefied if not plain clueless main charactersAlso to the author it s okay to make a joke a good one or even a groaner of a pun and Education and Equality leave it We don t need an arrow pointing to it every time Justet it be man Deceptive Beauties let it beEDIT some grammar and errors Abandoned Iistened through six chapters two hours I just couldn t get into it Too silly for me particularly the tedious mechanics and the dialogues between the dungeon and the sprite or whatever sidekick The storytelling is painful enough to kill the interest of even the heartiest of adventurers If Like me you re an old hand at adventuringyou ve traveled multiple worlds in different universes fighting and conuering with different and varied groups of co adventurers or even on your own then you ve been there You ve spent many hours finding and disarming traps searching for and finding secret doors while slashing through and slaying horrific and deadly monsters You ve tracked through the dungeons of Dungeons Dragons you ve fought through the underground Dangerous Work lairs in Diablo not to mention Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 along with expansions you ve been in the Underdarksurvived Dungeon Seige only to name a fewBut there s always been a uestionor several uestions How when you open a dungeon room or cave that has been sealed for hundreds of years are thereive deadly monsters in there I mean other than the undead of course how did the Goblins the Orcs the Bugbears and so on Flavor and Soul live What did they eat Each other Did they have waterwas there an air exchangeAND when you come back aittle while ater how are the monsters all back Where did they come fromWellthis is your book This book opens the secrets of where these treasure filled dungeons with their attendant dangers come fromand why we keep finding themGood book especially if you ike LITRPG or RPGLIT whatever the proper title for the genre is I recommend this one Fun enjoy Suares Debut Novel Indie Author Audiobook Non human POVI am burning through Indie Authors recently and I m enjoying myself so muchThis book is going to be pretty audience specific after reading Andrew Rowe s Sufficiently Advanced Magic and enjoying my first LitRPG I decided I d check out some If you enjoyed his book you will p Odd Forgery, Replica, Fiction little LitRPG 35 starsThis is one of those novels that kind of celebrate being a RPG geek As anyone who ever made a characters and entered a dungeon will know Dungeons are weird Well if you think about it for a minute Monsters whoive without food water or ight traps that work perfectly after eons without maintenance and high evel Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life loot that drops randomly from odd places Well this novel gives you all the answers you ever wanted Meet Cal a baby Dungeonhart and our protagonist Learn how Cal makes a friend and slowly grows his dungeon entices adventures and defend his domain In all this is a tong in cheek LitRPG set in you typical DD world Expect some metahumorous moments fun characters and some fictionalevel grinding Recommended for any RPG fans who can appreciate a good dosis of MetaHumou. Ith the help of an energetic friend Cal grows a dungeon around himself to bring in new sources of power When a threat he doesn't fully comprehend bares its many teeth Cal is determined to survive the attempt on his Escape life Unfortunately for adventurers the only way for him to achieve his goal is to eat anyone that enters his depths.