The New World

by Monsoon117

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Mystery Grimdark LitRPG Magic Strategy Strong Lead
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An AI calling itself Schema has assimilated earth into its system. As a consequence, everyone gained access to status screens, power-ups, and skills. This AI turned these concepts from fiction to fact. It's easy to become intoxicated with leveling up and becoming stronger. To some, it's too good to be true like living out a dream.

For Daniel, however, it's closer to a nightmare.

He's in a bit of a predicament. Cracks in our dimensional fabric have unleashed terrifying beasts from dark, abyssal places. Schema organizes these cracks into dungeons, giving the native species of the planet a chance to fight back. Daniel finds himself trapped in one of these dungeons. Not long after, he discovers there's only one way out.

Kill or be killed.

This is a lit-RPG inspired by the Fallout series of games and the Legend of Randidly Ghosthound. 

Schedule: 15,000 words(50 pages) a week, or five chapters. Working towards a daily schedule though.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1 The New World ago
2 One Lone Creature ago
3 Hitting My Stride ago
4 Break Them ago
5 Becoming a Bat Murderer ago
6 Baldag-Ruhl, of Many ago
7 The Sentinel of Monolith ago
8 Living Mana ago
9 Schema ago
10 The Lord of Worms ago
11 Tears in Time ago
12 Forged in Ebon ago
13 Spoils of War ago
14 Deceit ago
15 The Might of Magic ago
16 Torix Worm, of Darkhill ago
17 Eater of Monsters ago
18 Evolution of Armor ago
19 Althea ago
20 Dungeon Delver ago
21 Rise ago
22 Etorhma, Eater of Worlds ago
23 Finding the Formula ago
24 Fighting the Unknown ago
25 Kessiah Crow ago
26 A Boundless Storm ago
27 The Old and the New ago
28 How Far I've Come ago
29 A Pound of Flesh ago
30 Taking Off the Shackles ago
31 Runic Warrior ago
32 Plans May Crumble ago
33 Infestation ago
34 Beneath Your Skin ago
35 Letting Go ago
36 Manifestation ago
37 War of Worlds ago
38 Overseer ago
39 The Steel Legion ago
40 Yawm's Domain ago
41 Closing the Gap ago
The Story So Far: First Edition ago
42 A leap of Faith ago
43 The Rest of Humanity ago
44 The Might of a Follower ago
45 Adaptation ago
46 Fighting Evil ago
47 Gaining Tools ago
48 Unleashed ago
49 Reaping Rewards ago
50 Pieces of the Puzzle ago
51 Monsters of the Deep ago
52 True Intentions ago
53 Making Progress ago
54 How to End a Legend ago
55 The Might of Progress ago
56 Guardians of Yawm ago
57 Mountains of Madness ago
58 What You Believe ago
59 Creation ago
60 Blood Arts ago
61 Final Frontier ago
62 Not Alone ago
63 Makings of a Class ago
64 Final Call to Action ago
65 Preparation ago
66 Teaching the Master ago
67 Those Left ago
68 Tasting Deception ago
69 Chaos ago
70 Order ago
71 Another World ago
72 Last Night ago
73 What Lies Beyond ago
74 Corrupted Ruin ago
75 Who Goes There ago
76 To Make Clean ago
77 Groundwork ago
78 Not As It Seems ago
79 Might ago
80 What Follows ago
81 Rift Keeper ago
82 An Overseer's Insight ago
83 Clash ago
84 Finalizing Details ago
85 Grimoire ago
86 The Final Piece ago
87 Escape ago
88 Hide and Seek ago
89 An Unexpected Trap ago
90 The Coming Tide ago
91 The Final Rift ago
92 Dimensional Cipher ago
93 Hectic ago
94 In the Flesh(Part 1) ago
94 In the Flesh(part 2) ago
95 Atlas Dropped the Sky ago
96 The Dash ago
97 Cataclysm Comes ago
98 To Corrupt ago
99 Wrath of a Lich ago
100 An Unstoppable Force ago
101 Breaking Through ago
102 Respite ago
103 To Plan ago
104 War ago
105 Betrayal ago
106 It Comes ago
107 Ajax Volan ago
108 New Hope ago
109 Calm Before the Storm ago
110 Yawm of Flesh ago
111 An Enigma ago
112 Confrontation ago
113 Fundamentals ago
114 The Distance ago
115 Levelers ago
116 Galactic ago
117 Leverage ago
118 Deep Water ago
119 Watchful Waiting ago
120 Eyes of Old ago
121 What Lies Around Us ago
122 Amara ago
RPG-Analysis: Daniel #2 ago
123 Eyes of Eldritch ago
124 Almost ago
125 Origin ago
126 Honesty ago
127 Duplicity of a King ago
128 Fissures Form ago
129 A Chance ago
130 Hunter of Many ago
131 Weaving Threads ago
132 Expedition ago
133 The Coming Tempest ago
134 Anticipation ago
135 The Coming Tide ago
136 The Sound of Thunder ago
137 They Come at Night ago
138 Prodigy of War ago
139 Turning the Tide ago
140 No Longer Alone ago
141 His Design ago
142 One Against Many ago
143 Free ago
144 Fortress ago
145 Let Loose ago
146 Aligning Time ago
147 Disillusion ago
148 A Calm Killing ago
149 A Gift ago
150 Giess ago
151 Icosah ago
152 To Clear an Infestation ago
153 What Once Was ago
154 The Empire ago
155 Hiding ago
156 Eonoth ago
157 Fluidity ago
158 Getting There ago
159 Surprise ago
160 The Might of a Gialgathen ago
161 A Night To Remember ago
162 Different Stars ago
163 A Dark Plan ago
164 Manipulation ago
165 Skyburner ago
166 Yildraza ago
167 Thisbey Thorn ago
168 Prestige and Prominence ago
169 Weaving Threads ago
170 A Nightmare ago
171 Pieces of a Puzzle ago
172 Leaving an Impression ago
173 Riptide ago
174 Coming Together ago
175 Eye of The Storm ago
176 Destruction ago
177 To Face the Divine ago
178 A Steady March ago
179 Rivaria ago
180 Helios, Ruler of Worlds ago
181 Unchained ago
182 A Masked History ago
183 Something Wicked ago
184 The Hybrid ago
185 Conspiracy ago
186 Countdown ago
187 Exposed ago
188 Eclipse Makers ago
189 A Close Call ago
190 Operations ago
191 A Fever Pitch ago
192 A Vast Universe ago
193 A Conflict of Interests ago
194 Another Realm ago
195 A Proposition ago
196 Diving In ago
197 Under Dark Waters ago
198 Preparing for Battle ago
199 Version 2.0 ago
200 The Fallen ago
201 More Than One ago
202 Subversion ago
203 Into Oblivion ago
204 Down A Rabbit Hole ago
205 Aftermath ago
206 Meeting an Old Friend ago
207 Help Me Help You ago
208 Ripples ago
209 Sending A Message ago
210 Evolution ago
211 Logistics ago
212 Fallout ago
213 Breach ago
214 What Is to Come ago
215 Out of Fire and Into Hell ago
216 The Heavens Weep ago
217 A Shattered God ago
218 Something Else Altogether ago
219 A Wider World ago
220 Laying Out Options ago
221 The Learning Process ago
222 To Create and Destroy ago
223 His Own Way ago
224 Consequences ago
225 Moving with Intent ago
226 Against the Tide ago
227 Retaliation ago
228 An Enemy Worth Fearing ago
229 The Battle for Polydra ago
230 The Silences Between ago
231 Havoc ago
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Rhys Makainer
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Heavy Metal LitRPG: The Pounding of Drums, The Wailing of Electric Guitars!

This is the heavy metal of LitRPGs! In more ways than one, geddit? :D Also motivated my sedentary ass to go lift some heavy metal at the gym. It's THAT good!

Takes about 5-10 chapters to warm up, then ramps up for a great addictive action-packed ride! All the way up to Chapter 218 where I'm at. Looking forward to more!

Pros:
+ MC full of persistence and grit. Very morivating!
+ Intense fight scenes.
+ Increases testosterone production by 25%! :D
+ Improvement of MC and side characters are done gradually, and shown to be the result of hard work, sheer effort, sometimes even due to self-awareness and taking risks.
+ MC and side characters make mistakes (so real!), then LEARN from those mistakes. Well, most of the time. Which is again, very real.

Respect:
+ The System and Schema!
The well-planned elements, the story behind it, how well it relates to the story and character power progression, the math that must be going on behind the scenes.
+ How the author comes right out to say it's inspired by 'Legend of Randidly Ghosthound'. Other than the skill/path/perk system, The New World is very much its own unique story.
+ Things happen for a reason.
More on that later.

Tiny Nitpicky Stuff:
- Sorry Author, can't think of any except for some tiny grammar or spelling errors here and there.

Characters:
My opinion of the MC is that he's focused and determined. Could be seen as single-minded, which could be good or bad depending on the reader's perspective. Because of the ongoing situation, whatever emotions the MC has would natually be more basic and primal in nature. Something like the difference between watching the movie "Gladiator" and "Benjamin Button". This is definiely the former! XD

About the side characters, there are a few of them that I like. They're unique and interesting. I enjoy their character development, change of mindset, and the flashes here and there revealing more about their past or thoughts.

Even the villians are fascinating, especially the bigger ones. The big bads? Some are so well developed, it's easy to see how they started out before becoming what they were.

Things Happen For a Reason:
There were some things that made me go "Whuh?" or gave a tiny flash of disappointment, like the decline of a certain side character I initially liked, but those things were either resolved, explained or progressed well in another few (or 10+) chapters. Just had to have the patience to read on while reserving comment, and that side character gradually became awesome again.

The OP-ness in earlier chapters (pre-chapter 50+, I think) did sometimes make me go "Er...", but it was resolved later on. Without giving too much away, let's just say, the OP-ness of the character is good when it's needed to match the OP-ness of the upcoming challenges. You can be powerful enough to defeat the enemy of today, but what if you know you'll have to deal with enemies so powerful, they're beyond the power-horizon? I don't use the word "Epic" very often, but the scale that is eventually revealed, is that. Epic!

Also, absolutely awesome one-liners!

Kikanolo
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Action-Packed System Apocalypse Story

The New World is a system apocalypse litRPG with a starting point and system loosely inspired by 'The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound'.  

The author quickly takes the story in a different direction and fleshes out the system until it's significantly better thought-out and more interesting than its inspiration. In my opinion, this story is much better than Randidly Ghosthound because it has a clearer idea about what it wants to be, an action-packed litRPG with a strong MC who rapidly progresses in power, and it sticks to that.

The highlight of the story is the way the litRPG system is integrated, since it is interesting, and most importantly, bonuses or powers gained have a clear and visible impact on the way the MC looks, thinks, plans, and fights. Very often in litRPGs, the MC gains lots of powers and abilities but keeps fighting basically the same way, whereas here we see how Daniel's fighting style and appearance change as every advantage he gets is incorporated and utilized.  Additionally, while Daniel is powerful bordering on OP, this is very well handled by giving him appropriately strong opponents that he has to struggle against, plan for, and adapt to. Finally, the fights scenes are very well done and consistently fresh and unique.

The story is well edited, the characters are sufficiently established for plot purposes, and the writing style is easy to follow.

If you're looking for a solid action-packed progression story that doesn't try to be much more, I would strongly recommend this story.

(As of Chapter 222)

MichaelTheWizard
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This is what litrpg should be

This story is, to me, the gold standard all other litrpgs should follow. The MC is powerful and unique enough for you to truly enjoy the plentiful fight scenes and not powerful for the struggle and conflict to seem superfluous. Additionally, the main character(and company) are interesting enough for you to see them as their own character rather then an iteration of an existing stereotype. The author is also very consistent with posting new chapters, which is always a plus. You should definitely try it.

hao16
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Started with a bang, but peters out to a fizzle

First off, I absolutely loved the premise - apocalypse occurs, and dungeons are born, with characters struggling to survive. Sure, it's been done before, but what matters is not the premise, but the execution. However, what stops me from giving this a full 10/10 is the fact the MC seems to be about the only character that matters and there's a lack of world building. Let's take the world for one. Sure, cataclysm occurs. Dungeons spawn, people get superpowers. And what happens next to the World? Nobody cares. As a matter of fact, the MC casually parties with a coupla folks, gets out and says "Heyy, I'm from yo town too, let's hang out and chill, mmkay?". Just imagine. There are monsters and tentacled horrors going about and our MC suddenly loses his humanity, sense of empathy and literally goes "Must get stronk!". 

Alright. moving onto the characters. For most of the story (at least around chapter 35 or so), the MC seems to have the emotive range of a doorknob and whatever determination he possesses in one internal monologue seems to all but vanish in the next. We're given a narrative deus ex machina in an initial chapter on why he found power in his hands, but the fact that he casually meets with walking armageddons who somehow end up looking at him favorably is just jarring. Let's face it, say you're a world-ending horror that literally enslaves and makes other creatures go insane by your very existence, then if an ant were to cross your road you'd be all like "step, step step, squish ant casually". Instead all such entities seem to support the MC for some reason that's not explained very clearly. And despite the utter zeal with which the MC is trying to become strong, all that the readers can see is the MC being subtly manipulated by all the teacher like characters around him. We see a chapter where the MC is pretty angry at this fact, but it seems to vanish the next moment and only to have all the elder like figures make a show of authority to the MC. 

The author had earlier mentioned about how a certain other character kept shitting on the MC of another novel, but honestly, I see the MC's character traits regressing slowly here as well. What's unexplained is how the protagonist suddenly rediscovers his humanity and sense of empathy the moment he loses his childhood friends. It felt forced and arbitrary. I feel it might have been better to simply say he was devoid of his human emotions and evolved etc, as it flows better with the plot. 

Of course, all this isn't to just shit on this novel. I like this novel and want the author to at least retroactively address some of the plot holes. I liked the leveling system, but characters acting much younger than their ages is off putting and the MC having no real motive of his own and instead of following his Master like an obedient slave is not the most inviting of settings. I mean, it doesn't matter if the MC is powerful or not, but whether he can truly carve a path of his own. The reason he's called the "Main Character" is for a reason. However, the overall ambience of a war against eldritch entities with a perk based leveling system is done very well and I can't praise the author enough for that. There is also an attempt at humanizing the antagonist and painting the World in shades of grey instead of a black and white and this is spectacular for a novel. Thanks for the work, author!

ChromeCRYSS
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If you are a fan of LitRPG, its a must-read!

Great stuff, some similarity to Randidly Ghosthound, but its mostly just the system "perks", and character is spawed into a dungeon instead of tutorial zone.

The MC is well fleshed out,pretty badass, keeps it real, swears like an drunk sailor when situation goes though, but mainly, unlike most of RR stories, the MC feels desparation, fear, and sometimes doesnt know what to do in certain situation. This is what I really enjoy about the story, MC feels like he could be a real person who was just transported from Earth to some random world, I am absolutely sick of  when in some stories MC's imeadiately addapt, talk and act in the normative way of a society on another world in which they have been for few days only.

Story is good, follows the right path at the right pace, enviroments and conditions change often enough to keep you interested, plus some plot twists (not all that difficult to predict, but at least you may predict it few paragraphs before, not like some stories where you can tell whats gonna happen 3 chapters ahead).

Writing is colourful and describtive, while not overly so, preventing the story from being pain to read, because author wants to describe every crack in the wall, so big plus points for that. Some minor gramatical mistakes, but nothing that would ruin your reading experience, I am just a bit of Grammar Nazi. Can be easily fixed if author gets an editor or PR.

Over all, really good story, definetely on the pincale of LitRPG and i am sure after few more chapters, the story will be somewhere on the first page of top ranking stories of RR.

 

jpuntuned
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Good start but loses steam quick

I prefer this story to Randidly Ghosthound which inspired the 'system'. However, the novelty wore off pretty quick and what the reader ends up with is another run off the mill OP protagonist.

MutatedRat
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Power-ups & Fights Galore.... with Nothing Else

An intense action-packed Lit-RPG in a fun and pleasurable power-up system inspired by Randidly Ghosthound (but better than Randidly, imho). The author excels in fight scenes and power boosting... but that’s about it.

 

My Quick Review:

Would I Recommend? Yes, if you’re looking for intense fights and some Lit-RPG leveling fun.

 

Pros:

Intense fight scenes

Great power-ups

Interesting world building

Each character is fleshed our with a unique personality

 

Cons:

Theres a fight... then there’s a power boost. The formula repeats itself over and over again akin to a repetitive Wuxia novel.

Looking for anything beyond simple power ups? Again, not for you.

Characters are unique, yes, but act unrealistically. The MC in particular is an edgy, all-confident, all-powerful man. Oh wait, he’s 17.

 

 

 

TigerCannon
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 I wanted to like it, I really did, but I just don't enjoy reading this. This review is as of ch 19, plus some skimming of more recent chapters. 

The fight scenes, when there is an actual fight, are actually fairly well written. Well described action, good pacing, etc.

The bad part is, after the first couple fights, he just pummels everything to death. Every fight ends up being almost the same, dodging and tanking some ultimately harmless attacks while Ora Ora Oraing. I could barely tell the difference between him fighting someone fifty levels below him and fifty levels above him. 

Outside of combat, the MC is occasionally amusingly snarky, but for the most part he's edgy enough to cut himself on. The interactions with other characters feel a bit forced, and the world seems to just give him whatever he wants despite luck being a dump stat.

It's not a terrible story. If you're willing to look past its flaws there's a very good effort there, but it's just too lacking in quite a few ways for me to keep reading. 

CandyAddict
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Great Potential with a few issues.

Spoiler-Free Review  (as of ch. 22): 

The story takes alot of inspiration from Legend of Randidly Ghosthound (almsot identical initally), but diverges with its own unique elements soon enough. The system itself (backstory and mechanics), are all interesting and more fleshed out than most other apocalypse LitRPG stories on this site.

On the writing itself, the style is both enjoyable and easy to read. The fight scenes are emotive, and character interactions flow well. There is no real story as of yet, but the worldbuilding is good enough so far to lay a solid foundation. No issues with the grammar.

Overall score rated on how much I personally enjoy the story.

Some issues:

At the moment, levels seem to matter less in this story due to how strong the protagonist is. On the other hand, levels are seen to go very, very high.

The protagonist's character is fleshed out, but actually seems to regress (slightly) as more chapters come out. This may end up being a plot point, but minus stars for becoming kind of one dimensional. This is compounded by the fact that the protagonist's motivations are lacking and he does not seem to have any goal in mind beyond getting stronger for the sake of getting stronger. Hopefully this will solve itself when the plot moves along.

CezarIXen
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Similar, but sufficient different and very addictive to read.

The author does do not hide fact that Randidy Ghosthound inspired this stories, but he makes another approach to the challenges and mc character and skill development. That is why the story despite the similarities, I read with pleasure. Therefore, I believe that the harm is to ignore this story because it uses a similar idea, and according to this line of thinking most fantasy after Tolkien is useless because of similarity.  Just the fact itself, that mc here is more specialised build than randidly because in this world hard to have universal skills and stats. And I really like the aspect that protagonist by his skill and determination is more and more like a monster from human point od view. I have great hopes that author can balance possibly loss of typical humanity with sensible grey morality, but time will show. 

Just the fact itself, that mc here is more specialised build than Randidly because in this world hard to have universal skills and stats. And I really like the aspect that protagonist by his skill and determination is more and more like a monster. I have great hopes that author can balance the possibly loss of typical humanity with sensible grey morality, but this time will show. 

I write a more review as will be more chapters, but now I can say that I can't wait, this beginning I read with pleasure. The main protagonist so far does not disappoint. And 8 chapter caused adding the last two fragment of this review because ending half shows that this story has so much more potential with mc and another humans interactions.

 

Chapter 11 and  12 give us answers why and how mc survive,  very good plot twist.  If every time new chapter become that good or even better I never end writing this review. I really want to wait for more chapters before I add more my opinion, but is hard to resist when this story turns out better than I expected.