Nerds in Dungeonia!

by MacQueen

Original HIATUS Adventure Fantasy LitRPG
Warning This fiction contains:
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“Welcome to Dungeonia!”

Jack stared at the words, the true depth of their meaning impossible to know. Before him, in a book never opened, was a list of his attributes: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. The instructions were simple:

“You will have to choose a Race, Class, and Background before you can enter.”

It was Dungeons & Dragons, and the character was him. What’s more, two of his friends were along for the ride. Unable to go home, they created a party of adventurers to see what’s in store for them in this world called Dungeonia.

Will Jack and his friends make it back home? Can their friendship survive under the strains of living in a dangerous realm of fantasy? Will their knowledge of D&D save them from the threats and machinations of goblins, fey, cultists, and an ancient wizard? Are they the only people from the real world trapped in Dungeonia? If everything truly functions like D&D, then who is the Dungeon Master?

Some may be answered, some may forever remain mysteries in…

Nerds in Dungeonia!

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supercan
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After digging for coal, I found a zircon.

The story starts out great. Jack and his party have great chemistry, the jokes and references are on point.

However, as the story progresses, random plot line after plot line gets thrown at you and its starts to become somewhat confusing but it's not that bad. The bad thing is Jack. His character devolves into someone not very likeable or someone you can identify as. Also his monolog is way out of hand, there's too much of it, and it's largely irrelevant to the story as a whole.

Also, the captain. I think the author was kind of confused how what kind of character she was supposed to be. First you think she's just a hard going military lady, then she turns out to be a 1 dimensional lady with goals of petty revenge and a idiosyncratic quest for proving she's right, and everyone else is wrong. Then she gets caught and we're supposed to empathize. Doesn't really work.

The use of grammar is great, one thing I would point out is longer paragraphs than usual. 

Overall, good start, becomes a chore to read later on. 

LivingDaylight
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Great read, exciting and fun

This story shows off a lot of talent. Good cliffhangers, interesting side stories that merge with the main one, some good banter, lots of DnD knowledge, some unexpected twists. Couldn't stop reading, sad to have reached the current last chapter (52).

The grammar is mostly flawless, which is awesome, but a few tiny mistakes here and there keep me from giving the full 5 stars. Otherwise perfect scores all around, couldn't ask for more. Would send a donation if there was a button :)

Steven 'Bull' Ratkovich
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I've been playing RPGs for 35 years now, and of course I cut my teeth on Dungeons & Dragons. So needless to say, I'm really enjoying this series.

The characters re solid, as is the story. I also like that because of potential ressurection in D&D, you can grimly kill off some characters but still leave hope that they're not dead for good. 

I always feel bad when I read a portal fantasy series where a whole bunch of folks get dropped in blindly, and end up dying right away due to their cluelessness. It may be realistic, but honestly I read these for the escapist antasy, not realism, so it always bugs me a little.

Anyway, keep up the good work, looking forward to more chapters! 

Cestarian
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For how well written the story is, it's surprising that the author can't write a description for shit, seriously, I'd give the story a 1/5 for the description (or the total lack thereof) if it wasn't so bloody good!

Anyhow, it's a regular isekai story basically, if a bit darker than usual, and it has a D&D twist, in other words, they get D&D rules to create their characters, and D&D like gameplay rules to follow. While that may sound boring, it's actually quite amazing, trust me. Guy is DMing the shit out of this story.

There are only 3 problems with the story I can find.

1: Worst description on the entire fucking website; maybe entire internet. (seriously, I decided not to read this story about 5 times before finally getting bored enough to look past that and just try reading the bloody thing, and even then, I started reading the first sentence, forgot about it, and picked it up again 5 days later... Thing is, I binged the entire story, all 49 released chapters of it, when I finally got past that first chapter)

2: POV changes, there's too many of them, usually boring stuff about unintroduced characters, or boring side characters, this shits not good, but the main story is well done enough for me to mostly ignore this issue (e.g. I skimmed through that shit mostly)

3: Slowest release schedule ever. I mean it did ok for the first 4 months, then at the 5th month it's like 1 chapter per month, maybe 2 if we're lucky, after 11 months we get a 3 month gap before the next chapter is posted, and it has now almost been a month since that was posted.

Seriously, I'm kinda hyped about this story, but that doesn't mean much if it's never gonna be finished does it?

Anyhow besides these points, this shit's perfect, and I am most impressed by the characters, this story features probably the most realistic characters I have seen in any story on this site, while admittedly I may have been reading genres where shitty characters are a common problem (fantasy & sci-fi), so I'm somewhat starved for it, but yeah, the characters start out somewhat realistic, with 3 nerds who are part hyped and part freaked out about this whole thing, and 1 normie chick who is just trying to deal with it. As it would normally happen, there's some drama between 2 of the guys about getting the one girl in their party, and then there's 1 guy who is above that shit. Probably the only one of the 3 who ever got laid. There's a lot of character development going on, these people are constantly evolving, even some side characters are. It's nice, strongest point of the story for sure.

Fully deserving of a 4.5/5 rating, read it bros!

CamChow
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 I'm two chapters in so sue me, but I very rarely read works that I enjoy here.  This is one of them.  Very well written, with just teh right balance of comedy and seriousness.  Characters all ahve their own personalities and Story is different in that it uses D&D as a basis.  I'm really surprised this isn't more popular though

 

sheltron5000
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Great writing, good plot, and believable characters. It really feels like the story is going somewhere, instead of just meandering along in a fantasy world. I also appreciate the light touch of litRPG features: it’s all there, but without the obsessive numbers and a endless tables. I look forward to what happens next!

kao
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Love the classics!

 

Don't let the title of the book fool you. It's actually pretty good entertainment. 

 

If you liked the current genre of LitRpg of MMORPG with PC game stats, you MAY get turned off from the idea of an older age: Table Top gaming like D&D 5th edition. (I'm a 3.5 ED player myself - I'm a DDO, or Dungeons and Dragons Online fan because its mainly based upon 3.5) 

 

Yet even if you're not into D&D, our writer, like any good DM, takes the time to introduce you to the world of D&D; good examples without drowning a noob in data and tables.  Yet makes it supremely entertaining at the same time. 

 

So if you like Isekai worlds with more meat to it, give Dungeonia a shot. It's worth it. 

 

WARNING: not ALL PC will survive....the MC's? yes. though they may not think they're surviving....

joeintokyo
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So far its been really fun and have enjoyed the DnD role playing style story telling.  Can't imagine how much trouble it would be to keep up with four people worth of stats and skills though!  Hope it keeps going!

MooshieD
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This hasn't got me hooked.  The page seems to fluctuate a bit, but there's not what I would consider filler, just perhaps the foreshadowing of an epic length story ( I hope?). 

Chapter 11 had me on pins waiting to see what would happen the whole chapter, and then still(!) left me hanging at the end. Hoping the writers release schedule is relatively often, but hey- quality over quantity..

thx for the story!

MadPhilosopher
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The Characters all have their own personality.

Interesting Worldbuilding

Nice Magic concepts

And a seemingly planned out plot

It's still too early to put 5 stars immediately but it's a nice story