There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns.

by stewart92

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic

She became a dungeon core.

Everything pointed Delta to murdering her way to success. People were just mana farms, right?

No, that was wrong. Delta refused. Then everything became odd.

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Chapter Name Release Date
1: Smashing Start ago
2: Take off! ago
3: Mushroom Farming ago
4: The Piggy in the Middle ago
5: The Human Touch ago
6: The Capped Limit ago
7: innocence and Gobs ago
8: What Wicked Web We Weave ago
9: Quissing the Dungeon ago
10: Hole in the Ground ago
11: Fishing for Compliments ago
12: The Nature of Give and Take ago
13: Hook, Line, Sinker ago
14: Conviction ago
15: Delta Ducks ago
16: Duck for Traps ago
17: Along Came A Spider ago
18: I am DEO! ago
19: DEO! and friends! ago
20: A Boary End ago
21: Flaws and Thorns ago
22: The Greenhouse Effect ago
23: Nature vs Nurture ago
24: Unruli ago
25: Slimers ago
26: Special ago
27: Levelling Down ago
28: Guilty Roots ago
29: The Jungle Room ago
30: A Gentleman ago
31: Japing about ago
32: Catch and Mist ago
33: The Curious Container ago
34: The Flower in a Pot ago
35: Rulis and Termis ago
36: Challenge Accepted ago
37: The Nuance of Dungeon Building ago
38: Big Showdown in little Dungeon ago
39: Lost in Translation ago
40: Seeing the Mushroom for the Forest ago
41: Busy Little Bee ago
42: The Little Things ago
43: Raleish the thought ago
44: Mime the Gap ago
Interlude: Cheesecake ago
45: Nu point of view ago
46: Ballad of the Great ago
47: Delta Does Danger ago
48: Equal-system ago
49: Witching Hour ago
50: Evolution of the First Floor ago
51: Happy Accidents ago
52: Griminology ago
Interlude: Crumbling Hearth ago
Artwork! ago
53: Devine Bobbing ago
54: Pic-Nic ago
Maestro ago
55: Heart of the Jungle ago
56: Birds, Mushrooms, and Taxes ago
57: The Musical Trap ago
58: Thorn in The Side ago
59: DEOLICIOUS ago
60: The Star of the Show ago
Map updates. ago
61: This Dungeon Belongs to Noland ago
Update ago
Interlude: Popping the Question ago
62: Holly Water ago
63: Wyin or lose ago
64: The Tree of 'Wisdom' ago
65: The Key to her Heart! ago
66: Tending the Moon ago
Side Story: The Village of Woodedly ago
67: Keys and Doors ago
68: World Wide Web ago
69: New Blood ago
70: Gather your Party ago
Floor maps udated! ago
Interlude: The King's Fortune ago
71: Truth Seeker ago
72: Inferno at the Grove ago
73: Lord of Mushrooms ago
Interlude: Spoiled for Choice ago
74: Blind Truth ago
75: Heart to Heart ago
76: Jungle Fever ago
77: Flower Power ago
78: Maze of Life ago
79: Delta's Dungeon Defence ago
80: Mother vs Mother ago
81: Long may she rain ago
82: Jack and Delta go down a tunnel ago
Interlude: The Imp of no Importance ago
83: The Fortress of Silence ago
84: For Whom the Dungeon Trolls ago
Edit upon a new day. ago
85: Silent Knight ago
86: Oh Holy Knight ago
87: Grotesque Puns ago
Floor 2 update! ago
88: Xanatos Gambit? No, this is a Delta Gamble! ago
89: Split Opinions on Banned Books ago
90: The Dungeon and her Village ago
91: Nina a Hand? ago
92: Fresh Breath of Seth ago
93: A King's Grudge ago
Interlude: Dungeon Education ago
94:Guard Goyles ago
95: All Action, No Talk ago
96: Door to Door ago
97:Bubbling to the Surface ago
Interlude: Death Pips In ago
98: The Madness of Sanity ago
99: Beta to the Punch ago
100: Delta ago
101: How to be a Dungeon ago
102: The Dance of the Dead and Fabulous ago
103: Pop goes the Slime ago
104: Spring of the Soul ago
105: Delta's Day Off ago
106: Delta the Darkest Dungeon ago
107: Love ago
108: Al Far will he go? ago
109: Quickies and Squidies ago
110: Hungry Python ago
111: Jack be nimble... jack be... oh no. ago
112: Low-hanging fruit ago
113: Miserable Pile of Mushrooms! ago
114: Sootable Upgrades ago
115: Vastly Giant Bridge ago
116: Wyinning ago

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Washishuku
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Aim for the stars! Rush the bodyguards!

Overall: My feelings towards this story can be summarized by a random thought that I had just as I was starting the latest chapter, and was looking at the title of the story in my bookmarks. "There is epic loot here, it's the whole story." It has an abundance of heartwarming elements including an emphasis on that large family vibe that is one of the strengths that dungeon novels have. Comedy suffuses the entire thing until I cannot think of any elements of dungeon building that haven't been given their own hilarious personality. 

Spoiler: do not read unless you have read chapter 100. I know spoilers in a review make no sense, but I need to just let out the enthusiasm while I'm on this topic.

Style: The entire story has a very lighthearted feel, where any of the "rules" that normally encompass a system world exist as a framework that makes a melodic snapping sound. A great deal of the focus is on character interactions between a caste of oddities that makes a very comedic sort of slice of life, and even during chapters that often come across as dull (info dumps, construction queues, lore) there is typically both a twist that makes it entertaining and another scene in the same chapter. 

Grammar: For most people, grammar is a set of rules like gravity that are inescapably there, and resented like when the yogurt falls out from the fridge like a dungeon door trap out for your morale. However, mastering gravity is, paradoxically, the key to flight. stewart92 has that kind of mastery of grammar where little things like the use of all caps, or carefully placed apostrophes are the crux of a joke or characterization. I haven't noticed any problems so they are fixed with a great deal of promptness. 

Story/Character: I think this story needs the slice of life tag.  There are conflicts on a larger scale, beyond the scope of the dungeon, that have satisfying setups and climaxes and conclusions, but the bulk of the story is moments in the lives of the characters (to such an extent that I combined both categories rather than rave about the same things twice.) The story even avoids the pitfall of tedium common to slice of life stories by taking the collective common sense and leaving it in a corner to gradually collect assorted fungi. 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Overall, this story is amongst my favorites on the site, and I would recommend it to anyone, bar none.

 
Immolation970
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Light and Fluffy Insanity

There Is No Epic Loot Here, Only Puns is a dungeon core story that leaves me at different points laughing, breathless from awe, or crying from the sheer emotions conveyed. The characters are each in-depth individuals with their own personalities and motives that mean that their interactions with each other are amazing. It has a bit of a rough start, but only in comparison with how overwhelmingly good it becomes later on in the story. It has a well developed world, plenty of mystery, and it continuously goes sideways in a direction that is both wonderful and compeletely unexpected. Sometimes has problems with rambling, and the puns could use work, but part of the puns appeal is how bad they are. I truly love this series, and it is quite possibly my favorite series on RR. Highly recommended. 

clead
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A different kind of story with a warm twist

Heartwarming will be the best word to describe this story, but that does not mean the story does not possess epic or action moments and amazing characters. If you add the writing, plot, character development (Oh, Nu...), world building, dungeon building...

But returning to the review stuff.

The story is centered around Delta and the characters around her, since it starts as a classic dungeon core story (dungeon building and resource management), it keeps that going non-stop but with a VERY different and unique approach and I will even be able to say that this is a story which can be read by both 13 and 18+ year old people with a double reading with characters as endearing as DEO (screaming intended) and the rest of the cast, both from the dungeon and Durence that try to be happy go lucky even if the world is a bit grey for them.

If you can spot the puns (good and bad), it's because the grammar is solid and constant, the writting flows and even if it skips to a different POV from time to time, it sounds more like extra chapters than part of the main story while helping developing the world around the dungeon.

The main character has spun, even if Delta tries to be a loving and caring "mother" to the dungeon, and at the same time, Nu is the strict father figure that acts more like a protective and caring brother for Delta.

The cast keeps increasing and in ways nobody expected due to Delta deltaing her life inside the dungeon, and the dungeon affects at the same time Durence, making eccentric people appear from there from time to time.

At this point in the story, there have been some antagonist figures in which my favorite was the tax collector (biggest evil in the world!!), but even if everybody survives Delta, that doesn't mean that they weren't deltaed in the process.

Release dates are constant and abundant, which helps a lot with serialized works; author answers properly to critizism and at the same time addresses queries made by fans. The author even draws maps for people to understand better the description and the layout of the dungeon.

If you liked the Wandering Inn, this series is similar in some tones but keeping both a warm theme and a clear direction to the story that does not let it stagnate.

Bored monster
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A classic dungeon story, not so classic anymore. Dungeon stories nowadays have been so overdone that there are only cliches left. Not this one though. Delta is basically a novel about a person/heroine saying I don't want to kill anyone, I want to be their friends. Except this one isn't so cringy. This novel is heartfelt free flowing classic without all the japanese isekai tropes. A must read for everyone.

Milanda
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This is one of my favorite comedies and Delta is amazing. I like the world building and the slow reveal about who and what she is as she tries to be friends with everyone while facing her worst nightmares. With a wide cast of colorful characters (who probably don’t properly give out the nightmare vibe they should; Maestro) I definitely check in regularly to see more of Delta. 5/5 would recommend.

Saraphima
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One of my all-time favorite stories

Reviewed at: 1: Smashing Start

I love this story, and would recommend it to everyone. It has well-built story and plot, and some of the most memorable characters I have ever read about. Some small grammar mistakes here or there, but these are barely noticable and didn't detract from my enjoyment one bit. A must-read for everyone, in my humble opinion. I started reading and finished it in under a day! I just couldn't put it down.

The fact we're given actual maps is the cherr- er, mushroom on top.

Delta needs many hugs and more mushroom friends!

Lackies
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This novel is fun without being totally inane, funny without forcing itself, and just a little bit poigant to cleanse the palate and give the plot a bit of weight.

Bizmatech
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Popcorn Entertainment With Some Actual Calories

Reviewed at: 104: Spring of the Soul

It's like a dungeon-builder isekai got combined with Discworld. It's nonsensical without ever dropping the suspension of disbelief.

It's got a massive cast, but actually takes the time to develop its characters. It has a small setting, but makes you feel like the world around it actually works.

I particularly like how it manages to keep the running jokes from getting old. You see them coming, and you know how they work, but you never really see the punchline until it hits you.

I binge read it once, but I'll probably reread it again soon. I don't usually do that with webnovels, but this one is worth it.

Lesti
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One of the better Dungeon stories out there

Reviewed at: 101: How to be a Dungeon

I can honestly say that this is one of the better Dungeon stories out there. 
Very good world-building with just some slight flaws in terms of the "Characters know a lot more than what the reader gets to know until the story calls for it" type of writing style a lot of authors go for to progress stories.
To me, it`s a bit of a negative, but the rest of the story covers it easy enough to not make an issue out of it.
All in all this story is great, and a must-read.

FenraeDraconis
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Heartwarming yet engaging with a good plot

Reviewed at: 105: Delta's Day Off

This is a light hearted read, but at the same time has a rather deep plot that keeps moving forward. Some laughs, some smiles, a couple cries. Give it a shot you'll be surprised...