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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Table of Contents
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
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j03man
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A beautiful, fun, well written story that delivers on its promises in surprising and delightful ways.

The world building is unique and deep but is introduced through characters you know and love (or are at least interested in) in bite sized chunks. So you have a reason to care about the world beyond just the cool concepts the world contains and you never feel overwhelmed by details despite its depth.

ronrironin
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It is a fun read and things are looking like they are heating up. Can't say I agree with the total pacifism the MC has going - leading me to roll my eyes more than once - but it is different. In a saturated genre filled with too much of the same, Puns manages to bring some fresh ideas to the bunch.

Deaconsyre
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This story never fails to make me feel good. Most stories hinge on conflict and drama. Puns meanders through a field of whimsy and charming irony.

LynxoSloth
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Very cutely written. Surprisingly, one of the few female characters I didn't find very annoying.

mystic_musique
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Best dungeon story out there

Stories about dungeon cores are a dime in a dozen. But this is definitely the best I've read. Delta, the dungeon core, is adorable and horribly punny, and just so nice, she is a welcome breather from the blood-thirsty dungeon cores that are so common. Another thing that makes this story so special are the side characters, from Delta's UI Nu to the citizens of the nearby town. Each of them is so in-depth and interesting, they're not really side characters anymore. Also: maps! Dungeon maps! (Please author, we need more!)

 

P.S. for people who like this: Check out The Dungeon Calls for a Sage, it is somewhat similar and shows promise, altough (sadly) atm it has fewer chapters out there.

Kioku
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Great, but needs fewer interludes.

The author knows what they're doing, and they're doing it well.  Second dungeon core fic I found, after the Worm crossover one, and I could only be happier with it if they'd used monster types I like instead of those I dislike, and had fewer interludes.  Seriously, there are *so many* interludes.  Please just stick with the dungeon's perspective for more of the time!  But yes.  It doesn't use that ridiculous 'mana in the thousands' stuff that so many others do, which is nice, and it takes the idea of someone reincarnated into a dungeon core realistically (as far as 'the average person would *not* be okay with just killing tons of people).  Well done.

Also yay, maps!

FlowerPothead
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Did basic review, but this deserves ALL THE STARS

This story is a ray of sunshine. It is the most heartwarming and funny slice-of-life dungeon novel, but is in no way sickly sweet.

Every chapter feels me with anticipation, and then joy as I read through it. I can't count how many times I have caught myself smiling widely while reading, and there aren't even that many chapters!

Give it a read, finding this was an amazing moment for me.

The characters develop and the story itself is interesting and full of characters and details, while of course PUNS AND MUSHROOMS ARE AMAZING! (and I read that in my imagined Deo's voice...)

CornofHolio
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This story is an experience like no other. It may come of as a bit odd at times, but it has a certain kind of charm to it.

This is no ordinary dungeon story, it has a world outside the dungeon. The mc also goes for befriending rather than murderising. This is done very well, and I sometimes find myself shedding tears of happiness.

To the writer, I say thank you for a wonderful story and a great adventure.

Montizuma59
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Best character development I've seen

The story is a fun read, and I advise that you read it.

This is the first dungeon story I've read where the dungeon is not even the focus. The dungeon is just a plot device used for the characters to develop, which I think the best part of the story. Most of the character, even one-off characters are interesting and fun to read. The town near the dungeon really feels like its a town of retired heroes and demon lords that just went there to retire and be forgotten by the world, and the dungeon's presence really shows how the town is coming back to life again.

In conclusion, I like this story and I'm always excited when I see a new chapter is up.

Ciro
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Delicious, punny and wholesome, few errors

You get exactly what it says on the package: A story about a dungeon with a lot of puns. Not that new, if it weren't for the fact that the protagonist is Delta, the dungeon core and we watch as she grows her dungeon, makes friends, foes and shitty puns that are abolutely wonderful.

Despite the simplicity of the concept the world is complex enough to seem realistic, touching topics such as human greed and ignorance even if faced with a miracle.

There is character developement, conflict and resolution, everything a good story needs.

Said characters are very weird and loveable, even the freaky, acid-spitting mushroom monster. All monsters the average reader would normally be repelled by have their own unique quirks that make it a lot easier to fall in love with every single one of them.

The grammar here and there still needs to be fixed, but that is a minor trade off for such a good story.

I rate 4.5/5, not enough shrooms.