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
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

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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.

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A soaring epic with a lot of heart

I have to be honest and score low on grammar and style. The errors appear consistently in every chapter, but I honestly don't even care -- this story is that good. The characters are defined and unique, with unexpected motivations and flaws. With a good editor this could easily be a top-selling ebook.

I implore you to look beyond the spelling, grammar, and occasionally clunky sentence structure. This is well worth a read. You won't be able to stop.

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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. 

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General funny, strange, and just plain fun.

I do wish it updated more regularly, but regardless, there is very little to complain about in regards to the novel, in my opinion.

It earns the slothy seal of approval.

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I don't get the hype

The story is ok, that's the word I'd use to describe it. Ok. Not great, not even particularly good, just ok. I'm 50 chapters in when I write this.

It starts more or less like most dungeon core stories (and most dungeon core stories suck don't they?) but manages to avoid the murderhobo dungeon trope. And not being a murderhobo dungeon sort of becomes everything the story is really about. There's some worldbuilding in the background; hidden by cliffhangers, the author seems like he's teasing "Hey, there's a world and story outside the dungeon, guess who is never going to get to hear anything about it! That's right, you will never get to hear anything about it! Not beyond these cliffhangers I'm leaving all over anyways."

I don't know what to make of that, it's like he's mocking his readers, but it's not that big of a deal, I never cared that much about it anyways, it just became a annoying when he keeps repeatedly teasing it and dropping cliffhangers and loose ends about it all over the place without ever actually diving deeper into any of it.

But this isn't even what bothers me the most about the story, this is just a minor annoyance. What bothers me the most is that the pacing of the story is down the drain, I've read about 50/88 published chapters; with the full 88 being 1000 pages of content; that's about 600 pages of content I've read, two full books.

And nothing has happened, it's like the world bends over backwards and just waits for the dungeon to be ready for whatever it promised to throw at it from the first few chapters. The town next to the dungeon had to send a letter to the king to tell him about the dungeon and this would draw in a bunch of undesirables that like to enslave dungeons, or just milk them like cows of whatever they can get. It's been 2 books worth of content, and they're not even there yet? Just a whole bunch of foreshadowing turned into a whole lot of nothing.

Worse still however is that she's developing so slowly, she has 2 floors and 15 monsters, 600 pages, for 2 floors, and she's not even done with the 2nd floor. When we get teased about there being dungeons with 70+ floors out there. It's all just a happy little wonderland, everything always goes perfect, there's no adversity, not really, oh and despite the doors being open for adventurers to come in and chekc things out, she's had only 1 serious team check her out, a few people have dropped by the dungeon once, and never returned (including Quiss, who is made out to be some kind of major character but he never really goes into the dungeon after his first 2 times early on in the book)

The pace is snailing, there's suppposed to be some plot, probably but at the current rate the story is going it'll be 4000 pages, or chapter 350 or something before we will finally get to the plot actually moving. You know, when she's developed into a whole 3 floor dungeon and is ready for whatever the world can throw at her (Because I swear she will not be able to get to floor 4 any faster than that, the pace has only been slowing down over time. She'll probably be stuck on floor 3 until the author drops the story)

It's an ok story, a light hearted read, filled with bad puns. But it's nothing more than that.

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Could've been better

Extremely fluffly, nothing really happens. There's some nice lore on dungeons and it's effect on the nearby population, but nothing really happened from chapter 29-40. Dungeon development slowed down dramatically, and the personality of the MC has not really been developed. The only problems the MC has is in designing the layout of the dungeon but she has only to think of something and the solution will be given to her. Her assistant has more personality and the story would be vastly improved if it was told from his perspective. 


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Pun filled dungeon management.

Ever read dungeon core story, where you wonder 'why is the MC, the core, acting like that'? Well, in this you mostly laugh at what the core does. 

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Looking forward to reading more of this story,

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This is definitely not your average 'Dungeon Core' story. If you are like well-fleshed characters, spider killing puns, pot-making-mushroom, and DUCKS; head over to SpaceBattles and catch up to the newest 37th chapter.

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yeah, i like it :) its getting better and better in the last chapters !