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
110: Hungry Python ago
111: Jack be nimble... jack be... oh no. 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.

 
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.

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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. 

Fool
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Get Ready for Epic Pun-ishment

Reviewed at: 83: The Fortress of Silence

TLDR: Stop in for the click-bait title, stay for the funs.

Ever enfolding builder scenario of increasingly numerous and lovable characters. I was a little concerned that the author had bit off more than they could chew with the continuous puns that the premise seemed to be based off, and boy was I... totally wrong to be. There are puns everywhere. Puns for days. Puns for miles. Puns on puns. Puns in building, puns in eating, puns in combat. I love puns.

Written in a narrative sort of way that has a few different perspectives of wonderful recurring characters, tremendous witticisms that seem straight out of a pratchett or gaimon book. Give it a shot for a 'meh' moment and wind up 75 chapters in.

Darch
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once upon a time, the world decided to hide its greatest monsters, its greatest heroes and its greatest enemy all in one location, and hoped they would fade away with enough time... they shouldn't have hoped. 

This is the story of Delta, a sentient and sapient dungeon who grew strong way before she was supposed to in a location that the rest of the world would like to forget existed. Trouble is, she doesn't like to kill like a dungeon should. she doesn't like others killing in her new body either. An idealist who has the strength to back up her ideology in the face of unspeakable evil.

This is the story of all the monsters who call the dungeon core their mother, who have shown more emotion and character than any side characters i've seen in any professional work. They are just too easy to love, and I love every single one. This pun-loving family of goblins, trolls, skeletons, a mime, a duck and legion of mushrooms has made me smile no matter how sad i've been. 

This is the story of the residents of a town who the world wanted to forget- ancient powers who have awoken thanks to delta's presence, who are ready to fight against evil once more. A stroy about every single one of them, and how this world has hurt them, and every dungeon that lives in this world out of greed. 

this is the story of the children, the new heroes of this world, who would do anything to protect delta, the kids who are set to inherit the greatest darkness the world has ever known, just before it's about to strike.

Now ask me tell you, have you ever had a villain make you cry from something you've seen them do? i'm not talking tears at their own death. i'm not talking about some misguided tears of joy from their demise or watching them kill someone important. I mean genuine, heart-felt tears of fury and hopelessness over something a villain has done that just made you curl up and die inside for a while. This story gave me that. it's good. 

just... just read it. enjoy my punny children. i love them all. 

Scipio231
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Good to see this here - Love it!

I've been watching this story develop for months on Spacebattles, and it just keeps getting better. Varied and interesting characters, an intriguing and colorful world, and foreshadowing of potential plots to be. Honestly one of my favorite dungeon stories right now and a pure pleasure to read.

VoidWhereApplicable
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Style and humor very reminiscent of early Pratchett work, though still fairly rough around the edges.

Wonderful and lovable cast of chacters, even the main character, though she could maybe cut back a little on the puns (or at least be less on-the-nose about it, calling them out at every turn).

 

Very good, with potential to be brilliant. 10/10, would visit again.

sdeligar
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Original in a punny kinda way

Love the fact that somebody has finaly made a dungeon story were the main character talks about wanting to help people and doesn't just put some healing herbs around then calls it good. She actually teaches her monsters not to kill unless absolutely necessary.

Not to mention one that actively talks to people and wants to work with them. Some have tried this but again this is the first I've seen that seems to do it well.

Aselo
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Overall

So this is a dungeon story, cliche I know; however, this one is different and much better than many others. 5/5

Style

So this story is the common trope of someone turning into a dungeon, but there are twists. This dungeon doesn't suddenly want to murder everyone and their grandmother after becoming a dungeon. The POV changes are done very well and contribute greatly to our knowledge and they go with the story well. Currently feels sort of slice-of-life as of chapter 23 (may be subject to change). Unique and well-done. Did I mention at the end of the chapter there is a map of the dungeon as it appears so far? It is also labeled and very easily understood +.5 stars 4.5/5 Sorry your story is great, author, but I can't justify giving another dungeon story 5 stars for style no matter how good it is. It just isn't original anymore. Keep up the great work with your story though.

Grammar

The grammar is good and there are no major errors. The story flows well and is easily readable. There are no minor errors like missing commas, apostrophes, colons, etc. either that I can remember while writing this review. 6/5 Because most grammar on RRL is crap.

Story

great world-building so far. We are slowly learning more about how dungeons are viewed and treated in this world as well as how they work. Other than that go read the story yourself I can't put much here without being vague or giving spoilers. 5/5

Characters

One of this novels strong points all the characters so far are great. The village nearby the dungeon seems like gathering place of DLC endgame content. Everybody, there is overpowered as hell but has some reason they live out here in the middle of nowhere. So far we have a confirmed dragonslayer, ex-archdruid, holy saint, and other miscellaneous powerhouses. The POV of different "villagers" is done splendidly. The menu has started developing a personality as well as of the latest chapters I have read. Amazing characters that aren't flat at all. Showers Author with gold stars 100/5

Tschallacka
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Captivating story, bad puns, I like it

It's interesting how overpowered characters still have mundane issues, worries, and expectations. There are so many OP characters in this story, but at the same time, none of that overpoweredness leads to simple skips of things. Problems still exist, mud still sticks, people get just as annoyed.

It makes interpersonal clashes much more interesting where basically nation destroying entities just slug one out over a simple argument, where a simple grapple turns into landscape destroying altercations where the normality somehow shines through.

The way the dungeon develops, the bad puns flow on and even expand and the intricate Microphillic tendencies of the dungeon give it such a great personality.  I can't wait what will happen when floor 42 is reached. I wonder if Fera will ever invent a gargle blaster to bash Ruli's head in with a lemon slice wrapped in a gold brick. The story keeps me wondering where it will dig, what it will unearth and how it will develop.

I recommend this as a solid read, but I do wish that the author would use something like Grammarly or just look at the red lines of the spell checker editor to fix the most glaring mistakes. It can pull one really out of a storey when the wrong word is used.