DCO- Dungeon Core Online

by Glyax

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Sci-fi Dungeon GameLit LitRPG Magic Male Lead Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reader interactive School Life Secret Identity Strategy Virtual Reality

James hates his real life. He spends his days being bullied in school, and at home he simply reads and plays games. The only thing he has to look forward to is immersion. When he is immersed in the virtual world he can be whatever, whoever, he wants: He can escape the world that has thrown him away.

As such, when a new game, Dungeon Core Online, comes out, James is excited to play. He immerses himself as soon as he can, but when he is set to create his character he is instead offered a different choice. Now, James is the Dungeon Core and he suddenly finds himself wielding more power, with more options, than he's ever had before. The only downside... there are people in the real world who do anything, even kill, to gain the power of a Dungeon Core in the virtual world.

 

*I will try to always get at least 3 chapters a week, though life has started to get a bit busy. I will do my best, and apologize if I fail to meet these goals :( *

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Alistair
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Got to say was not expecting to laugh so much but exploding sheep just hit me really hard for some reason. Great story so far and a have no qualms recommending it to others.

Jacker41
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This book is really good, the main character is fun to read, the system is good, the plot might be a little slow but i like books that do that the right way like this one did. But the fairy "Rue" makes me want to immediately swat her with the nearest boot or anything, seriously she is the most annoying dungeon helper I have ever seen, and i've seen a lot. Even when the story progressed I tried to keep going and ignore her, but no, she sucks and drags the whole story down. Honestly if she was changed than this story woul be at least 4 stars but as of now she drags everything down

Kurama97
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Updated review and all I can say is wow

I made a previous review about this at about ch 8 or so and I'm making this at 52 and all I have to say is wow. It's just amazing what you've done here with all the different mechanics and I love the feedback he gets. One of the best things ever is having an epic boss intro and adventurers just shitting themselves. I legit evil laughed at the secret boss. 5 stars my friend. You done good.

Modaghair
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 This dungeon VR game has hilarious developers and amazing potential for growth. It might be interesting to see how the physical and immersed worlds influence each other, but even if the story never turns to focus on that it'll be an amazing read because of the fairy, dangers of new technology, well-populated dungeon, and most of all the references and puns. GL HF, Glyax.

Michael Mellenthin
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This is the first content I have read like this.  I have greatly enjoyed it.  Can't wait to see more.

RueStryker
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This is a great read. I've never read any '''dungeon core" or anything from this author and so far it's good!  The story line is fun and flows very nicely. The author does a good job of inputting the "dungeon stats" while not doing it overwhelmingly so.  Highly suggest this and look forward to more from this Author. 

Worgrider7
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Very Good interpretation of a Dungeon Core Novels.

Few grammatical Errors

TypeandRead
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When will this book be available on Amazon ?

Aspartame
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"Skip Dialogue" button is jammed

Ever rapidly hit the skip/next button, hoping to be un-slaved from a strict and "single option only" tutorial? Only for it to never fully go away? I thought that was what was going on until chapter 12. Then it dawned on me, this IS the story. The MC is actually pushing all player decisions onto the PC. Then pretends the remaining not-really-an-option "options" are important. The natural evolution of this is idle mode, followed by offline idle mode. I've decided to take the author's lesson to heart and drop this story, even though there's 28 more chapters to read. Someone else can read them for me, form their own opinions of them for me, and I might or (most likely) might not throw in an edit later acknowledging or denying said opinions. 

KoboldPatrol
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Fun for protagonist, antagonists and readers!

(as of chapter 51)

Style: Written in third-person internal perspective from James the dungeon's point of view, the style is fine.

Story: We follow the story from James' point of view as he builds his dungeon and watches the adventurers fight in it. It's exciting to find out what he does/receives next and how the adventurers have to cope with it. Due to his initial choices there is a great variability in his floors and monsters, keeping boredom away. Lots of funny scenes and banter, too.

Grammar: Quite some punctuation errors (mostly oversights but also a weakness of differentiating between plural-s and genitive-'s) and commas in the wrong place, but the rest is fine.

Characters: James was an elite gamer before the start of the story so he knows what to do and builds his dungeon in an intelligent way. He also tries to optimise his ressources by thinking ahead and finding advantageous combinations. His musings and actions feel real, without the inconsistencies that plague so many protagonists. The sidekick Rue is a mystery so far, she's presented as a very advanced AI but the readers suspect that there might be a real human playing her, from the way her character is presented (including flaws) that would be plausible.

As it is an online game both for the dungeon and for the adventurers there is no danger of permanent death. This takes away some of the suspense but at the same time lets the reader enjoy the story without the danger of heartbreak. A very recommendable story if you want to have fun.