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.


*Currently I am releasing 2 chapters a week, thanks to my Patrons who have reached my first Tier Goal! Next tier will justify me setting aside enough time to write 3 chapters a week! *

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Very Good interpretation of a Dungeon Core Novels.

Few grammatical Errors

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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.

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Great puns

Great dungeon building

And an annoying fairy.... Don't let me get started.

And the real life development is seriously lacking, but as I haven't read past chap 30, I will update that part of my review later.

Overall Score 3.5/5

Okay, I'm Chapter 63 caught up and.......

Okay, chap 30 and before is like prelude and after it everything starts to mix together real nice, the Real life and the Virtual one...

It's hard to discribe, but suddenly we get this information of the real world, and boy do things start to get crazy (in a good way :P). I'll first explain his nature.

James represents the gamer nature in all of us, the gamer hero in us, the greedy one, the obsessed one. He's like that group of gamers who stopped an armed robber who tried to rob the net cafe they were playing at.

And so, things start to get crazy... As the dark plot hidden in both the real and virtual life finds its way into James life... A gamer in his core... He will show you that this crazy adventure is just his playground and he will show it through actions.

The fairy is less annoying.

Grammar is still meh, but it does not take from the story. So I'll give it a 4 stars from the previous 3, but please take some time and proofread.

everything else is prfeeect! :)

The short version/conclusion for bored people.

One of the greatest Dungeon building stories out there, and even if you aren't into that, it's still worth reading and trust me, you won't be disappointed.

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I hate when a story is centered around a week willed main character that has an  abusive companion. The pixie isn’t funny to me she’s a b and shouldn’t be in the story. Most dungeon story’s end up this way when they have a girl companion. The mc loses all  semblance of control over there choices.

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Style: Its good but nothing exceptional.

Story: Its a fairly common theme. With fairly common Concept. But its funny and entertaining enough.

Grammar: Im not a native speaker and didnt see any errors so yeah..

Character: Well how to say this.. The MC is a standard Nerd and the other characters are like a clone of real people.. but hey, it works.

I would recommend it

Keep up the good work laughing