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Explore the world, meet new and interesting monsters, and kill them for their loot.

It was a tale as old as gaming, and it bored Conlan to death. He always had more fun finding little chinks in a game’s code. Figuring out how to exploit systems within a game and turn them to his advantage.

Lately he’d been using those skills to mess with Horizon Online Entertainment. He figured screwing those bastards over in the court of public opinion was the least he owed the corporate pricks for killing his sister since they were never going to get justice from the real courts where that justice went to the highest bidder.

Only now there’s a whole new digital battlefield opening up: Lotus Online. The greatest and most immersive VRMMO ever created, and Horizon is trying to invade that world and take it over the same as they’ve taken over everything else.

But Conlan has a secret weapon. He’s discovered something in Lotus no one else has. Spellcrafting. The chink in Lotus’s armor. It’s a crafting system that might just allow him to take over the game world and kick Horizon out. Assuming he can survive all the Horizon assholes trying to kill him long enough to pull off the greatest exploit of his gaming career!

Spellcraft is a mostly finished novel clocking in at about 200,000 words. I'm currently releasing a chapter a day, and you can rest assured that if you follow this baby you'll be getting a great story from beginning to end!

A quick note to readers: Spellcraft is more GameLit than LitRPG. More creamy than crunchy. Which is to say this is a story where the story and characters are front and center. Game mechanics are there to push the story forward, but going into exhaustive detail about those mechanics isn't part of the story.

If you're looking for pages and pages of stat tables this story probably isn't for you. If you're looking for a humorous doorstopper about a ragtag group of smartass friends fighting the power in a dystopian future through the power of crafting and video games then you're in for a treat!

Thanks for reading!

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Captured ago
2: Hail to the King, Baby ago
3: Crime and Punishment ago
4: ...But Mostly Punishment ago
5: After Action ago
6: Big Announcement ago
7: IRL Danger ago
8: Damsel in Distress ago
9: Launch Day ago
10: Under Attack? ago
11: Player Killers ago
12: Griefing the Griefers ago
13: Good Relations With the Goblins, Have I ago
14: Expeditious Retreat ago
15: Skill Unlocked! ago
16: Gatherer ago
17: Combat Craft ago
18: Reagents ago
19: Nilbog ago
20: Trouble Brewing ago
21: Involuntary PVP ago
22: Stop Right There, Criminal Scum! ago
23: Hunted ago
24: Player Versus Planning ago
25: Into the Woods ago
26: Is There A Healer in the House? ago
27: Ruthless Bloodthirsty Hotties ago
28: Toxic Gear ago
29: Smelly Salvation ago
30: New Plan ago
31: Scouting ago
32: Sneaking ago
33: Mining ago
34: Spellcraft Unlocked! ago
35: Spellcrafting ago
36: Enemy-Shattering Kaboom! ago
37: Improvised Explosive Gem ago
38: Encumbrance ago
Quick update: Vacation schedule ago
39: Back to Town ago
40: Not So Secret Identity ago
41: Discovered ago
42: Bully the Bullies ago
43: Fight! ago
44: Forged in Stupidity ago
45: Stabby Little Pointy-Eared Murder Machines ago
46: To the Magic District ago
47: Trelor's Oddments ago
48: The IOI Gambit ago
49: One Word: Potions ago
50: The Auction House ago
51: Selling Out ago
52: Consequences ago
53: Corpse Run ago
54: Reputation ago
55: Payday ago
56: R-E-S-P-E-C-T ago
57: Protection Racket ago
58: Exchange Rate ago
59: Business Plan ago
60: Powerleveling ago
61: Explosive Rescue ago
62: Old Friends ago
63: Escape to the Underground ago
64: Moths to the Flaming Sword ago
65: Down in the Underground ago
66: Goblin Kthonopolis ago
67: Negotiations ago
Announcing my Patreon! ago
68: Fixit Conlan ago
69: Puny Gods ago
70: Econ 101 ago
71: Means of Production ago
72: Kneel Before Conlan! ago
73: Old Plans ago
74: Supply Run ago
75: Run Through the Dungeons ago
76: Big Surprise ago
77: Butcher's Bill ago
78: A Chance ago
79: Tavern Brawl ago
80: Horizon Comes Knocking ago
81: Run Through the Ghetto ago
82: Real Life Rescue ago
83: Escape ago

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Do not miss this story!

At first glance this story shouldn’t work. A gamer seeking revenge against a corporation has been done to death. It reeks of other novels that have been going on for years. Yet, I find myself eagerly anticipating the next chapter and laughing along at the dialogue.

Once you get past a story line that seems played out you find characters that stand out. Villains that make you want to punch someone. And a storyteller that makes you look forward to the days adventure.

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Picking up steam liking the direction.

Like the story more and more the further I've gotten. I'm up to chapter 45 now and it's picking up steam and moving in a really fun direction.

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Good stuff, promising but to early to tell if its five stars worthy

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Decent story, underrated title. Almost no spellcasting by chapter 32.  Its not so much the awesome mastermind gamer story as it is young teenager story. Fun read anyway.  

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Pretty interesting so far the mc seems like one that'd be worth reading about, plot so far looks like itll be fun. Didn't see any grammar mistakes, although I'm not an English teacher or anything so there might be? All in all I say give it a shot.

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Story so far is pretty good.  Up til now it follows several tropes of the genre.  Nevertheless, there is a glimmer of something unique here in the attitude the MC has towards use of exploits and whatnot and of course, the MC doesn't have the personality of a troll that so many similar stories from Korea tend to have.  Hope it maintains its uniqueness.