Turn-Based Engineer

by Zalex and Entelechy

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Sexual Content

When James woke up five years before, he did not expect to end up in this weird, new world. Here, he found a reality filled with queer rules and magic beyond his imagination. Despite all this, he clung to his peaceful roots that he had been brought up with. With his knowledge, he could have changed the world. However, he did not wish to become some reckless adventurer or fearsome ruler; instead, he only sought to protect his loved ones and live a happy life. Sometimes though, the call of adventure forces itself upon even those who desperately wish to refuse. 

Warning: This story has multiple POVs. (But by chapter 15, it kind of narrows down onto James)

This work is (as of now) being co-written by Zalex and Entelechy where Zalex has previously written the story, and Entelechy edits/adds pieces. 

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Zalex and Entelechy

Zalex and Entelechy

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: Not-Diary Entry ago
Chapter 1: Morning ago
Chapter 2: Behold! A Gorgeous Knight! ago
Chapter 3: Bed and Breakfast ago
Chapter 4: Feeding Time ago
Chapter 5: Shopping Spree ago
Chapter 6: The Free Lantern ago
Chapter 7: Adventurer's Corner ago
Chapter 8: Researching a Path Home ago
Chapter 8: Of Aunts and Chemical Nonsense ago
Chapter 9: Auntie's Love Troubles ago
Chapter 10: Enemies Old and New ago
Chapter 11: Captured Souls and Blood Rites ago
Chapter 12: Laying Plans ago
Chapter 13: A Gathering of Fools ago
Chapter 14: Unstoppable Rage in Red Mist ago
Chapter 15: Breaking into the Church ago
Chapter 16: Lust and Blood ago
Interlude: The Mechanized Warrior ago
Chapter 17: Bad Villains and Secret Plots ago
Chapter 18: Sacrifices Repaid ago
Chapter 19: Adventurers Found with Dark Omens ago
Chapter 20: Letters from the Queen ago
Chapter 21: Sleeping Beauty ago
Interlude: Report 2 ago
Chapter 22: Lake Festival ago
Chapter 23: Knight Together ago
Chapter 24: Travel Arrangements ago
Chapter 25: Meeting with Marximus ago
Interlude 3: Jeffry the Shrinking Wyvern ago
Chapter 26: Highway Bandits ago
Chapter 27: Border Patrol ago
Chapter 28: Trading with Heros ago
Chapter 29: Strike in the Night ago
Chapter 30: Off They Go ago
Chapter 31: Mechanical Warrior Cezar ago
Chapter 32: Cezar's New Job ago
Chapter 33: Under The Mountain; Over His Head Pt. 1 ago
Chapter 34: Under The Mountain; Over His Head Part 2 ago
Chapter 35: Under the Mountain; Over His Head Pt. 3 ago
Chapter 36: And the Prize is! ago
Chapter 37: An Exchange of Prizes ago
Interlude: Nora be a-packing ago
Interlude: Meeting the Harem ago
Interlude: Plans Meals and Gales ago
Interlude: Grra the [Yeti] ago
Interlude: How to make an [Ice Wraith] ago

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Good Idea but sometimes confusing (CH27+)

The premises are good :

- engineer MC

- turn by turn combat (and the tweaks)

- Relation between MC & Royalties

- World...etc

so : Characters are ok, plots /arch-plots are ok / World & premises are great.

however a few times the narration is all over the place. (combats are great)

What I mean is that due to 2 authors working together, 1 author improving on the work of another, sometimes there are inconsistencies, or some plots seem to be too forced in their apparition.

and the Wyvern is now my favourite character !


Great idea, poor execution

I like the idea of sci-fi to fantasy iskai portal fiction. Some of the best games I played on the ps2 were in this genre. A multiple pov warning would be nice. Not quite sure how this is written, but it doesn't flow from chapter to chapter at all. I thought it was a collaborative effort story, (which are always great) but it's apparently a restrictive authorized continuation of a dropped work?


Review after chapter 5

I like it. The story has a great flow. Combination of humour and everyday life of common people in much greater world. 

Bobby Harlow

I very much enjoyed this work. The author's writing appealed to me. I thought this guy should become a professional writer when he grows up.