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What would you do if you woke up alone in a forest in nothing but your pajamas?

This is a story about a man trying to answer that question as he navigates a world of monsters, magic, adventure, and numbers going up. It isn't all fun and games, though. Survival is tough when you are alone, and the dangers of the wilderness are not to be underestimated.

This is a world governed by a system of stats, skills, and dialog boxes. It is vital to know how the system works if you want any chance of having a life of meaning in this world. Too bad someone forgot to include the instruction manual.

 

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Calavente
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More realistic behavior than most.

A New Fav story for me

This story is well planned and pleasing to read.

The author reacts to his readers.

The story starts with a random guy (not a former kung-fu specialist or hard core gamer) used to playing DnD and he arrives in the middle of nowhere. 

This is not new, but the story calls to you when the author brings up the difficulty of going to the toilet, of language, money, of loneliness in a strange world, of politics ...etc

I like it that even at chapter 26, you still get "and so he got the <something> out of the <something> place" .... 

the stats, and their impact with skills and real str/intelligence...Etc are interestingly well thought up.

the narrative is brightened by our MC trying to understand everything, and being privy to his thought, we follow his understanding, his will to munchkin and min-max his level and the reasoning behind.

And the MC makes wrong decisions, or mistakes due to normal human limits or misunderstanding... that's good.

the plots and arc-plots are not visible yet ; it seems for the moment to be more a slice of life than any-thing else, but it's possible it'll evolve later.

Aki-chi
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Worth to read and re-read

While a simple premise in comparison to the others around RR, it is well done in most ways, and while i myself am no profecional critic, the characthers fell real and deep, the story has a good pace, nothing is really directly handled to the main character, except the things that are, but those are well introduced as well, so not really something to complain about. Oh, almost forgot to say, but the grammar is really one of the best i've seen around and the author is quick with corrections.

thejoker195
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More about stat crunching than interesting story.

 Now before I start I would like to point out that almost 90% of the time reviews are solely opinion based, just because someone thinks this or that of a story doesn't necessarily mean that someone else may not like it for those same reasons that the reviewer dislikes it.    

All that said I'd like to start out by saying "what the actual f?..the way the 5 star reviewer's have been singing high praise of this novel, I jumped in here expecting something atleast on the level of super minion or beyond? Or heck deeper darker( crazy feminazis withstanding I can respect the character's moody has created, ubik has to be one of the most fun takes on a chaotic character I've seen , he's like the joker but more mildly insane and less full out psychopath with a dash of technophile), so after seeing all the : ' well fleshed out characters', 'organic story' ,' the character's are not bland' reviews, I started this story all hyped for my high adventure...25 chapters later I return to the fiction page and read through the reviews again, just to make sure I have the right book because a lot of things just ain't adding up.

  Grammar: it's quite good, there are mistakes here and there but not to the level that it destroys the story.  

Style: it's also alright, not flowery, just standard and par the course for most amateur authors you see today.  

Story: To the reviewer's that say this story "hooks' you in, I have to ask: where's the hook? As this story is now, what questions or plot has been presented that makes you want to know more about what's going on with the mc and the world he's been Shanghaied to? I'm not saying that it may not appear down the line but as of this 25 chapters there's no plot, no intrigue, no action, no adventure, it's mostly just the mc killing slime, blacksmithing, learning pottery and building his skills..essentially a slice of life with stats.   How bored do you have to be that seeing blue boxes and seeing stats excites you? The story is bland, the magic system is bland...if this was a game that you had to play and this was the magic system introduced do you really want to tell me that you'd have fun with spells like "refrigerate" or "aura"?..stylistic choices I know, but it doesn't make them any less bland.  

Character's:  nothing exceptional,more along the lines of mediocre and as bland as the rest of the story.  

In summary: this is not the worst story on this site, actually considering the quality one tends to find on royalroad this is actually upper mid tier, but if you come here looking for intriguing plots and exciting characters or story telling then you maybe very disappointed, would recommend if you've nothing better to read atm and just want to pass time. On the other hand if you're kink is blue boxes and stat increments with less plot and more slice of life then this is the story for you, but who knows it could be just extremely slow paced and we actually have the next star wars or something but till then it's been boring as f.

Zach Horsman
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Everything about this story is just insanely good. The story instantly starts out unique, and stays that way(up to chapter 24, where it is currently). The main character stumbles across a group of people, and what do you know, he doesn't understand the language, which leads him to resort to pointing at things and using body language instead. The character feels real, and it's obvious that the author has an awesome imagination, but never goes so far as to make it worth skimming over. A healthy mix of thought, litrpg, realism, and that fantasy that everyone here enjoys. I've read many of the top stories on this website, and many that aren't even on the top, and this is by far my favorite yet. I don't want to say anything that gives anything away, as every little new thing that you come across is like a little treat. Try it for yourself, you seriously won't regret it.

spaizzzer
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Once I started I was hooked. The whole premise is simple, but very very polished! It's really quite amazing how polished it is. And it feels real, and nothing so far ruins that suspension of disbelief. 

 

I'm sucked into the setting and I like it.

Falc0n
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Common Premise, Excellent Execution

A great story so far.

I wont go into details about the specifics as many reviews have already done, but the story does manage to stand out in some significant ways from several others in it's genre. 

The MC is presented in a very believable manner, and makes choices that make sense given his circumstances. 

He is, without a doubt, not OP, and doesn't appear to be getting there any time soon. (I would argue that this is a good thing) This helps to make the main character seem more like a participant of the world, and not a spectator/tourist. 

The story is given complexity due to a language barrier between the MC and the world around him, as well as often awkward encounters due to this. This increases the realism of the story, and adds a unique perspective that not explored in most of the LitRPG genre. 

Certainly worth the time to read!

Razanil
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This is how "transported to another world" story should've happened. The characters are not bland and you can definitely feel real emotion. MC not overpowered...yet. His skills makes sense. This novel is definitely recommended.

Bobbert
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First off late me say that I think this is a good story.   That being said it is currently rated a bit too high for my taste (3rd best story on this site). 

As of the first 27 chapters it is off to a good start, but I don't see much which differentiates it from other good litRPGs.  That isn't to say it is bad.  It just doesn't have anything about it which makes it unique as of yet.  This is a world that we have seen before many times. 

It is still early in the story though, so hopefully as more time passes it will become something truly special.  I think it has a chance to.

Pranjal Mishra
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Breaks the litrpg tropes....intriguing

I guess the author was fed up by the repetitive litrpgs that just copies one system "put all points in constitution and endurance". Well in a way it makes sense that nobody stuck in alternate reality don't want to die but every story following the same gets repetitive pretty fast.

I am happy to find a story that breaks that norm. I admit that some of MCs decisions might seem questionable to some people but it makes perfect sense to me.

I don't know about everyone but I can relate a lot with the MC. He is lazy. and this explains a lot of his actions.

The world is pretty fleshed out and the game system is not made overnight. The author answers the age old question " what would happen if a linguistic tool is not there to help the mc". And he cleverly goes around of not writing gibberish and calling it a new language.

The grammar is pretty ok and you won't find many mistakes if you don't go around looking for it.

I would say I enjoyed the read. Just it's getting pretty repetitive at this point. I would say that the training montage is taking too long . 

Love from india

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Really enjoying it so far

A dose of realism in an isekai adventure while also keeping the humour and excitement that define the archetype. Love the unique way you've approached the system and magic and am looking forward to seeing how all of this plays out. Really hope that he doesn't end up being shunned by society or something, feel like stories where the mc ends up as the enemy of the established powers are a bit overdone.