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Ognevika, the almighty Red Dragon, solved all her problems with naps and fire. Now she is as an outcast kobold facing down a legion of murderous adventurers with only her wit and an unlikely friend. At least the world isn't ending in 25 years, right?

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A whimsical, dark comedy. A fantasy sprinkled with post-apocalyptic elements. This is the light novel version, which explores the world of Athalon. Comic book coming out in the future!

Street cred and much love for participation in the 5 months-long Athalon rp dnd campaign and making the world come to life goes to: Snow, Madalyn.O.G., ErinRedFen, Aura, JustMadDog, Pax Rozebar.

 

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oggyb
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This is the second major work from the author and is a clear, evolutionary improvement on his previous opus Romantically Apocalyptic. It follows a similarly dark, grimy path towards its black humour, which is just as brilliant as before, but the storytelling is refreshingly tight and direct too. Overlook the grammatical inconsistency and occasional spelling mistakes: this is a gem that deserves your time.

Faceless Bastard
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At the time of this review there are 8 chapters and the preface currently released. I will if possible update this review as more chapters are released.

I am a long time fan of Vitaly Alexius' work having followed his webcomic (Now also available as a light novel) Romantically Apocalyptic for quite some time.

I've greatly enjoyed the chaotic humour, plot that can best be described as... eccentricly brilliant and delightfully charming characters of Romantically Apocalyptic and yet, I've always been more of a fan of fantasy than Sci-fi so when I found out there was a Fantasy story being created by Vitaly Alexius I read everything that was out.

Now I will go on record that Vitaly has asked me to give this review, but these are my honest opinions.

The preface is confusing, wild and honestly pretty horrifying in a sense. It's pretty par for the course for Vitaly who manages to often weave humour in with what would otherwise be considered cosmic horror to create something that is tragic and disturbing even as you are laughing at the absurdist bits.

What really shines in Vitaly's works however is the characters and the plot which often feels almost like it's being made up as it goes along only to suddenly pull off a twist set up long before making you realize that at least some parts are much more meticulously planned than you expected. Now, not much has happened yet in Error's Game to show that that is the same plot structure we are seeing here. The plot also seems much more straightforward than Romantically Apocalyptic's, but we will see if that lasts.

As for the characters... The two main characters we have met so far, Error and Agate, are some of the most adorable and likeable characters I have ever read even if they are adorable for very different reasons. Error seems like a strong willed and intelligent character and I want to see her succeed even if it is mildly amusing to watch her fail as well in some cases. Agate is just the niciest and most innocent thing ever and I want to hug her. I am irrationally happy that things seem to be going well for her right now in the story. The antagonist at the moment is also quite amusing.

All in all this review might be a bit rambling, but I am just... So enamoured with this story it's hard to stay professional. I recommend it heavily to anyone who likes fantasy and humour, especially absurdist humour like what one would see from the late Sir Terry Pratchett or The Late Douglas Adams.

 

ANNET-DRONE_410-42
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I am a big fan of RA and as RA Error's Game could become something amazing once it's turned into a comic book. Error's Game has: very interesting characters, unusual fantasy world setting and definitely incredible graphics! So, I think it has really big potential and I would love to see more.

Lors Fairy
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I saw character concepts of this on Mabiruna's patreon and was interested in novel and comic before it was released. I'll wait for full comic version! I know your amazing epic art style, it matches very well with Mabiruna's sharp details in illustrations you guys already posted here. Speaking about novel: It's amazing! From one side I loved to wait for new Romantically Apocalyptic episodes and reading it all before it was made in pages is cheating for me. From other side, this novel has a very good style and really reminds me about sir Terry, as Faceless Bastard said and it feels amazing to let yourself imagine things a bit in your head. 

Characters are very charming. I don't even know who's better for now. Someone may say, cmon they are kobolds, what can be so touching in kobolds (Right, Ognevika?) :D But they are good. Like, I'm not a huge furry fan or so, but I like them. So, I hope you'll do cool pages and posters with them :3 

One weird thing to say: I feel sad for last hero. I know, he's maybe a prologue character, or, maybe, we will meet him again in futures. But he looks a bit like Alistair and I can't help it but feel sorry for him. /guys i like dieeee/ 

I hope, this story will be long enough, as Romantically Apocalyptic is. I want to make a new collection of books on my shelf. 

Kiriel L
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 As well as RA was amazing, it's nice to move forward to a new themes and ideas. I'm a huge furry and kobold lover and it's very cool that he decided to write about them ~_~ Error is my fav character so far, I think I understand her a bit. 

I agree with guys above, this gives some humorous fantasy vibes like Terry did and still it has it's own charm. Not a copy of his style, just a similar feeling after reading this. I think, it will go far and find it's own huge fan base. 

Olio
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Bewitching story of apocalypse

Reviewed at: Chapter 10: Motivation

Set in the same realm as Romantically Apocalyptic and thus admitting anything to happen, it's really a mind-blowing combination of post-apocalyptic fiction, fantasy and art. From the first pages you'll be entrapped by this facsinating story full of baffling plot twists where it's hard to tell the difference between dreams and reality. And though the story begins with its ending, the unfolding chain of events that leads to the unavoidable fate and destruction will keep you stuck to the screen longing for more chapters to come out. 


Taurus
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Reviewed at: Chapter 10: Motivation

Can't wait for more. If you like this you should have a look at Romantic apocalypse. 

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A fantastic romp in a wild world

Reviewed at: 0. Preface

A fun tale of kobolds and fate, I love seeing the world and characters Vitaly has crafted around the narrative and look forward to each chapter. The art is quite an added bonus and really helps me get a feel for things when i find it hard to picture it in my mind due to anhedonia.

 

Ozzy
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Error's Game starts out with an apocalypse preface and then transitions into kobolds.  Yes, kobolds.  Seems a bit odd at first, but the characters are charming and the story is entertaining.  The flow is a bit off, but it is easy to look past it and see the story for the gem it is.  The illustrations were what really snagged my attention.  If you're looking for a story with some quirky characters and an author with a past of delivering, this is your story.

Shark in a box
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It begins as all stories a bit weird as you a trown into a world with overlapping things and magic, but it draws you in if you like these kinds of things. I am for one very curious how this is going to develop.

It is fun so far, and hope it gets to be grander eventually.