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“Whoever will reach level 100 first shall become Earth’s new Overgod.” So said the screen as dungeons summoned invaders from alternate realities, woke up ancient gods slumbering beneath the earth, and empowered humans with levels and classes. A battle royale of worldwide proportions begins as the world descends into anarchy. 

But Basil Bohen doesn’t give a crap about the apocalypse.

He would rather live in the woods with his monster pets, but people just won't leave him alone...

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Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

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48 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: Man vs Wild ago
Chapter 2: Man vs Goblin ago
Chapter 3: Man vs Menu ago
Chapter 4: Man vs Otter ago
Chapter 5: Man vs Surprise ago
Chapter 6: Man vs Drone ago
Chapter 7: Man vs Architecture ago
Chapter 8: Man vs Craft ago
Chapter 9: Man vs Evolution ago
Chapter 10: Man vs Stone ago
Chapter 11: Man vs Robots ago
Chapter 12: Man vs Merchant ago
Chapter 13: Man vs Garden ago
Chapter 14: Man vs Bomb ago
Chapter 15: Man vs Machine ago
Chapter 16: Man vs Introspection ago
Chapter 17: Man vs Do-It-Yourself ago
Chapter 18: Man vs Police ago
Chapter 19: Man vs Witch ago
Chapter 20: Man vs Mermaid ago
Chapter 21: Man vs Angel ago
Chapter 22: Man vs Army ago
Chapter 23: Man vs Countdown ago
Chapter 24: Man vs Raid ago
Chapter 25: Man vs Dragon ago
Chapter 26: Man vs Future ago
Chapter 27: Interlude: The Guards in Buckingham ago
Chapter 28: Man vs Rooster ago
Chapter 29: Man vs Market ago
Chapter 30: Man vs Main Quest ago
Chapter 31: Man vs Breeding ago
Chapter 32: Man vs Dinosaur ago
Chapter 33: Man vs Beach ago
Chapter 34: Man vs Superboss ago
Chapter 35: Man vs Spy ago
Chapter 36: Man vs Fire ago
Chapter 37: Man vs Home Invaders ago
Chapter 38: Man vs Oath ago
Chapter 39: Man vs Funeral ago
Chapter 40: Man vs Castle ago
Chapter 41: Man vs Man ago
Chapter 42: Interlude: The Cats of Tunis ago
Chapter 43: Man vs Guild ago
Chapter 44: Man vs Planning ago
Chapter 45: Man vs Mystery ago
Chapter 46: Man vs Hand ago
Chapter 47: Man vs Halloween ago
Chapter 48: Man vs Prizes ago

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Noissar
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~80% solid

I felt that each chapter not link to something that a sensible person would know cannot be summed up in a small amount of time is wrapped up completeing at least one solid point that should be covered. That is to say that I did not really feel that massivly hateful cliffhanger sensation; even if for example 5 things really stand out that needed addressing all five were covered or you got at the very least one out of the way.

 

There are points that are held onto for a bit of time but they tend not to be things that drive you into a state of nagging with when they will come/'be answered'.

As for people mentioning negatives on the MC, I do not get it. I am not going to be negative of them, we obviously disagree. I just wonder if they missed some of the MCs perspective (that does take a bit to unfold) [ he has been on the bad end of very negative types of people] - is it a lack of empathy or did they just not ask themselves: What could have been done differently. It is one thing to not like a personality type and another altogether to mock and insult you do not personally enjoy it. 

 

Be good, if you can't do that be neutral, and if you can not do that...

But I do hope you are doing well today, have a good one.

AlejandroKing
Overall

I am, quite simply, loving this story. After reading countless LitRPG and Prog Fantasy books with the same angsty heroes and existential pathos, it's refreshing to read a story about a guy who actually wants to be left alone. Who doesn't want to be the hero but is absolutely ok wreaking revenge. Who searches out friends and support without a lengthy backstory of betrayal and despair. 

Basil Bohen is a man who makes a choice to reject society to take care of an old man. Basil is not discovering himself or in awe of the system. The world which did not make much sense to him before the apocalypse, makes even less sense now. He's a great character to read. The humour is by parts deadpan and in-your-face and I find it enjoyable.

I love the interplay between Basil and Plato. Plato is a very pithy example of a cat and I love the way he is written. Kudos to Void for brilliant writing.

FastRead
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Great apocalyptic-litrpg from our favourite Voidy!

Reviewed at: Chapter 22: Man vs Army

Story of a crazy his cat, and others! Greatly written and the characters eccentricity is pulled of nicely. None of the characters or chapters really grate on you nerves. You feel like the chapters never come fast enough and I am always hungry for more!

If you like Void's other books like Vainqueur The Dragon or Perfect Run then you are definitely (most probably) going to enjoy this little gem!

Silvern7552
Overall

Just first two chapters but a great set up for a new Taming type novel. Excited for more. Hoping they keep a decent schedule and an interesting cadre of creatures for us to watch grow. This was a great recommendation from another taming writer and I see great things coming from it.

K5P26
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Once again here we are enjoying our dear wordsmith Voidherald's wonderful writing and just like his previous works, you can already see the outline of the looming crystal palace he is constructing word by word.

The grammar as always perfect,

The story, well knowing how his style, it would probably be a good mix of adventure, comedy and action and maybe romance, probably romance, every single one of his protagonist of past works got laid with the exception of Vainquer Best Dragon and Nidhogg.

 

TheCrimsonFcker
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This story is in it's infancy but nonetheless shows great potential.  The author is creative and articulate and has done an excellent editing job as well.  All in all, I look forward to reading this one for a long while to come.  Please join me in supporting the author in whatever way you see fit to do so.

Ferrouswheel
Overall

Pretty early on in the work, but it seems that it'll be a trope defier with the main character being a disgruntled Frenchman living with a cat and farm animals in a friend's house that was designed to survive nuclear war. At a guess, it'll follow the standard jerk with a heart plot.

Since it's Void Herald, we can assume at minimum light comedy and a completed story, both things that I enjoy seeing.

MK bk-201
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Maxime J. Durand (Void herald) does it again!

He bring us again the jokes, the references, the great LitRPG straight out of the Best Dragon Vainqueur and the references!.

If you liked any work of Void you know it will be good, he is one of the best if not the best author in all Royalroad, he just has a style of writing, a form of comedy and a formula you just cant match.

I am looking forward to how this work will turn out and im so happy to have found it in its early parts so i can enjoy it right away, if it is anything like Vainqueur i know it will be very enjoyable

The style looks amazing, i just love the blue screen and system interactions and how even the most little parts can bring a laugh.

The story its about a dude who dosent care about becoming a god ( yet, i assume), he just wants to chill with his pets

The grammar impecable

The characters are besides the protagonist are a cat who belives himself superior to all things (also that he is a mini panther) and a bug who got defeated thinking the protagonist would be his first step to become a god.

Thank you again Void

Leahcim Zanathax
Overall

New Story from the author of Vainqueur the Dragon!

Reviewed at: Chapter 9: Man vs Evolution

The author here, Void Herald, is the same author that wrote Vainqueur the Dragon, another AMAZING story on RR.  If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for?  Its amazing, go read it!

Apocalypse Tamer is essentially Pokemon meets System Apocalypse, and that's a good thing!

Its been a lighthearted romp so far, heavy on the fun and humor, light on the existential dread and other depressing tropes common to System Apocalypse stories.

So far, the LitRpg portions of the story have been relatively light, too - which I don't necessarily think of as a good or bad thing, but I know a lot of readers dislike it when a story becomes to rules heavy - too 'crunchy' as some people like to put it.

Anyway, I'm really enjoying the story so far!  Give it a shot!

KitchenWoman
Overall

This is a fun little home defense story where this random Bulgarian drug specialist must defend his home from the dungeon that has spawned around it. If you like LitRPG, quirky non-human side characters, a crazy mc who loves his quiet life a little too much, and France, then this is the story for you!