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The Core of a Factory

The Core of a Factory
by Abysmal Lion
HIATUS
92 pages

An abandoned steampunk arms factory, in the middle of a conflict torn former state of the Empire it served, gains a soul. This transforms it into a Lord, capable of turning land into power. Beset by enemies on all sides it must figure out how to win the war its creators lost a century ago.


This is a progressive Dungeon Core novel (which is to say the core will progress and expand in scale, eventually) across multiple dimensions with different characteristics (e.g. steampunk, magic, mythological). It has rationalist leanings (paragraphs of reasoning) and litrpg leanings (there are stat blocks). The core game mechanical idea is something like "what if different flavors of magic power actually did come from controlling land" and then the story is: "what if there was a flavorless (artifact deck) dungeon core".

Chapters will be relatively short (my aim is that in three column format each would fit on a wide screen monitor), the first few chapters - setting up the main character and mechanics - are currently the longest in the entire series. I write chapters in blocks, and then release them one a weekday (M-F; 6 PM GMT, unless RoyalRoad's publish thing screws up) until I run out. There may be a few days of gaps here and there if someone finds an egregious error I have to re-write around or if I am behind. In general though one can read this once a weekend. I may do slight retconns and edits, I'll make sure to put it in an authors note if I do.

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Dungeon Pearl

Dungeon Pearl
by Phruxx
HIATUS
209 pages

Zeke lived a normal life and died a normal death. Fortunately for him, this wasn't the end. Swallowed by a strange creature known as a dungeon pearl he quickly gained the godlike power of the core for himself! A very small, weak god. Unfortunately for him, it seems that he won't be left alone.

An attempt at a more organic dungeon core novel. Riffs on a lot of litrpg stuff without actually being litrpg.

Cover by Douglas Terabyte!

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Circle of Shards

Circle of Shards
by Yog-Sothoth
HIATUS
590 pages

Soul dragged into another world?

Dead, ancient temple with nobody around?

Only bones composing a giant skeleton body with an unexpected mental makeover?

Follow the basic rule of thumb: stay calm, assess the situation, find the solution.

It is time to get out, understand what is going on and preferably regain the tastebuds!

 

 

Oh, and it seems that Earth is not as quiet and ordinary as it seemed to be.

 

Lore (characters etc data) can be found HERE.

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The Whisper of the Nightingale

The Whisper of the Nightingale
by SnowyFeffe
HIATUS
1.4k pages

When Raven Night was alive she had, since the age of three, been trained into a deadly killer and by the age of 25 her prowess had become legend; she was beyond a shadow of a doubt the most deadly assassin the world had ever seen. They called her the night songstress and every man and women in power feared to one day hear her "singing" - for it would be the last thing they would ever hear. It was then that the young miss Night was sent on a mission she refused to complete, and as a consequence she was hunted down and killed. As darkness claims her, she cannot help but feel resentment - would her countless slaughters, on other peoples command, be her only legacies!? However, to her surprise, the darkness faded once more and she found herself reborn in a world of magic and martial arts. Perhaps this time around she would create a better legend for herself? Warning: Tagged 15+ for Gore, Violence, and Strong Language. Donations given will affect the release speed. Visit snowy.pub/donations for information.

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