The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound

by puddles4263

Original Action Fantasy LitRPG
Warning This fiction contains:
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As the system initializes, the world shifts. Geography is rearragned and mixed, and levels and stats are instituted across the globe. On that night, one young man was walking through an underground tunnel, his mind on the small problems of his easy life. Because of his location during the shift, he starts in a dungeon far above his level, with no knowledge or teacher, or Newbie Village to guide him. Without a class, he struggles simply to survive in this world changed by its new connection to the Nexus.

But struggle he will, for he is Randidly Ghosthound, and this is only how his legend begins...

 

Cover credit to cthulupillar

 

**Author's Note**

This started as a way to destress and play with overly complicated stats systems and level systems, and I just kept writing. I don't really take it very seriously, but feel free to read and enjoy.

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Tacroy
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Well written and going places

There's only the rare gramatical mistake or awkward turn of phrase, and the plot is progressing at a decent pace while also making the character's skill progression and research into the new rules of the world feel earned.

The only real problem is the main character's name. I mean, "Randidly Ghosthound" sounds like something Ned Flanders would say after being pulled into an RPG - "those ghosthounds ran-didly off with my staff!"

Chillingbear
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TL;DR: Start is an amazing survival LIRPG story with OP MC, turns into shitty Chinese tournament training novel where MC doesn't have to do anything really to survive. 

This is a story that was amazing and has become very shit lately. Like I would rate it a 2/5 shit lately compared to a 5/5 start.  

The premise on how MC is OP as fuck is that he doesn't take a class (unlimiteddddd skillz) and he got a huge boost by living in an area for months while time outside the dungeon didn't move. Feels like a cope out, but I can roll with it. (Except no one else gets the time dilation and can only stay in for 24 hours when they get their own dungeon... huh....)

So excuses for him being OP aside, the start is great. But enter in training montage.... and more training.... and more.... and more... and more.............. Seriously though it is all he does, goes out and kills stuff, comes back and trains.

We do get some character growth for him, but it is limited and he kinda feels like a brick most of the time never laughing or relaxing. Just training and discovering more about how such and such is holding back his epicness. 

But you are sucked into the story at this point, the author introduces actually good characters that we all can get behind. Until this most recent arc... It is utter shit. He goes to spear nation and fights in tournaments... then more training…. Then more tournaments followed by pompous little shits who challenge the epic MC. I’m literally skipping chapters at this point, it is the same crap over and over. Instead of finishing what could have been a 10-20 chapter arc it has become the most mind numbing repeat shit. 

 Author for the love of god get him the fuck out of that world, it is ruining everything about this novel. 

seths
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Great Start, Looking Forward to More!

Solid start to a new post-apocalyptic game-takes-over-earth LitRPG story. I like the MC, he's smart and logical in his choices and has lots of room to grow both as a character and in power.

Check this one out, you won't be disappointed!

Tooshar
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Enjoying it so far, tried and true formula but without any of the idiocy you find in alot of other mc's, we'll see where it goes.

 

That being said, the name Randidly is driving me up the everloving wall, CHANGE IT!!!!!!!! or just shorten it to ghosthound or something

Norwegin
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This story has me questioning what it means for a main character to be over powered. 

Ghosthound (I refuse to adknowledge his first name) is so much stronger than anything in his area its stupid. But instead of letting himself (and the story) stagnate he (curveball incoming) LEAVES HIS AREA! Who would have thought. This story is what I come to Royal Road for. Wuxia style character building without the total mess of translated writing. Great job author. Keep it up. 

I stole a star from style due to the difficulty of reading his skill list. Maybe I can't do that.. I mean it kind of is part of the story... Okay I stole two halves of a star because Im on the internet and don't want anyone to be happy. 

reaper
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A story with flaws, but a decent read nonetheless.

Sorry for my bad english, it aint my languague.

I'll start by saying I don't like the the five star rating. Because you can't judge everything by the same standars. That goes for many things including books.

I will say that you give it a shot and read it. This Story is not bad, it's not great either... it's just decent.

To keep it simple there are 3 Mayor things that are dragging the story down. Those are: Plot Armor, Lack of Character Development (Lack of characters in the early chapters, I'll explain why) and Time (I mean time skip. Omg those time skip chapters)

1.- Plot Armor

Ok the Plot Armor in this novel is off the charts. The MC is handed everything from the beginning. If something bad happens to him, and he would only survive with the help of a special skill or an action... Guess what? By the next chapter: boom he has learned the skill by the will of Jesus, or some extra drops and teach him the skill and leaves to never be seen again.

After that the MC is so OP that he kills everything, and if some OP monster comes to give him trouble... The next chapter he has unlocked the necesary skill to kill it.

2.- Lack of Character Development 

I present you with our MC: An unsocial, bad with people, dull, with 0 personality, avid gamer with 2 friends... That's pretty much it. We have 0 backgroung and the first 20+ chapters are: "My 2 friends, kill monster with plot armor, kill monster with plot armor, kill monster with plot armor, need to find my 2 friends, kill monster with Plot armor... You can listen "Eye of the Tiger" while reading it. It feels like a Montage.

On later chapters we have diferrent Points Of View chapters. And we finally have some interesting characters. It isn't till chapter 50 I believe that we learn that the MC has feelings. And a past. And something like a personality (Altought a total beta male japanese LN stile)

3.- The time skip

To keep it short: -20 chapters where the MC trains for 1 month... Next chapter 7 months have passed and he has defeated the Dungeon Boss and everything... -_-

We spend a huge amount of chapters in the spawn of 7 days with the MC and his Village preparing for the first in the 7 Day deadline... Next chapter 2 months have passed After the deadline... -_-

 

The story is decent. If you can pass and you are not bothered by the alredy mencionated 3 points, you will probably have a good time reading it.

My Respect to the author, and I hope he keeps writing this Story. If he can improve on it this Story can be even published.

Good Luck, Have Fun.

P.S. The truth can hurt, let the -1 rain on this review

 

NotWeez
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Great start, then a slow fall.

I've read up to chapter 177, but was forced to stop.

The first 120+ chapters are great. The characters have depth and the world seems rich. There is a clear goal and you have a good understand of what's happening. There is clear development, and the pacing seems great.

The book then shifts from an interesting world that hours have been spent developing to a completely new one.

In the spoiler tag, I've breifly outlined what's happend.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 TLDR, The book starts off great, and then needlessly changes and starts going downhill.

MeanMachine
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Good, but not as good as when it started

200 chapters read.

Style and Story have a strong start, but the story suffers a quality drop after chapter 150 or so.

Grammar: Almost no errors found.

Character: after chapter 50 they loose meaning and some new ones appear just for the sake of it. they feel like a waste of time, especialy hate the new "girl" at the side of the MC, feel like a teenager trying to be an adult.

 

The only thing i dislike is how the author is building up way too much the end of the "plot" or "ark", i am at chapter 92, and it keeps building to the end, and i have to say that i am not a fan of the lots of loose ends that are currently still cut loose but on the way to see the light.

overall i love this novel and would like if you were to drop everything and just write.

 

To me, this shit is dead, i enjojed it a lot, but then it goes to hell and it becomes a pain to read. thanks for the entertainment but goodby.

Edit: too many cliff, and there are chapter that feels that are just there to filla  quota.

maelos61
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Starts okay and then goes into free fall

The story starts pretty okay honestly. It's obvious from the start that it won't become one of RR's hidden gems like 'The Wandering Inn', 'The Iron Teeth' or 'Savage Divinity', but it seems like it'll be one of the better stories on the site. Then you keep reading and the main character somehow turns into a total sociopath with an EQ of 0. He's totally unreletable and turns into the usual 'OP MC' that gets handed everything on a silver platter on his road to becoming more OP. He starts killing people left and right and acting like some xianxia-MC: arrogant, annoying and cold. I'll admit that the 'leveling' system in this story with the trees and skills is at least original, but that doesn't redeem the lack of a decent story and likeable characters. All in all this is a good story to read when you're bored and don't want to think too much while reading. It's enjoyable, but there are lots of better stories to be found.

PS: The reason I bothered writing a review is because this story is actually featured on the first page of 'best rated'... This story is, in my opinion, not worthy of that. If you disagree that's your own opinion, but please respect mine.

PPS: just checked and it seems my review might have taken it down from the first page.

caerulex
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I literally woke up this morning and wondered what Randidly Ghosthound (the character!) was doing, as though he was an actual person who was currently alive/existing. If you want a story with interesting characters, look no further!