The Legend of Randidly Ghosthound

by puddles4263

Original Action Fantasy LitRPG
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity

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!"

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!

Jarthon
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This is a really good story that is defintily worth checking out. It might not be for everyone, but it's originality and quality will probably have you loving it like I did. It also has the added benifit of having a crazy relese schedual. I don't know how the author does it, but new chapters come every day if not twice a day.

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

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

 

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. 

Ilmaven
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One of the best stories I have read on this site.
Style: Very easy to understand and engaging. Expositions kept to a minimum. Don't like how we keep getting status updates on his skill list as this drives up the word count without pushing the plot ahead. Well, perhaps it does but it gets repetitive and I foresee - should the time come when the author desires to publish - massive editing requiring severe word count reductions.

Story and Grammar: very very good. Most authors botch side characters such that the females end up being reduced to one-dimensional characters only there to enhance the MC. The male characters themselves are neutered to the extent the MC [if male] ends up 'looking' like the idealized alpha male with all the attendant crap it comes with. Not seeing that with this story. Instead, while a bit shaky there at the start with the introduction of characters like Declan, the author put in the effort to cast the cast in a way you can distinguish them from the rest. Most importantly, reactions by most - if not all characters [the mad King] - seem authenthic. I am guessing the author will go back for final editing and color his people better. Otherwise, good job, keep up!

Grammar: Good/Great. Most regulars here know of the attrocities committed in service to writing thus know what I mean. I do not mean to demean the efforts of ESL writers but the truth of the matter is that when deciphering the author's meaning and intent becomes a chore, a story will be dropped.

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. 

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.

Inslayer
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Treasure this novel, because it deserves it :p

Style score : pretty much perfect. I have seen other novels with similar style, and I can very much say that style wise, this novel is perfect ( save half a star for preferences, and so on )

Grammar score : to this point I haven't seen any glaring or even common mistakes, but it might be because I was late to the party and most mistakes have been fixed. Even so, it is perfect so far as I can see it.

Story score : the story flows pretty smoothly, without any apparent plotholes, and I'm finding myself enjoying the novel more than I imagined.

Character score : again perfect score, as I can feel the characters, that they are there be cause they were, and not because they had to... I mean it's not forced... character development is also amazing, but so far we've been introduced to quite a few characters, and I feel nothing put of place as far as char development goes.

Content : pretty much what the description says...

Tl;dr it's an amazing novel, worthwhile of everyone's time. Updates aren't lucking either, and I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this ride ;)