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The Runesmith
The Runesmith
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Synopsis

What happens when a man gets transported into a foreign world filled with magic?

Will his knowledge in hardware technology help him out after he discovers its correlation to the words of power?

How will he fit in with the other noble houses as the lowly 4th son?

How will his story play out in a world where stats and skills equal power and status?

Come and find out as we embark on his journey.

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ActionAdventureFantasyIsekaiLitRPGMartial ArtsSlice of LifeSupernatural
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Alchemy Artifact Crafting Blacksmith Comedic Undertone Crafting Demons Distrustful Protagonist Game Ranking System Level System Magic Magical Technology Management Nobles Reincarnated into Another World Strength-based Social Hierarchy Sword And Magic Transported into Another World Underestimated Protagonist Wizards
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      New Sahs
      Status: chapter 30 – fighting monsters in a...
      Sep 24, 2020

      it is good light hearted read.

      not bad for a casual read. With sprinkles of interesting stuff happening.

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      New popocake
      Status: chapter 26 – examining scrolls
      Sep 13, 2020

      Overall, it's an underwhelming and very uninspired work. I'm really not against the use of clutches like game systems, fantasy tropes etc., but those are tools with which you should build a story - instead, what you see here is mostly that the author revels in the clutches themselves with little to no care to the story. Worldbuilding is basically a collage of tropes, characters are all tropes, magic mechanics are tropes, plot is a trope and so on and so forth, there really is no originality whatsoever in this piece, almost as if it was being written by an algorithm.

      Now, though it's mainly bad, it's not ALL bad. The writing itself is cute (not groundbreaking in any shape or form, but it's casual and clear-cut; I've never had the notion that I couldn't understand what the author wanted to convey or how to picture in my mind a scene he was describing) and MC is not a disagreeable Mary Sue. Quite the contrary, he's relatable to some level, though the author drops the ball very hard on the way the world interacts with the MC's quirkness and age - as I said earlier, the world is just a fantasy trope running on automatic, so don't get your hopes up for that.

      On a side note, I gotta give the author a thumbs up for the audacity of having the MC being reincarnated in a game-like fantasy world, just to then go to a virtual/magic illusionary copy of his previous world so that he could then use a VR set to simulate a videogame-like trial. Bonkers. That was good. Rest is bad.

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      Legi0n
      Status: chapter 25 – making a deal
      Sep 8, 2020

      This has the potential to be a cornerstone of the genre; nay, it doesn't just have the potential, it's starting to be the cornerstone of the genre.

      The writing is flawless and very professional-looking while the Game Elements are well pondered and easy to understand without being simple. The MC is not overpowered and needs to put in lots of effort to reach his objective. The only complain is the "low" release rate of three chapters/week, not enough for avid readers.

      It's a serious novel, without smut or similar tags, so it's criminally underrated: give it a shot and it won't fail you.

      Excellent work Kuropon!

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      Mwpensword
      Status: chapter 22 – auction
      Sep 2, 2020

      This is by far one of the more entertaining light novels that I have read. My only complaint is that there are not enough chapters coming out. There are three a week but I am voracious when I find something I like! 

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      CraniumAmbiguity
      Status: chapter 21 – finding a way.
      Aug 29, 2020

      There has been less crafting and more character development and back ground than I came for but I assume that is going to change soon, cus he is about to go heavy into the crating profession. The MC makes decent decisions and the story has a tendency of upsetting my predictions. I also like how the author has skillfully and naturally managed to avoid most of the cliche isekai fantasy tropes. All of which are signs of a good writer and an interesting story.

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      Huskeylord
      Status: chapter 15 – loot and research
      Aug 11, 2020

      Very good story. Puts a good spin on the 'runesmith' trope and done in a very understandable and precise way. 

      And most of all reliable release rate 

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      Thegreatlionfish
      Status: c25
      Sep 8, 2020

      Meh its alright. This would be really good if the MC wasn't so whinny. He complains about everything. In fact, I think he complained about something every chapter. It gets annoying after awhile. I understand that he was a loser in his old life and old habits are hard to get rid of but its not fun reading about a MC that's like this. World building is great and most of the side characters are great but the author just introduced a tsundre trope and I am less that pleased to read about her. Even more so when she and the MC interact with each other. All in all, good story but would be better with a better MC. So 3 stars and I hope it gets better.

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