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Vaudevillain
Vaudevillain
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Dylan is your average nerd. He works downtown for an architecture firm during the day and enjoys all manner of games and media in his spare time. But while Dylan likes all forms of sci-fi and fantasy, he really likes the genre of superheroes.

So when an indie company releases a virtual reality MMO where players choose to play as heroes or villains, Dylan immediately buys into it. He has a specific type of character he really enjoys watching, something that always makes his inner child laugh in delight. The Saturday morning cartoon villain.

Yes, those inept, bungling, yet highly dangerous villains found in so many of Dylan's cartoons as a child. He loves how they always come up with strange ways to conquer the world and how they get thwarted every weekend. He remembered laughing at every silly antic, every cliched shout of "Curses! Foiled again!" He loves it so much he decides to take this idea into the MMO.

But to grab a playerbase, the company has announced a promotion that players with a high enough reputation can get contacted to become permanent raid bosses in the game. Those chosen will be paid as if employees of the company. Serious players all hoping to live the dream of playing videogames all day rush to purchase copies of World of Supers!

What will happen when Dylan, someone playing the game for fun, clashes with these overly serious players?

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      Hantaros
      Status: 64 – sweet creations
      Aug 28, 2020

      This story is a bit of a jab at the serious VR stories out there, the MC is guy who just plays for fun in a revolutionary game where everyone is competing for supremacy, the jokes are fun, the characters are interesting and the fights are cool. Overall an entertaining read

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      TrashyHuman
      Status: 88 – heading home
      Oct 2, 2020

      Atm I'm writing this review, this fiction has 60 ratings with the average of 4.9 stars. I can tell that this is absolutely well deserved. 

      The story flows very smoothly. There are no high stakes or crazy drama but it's still very engaging and easy to get immersed in. All the characters and the interactions between them feel alive and the small little details really fall into place to paint the whole picture.

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      PrimoGoodbody
      Status: up to date chapter 112 game...
      Nov 12, 2020

      This is a wonderful Lrpg, without number crunching and stats but with things that make gaming fun for me. Roleplaying and menus and games. It's even better is that it's VR and doesn't have all that meta garbage of typing on keyboards and hand-fastness or min-maxing.  It's a monument to good storytelling and characterization, I love the MC and each of the characters around him. They seem to enhance and feed into each other rather than the center of the universe revolving around the MC. Since they each their own goals and reasons why they play, all in all, I can't wait to continue reading. 

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      BenchHunter
      Status: 75 - build up
      Sep 12, 2020

      I have to say, this novel has been one of the most entertaining reads I have come across, ever. 

      I love the way that the MC comes up with and interacts with the mechanics of this game.

      Of course, if you aren't a fan of roleplaying or really anything pertaining to superpowers, I still suggest you give this a read. It might just give you a surprise.

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      Minx
      Status: 96 – the earth rises
      Jan 8, 2021

      Not going to lie, I was kind of frustrated that Dr. Zlo have to return the alien mothership despite how much efforts put in the plan, and also Thomas who almost put the entire city under his control but the company say no.

      Despite that though, I enjoy the read and the author clearly know what he was doing. Keep it up!

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      mr_Tomato
      Status: 96 – the earth rises
      Jan 8, 2021

      I started off loving this story. A guy who becomes absorbed into becoming a villain in a game. It was funny, it was creative, it twisted clichés on their heads. It was written well. 

      It slowly dropped. The plot became less thrilling, less fun, less chaotic. It became hard to read. The story became less about the villain coming up with creative means to troll others, and more about the guy who has problems with his life and some issues with the game company. Don't misunderstand, the story is still well written and entertaining, however, it seemed... lacking.

      I feel I was hyped up for a new movie, only to be shown a power point presentation. Despite the power point presentation being world class, the expectation of a movie created disappointment and boredom.

      Hence, whilst my review is 4 stars, I rate it disappointing, as once you get past the exceptional first few chapters, you are only left with good.

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