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Worth the Candle by cthulhuraejepsen

Is the game worth the candle? 

A young man suddenly finds himself falling off a plane into a new fantasy world. Being an old hand at D&D, some things seem disconcertingly familiar . . . but there’s no time to ponder the similarities to the campaigns he used to run because there’s a character sheet attached to his soul and this “game” is getting lethal real fast.

Note: Worth the Candle contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Oct 10, 2017

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By Khauvinkh, member

Dec 13, 2017: I’m not a big fan of "protagonist gets transported to another world" stories, but this one really speaks to me. The worldbuilding might feel inconsistent in the beginning, but this is intentional. This "chunkiness", as well as the way it strives to avoid fantasy cliches all serve to reinforce the premise of the story.

A tabletop roleplayer called Juniper Smith is transported to another world called Aerb. Almost immediately he realizes that Aerb contains numerous products of his own imagination, most [more . . .]

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What a Wonderful World

By Arcturus, member

Jun 6, 2019: I had been thinking about writing a review on Worth the Candle for some time. I hadn’t found the time or energy to write a review for it, but finely managed to get around to it.

Style The author very much has a keenly developed writing style and voice. They know what they want to say and how they want to say it. It is by no means beautiful prose and can tend to verbosity (intentionally so), which can make [more . . .]

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Good but sometimes not enough!

By robertotest26, member

Feb 16, 2019: The story is good. It would be better with less whining and overthinking. It drags the story to much and interrupts the feelings you may be having with the current scene. I stop reading it in the prision arc, i’m just gathering the will right now to push through beacuse i believe it is worth it.

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