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His world is drawn on graph paper. His friends think they are characters in an old-school tabletop roleplaying game. But for Fighter Fred, it's real life.

And he loves it! He always has monsters to fight, treasure to gain, and new friends to share it with. So even though the elf who wants to roleplay is constantly bickering with the thief who just wants treasure, Fred is
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Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Jason A. Holt
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Katrina Forest
This book left me feeling...conflicted. Amused but conflicted. On one hand, it made me laugh out loud quite a few times. On the other hand, I feel if the book were stronger, I would have laughed a lot more.

Fred and the Dungeon of Doom tells a typical D&D storyline from the point of view of a fighter who is blissfully unaware he's a character in a game. He doesn't understand why people do weird things like say "I light a torch" right before they light a torch, but he's a simple guy who loves adv
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Hoid
Jul 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
DNF at 49%
I tried. At first the story was very amusing in a silly kind of way but then it continued and nothing changed. All the conversations pretty much go the same way. The characters were fun at first then they became annoying. Fred is an idiot and they like to point it out a lot. The thief is so focused on treasure he doesn't remember his name. The wizard is to caught up doing everything by the book and the elf doesnt care about anything. I tried but this would have been better had it been
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Old Man Jefford
A fun read for a stormy morning inside, if you want more than that, you won’t agree with 3 stars. It reminds me of simple D&D campaigns from when I was a kid. We weren’t old enough to have discovered girls yet (or were too nervous to try) and any attempt to add anything female to our stories was awkward and cliche.....
Two of the characters are quite aggravating, just like most campaigns I played as a kid, and the characters are dominated by standard male tropes. So much room for adventures who a
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Tomcat
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun read.

A very original book with tons of hilarious moments, clever dialogue and great characters with unique personalities. The story is simple but narrated in a wonderful way. A great book for any lover of TRPGs.
Charlie
Dec 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, not-finished
Hated every page
Annie
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Fighter Fred and the Dungeon of Doom is the first book in a new series of fantasy adventures by Jason A. Holt. Due out 1st Aug 2019, it's 198 pages and available in ebook format.

This is a farcical humorous fantasy roleplaying novel written around a group of adventurers who all have their own reasons to raid the local dungeon for treasure, revenge, or coercion. The author has a lot of fun exploding the usual fantasy tropes and breaking the four
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Kasey
Jul 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, did-not-finish
**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**


After reading a couple chapters, the book reads poorly.
- The plot seems all over the place or nonexistent.
- The dialogue is confusing at times. I had trouble determining which character was speaking. In addition, much of a dialogue seems juvenile with poor humor.
- There is a lot of showing instead of telling. For example, when the thief and mage walk up to Fred in the first chapter, we are just told that’s a th
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Julie
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a book that can capture niche humor and isn't afraid to be fully itself. I laughed quite a bit and related waaaay too hard with Twilight. As someone who has argued with friends about arbitrary game rules, but still managed to pull ourselves together when the team stumbled into trouble, I thoroughly enjoyed this fun romp. I can see how this book wouldn't be for everyone, but I'm glad it was for me. ...more
Lorri Moore
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Brings back fond memories of gaming with friends.

Especially loved Fred's good natured exuberance and his love of having and telling great stories about friends on adventures together.
Wasn't expecting the shocker ending!
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Joshua Malone
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable adventure that...

Is constantly jumping through the fourth wall. It was fun to read just as a relaxing story that doesn't take itself seriously at all.
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Michael T Bradley
Dec 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Sadly pretty much what I expected.
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Jason writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels. And when he's not writing novels, he works in the board game industry. He translated the rulebook for Galaxy Trucker, he wrote the rulebook for Underwater Cities, and he designed the English-language word list for Codenames.

In the Fighter Fred series, Jason combines his love of fantasy with his love of rulebooks and discovers that the r
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