How to Avoid Death on a Daily Basis

By Mooderino


Cover Artist: Erick Efata


Synopsis:

What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive.

A group of young Brits wake up in a strange, fantastical land with creatures from myth and legend. They are given archaic weapons they don’t know how to use and told to do their best.

Convinced it has to be some kind of virtual reality RPG, all the people summoned form parties and set off on their adventures, leaving behind the people nobody wants in their group.

Story of my life, thinks Colin.


Release Schedule

Chapters released 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.

BOOK 5 FINISHED

CURRENTLY ON A BREAK

BACK ON 30th JANUARY 2017 WITH BOOK 6


Genre

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life, Swords & Sorcery, Transported


eBooks

For those wishing to support the author, Books 1-4 are now available to buy:
Amazon: Book One|Book Two|Book Three|Book Four
Kobo: Book One|Book Two|Book Three|Book Four
Smashwords: Book One|Book Two|Book Three|Book Four


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Book 1

 

Book 2

 

Book 3

 

Book 4

 

Book 5
Chapter 132 – All At Sea
Chapter 133 – A Drop In The Ocean
Chapter 134 – One Up
Chapter 135 – Jester Of Your Dreams
Chapter 136 – Lay Of The Land
Chapter 137 – Death From Above
Chapter 138 – Head In The Clouds
Chapter 139 – Sorcerers Vs Warlocks
Chapter 140 – Time Of Your Life
Chapter 141 – Born To Run
Chapter 142 – All You Need Is Phil
Chapter 143 – How To Make Fiends And Influence People
Chapter 144 – Plan Of Attack
Chapter 145 – The Disorient Express
Chapter 146 – Yuqi Yuqi Yuqi
Chapter 147 – Back Once Again For The Renegade Master
Chapter 148 – Come Here Often?
Chapter 149 – Forever? Forever, ever?
Chapter 150 – Destiny Calling
Chapter 151 – Revolution Road
Chapter 152 – Say Hello To My Little Friend
Chapter 153 – Claire Knows It All
Chapter 154 – Democracy Inaction
Chapter 155 – Manual Override
Chapter 156 – Collision Course
Chapter 157 – Galvanise
Chapter 158 – In It To Win It
Chapter 159 – Face Your Demons
Chapter 160 – A New Hope
Chapter 161 – Welcome To Nekromel
Chapter 162 – Saviour Of The Universe
Chapter 163 – Walls Have Ears
Chapter 164 – Treasured
Chapter 165 – Block Rocking Beats
Chapter 166 – A Bad Feeling
Chapter 167 – Square Peg
Chapter 168 – Sweep The Leg
Chapter 169 – Dad Talk
Chapter 170 – Free Your Mind
Chapter 171 – A Winning Plan
Chapter 172 – In The Huddle
Chapter 173 – Martyr Dome
Chapter 174 – Betray You, Betray Me
Chapter 175 – The Long Way Home
Chapter 176 – Roguelike
Chapter 177 – Better The Devil You Know
Chapter 178 – Out Of The Box
Chapter 179 – Yuqi In The Sky With Diamonds
Chapter 180 – Don’t Talk To Me Or My Son Ever Again

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DisposableName
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DisposableName
7 months 15 days ago

Great story! Read it with ad blockers off, so hopefully that does something

Nick
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Nick
5 months 24 days ago
I’ve really enjoyed this story so far(chapter 120). Despite being incredibly funny and easy to read, it feels like there is a serious, interesting and catching plot behind the first impressions of the story. What i enjoy the most is that the lens through which we see the story is Collin(the main character). His personality makes this ride an amazing one, and it makes you feel he is a real person who you slowly get to know. Oh, it can be annoying at times, but you’ll still love it. Something nice about the story is that it tries(and usually succeds)… Read more »
Pota2Lova
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Pota2Lova
7 months 23 days ago

Good luck!

Vincent
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Vincent
7 months 5 days ago

Is this by any chance inspired by Hikigaya Hachiman? Crude world building and simple writing style, although interesting characters makes this great fun to read, and at the end of the day that’s what counts! Thanks for writing this!

Namorax
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Namorax
5 months 26 days ago
So now we know about “the prophecy(TM)”, and that the others will reveal their own special ability, the one that every visitor is supposed to have gotten. However, these things come out of the blue. A bit of foreshadowing would’ve been a nice touch, like instinctively knowing stuff about lizards (if any are nearby, weaknesses, how to tame them, anything). Instead we got to see her singing and dancing skills that apparently have absolutely no relation to her special visitor-ability. If you ever rework the older chapters, you should try to insert “something” that connects Flossie with her Dragonrider ability,… Read more »
Nick
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Nick
5 months 24 days ago

We dont really know just what her ability is. We know the lizards and a prophecy call her a dragonrider.

Pherhaps her ability is something along the lines of “monster taming” (i read a comment yesterday saying this) in which case having her singing be enjoyable to monsters would make perfecto sense(you could think of that as foreshadowing)

I hope/believe there’s something/someone who can find out traveler’s powers in the spires. If i remember correctly god got/learned/identified his ability in the spires.

Namorax
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Namorax
5 months 18 days ago

Well, she literally just jumped on the dragon’s head and the dragon was like “Cool, let’s do what that squishy two-legged thingy wants”.
If her ability is monster-taming, she doesn’t even have to do anything to make them do what she wants… and since this effect was only noticed on that one dragon (so far), it kinda speaks against her being a tamer of monsters in general. At least IMO

Namorax
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Namorax
5 months 26 days ago

Woops.. wrong page… ^^;

Is there a way for the author to move/remove this comment to c118?

Firefly
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Firefly
4 months 17 days ago

It’s a fairly enjoyable read, with a good mixture of an awesome self-deprecating hero, an interesting fantasy world, and well done romance 🙂
Keep it up!

Susan
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Susan
3 months 19 days ago

Chapter 144 and still loving it

Lestat Majere
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Lestat Majere
3 months 10 days ago

Great twist on the genre, fun story to read with a MC that has a “lovable” personality and a concrete/realistic approach to his situation. The first 65 chapters went like a breeze.

SteveF
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SteveF
3 months 6 days ago

Bought all five of your books from Smashwords. I’d have just given you a direct donation, but Paypal still won’t take my money. Liking it so far, obviously.

Susan
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Susan
1 month 18 days ago

Right, Ive finished. I’m exhausted. I’ve never read novels by the chapter before and have found it to be a tiring process. Who knew? I bought your first three novels on Amazon and read the last two on Fictiongrill which has been wonderful in the sense that Colin by the chapter was better than no Colin at all and have now started to reread from the very beginning. I’d forgotten just how the characters started out and am struck by the difference; my how they have grown.
Thank you, I have really enjoyed this story.

Danna
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Danna
7 months 23 days ago

Love the story, can’t read 42-70 for some reason…

Syndic
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Syndic
7 months 17 days ago

All caught up now… is there a RSS for just this story? The entries and posts RSS links to the right seem to be for ALL fictiongrill stories each, and not sure if the e-mail notifications are the same.

FluffyKnight
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7 months 17 days ago

We are working on that, but it will be a while before that feature comes out. Until then, the RSS feeds and email notifications are for all posts.

James
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7 months 14 days ago
Syndic
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Syndic
7 months 11 days ago

oh, that’s a handy site. thanks 🙂

Anon
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Anon
7 months 12 days ago

Quality stuff. I’ve got no words. This is just good. Read it ya’ll.

Ninjadoom25
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Ninjadoom25
7 months 6 days ago

I’m new to this series how does the update system work is it one chapter a day Monday – Friday?

lin_zh
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lin_zh
6 months 28 days ago

is book 4 coming?

R00d D00d with Attit00d
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R00d D00d with Attit00d
6 months 17 days ago

Hmm… maybe the healing ability consumes his soul energy? That’s why something happened to his hair. He became an empty soulless husk a.k.a a ginger!

Ciaina
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Ciaina
5 months 10 days ago

omg what ahppened ? no new chapter ? you ok ?!?!?!?!?!?!

Monika Diem
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Monika Diem
3 months 24 days ago

I really like this story. Is there a chance to buy the followings books 4 and 5 at amazon?
I hope my donation will help.

Reright
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Reright
24 days 1 hour ago

So what is your new year resolution ?

Reright
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Reright
24 days 1 hour ago

So will you/did you try having a new years resolution this (new) year?

Reright
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Reright
24 days 1 hour ago

I thought the other didn’t post…

NameLastName
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NameLastName
13 days 13 hours ago

Fucking gold. Love it all. You’d think it would be hard to make a fantasy story with a ton of excitement and humor without intense fighting scenes, but you pulled it off. Really good character dynamics. This stuff is the one of the best stories I’ve read.

I expect great things in the future.

timyr
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timyr
13 days 2 hours ago

Happy New Year!!! great story !!! I liked it very much!!! I live in kygyzstane and your current work of the heads of 67 translated into Russian but endure until everything could not be transferred and read everything on your site via Google translation. It was uncomfortable but I osilel since hotelos Yeshe so my question is when you wait for a new part of the book (6), or see? ps I like these moments as “the plan found

Caimthehero
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Caimthehero
6 days 20 hours ago

Hey I just wanted to say that I’ve started a TV tropes page for the story. It’s pretty sparse right now and I plan to add more to it but if anyone else wants to put tropes on it heres the link http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/HowToAvoidDeathOnADailyBasis

Altoroc
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Altoroc
7 months 23 days ago
Meh, read the first 30 chapters. Already can’t stand it. It had a good premise too. /sigh Biggest problem is that I like none of the characters. So I don’t care about any danger. The MC is an angry loser and his whole group is dysfunctional. I get they’re supposed to be misfits but I just can’t read anymore past chapter 30. I can read pretty much any other series and within 30 chapters I get a good idea where the story is heading. But here? Not so much. Good luck though. If you finish the series your next one… Read more »
Fiona
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Fiona
7 months 21 days ago

Stories about angry losers are funny.

FeatherClown
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7 months 21 days ago
I can’t agree more with you to be honest, I was reading past chapter 20 thinking like why the hell am I reading this…. I just couldn’t like the characters.. But, I didn’t give up because of a tingling feeling that kept whispering in my ear ‘Don’t stop.. You will regret it…’ and so forth I kept reading like a masochist.. All until I reached chapter 37 where the first volume ended if I remember correctly. To be honest that chapter was something similar to medicine for a patient. When I finished it do you know what I thought ?… Read more »
mike
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mike
7 months 10 days ago

I actually like that I have no clue what will happen next. It why I read this story.

Namorax
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Namorax
5 months 26 days ago
I don’t know.., I am kinda like Altoroc in that I don’t particularly like any of the maincast. If Mooderino decides to kill Dudley (or Jenny for that matter) I wouldn’t feel [Quote]any strong emotions one way or the other.[/Quote]. I would just shrug, see how the cast reacts and go for the next chapter. If one doesn’t read the story with the intention of self-inserting oneself into the role of the MC, Colin can be rather deep compared to… some of the others written by hobby-authors. But the side cast is really… let’s say “pale”: Even if they are… Read more »
Nick
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Nick
5 months 24 days ago
I think the biggest development for group characters was them getting together. That alone shows huge improvements. Then we have dudley, who i’ll daré call the most developed carácter so far. Flossie will probably get some development in chapters to come. Maurice got good at the fishing magic, if i remember correctly. He also became his woman’s slave. I personal like his carácter and think he doesnt need development(yet). And then we have Claire. Hateful, nagging, angry, funny, sweet Claire. You know there’s always a carácter you cant stand at times but deep inside you like in every story(Ok, maybe… Read more »
Nick
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Nick
5 months 24 days ago

When i said getting together i meant forming the 2 couples*

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