Originally the Master of Dungeons software were A.I. that ran live-action dungeons. The players could smash up sophisticated robots engineered for that one purpose and feel good, strong and heroic.
Until that fateful night, where an update to one of the Master of Dungeons A.I. pushed it over the threshold separating artificial intelligence from artificial sentience.
Several thousand years later, the Masters of Dungeons are a group of living, formerly artificial beings (mostly software, with a bit of magic mixed in) that still follow the basic purpose of that first Master of Dungeons: Entertainment.
Entertainment, almost exclusively, of themselves and each other. What's left of the human race occasionally gets thrown in for some additional fun.
My Opinion: About 70 pages, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
As of the writing of this review, the author has the story on sale for Free.
This is definitely a specialty story and not everyone is going to like it.
Artificial intelligences (A.I.) have taken over. They control the aspects of biologically sentient lives whether they know it or not. One of the ways the A.I.s have decided to entertain themselves is by creating dungeons in a virtual realm. A.I.s compete to see who’s dungeon provides the most entertainment.
The story is told from the perspective of a newly created artificial intelligence who is being introduced to this dungeon creation process. The reader follows along as he competes with the other new A.I. to see who can create the most entertaining dungeon. If they’re good enough, they might even get a chance to make a dungeon in the physical world that humans can run.
There are some awkward places in the story where the author has to justify some of the choices the main character makes and there’s not really a plot. It really is just about creating dungeons, describing the options for creating dungeons, and running dungeons. Still, I like it. This is a simple fun story for those that like dungeon master stories and I think it has some potential.
Score: 7 out of 10.