Card Room

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Xiao Lou was killed in an accident and reborn in the Card World.

Each card here represents a secret room and clearing the instance will give a reward. Xiao Lou draws a card and thinks he could draw all types of equipment and weapons. As a result: Su Shi, Li Bai, Tao Yuanming… character cards keep coming one after another.

Xiao Lou, “???”

What was this escape game? What type of ghost made him keep drawing character cards?

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WanderingReader
New WanderingReader rated it
May 25, 2020
Status: c175
I'm amazed by this novel, the world building is planned so well and the plot is revealed naturally as each chapter progressed.

The MC and ML are both main characters that have great quality, they're OP but not unreasonable, because other side characters and their friends also have skills that balanced it.

Every character is meticulously planned and didn't feel like just a passerby or unimportant, I'm curious for the further chapter.

I'd definitely recommend this novel highly if you like mystery, puzzle, adventure, the romance is cherry on top for this novel... more>> which made it more appealing because the romance between MC and ML feel so natural

The only downside is because this is a translated novel and the original probably consisted of difficult words, it sometimes feel hard for me to understand some bit and I just skipped those parts, which honestly didn't impact things that much

Also the writing style of author like to repeat things that we reader can know ourselves by reading the story, but the author probably worried the reader will not understand and repeatedly sending out hints, explaining things again and again which is a bit boring, but again it can be skipped

Oh and I love how MC and ML interact with others, because there's actually real relationships between the main and side characters, not everyone is their enemy and it's honestly relieving. It's realistic as well.

I just hope this novel will have a good satisfying ending, it will be a novel I'll remember for a long time and might even re-read <<less
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Ali06P
Ali06P rated it
August 16, 2019
Status: c2
Tentative 5-star rating, based on the synopsis and faith in the translator's taste in novels.

This novel seems to be pretty interesting, and this translator is one of my favorite translators. Picking the exact kind of novels I want read; BL with actual, riveting plot.

Also wondering how this novel and the other novel the translator has on CG, have instantly gotten a 3-star rating, when it was just posted today. I see you BL haters.
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keinnan
keinnan rated it
August 17, 2019
Status: c37
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I've read up to the currently released chapters of this, and would definitely recommend it! The mysteries are compelling, the characters both clever and complement each other beautifully, and the chemistry between them is tantalizing. MC is a doctor of forensics who has a hobby of solving escape room puzzles while ML is the head of a Major Crimes Unit who makes criminals tremble with just a look. One of the most hilarious moments in the first few chapters is when MC solves the novice puzzle room in 58 seconds (there were 4 puzzles, and you open a treasure chest after solving each one, so that's pretty much 10 seconds per puzzle), and there's a worldwide announcement of the puzzle room record being reset, which ML hears while being like "........." is still staring at the first puzzle with a headache after one minute. Meanwhile, the MC just barely makes it out of the zombie survival game a few minutes before the time limit after many harrowing escapes and creatively using all the props he's earned so far, and then hears that ML finished it in a record 15 minutes. (MC: WTF did he bring a bulldozer?) MC asks him later how he did it, and ML is like, I picked up a stick and bashed the zombies' heads in. (MC:... he really did bulldoze through it). In particular, the way they each solved the final boss in that room had me laughing for minutes. MC smartly figured out the boss's ruse and avoided the trap, meanwhile ML was like, "he turned out to be evil, so I killed him." MC:... very straightforward!

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astrobabe
astrobabe rated it
September 23, 2019
Status: c133
Like everybody else, I love love LOVE this novel. I'm reading it everyday as the author releases new chapters. For all the people wondering, the "romance" or the very, very beginnings of it starts in the Spades 4 room. There have only been inklings but it's cute and funny.

Edit: *INTENSE CACKLING* Idk if the readers got antsy for the BL but the author started adding in a lot of sugar. ... more>>
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Lots of mild, fluffy stuff like blushing and sweet thoughts. They're still not together, but it doesn't even matter.

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Besides the general suspense and thrilling aspects of the novel that goes hand in hand with them solving mysteries, overcoming puzzles, and trying to generally survive against the rooms as well as unforeseen circumstances, I really like how the author uses the rooms to address heavy subject matters like r*pe or abuse of power and some other stuff. Also straight up dunks on stallion novels LOL.

The characters are wonderful. They're just generally well-intentioned, likeable people in a bad situation who happen to be super capable. I wouldn't say they're the most original by any means, but you can't help but root for them anyway and enjoy their dynamic.

I don't think you'll regret reading this one... well, except for not being able to find out what happens next when you hit the wall of available chapters T_T. Happy reading! <<less
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Iwanttoreincarnate
Iwanttoreincarnate rated it
September 15, 2019
Status: c89
My favourite is heart rooms.I mtl because I can't wait and reached the latest chapter. Mtl is easy to understand except for spade and clover game rules. I like both MC and ml. Two supporting characters are good too. Recommend it to people who like The Earth Is Online. Right now, there is not much romance and only focus on plot.
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Achiless
Achiless rated it
March 16, 2020
Status: c143
Story pretty good. The survival games are in between mindgames and survival, like both are included. All survival games are also really original and enjoyable. One of the best survival themed novels I've read.

Also the CP is on point. No fast romance, which is good bc you can see their feelings develop. You'll definitely feel the change in feelings of the MC and ML towards each other.

BUT at a certain point it gets so cringe. Like "his hart felt warm when he saw his teammates following him without a second thought...", "looking at... smiling, his heart felt warm..." and "He almost got fooled, but thank god... was by his side. He looked at... sideways and his heart felt warm" or something all the time. Bro get your heart checked... more>> on.
Also at a certain point the MC will explain the situation or their way of sovling a problem WAY TOO detailed and sometimes even repeatedly in a way as if the target audience are elementary school kids. Like I appreciate it, but I'm not that s*upid. It's such a turn-off that I deducted a star.
Another thing is that the environment the characters are in is always ideal. Like oh, do you need a toilet (something readers won't even think about themselves) ? This side-character just has a toilet card. Going to the restaurant? Best seats near the window available. There are lots of these events that are just way too perfect and therefore cringe, but I won't mention all because some I suspects some will have something to do with a plottwist concerning how the cardroom world works.

HOWEVER Card Room is a must-read regardless, because of the story itself. <<less
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erikvio
erikvio rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: c70
Tense mystery thriller.

The story follows Xiao Lou, a forensic scientist that gets trapped in a death game system after dying in order to get the chance to resurrect.

The closest comparison to this novel is The Earth is Online (if it was less fantastical and morbid), but I won't draw too many comparisons since I'm reviewing this fic in particular. Just know that you'll probably enjoy this if you liked EiO or wanted a version that is less intense/torture-porn-esque.

The setup is great for the games/mysteries. Since the challenges are organized around... more>> the theme of a deck of cards, the protagonists have to undertake challenges of increasing difficulty within different suits (hearts, spades, etc.). The suits have different types of challenges, which provides much appreciated structure and breaks in narrative tension. The heart (murder mysteries) and spade (survival) challenges are particularly tense, and take up the meat of the novel's word count. Clubs (pvp) can be tense or relaxed, depending, while diamonds (logic puzzles) are a fun break for the protagonist and for readers as well. This makes it pretty great for binge reading without getting burnt out by nonstop tension.

The challenges can be pretty harsh, and we're still early on. The mystery thriller vibe is a constant, and the protagonists are on the constant lookout for clues/information. Some scenes were actually pretty chilling.

The level of competency of the two protagonists is pretty exaggerated, imo, but if you've read similar power couple type novels, you'll probably ignore it pretty easily. It's nice that they aren't perfect, even as a duo, which allows for side characters to be relevant.

Their amazing luck with the gacha draws is a running gag, but I think this break from realism hurts the novel overall. At least the author is employing the rewards in creative ways. Personally think it'd be cooler if the leads were succeeding with tools still within the same realm as everyone else, just used more ingeniously; instead of getting super rare cards with great effects so the characters can be badass and for a running joke.

In fact, all the 'jokes' that break the rules and common sense of the world for the sake of humor were a weak aspect of the writing. It just brought attention to the fact that this is very much a fiction, which really broke immersion.

The relationship is definitely a slow burn. The MC and ML were only professional acquaintances before this all began, and it's nice seeing them slowly become more aware of one another. Emphasis on slowly. I probably wouldn't have picked up on anything if I didn't know this was BL due to the tags. They're easy characters to like, but I feel like we've only scratched the surface of these characters even 70 chapters in.

If I had a criticism, it'd be that irrelevant challengers are almost painfully two dimensional, and sometimes start fawning over the protagonists as big thighs to hold onto as a running gag (it doesn't happen often, only in club/spade). I don't think it was that funny, even the first time, and I think this is the type of novel where pointing out how cool they are makes them less so. Should've just let the actions stand on their own. <<less
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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reader rated it
November 4, 2019
Status: c290
If you like puzzles, mysteries and some action along with highly intelligent MC/ ML along with extremely useful/ talented side characters, then this book is for you.

Translation - 10/10
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Latirachu
Latirachu rated it
October 30, 2019
Status: c71
Haven't completely finished it yet, since there are only 71 chapters up right now, but I like what I've read so far. The translations are good and so is the grammar, so for those who can't stand bad translations this isn't something to worry about for this one.

As for the plot, I'm not usually into the mystery and problem solving genre and read it on a whim since there were a ton of chapters, but I ended up really liking it so I'll definitely keep reading. It gives me a... more>> similar vibe to The World Is Online in that it is based around a death game-like premise. The games can be considered as required to be cleared and records can be made, and the "NPC" characters are not set in their ways and can be considered much like actual people with their own ideas and opinions and such. The relationship between the MC and ML can also be considered a bit similar.

In Card Room the games are more often known as Worlds, and each card suit specializes in a particular kind or world. This is noted in the beginning of the story, literally chapter two has a better explanation of everything, and this has a big enough role in the rest of the story that you literally cannot miss it so I'll only tell the basic idea for those who are reluctant to jump into it.

Everything takes place in the Card World. We don't know a lot about this world yet but basically each playing card is it's own small parallel world and after playing out their card's storylines the people connected to those mini worlds may move about freely within the main world (?). The four suits are the same as those of a typical card game, Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs/Clovers. As I mentioned before each suit is focused around a particular kind of world, I will give a basic rundown but I recommend making it easy on yourselves and checking out chapter two as that is where all the rules are.

Basically, each suit has it's own specialty:
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  • Hearts represent problem solving puzzles (like solving murder mysteries)
  • Diamonds represent a secret room with different mechanisms (escape rooms and mazes and the like)
  • Spades are survival rooms (the trend seems to be surviving for a certain period of time or completing a task while surviving some kind of event)
  • Lastly Clubs are challenge rooms (card games and possibly duels and similar activities between Challengers later down the line).
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This much is simple and easy enough to understand. It's an interesting premise and each room has it's own plot and there are tasks that can be considered as mission objectives that must be checked off before one can successfully leave the card's world. Failure to complete the tasks in a certain time frame will get you sent to the punishment room, which appears to be similar in nature to whatever card world you just failed but with a harsher or more difficult criteria for success. Cannot be sure since MC hasn't gone through one personally and has so far only heard of one from a new acquaintance. Contrarily, by fulfilling certain benchmarks one can upgrade the extent of completion and have a chance at a bigger or otherwise better reward at the end.

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Similar to the Props in TWIO, challenger's recieve Cards after completing a world, even getting more than one in some cases. These cards usually have something to do with the world they were just in and most if not all have powers like the props, and can be anything from tools like weapons to summoning cards that can bring in some kind of assistance like a hound or historical figure. This is mentioned in the story summary too actually, how MC gets several summoning cards. They aren't all consecutive or particularly op though, and most of the ones he has already need to be leveled before they're of much use.

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Overall I love the story so far and look forward to following its progression. <<less
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AprilMayJune
AprilMayJune
February 13, 2020
Status: c300
Literally one of my favorite novels to date. In fact, I'm pretty sure it is my favorite. Even though it's filled with situations my five IQ points can barely understand - especially when reading mtl - it still manages to keep me coming back over and over for the newest update.

(Well, not recently. The mtl has a habit of skipping random chapters which leaves the readers absolutely confused as to what's happening in the story, so I'm waiting for them to fix that before continuing. It hurts to wait,... more>> though 😢)

The romance is veeeeeeeeerrry slow. In fact, you don't get much of even a blush (in the shy, romantic way) until, like, chapter 200 or so. Probably a little farther ahead lol.

Even still, the plots are freaking awesome and intense. Everyone's so freaking smart and watching them slowly get stronger and closer as a team is very satisfying. The side characters in the team don't feel like side characters, which is great. They aren't there just to push how great our ML and MC are, even though they are lol. They all have their strengths and are all able to help in some way.

Reading the mtl is a little difficult, but worth the effort for the amazing plot.

My only complaint so far was a missing sentence in one of the plots which left me a little disappointed.

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it was during the train to hell plot card. In the mtl, whilst Xiao Lou and ML are checking for clues and looking at the dead body, they come across some semen.

Lmao, ML has seen a lot of sh*t as a cop and was immediately just like "oh probably s&m play, " whilst Xiao Lou was like "People do this kind of weird stuff?". It's been a while since I read that part, so what I wrote in quotation is just a lose summary of how they reacted. What I found adorable was how ML went silent for a second and was just like "i feel like I've corrupted him.." in his head. He didn't say it exactly like that, but it was freaking hilarious and adorable lmfao.

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I was disappointed not to see this scene in the fully translated version because it was sooooo cute.

But, yes. Now it's just a waiting game. Waiting for new chapters and the messed up ones to be fixed. 😭🥺🥰 <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: c43
different than I was expecting. I like it. The MC and ML excel in different areas and complement each other and both are smart and very observant which, given their professions, isn't that surprising. I just hope the MC doesn't suffer from a sudden drop in EQ later in the story. So far so good.

I think I was expecting some kind of card game, like star card trading, but it's nothing like those types of stories. It has nothing to do with a single game and more to do with... more>> the 4 suites and increasing difficulty, though if this story is going to have 52 rooms then it will be on the longer side by the time it's done. I read ahead until it got to the financial scenario and that was it for me. I'm more like the ML, I hate numbers, so working through that room in MTL is too much. My eyes went crossed and refused to focus and I skipped two pages before I decided to stop reading and just wait for the translations. <<less
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Sapphire-Saph
Sapphire-Saph rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: c8
This is So GOOD!!!! LIKE I CAN'T EVEN!!! Askdjfhl I think its better than the earth is online tbh because it's really riveting and even though rn it's really short, you get drawn in. I legit growled when I came to the end of the translations 😂

Btw can we just show our appreciation for the translator like damn, they always pick the best stories to translate and they ROCK AT IT!!
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
February 28, 2020
Status: c300
(Reading the raws, but great translator).

I really really like this novel. This is probably the ONLY chinese novel I'm actually following the raws/reading the updates (I prefer already completed novels).

This novel takes a different approach from many Chinese novels.

... more>> One of things you start noticing quickly in CN is that they frequently feature extreme hyper-competitiveness as a positive thing (even [The Earth is Online] was not exempted), short-sighted thinking trumps all, and everyone is playing a zero-sum game.

But as science, data, and literally human history has shown us: Teamwork based on trust and openness, NOT hyper-competitiveness, creates the most productive organizations and is what advances society.

That's what sets this novel apart.

So if you like stories that feature:

  • lots of teamwork (eg. in group stages with many strangers, MC/ML frequently do their best to help everyone pass)
  • moral integrity (MC/ML were in law enforcement, so they don't do shitty things like stealing/massacre)
  • two exceptionally strong protags (MC is an OP doctor/forensic scientist, ML is an OP detective/special ops)
  • multiple arcs/escape rooms with puzzles, mysteries, murders & mayhem
  • slow burn, friends to lovers, (with almost mutual timing of "realisation" of feelings)
This is the story for you!

>>Response to another reviewer:

  • The earlier stages are supposed to be easy (with like a 70-80% pass rate or something for "regular people"). The MC/ML have an advantage in all the murder mystery stages because of their inherent jobs as forensic scientists + detectives. So yes, regular people can follow the police to solve the crime in the Bloody Maple Leaf arc, but that's intentional and it won't happen again.
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    For me, I read that arc as a "let MC and ML develop feelings in a relaxed atmosphere" type break arc, which won't be necessary in the future because they'll get a house and stuff. :D

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The stages absolutely get harder in the future, so don't worry.

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I especially enjoyed the group stages, such as the one with the Zergs and the werewolf card game. Ancient times one was the best too haha.

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One thought about the crime arcs:

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A ton of the murder mysteries had to do with crimes on women, which I'm sure are very frequent... but it made me realize that Western crime shows like Criminal Minds, Numb3rs, Bones, Mentalist, Castle, Dexter etc. (ok yes, I've watched a lot of crime shows) don't write a lot of plotlines or criminals centered around using sex/assault as a means to an end, compared to the high frequency in this story.

I feel like it's a cultural thing? Most C-novels like to romanticize r*pe and Asia in general has terrible laws and enforcement around it. Although this story definitely does not romanticize it (in fact, condemns it), but almost all the murder mysteries so far were related in some way to like sex, cheating, assault, etc. (And what was that kink shaming in the train murder!)

Anyway, so I got a tiny bit tired of that, like change it up a bit! Where are those wholesome little sociopaths?! Or cannibals?!

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Anyway, I'm leaving off the 5 stars because the book isn't finished yet, but I'm eagerly awaiting the next arc. <<less
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ylial
ylial rated it
February 9, 2020
Status: c405
The novel is really good!! 💕

Though the story has some (very little) lapses, it is really entertaining. I really ship the MC and ML, as well as the secondary BL couples. Compared to other survival danmei novel, this one is really well written that when reading other novels, I feel bland and lacking... I'm really excited to see how they can escape fr the cards. Most notably, the MC, ML and side characters are not annoying.

The author really put effort in making the instances. I like the hidden instance... more>> of a combined 10 ♠️❤️♣♦ I really look forward to the next chapters. Will wait for another 100 chapters to be released before continuing to read. <<less
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rinshi
rinshi rated it
February 6, 2020
Status: c320
I started this novel mostly because I really like rainbowturtle's translations. I usually share her tastes and of course her translation quality is always top-notch ! And unsurprisingly, the story was just my cup of tea.

I had to MTL most of it, since, although rainbowturtle is already really fast, I am an extremely impatient person and could not stop myself. And to be honest, this is really easy to MTL. Barely any issues understanding what is going on (whereas with most other novels there is at least some degree of... more>> brainf*ck going on). The premise of the novel is really intriguing and something new and refreshing. The different kinds of card rooms keep the story exciting and the mysteries are well-handled. Although, it did have some boring moments and some rooms were not as exciting as others, it overall really kept me on my toes and left me wanting to read more. The MC and the ML are both extremely likeable and have their own distinct personalities. They also have great chemistiry, and both of them seem like the perfect pairing, not just for romance but also for solving mysteries (which is, granted, kinda obvious given their real-life professions :P) !

I would definitely recommend it! <<less
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Ariens
Ariens rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: c72
Sadly I didnt read that it is still ongoing. Now I have to wait for it to be done before Im coming back to read the rest of it.

Overall. The MTL is easy to understand and the story plot is also interesting involving bunch of game type survival game.

The chapters when they looking for clues/hints about the murderer is quite long for me personally.
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Monniebiloney
Monniebiloney rated it
March 2, 2020
Status: c137
Ignoring the Bloody Maple Leaf arc, I found this quite enjoyable.

The best parts, in my opinion, is when all the challengers work together--as others have stated, this is rare in novels like these. For once, people feel more like people rather than just crazy backstabbers. Like, yeah some people arn't good, but literally every single person you meet isn't waiting to steal your money.

There are three types of 'games' that the characters have to compete in. In the beginning levels, Our protagonists chose it in the order of Murder mystery-Logic... more>> puzzles-Survival-Gambling.

The Bloody Maple Leaf sucks (it's like the second murder mystery room) , but other then that, I've enjoyed all of the other challenges. Therefore, I'd recommend just skipping through it. Nothing plot-related or character-updates happens in it.

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So far, my favorite Murder mystery was the train one (it made me laugh quite a bit), my favorite logic puzzles was the first 1 (cuz ML and I are both s*upid, lol), and my favorite Survival one is the one in the current arc (Lost at Sea).

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ML +MC

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So far (as of 137) the ML and the MC are not romantically involved, but they both have major crushes on each other. The pining is handled quite well. 10/10 super cute.

The ML and MC meet up in the first CLUB (gambling) room and team-up together for the rest of the fic.

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Side characters

They are pretty fun, and there isn't like a haram happening or anything. The side-side characters are their own people, and while on average they may tend to be a bit dim, some have the best ideas. Like

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"Let's pretend to steel a tv so the police will feed us!" and 'Huh, why didn't the rosters wake us up today? WHAT DO YOU MEAN SOMEONE KIDNAPED THEM'

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Or protagonists are so judgmental though XD like, those guys are geniuses.

It's pretty obvious when a character is going to become a reoccurring one, and each has their own role in the group. So far we got I-Love-Being-Rich, I'm-A-Surviver, Designagate-Baddass-Girl-Character, Jack-Of-All-Trades Guide, I'm-An-Invisable- (temp), and Designated-Woman-Character (Temp). I'm a sinner so I ship I-Love-Being-Rich and I'm-A-Surviver, even with the age gap, lol.#please-feed-the-poor-baby

EARTH IS ONLINE/Omisicent-Readers-View Point

  • "luck" just means "likability."
Unlike EARTH IS ONLINE's 'everyone can theoretically win', clubs game are specifically made in a way that someone has to lose in certain events, and the chance of winning sometimes depends more on how likable you are than anything else. In that way, the gameplay is more similar to Omisicent-Readers-View Point. However, unlike ORVP There is no 'hacking' in this game, and no 'glitches.' The gamemasters are very similar to EARTH IS ONLINE but with cards rather than fairytales.

As far as romance goes, the ML and MC, in my opinion, don't really match the ML and MC is EIO. EIO's characters are just so much more stoic, like they are cute, but in dandere like ways.

For example, in EIO the MC is like, "I killed a man, lol" and CR's MC is like "let's just tie them up and starve them, lol". <<less
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IndusEla
IndusEla rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: c333
Currently reading the raws (*cough* 333 chapters done). I'm waiting for updates now. It's a good novel with survival as the main focus. In their respective fields, both the leads are amazing.

The thing is, there are four types of rooms they have to go into namely Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs - hence the name Card Room. They all have their respective themes. The Heart room is mostly focused on criminal investigation and since the ML is a police man and the Heart rooms get the maximum screen time, the... more>> ML waaay more highlighted than the rest of the characters. MC comes in second but still, seems less impressive than the ML.

Let's not even talk about the poor side characters, they aren't given focus most of time time. It's all ML and MC hogging the limelight. I would've liked it if both the leads, especially the ML, weren't so blatantly favoured.

Besides this though, the card rooms are interesting AF. Even without the romance, I wouldn't mind reading it. The romance is a slow burn (333 chapters in, and they're catching feelings now QAQ). It's worth it because otherwise I wouldn't have stuck around for 333 chapters! <<less
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_shinigami_
_shinigami_ rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: c304
If liked earth is online type of novel then you will also like this one.

the dynamics between the members and their cooperation as well as their character stand out in different settings. Sure the MC and ML is the main focus but their teammates were were not treated as shadows as they all have roles to play in.

the plot is engaging, a page-turner if I may say and as for the romance, its a slow burn but the author is pleasant enough to throw some fluffs here and there
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cole
cole rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c120
this is really really good, although the romance is slow, there are some bits and pieces of fluff and it's really cute.

the MC is smart and cautious while the ML is the typical action person, they really have a good chemistry.

the side characters are also useful and have good mentality.

the plot is also very nice, you won't be bored and the mystery solving are very interesting.

all in all, 10/10, I just hope more chapters would be here soon.
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fei-yen
fei-yen rated it
December 18, 2019
Status: c106
At time of review, the raw is at Chapter 269 and ongoing; withe the author posting new chapters daily.

The MC & ML aren't OP but they are competent in their respective fields and together, their skill set complement each other's in their struggle for survival to clear the each Card Room. So far, the Club suit rooms area all about card games and the Diamond suit rooms are all about brain games. The murder solving games of the Hearts suit rooms keep readers guessing with the characters, with the mystery... more>> getting only clearer as the characters find new clues about the murder. However, my favorite would have to be the Spade suit rooms! It's so suspenseful and thrilling reading as the characters plan and use their skills, world experience, and wits to survive the game until clearance date. Sometimes, it's like reading quick-wear but not.

It's not all about how to clear the games, though. There's romance, friendships, and keeping sane in situations that try the character's humanity.

It's 5 stars for the novel and 5 stars for the translation. <<less
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