Kingdom building or territory development
- Developing a dungeon/core (see my other list: https://www.novelupdates.com/viewlist/10742/)
First, a few worthy mentions that aren't on NU:
1. Castle Kingside (rewrite) - a lot of inspiration from Release that Witch, imo improved! Warning: it's slow. Kingdom only begins around c60ish.
2. The iron teeth - although territory development comes late in the story, it's well done and exotic, being based on a goblin kingdom
3. 1632 (published book) - an American village goes back to the 30 years war. It's much less fantastical, but has a lot of similar elements to other kingdom building novels.
4. The Eagle's Flight - highly intricate fantasy webnovel
5. Defiance of the fall
6. Randidly Ghosthound - neither Randidly nor Defiance of the Fall focus on kingdom building, but they both have elements related to setting up a post-apocalypse system city - complete the quest to get the village crystal/coin!
7. The Expansion (Legend of the Arch Magus) - [have not yet read] - recommendation from Hitexh in the comments
8. Enlightened Empire - weaker than the others
Haloo , i cant write english well, but im highly recommended the defeated dragon, its have the best kingdom building or territory development that i have read so far, it dont have great action or sword and magic like novel but i think the territory build is soo good.
And thank you for the list i really love this kingdom build or territory development genre of novel
Ps : sorry i dont know how to tag the novel name so you can just click it name and go to the novel page, so just search for the defeated dragonReply · 4 Likes · 1 · 0
Thanks so much Wholesomepanda! I'll add it to the list and definitely take a look as soon as I have a chance.
Thanks for following and leaving a comment! Hope you find some novels that let you scratch that kingdom building itch!
Actually, taking a look at the defeated dragon novel page, it appears I put it on my to read list long ago and forgot about it... I should catch up on my old saved titles...Reply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
- Name sounds really cheesy? Could be jap novel? I havent enjoyed Kingdom building in jap novel for long time except overlord.Reply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
- Tallrice, if you wanna read Holly roman empire, I recommend to read mediterranean hugemony first.Because it is the first book of the same author ,it will give you information about politics around europe. You will have better understanding relationship between countriesReply · 3 Likes · 1 · 0
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- Thanks McShuffle! Great thing to know before getting started!Reply · 1 · 0
Hard to read beacause of slow translations, I first read it a year ago but it stopped translating and when I read it again I forgot most of the names and alot of minor events. It is a novel that is quite boring if you read it again.
Holy Roman Empire is translated by webnovel so if it dosent get popular enough it wont be translated further than 60 chaoptersReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
@Marcus Thanks for leaving the comment about Holy Roman Empire! Definitely looks promising but good to caution on waiting a bit before picking up a slow to translate series.Reply · 1 · 0
- the master of ragnarok have a kingdom building through this rather a clan building . MC use his morden knowledge to rise the nation and in the wars to beat other clans . um..Reply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
- Cool! Thanks for the mention rfrfcb! I hadn't heard of that one before. I'll add it in!Reply · 1 · 0
Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi has a lot of development so you should nlot worry about it focusing too much on war or romance, it fits just right althought the romance is a bit too much if your looking for a novel without too many women
Doom Lord is not boring, it only has slow updates which kinda makes it boring but still it is quite fine especially how it worksReply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
Thanks for the constructive comment Marcus! Appreciated!
I'll have to disagree somewhat on doom lord... I enjoy Doom Lord and do recommend it as well. But there's something somewhat bland about it, and not just because of the update speed. I do admit it's a bit hard to put my finger on though, since the system is well developed, the world is interesting, the characters are decent, the main city's management is neat... it's just somewhat grindy perhaps in the details? For others looking for a series though, there you have it... Might just be me, so give it a try and tell us what you think.
And good to hear the second opinion on Oukoku e Tsuzuku! I do have to give that one a try.Reply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
Seriously recommend Magus of Genesis. The entire premise is about development of a whole civilization, from caveman age, because MC is kinda immortal. It is quite slow pace and not really involved politic (how?, when other polities are basically other races, with either vastly different niches or are self-sufficient and isolationist). The only arc about political conflict is pretty much the worst arc, politic is a real weakpoint so it's good that it wasn't focus. Because it start at stone age, MC have to introduce many basic concepts already accepted in general medieval stories, including math, language and whole agriculture. Magic development is interesting because MC is learning along with other characters, with most breakthroughs credited to other and MC is just refine them.
Bad points of this series are, as mentioned, politics, and MC is borderline annoying in many cases, too hesitating, too soft heart, and of course, dense. The worst thing so far is that TL is hiatus, or may be taking long breaks frequently and unpredictably. And raws is hard to read with MTLs.
Speaking of MTLs, Ascending of bookworms is very MTLs friendly. And I agree with you on it ending.
Edit: NPC Town-building Game, so far, is not really town development but more like village governing. Well, the residents counts just stepped on 2-digit counts in recent chapter so it might change.
Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi is more of action/tactic/wars strategy adventure and harem making. Town development so far mostly involve defense industries and tactics, along with logistics and a bit of taxes/recruitment policies. You can say it is approximately 50% wars, 30% romance, 15% politic and 5% development.
Also recommend Risou no Himo Seikatsu, my top politic-focus WN so far. Soooo politic that detailed on why MC must choose this wording over that than what this new product effect this world.Reply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
Wow, awesome! Thanks so much Kalamel!
My reading list says I tried Magus of Genesis and dropped it, but I can't remember it at all. I'll add it into the list on your recommendation and give it another go.
Risou no himo seikatsu, however, I have on my wish list, so I haven't tried it before. I think I was a bit leery of the comedy tag... so few good comedies. That's a high recommendation though, so I'm looking forward to it!Reply · 1 · 0
@tallrice Thank for reception.
Magus of Genesis: Many dropped it after the s*upid display of MC in arc2, which is really s*upid, but consistent with character of MC. Other might drop it far earlier, as it's slow pace as hell. Multiple time skips, generally in seasons to a decade, between volume skips are on few decades/centuries scales. And MC is not in hurry at all, directly opposite from RTW. If I must describe him rudely and harshly, he is an epitome of beta (I hate this term, but can't find better) until push comes to shove. There is an obvious reason why it was not tagged with OP MC. If you can't tolerate this beta of MC, without development in foreseeable future, and can't ignore him despite other good-designed characters, safe your frustration and ignore this series.
Risou no himo seikatsu, What!? I just saw the comedy tag, who tagged that? Probably from manga, but most comedy are in extra chapters of each volume, you can try extra of v1 without spoiling anything except basic premise. Other than that there are just few skits and some monologue jokes, very rare. If I give it score it is 40% slice of life, 40% romance, 10% magic, 10% introducing Earth tech, no comedy or about 1-2% at most, with ubiquitous politics overlap on everything, because every single active (named) isekai non-infants characters are politically-involved in some degree. Starting from youths from nobility to foreign royalty. Only commoners actively mentioned are servants, employees, or one-time-off POVs. Author probably can sell LN about daily life of a modern councilman.Reply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
Nice selection of stories here, but knight and magic is not a kingdom building story, it a mecha building fantasyReply · 2 Likes · 1 · 0
- True enough, been awhile since I read that. Don't mind removing.Reply · 1 · 0
- should definitely read Strongest Sect of all timesReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
- Thanks for the rec, justnewhere! I haven't heard of that one before, I'll put it on my to read list and see if I can check it out!Reply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
- How bout world online? Its pretty good plus it is completed. Thanks for the listReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
- Glad you found things you liked and thanks for leaving a comment and recommendation! I haven't actually read that one, partly due to the very mixed reviews. I'll add it to the list though, as kingdom development does seem to be the theme!Reply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
more JP novel please !!!
kingdom building so funReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
Did you mean you know some other JP novels that fit this genre? Or that I should read more JP novels?
If you know some good ones, please tell me!
Hope you found some things you like on this list!Reply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
- @tallrice Reincarnated as an Emperor ~ Will the Emperor at Birth Survive?
good jp novel and some good kr novels:
Black Corporation: Joseon
Goblin workshop in meReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
- Thanks for the List, it helped me find God of Gamers. It is a 4,5-5/5 stars type of novel I think. If you would like to see my detailed opinion: I wrote a review. :DReply · 1 Like · 1 · 0
Thanks for bringing that feedback back! I've bumped I am the God of Games up a bit so it appears on the first page of the list (and up a bit on my to read list).
I don't see your review though, either on the series page or in your review history... Did you forget to hit publish?Reply · 1 · 0