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* In ''Literature/{{Travelers}}'', [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20694/travelers]] a group of friends are transported to a Fantasy setting by a Scrying spell gone wrong, and one of them is made into a Dungeon Core.

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* In ''Literature/{{Travelers}}'', [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20694/travelers]] a group of friends are transported to a Fantasy setting by a Scrying spell gone wrong, and one of them is made into a Dungeon Core.


* ''Literature/SilvergladeADungeonsTale'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/23372/silverglade-a-dungeon-tale]] has an extreme introvert reincarnate as a Dungeon Core, decide that this is the life - she never has to leave her room again - and then proceed to screw up in interesting ways.

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* ''Literature/SilvergladeADungeonsTale'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/23372/silverglade-a-dungeon-tale]] has an extreme introvert reincarnate as a Dungeon Core, decide that this is the life - she never has to leave her room again - and then proceed to screw up in interesting ways.


As you grow in power, you will be able to unlock more [[GameLevel Floors in your Dungeon]], each of which can be given its own theme. A high level number may unlock additional options. As you dig down, the increasing Mana concentration will allow for placing [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ever-better traps and monsters]]. Remember to keep your vulnerable [[SoulJar Dungeon Core]] in the very bottom of your Dungeon, guarded by your [[FinalBoss most powerful Boss Monster]], to [[AchillesHeel keep it safe]]!

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As you grow in power, you will be able to unlock more [[GameLevel Floors in your Dungeon]], each of which can be given its own theme. A high level number may unlock additional options. As you dig down, the increasing Mana concentration will allow for placing [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ever-better traps and monsters]]. Remember to keep your vulnerable [[SoulJar vulnerable]] [[GemHeart Dungeon Core]] in the very bottom of your Dungeon, guarded by your [[FinalBoss most powerful Boss Monster]], to [[AchillesHeel keep it safe]]!

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* ''Literature/DungeonEngineer'' features a reincarnated engineer, who uses his GeniusLoci powers to build interesting dungeon structures, design deadly creatures, and start a major rock quarry operation supplying the nearby city with building stones.


* In ''Literature/DoomedDungeon'', the MC is made by a high-level Necromancer intending to come back and harvest him for materials in a few months. If he wants to escape that fate, he needs to power up A LOT before then...

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* In ''Literature/DoomedDungeon'', the MC is made by a high-level Necromancer intending to come back and harvest him for materials in a few months.years. If he wants to escape that fate, he needs to power up A LOT before then...


* In ''Literature/TheDungeonCallsForASage'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/16679/the-dungeon-calls-for-a-sage]], the one reincarnated as a Dungeon is... a former Dungeon Core. Disillusioned with existence, the core decides to make itself attractive to wise men and sages, so as to meet someone qualified to solve its philosophical dilemma and find a purpose to its life.

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* In ''Literature/TheDungeonCallsForASage'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/16679/the-dungeon-calls-for-a-sage]], ''Literature/TheDungeonCallsForASage'', the one reincarnated as a Dungeon is... a former Dungeon Core. Disillusioned with existence, the core decides to make itself attractive to wise men and sages, so as to meet someone qualified to solve its philosophical dilemma and find a purpose to its life.


* In ''Literature/SagaOfTheSoulDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/18389/saga-of-the-soul-dungeon]], the MC's soul is summoned and fused with a Dungeon Core as part of a magical experiment, meaning that in order to found a Dungeon, he must first escape a Wizard's laboratory...

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* In ''Literature/SagaOfTheSoulDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/18389/saga-of-the-soul-dungeon]], ''Literature/SagaOfTheSoulDungeon'', the MC's soul is summoned and fused with a Dungeon Core as part of a magical experiment, meaning that in order to found a Dungeon, he must first escape a Wizard's laboratory...


* In ''Literature/DoomedDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/18261/doomed-dungeon]], the MC is made by a high-level Necromancer intending to come back and harvest him for materials in a few months. If he wants to escape that fate, he needs to power up A LOT before then...

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* In ''Literature/DoomedDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/18261/doomed-dungeon]], ''Literature/DoomedDungeon'', the MC is made by a high-level Necromancer intending to come back and harvest him for materials in a few months. If he wants to escape that fate, he needs to power up A LOT before then...


* ''Literature/TheMisplacedDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20177/the-misplaced-dungeon]] has irresponsible Gods clone human souls and mindwipe them to function as Dungeon Cores. The MC manages to escape the mindwipe and establish a link to her clone-self on Earth, making her a PatientZero for infectious [[RPGMechanicsVerse LitRPG]] magic, with global consequences...

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* ''Literature/TheMisplacedDungeon'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20177/the-misplaced-dungeon]] has irresponsible Gods clone human souls and mindwipe them to function as Dungeon Cores. The MC manages to escape the mindwipe and establish a link to her clone-self on Earth, making her a PatientZero for infectious [[RPGMechanicsVerse LitRPG]] magic, with global consequences...


* ''Literature/TheConcubinesTomb'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20846/the-concubines-tomb-a-dungeon-core-novel]] is set in Fantasy Egypt, where the MC toils for ten years on building a tomb, only to be [[ShootTheBuilder killed by the Emperor]] afterwards. Resurrected as a Dungeon Core by the God of Retribution, he sets out to get revenge...

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* ''Literature/TheConcubinesTomb'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20846/the-concubines-tomb-a-dungeon-core-novel]] is set in Fantasy Egypt, where the MC toils for ten years on building a tomb, only to be [[ShootTheBuilder killed by the Emperor]] afterwards. Resurrected as a Dungeon Core by the God of Retribution, he sets out to get revenge...


* ''Literature/CoreOfFear'' has Clive Logan, a prolific serial killer, sent up from Hell as a "Spirit Core" to torment the living in the form of a haunted house.



* ''[[WebOriginal/ThereIsNoEpicLootHereOnlyPuns There is no Epic Loot Here, Only Puns]]'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/15935/there-is-no-epic-loot-here-only-puns]] is a fairly light-hearted example, with a quirky Dungeon Core that decides to be peaceful and friendly - except she first has to deal with the hungry spiders, nasty mushrooms and undead abominations seeing her Dungeon as free real estate.

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* ''[[WebOriginal/ThereIsNoEpicLootHereOnlyPuns There is no Epic Loot Here, Only Puns]]'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/15935/there-is-no-epic-loot-here-only-puns]] ''WebOriginal/ThereIsNoEpicLootHereOnlyPuns'' is a fairly light-hearted example, with a quirky Dungeon Core that decides to be peaceful and friendly - except she first has to deal with the hungry spiders, nasty mushrooms and undead abominations seeing her Dungeon as free real estate.


* ''Literature/DungeonHeart'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10881/dungeon-heart]] sees an elderly Dwarf fashioning a Dungeon Core crystal, inhabiting it after death, with the intent of making sure his exquisitely crafted items will only go to the worthy from now on.

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* ''Literature/DungeonHeart'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10881/dungeon-heart]] sees an elderly Dwarf fashioning a dying Dwarf's soul merging with a Dungeon Core crystal, inhabiting it after death, and starting a Dungeon with the intent of making sure his exquisitely crafted items will only go to the worthy from now on.


* ''Literature/BlueCore'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25082/blue-core]] takes place in a setting where powerful amoral mages use their pet Dungeons as siege weapons and soldier-spawners , resulting in a CrapsackWorld. Occasionally nsfw.

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* ''Literature/BlueCore'' [[https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25082/blue-core]] takes place in a setting where powerful amoral mages use their pet Dungeons as siege weapons and soldier-spawners , resulting in a CrapsackWorld. Occasionally nsfw.

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