Overgeared (템빨) – Index

Title: Overgeared (템빨)

Author: Park Saenal (박새날 )

Status: 713 chapters (Ongoing)

Raws: Ridibooks

Translator: Rainbow Turtle

Editors: Superposhposh and Jay

Schedule: 20 chapters a week


Shin Youngwoo has had an unfortunate life and is now stuck carrying bricks on construction sites. He even had to do labor in the VR game, Satisfy!

However, luck would soon enter his hapless life. His character, ‘Grid’, would discover the Northern End Cave for a quest, and in that place, he would find ‘Pagma’s Rare Book’ and become a legendary class player…

Brief overview that I translated from a Korean site:

The basis of this novel is a virtual reality game called Satisfy, developed by the world’s top genius scientist Lim Cheolho and world-class scientists.

The main character is timid, flaky, selfish, cares about money and easily feels jealous of others. Because the author set up the character in this way, the story was difficult for the readers to read.

But as the main character encounters various people and geniuses, he internally matures and his personality changes. If the main character is described as cancerous early on, at present he can be called a mature adult. However, those who don’t read beyond the early parts of the 5th volume (~ chapter 90) find it hard to believe.

The basic settings and story line are similar to other VR novels, but the praiseworthy thing is the content development. The early parts aren’t much different from rival novels, but the novel rating has exceeded the market average in recent years due to the writer’s growth.

Like other novels, it contains a munchkin element, but it is different from typical munchkins. In the early stages, the game progresses with the main character using his class of a legendary blacksmith. The main character expands the game content and the level of the existing users dramatically increase. Hidden talents, new players in the official rankings, classes that could break the balance, all of this makes the main character’s one-man show impossible. The main character grows internally and externally while competing with others.

In fact, if you compare the simple and ignorant battle method in the beginning to his abilities in the present time, it is possible to feel such a sense of distance that he doesn’t seem like the same character.

As for the evaluation of the work, the criticism was severe in the beginning, but the popularity increased rapidly after that. As described above, the improvement in the author’s writing and the growth of the main character led to rapid changes in the comments. However, the main character’s selfish and frustrating behaviour caused many readers to stop reading in the beginning. For the readers who have gone beyond the beginning, it is a tragedy that seems really pitiful.

Currently, its popularity is increasing and a webtoon was recently released. However, there are many criticisms of the webtoon due to the various changes made. For those curious about the webtoon, here is the link to the raws, although only the first 3 chapters are free.

Glossary of Common Korean Terms

Overgeared Glossary


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150
Chapter 151
Chapter 152
Chapter 153
Chapter 154
Chapter 155
Chapter 156
Chapter 157
Chapter 158
Chapter 159
Chapter 160

42 thoughts on “Overgeared (템빨) – Index” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Hooooh…. as expected of the Turtle-nim….

    Another interesting story….!! Thank you so much for sharing your translation work!

    1. How long is LMS? Didn’t bother counting and left somewher3 in volume 15, so yeah. Let me know and let me know how it’s going.

      1. Well LMS is on Volume 49 now and has an average of 8-9 chapters per volume which would give us a rough estimate of about 392-441 chapters so far. And considering the length of each chapter of LMS is comparable to 2 or 3 chapters of most others you could say it’s more like 784-1323 chapters. So yeah I would say LMS is definitely the longer series here and thus Mighty is wrong bout this being the longest novel Turtle would ever translate.

  2. hum….why all the characters need to be awsome in these novels? if that guy didn’t look like a prick on the illustration i would be more tempted by the novel:/

    i will give that a try around the 100 chapter mark anyway,i’m bored^^

    1. After seeing your comment I went to check and I need to agree, most the reviews just say “LMS is better, 2/5”. They don’t even judge the novel by its own.

      1. Even if it’s better that doesn’t mean this isn’t good…
        Rating something 2/5 just because you know something else which is better would make nearly everything seem terrible.
        “Yeah, I know this is just a normal family restaurant but the food at a 5 star restaurant is way better. 1/5”

      2. Its normal people always try to have that one story in each subgenre that judges all like it. Its like when WoW was used to judge all mmorpgs, even though it wasn’t the first or best.

  3. After reading the chapters they keep on saying that he is ugly but upon seeing the cover (assuming it is Grid), wtf is their definition of handsome?

    Btw this novel is 5/5 for me. It is funny and the author deliberately makes the MC fail some quest which assures us that the plot armor is kept at minimum.

    1. I think thats his game character, I think they are talking about him being ugly in real life, also it makes sense for people to judge him, since looks depend on how expensive your clothes are and how much makeup you have on in Korean standards, yes I am talking about guys not just girls. Also the universal standard is a mans beauty is determined by how deep his pockets are. So he is poor with cheap clothes on and works as a laborer if someone did go “he is hot” then something must seriously be up.

  4. Thank you so much for TRANSLATING THIS NOVEL !
    I really LOVE IT !! Please continue, I will support you.
    If you guys love rebirth of the thief or legendary moonlight scrupltor, this novel is a mix of both !!
    SOOO GOOD thanks

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