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BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT! Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense, Volume 2: Sew You Want to be a Hero, and Volume 3: The Right to Arm Bears are now available on Amazon.com! For US residents, you can find them at the following links: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.  Residents of other countries, please browse your local Amazon market.



Meet Threadbare. He is twelve inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her.

Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies...

(Cover by Amber Rimkus)

My name is Andrew Seiple, I'm an author and a long time roleplayer. I am the writer of Threadbare, and I own the rights to this story, and many others. I've published works on Amazon before Threadbare, but this is my first litrpg. You can find my various stories available on Amazon.com
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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Awakening 1 ago
Awakening 2 ago
Awakening 3 ago
Parties and Perils 1 ago
Parties and Perils 2 ago
Parties and Perils 3 ago
Quests and Questions 1 ago
Quests and Questions 2 ago
Quests and Questions 3 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 1 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 2 ago
Does a Bear Sit in the Woods 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude I ago
A Wildling Brood 1 ago
A Wildling Brood 2 ago
A Wildling Brood 3 ago
Catastrophe 1 ago
Catastrophe 2 ago
Catastrophe 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude II ago
The End of Innocence 1 ago
The End of Innocence 2 ago
The End of Innocence 3 ago
Behind the Scenes Interlude III ago
The Bear Necessities ago
A Quick Poll: Poll Closed! ago
Getting Your Bearings 1 ago
A Cat has a Sheet ago
Getting Your Bearings 2 ago
Getting Your Bearings 3 ago
A Bear has a Sheet too, of course ago
A Paw Full of Undead 1 ago
A Paw Full of Undead 2: For a Few Undead More ago
A Paw Full of Undead 3: The Bear, the Vamp, and the Catlady ago
Story Interlude: A Hard Knight's Day ago
Born Again 1 ago
Born Again 2 ago
Born Again 3 ago
Background Interlude 2-1: On Gods ago
Bonus Content 2-1: Old Friends, New Sheets ago
Story Interlude 2: Bad Comfort ago
Unsafe Sects 1 ago
Unsafe Sects 2 ago
Unsafe Sects 3 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 1 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 2 ago
Winning Hearts and Minds 3 ago
And Yet She Persisted 1 ago
And Yet She Persisted 2 ago
The Bear Necessities 2 ago
Bonus Content 2-2: Of Other Planes and the Powers of Darkness ago
Surviving First Contact 1 ago
Surviving First Contact 2 ago
Surviving First Contact 3 ago
You're Fired 1 ago
You're Fired 2 ago
You're Fired 3 ago
Interlude 3-1: The General ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 1 ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 2 ago
Give the Dwarves Their Due 3 ago
A Small Giant Problem 1 ago
A Small Giant Problem 2 ago
A Small Giant Problem 3 ago
Interlude - Vae Victus 1 ago
Interlude - Vae Victus 2 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 1 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 2 ago
The Brokeshale Battle 3 ago
Interlude 3 - The Spoils of War ago
The Sins of the Fathers 1 ago
The Sins of the Fathers 2 ago
The Sins of the Fathers 3 ago
Loose Ends 1 ago
Loose Ends 2 ago
Loose Ends 3 ago
Afterword and Intermission ago
Not a chapter, just an update ago
Not a chapter, just a notice... ago
The last not-a-chapter ago

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The Armies Converge!

Read this story a while back, but its still fresh on my mind. An adorable tale about a horrendous plot. Unique twist which I really liked, can't wait for new chaps to finally come out! Honestly the little bear had no chance in my mind but by the powers invested in authors he shall survive !!!!

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Was great, became mediocre.

 Up to the chapter "Winning Hearts and Minds" the story was great. A steady pace, just the right amount of detailed description and action.

Fun characters, well implemented surprises and a unique RPG mecanic.

After those chapters... 

The pace rushed from event to event, detailes descriptions were very few. Action was still there and good at that.

The charaters felt off from that point on. They all devolved into plot devices to show how great toy golems are.

Surprises stopped happening (I could tell 90% of the rest of the story afterwards).

The RPG mecanic became ... people calling out skills. There were still level ups and stuff, but unless I skipped back to the dreadfull explanation interludes I could not tell what was going on and even then I hardly could.

Then there were plotholes so massive that they changed the entire story. 

And finally there were several instances of:

"I knew that, I just didn't tell anyone because ... plot!"

Oh, how I hate when an author uses that. Especially on charaters where it doesn't make sense.

Literally the ENTIRE conflict of the story could have been avoided if one of several people said something.

So yeah, stroy went from 4.5 Stars to 2.5. My guess is that the quick pace in which the author wrote threw a wrench in the quality of their work.

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Perfect for what it's trying to do and I love it

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First off, I want to say that I enjoy(ed) this story. It's definitely better than most on this site, though whether it deserves the no. 1 spot is debatable. Personally, I think it had the potential to be a lot better than it currently is. This is less of a review and more of a rant, so sorry about that.

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Maybe I'm just being thick and not getting the light atmosphere at all, but I feel that certain elements of this story are just too incongruous for it to really work as well as it could.



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The story is original, the characters are nuanced, and the setting is interesting. It doesn't take itself too seriously and has great humor, but without compromising drama and tension. It's just good writing, plain and simple. Read it.

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Currently my favourite novel on Royalroadl. It's original, funny and adorable.

Honestly can't think of another novel on Royalroadl that's been this enjoyable for me.

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Is this an annie fanfic?

Is this an annie fanfic?lol This is great though a good read and i fuckinh love the daily updates. Thank you for your commintment author
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I'm a sucker for non-human protagonists, which is how I found this story. This is what you might get if you mashed your usual LitRPG story up with the Velveteen Rabbit, a sprinkle of Oz and a dash of Toy Story. 

This could easily have been a gimmicky one-shot, but the author does some wonderful nuanced world-building, espeically considering how naive the main character starts as, with plenty of hints of a larger, darker plot with complications and its mysteries to come. The characters are engaging, and Threadbare's unique struggles to cope with his world, which he has absolutely no experience with, are well-written and sympathetic.

The plot does hit some familiar points, but lays the groundwork for them honestly instead of pulling them out of the author's butt, and while Threadbare looks like he's well on his way to becoming an epically powerful creature, it doesn't change the hilariously charming fact that he's a FREAKING TEDDY BEAR.

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Im glad to see an mc with a heart for once to many stories feature charecters who would kill as soon a look at you

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Definitely deserves it's place at the top!

awesome world? check! underestimated MC? check!

Balanced powers? Out of the box thinking? good story? check check check.

insanely, it's working, a fluffy toy became my hero!

Though there are a few holes to it (pun intended), it managed to hook me quickly to it's rapidly evolving world and nicely paced storyline.

The story is definitely worth reading!