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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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This story is well written and a great read- 5 stars!

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At first I thought it was just a cute LitRPG, but there's a lot of depth to the world and the characters therein. The Author also updates with a good amount of frequency.

Deserves 5 out of 5 stars.

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Character Development, Holy Shit

This book, 'Threadbare', is in no way inferior to other book published in paper back. Something rarely seen in this website populated by Amateur authors. Although the author of this novel is a proffesional writer, and it shows in his writing.


The book is a charming mix of LitRPG elements along with adorable fantastical characters composed of fabric and cotton wool. Toys. The atmosphere in the book is portrayed to the reader extremely well in the sense that it truly drags you into the world of tea parties and absurd blunders committed by clueless toys. The character development is beautifully set out to run along with the plot in such a way that you can see the plot slowly unravel into a dazzling tapestry of confrontations, character philosophies and fights. The author reserves just the right amount of mystery behind the plot, enough so as to keep the story interesting but not too much so as to make the story confusing.



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Amazing piece of work that draws a line between luck, sentience and a teddy bears love for his little girl.

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After reading Threadbare I will be following this author, and buying Threadbare on Amazon. This book constantly surprises, in a good way. Just when you think you have the plot and characters figured out the Author does some clever and unexpected plot-fu and the story becomes even more interesting, the stage becomes larger, the characters deeper. Just finished the portion here on RoyalRoad and am already thinking about rereading it. I have 84 individual books in my ebook library that I've tagged LitRPG (20 series and a few standalones), and this one is top tier in quality of writing and depth of plot/world-building. Very well done.

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This is the first series in a while where I can't wait to read the next chapter. The characters feel alive, and the plot is wonderfully written. A very wam and uplifting novel, written in a dark and messed up world, a perfect combination of happiness, sadness, and darkness. 

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A story with a promise of Cuteness and Adventure

The story starts with a very different premise than other works as originates with the creation of a entity that begins to gradually learn and ultimately understand. While it sounds outright diabolical when we think of the creation of life; it's the opposite, just too CUTE and Innocent.

Character development is a previlent theme so far in the work as it's introduced through the ideas of good and evil, justice and corruption, and growth from within.

Characters are unique as each one has differing personalities, experiences, and ways of thinking. There isn't any disposable characters in the story, unless you count the monsters present in the story that are slained from time to time, and even then it's not a simple path of they attacked and it died. The battles are descriptive in the way that imagination can properly display the scenario.

If there's any bad grammar in this story, then it's not prevalent enough or I just haven't found any at all.

The world/lore is not entirely set out in the beginning, but it gradually is introduced and expanded as the characters encounter and explore. Even the inhabitants of the world don't fully understand the change that happened to the world in order to make it the way it currently is. There's a layer of mystery underlying everything and that's what makes it attention grabbing.

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Threadbare is a real heart-warming story. Never knew there's a teddy bear protagonist in litrpg setup. Loving it already!

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I’d give 10 stars if I could

superbly written, awesome plot, awesome characters, and a dash of humor. Found it 3 days ago and i couldn’t put it down

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it's very well put together and all that but... i just can't get over the hump that is the beginning. the golem maker is supposed to be smart, but he seems like an idiot. the idea that golems can't join a party becuase they don't know what a 'yes' is, seems to never cross his mind despite supposedly trying to do this for months. and everything else that happens is just a string of coincidence and luck.