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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
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Not a chapter, just a notice... ago
The last not-a-chapter ago

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Great 'short' story to read and very immersive. Interesting as well as fun concepts introduced by the author.

The world is build very nicely and a good style of writting. Very few grammatical mistakes. Character progression is very good and overall lots of good humor included!

Really hope that there will be a sequel!

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Gole(t)m(e) Do Shenanigans

This is a complete trilogy that ending concludes the issues the main characters were facing, but will allow for more to be a possibility. You shall enjoy reading this were most of it is a joyful and fun. There are some parts that are serious but things work out so that the main characters are happy by the end. It is more realistic for a fantasy world but it also has mostly a lighthearted happy tone while a war is happening. 

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This is beyond impressive. The story felt polished. The plot well planned, the text felt well edited with only fairly rare errors and the characters were lovable without falling into the traps that many stories on here do. 

And then I discovered how insanely fast the update schedule was. Wow. 

I'll be watching the author for any future work. 

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Not so threadbare after all!

Wow, never did I imagine a teddy bear to being capable of such... resolution. And heart. Talk about giving it all for your little girl. Respect for him.

There’s great deals of adventure, teddies as far as the eye can read, and silly action that will soften your rubber heart. Truly a great story!

There is pretty much perfect grammar throughout the entire story, the characters are so diverse and different, each having their own roles to play and their own story to tell. Truly marvelous.

And the story is nice and fresh. It’s not often you start out as a teddy bear without having a starters-pack of otherworldy knowlegde or other bullocks like that. Nay, not here. We start from fresh, not even knowing how to walk. It’s brilliant.

So to the author; Thank you for a wonderful story. I have truly enjoyed reading it. I hope to see more!

All Hail the Penguin Empire!

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One of the best on here

Easily one of the best stories on rrl. 

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  1.  I had a full review, then the website screwe'd me over. Now I'm not in the mood to write a good one.

Everything is perfect. The grammar feels like it's been checked over by a team of editors.

Characters are deep and complete. 

The plot is clear and it is a struggle for the main guys to do what they want to do. Unlike many and most stories on rr.



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Just adding my voice in agreement about how great this gem of a story is

This is one of the best examples I've seen for how to tell an unlikely story, in way that catches one utterly off-guard and just hooks you. Everything about it should be a joke, but it is not. Its funny, sad, epic and a tale worth every moment spent reading it.

I cannot wait to read more and to finish the tale, but at the same time I am certain that I'll feel quite sad when I can no longer follow threadbear and his party around.


Read it and enjoy it - Just make sure you have some spare time ahead, because this beast won't let you go and demands attention like only the most stubborn of cats can.

Spencer Mitchell
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Threadbare is an incredible story that has me hooked at every twist and turn. The author creates such amazing depth through a teddy bear. Here is my review in detail:

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5/5 - I love the litRPG genre, so I may be a bit biased, but the way that the author uses this creates such an incredible depth in the world of this story and in the teddy bear that has all of our hearts. I think that Andrew may be on his way to reinventing the way that the genre is handled. I love it.

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5/5 - I'm not quite that far in yet, but it keeps me hooked through every little detail. There are hints towards a dark future ahead and I cannot wait to see what's in store!

Grammar Score:

4.95/5 - The occasional error here and there, but no more than anyone else makes. Very great, you can tell that care is put into the grammatical correctness of the writing.

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5/5 - Incredible character depth in the main characters, and, as far as I can tell so far, no ridiculously stereotypical archetypes.

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5/5 - Andrew can you please make a real MMORPG? Please?

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Honestly... Just the Best.

I can see why this story is number 1 on the site. Literally not a single flaw comes to mind.