Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Male Lead

Chase Berrymore dreams of adventure, excitement, and getting the heck out of her pastoral halven village.

But when adventure finds her, she'll be scrambling to save everyone of her family and friends from a decades-old conspiracy. Outmatched in almost every way, she'll have to use her wits, charisma, and a bit of divine favor to figure out the path to victory. But the odds are bad, and even with an Oracle's foresight, she can't save everyone. 

Even worse, she'll have to figure out ways to deal with the weird and nigh-immortal beings that call themselves "playas..."

A litrpg romp with a very non-standard protagonist, set in the same world as the "Threadbare" books.

CLAIMER: My name is Andrew Seiple. I am a writer, and I both write this story and own the rights to it.
I will be posting this story on Spacebattles.com, SufficientVelocity.com, RoyalRoad.com, and my Patreon. I reserve the right to remove it from any and all platforms as needed to facilitate my sinister long-term plans. 
 
Cover art created by Amber Rimkus, licensed per agreement.

 

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Malakbel
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I'm a big fan of Threadbare and from what I've read so far, this story is shaping up to be really good. The MC is witty and smart, albeit inexperienced. Her starting quest to help her family and friends is gripping to read. Finally, like Threadbare there is a nice mix between high stakes and some light-hearted characters/events.

Something I specifically want to mention (and excuse me for the minor rant): One of the nicely avoided pitfalls in LitRPG for Small Medium are levelling skills. A LOT of stories on Royalroadl make the mistake to go way in-depth and descriptive about powerlevelling. What happens is that 50+% of the word count ends up describing the minutia and details of how to levelup and become stronger. Followed up by strangling and slowing the pacing of the story down. It literally becomes a drudge to read quite a lot of the fictions on RR.

Small Medium like the predecessor Threadbare avoids this problem very well. At the bottom of the chapter you'll find the Character Sheet(s) inside a Spoiler Tag and the progress that is being made (I usually skip them). Subsequently, chapters don't get bogged down with never ending descriptions on levelling stupid skills when I can't be arsed to be interested in such details.

Now. For my final verdict. Go read this. It's pretty good and deserves to be high up on the ratings, rankings and views. The story and setting will likely hook you. The grammar is good and I haven't had issues with jarring sentences. Chase and her companions are likeable. The antagonists are at the very least not mindless flat drones with zero good motivations for their actions.

Disclaimer. I'm not a good reviewer, but this is shaping up to be a good story (currently 16 chapters in). There's obviously a chance the story might end up weaker later on, but it started of strong for the current moment. The writer also has a nice finished story on RR in the form of Threadbare to vouch for this fiction.

To finish with. I have honestly no clue on what to critique or give feedback on for the author to improve at the time of writing (a better reviewer or basically someone that reads good fantasy fiction will probably have at least something). The grammar, story, style and characters are all really good, at least in my humble opinion. It's enjoyable to read and I want to read more!

bielt
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Even small beings can make great things and that is especially true when when Andrew Seiple is involved.

 

After the epic of a plush bear trying to find his little girl owner which has being eternally on this site's top 10 best rated novels, Andrew brings us a new tale in the world of Generica!

 

This time we follow the tale of a small halven (halfling/Hobbit) girl which just happens to be the gossip master between the bored teenagers and children in a small village on the countryside which uses her network of secrets to prepare and hide her dreams of leaving her village.

Chase may be an adventurous young girl, but she soon discovers that those adventures may be a bit too much for even her when she meets secrets she shouldn't have met and finds out exactly why the forest near the village is said to be dangerous...

 

The characters of Small Medium are interesting and multifaceted showing different emotions and reactions to the situations and that does play a big role as how the story unwraps itself.

 

Chase Berrymore, while our MC may be small she is certainly made of strong stuff but even with her race's natural mental resilience she is still in a deep corner of her mind a young girl, and it's exactly that which makes Chase a wonderful MC. Logical and steeled by circumstances she may certainly be determined to use anything and everything at her reach, but even steel can be battered and bent, stress and exhaustion both physically and mentally will constantly assault our small girl and for more then once she will felter and that makes Chase certainly one of the most human-like characters I have read about.

 

 

But don't jump to conclusions~

This may be a litRPG~ 

And Chase may be many things like an Gossiper, an young girl, a small medium and even a trickster but she is certainly not a hero~!

At least not how you would expect it, and so you don't need to worry about long and endless chapters of how the MC is strong and how she will search for more power without any further reason to~!

Instead you will meet a novel where the story and development of the characters is the main focus and our squared blue friends so much used on litRPGs are just small detail like the icing of a cake.

So if you like adventures~! 

Come delish yourselves with the figurative cake that Small Medium is~!

Steven 'Bull' Ratkovich
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8 chapters in and really enjoying this.  Its a bit different, but so far a lot of fun.

amassie
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I've only read the first few chapters but it's great so far! It seems like it's set in the same world as Threadbare.