So You’ve Landed in a Fantasy World

How to Survive and Thrive

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About the Book

Today, it seems as if everyone from heroic-yet-angsty teenagers, to giggling schoolgirls, to middle-aged businessmen, to bored moms are finding themselves whisked away to save distant worlds from some kind of unspeakable evil. But how do you prepare for such an amazing adventure? And, more importantly, how do you make it through without getting horribly maimed or killed along the way? Fortunately, this handbook has analyzed the accounts of numerous heroes who have traveled to magical lands and returned to tell the tale in order to create the definitive guide to survival and success no matter where in the fantasyverse your adventures may take you. In these pages, you’ll learn how to increase (or, if you prefer, decrease) your chances of successfully being chosen, what types of preparation and training you should undertake beforehand, and how to hit the ground running on arrival and become the legendary hero that you were always destined to be.*

*Makes no guarantees of destined heroism and cannot be held liable if it turns out that you are instead destined to be eaten by a giant toad.

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About the Author(s)

Josiah Lebowitz is a writer and video game designer based in Northern Virginia. He currently teaches game writing at George Mason University while running his own indie studio, Pen and Sword Games.

Bibliographic Details

Josiah Lebowitz

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 191
Bibliographic Info: 40 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8527-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4499-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Praise for This Guide vi
Acknowledgments ix
Everyone’s Going to Fantasy Worlds xi
1. That Time I Somehow Ended Up in a Fantasy World 1
2. Be Prepared 9
3. You Made It! Now What? 22
4. First Things First 34
5. Rising of an Isekai Hero 41
6. Combat and You 48
7. Magical Me 58
8. Gearing Up 65
9. Forming Your Party 73
10. Surviving and Thriving in a Standard Fantasy World 86
11. Not Being Made a Fool of in a Comic Fantasy World 95
12. Pwning a Video Game Fantasy World 103
13. Hopelessly Trying to Stay Alive in a Dark Fantasy World 112
14. Otherworldly Romance 122
15. Kingdom Building 101 130
16. How an Earthly Hero Saved the World 138
17. Now What? 145
18. Homeward Bound 153
19. It’s Never Over … Unless It Is 160
Additional Research Material 169
Index 179