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if you was walking from your work to your mode of transportation and suddely got sucked up by a portal and transported to golaria , what would you first do? what would run threw your mind knowing there will never be another chance to get back?


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"Why is everyone walking in 5-foot increments?"
"Why can I punch a guy 5 feet away when I swing my arm and hit equally far away with a dagger or a 6-foot claymore?"
"Great! Now I can finally find out exactly what alignment I am."
Everyone's looking at me? Damn, I knew I had an 18 Charisma!"


What will run through my mind?

Physics!

*attempts to develop magitech circuitry*
*tries to jumpstart industry*


"I need to get ahold of a spell-component pouch! Those things hold practically everything!"


"Hmmm, what class am I?"

I think I'd be fascinated by the magic...and try to learn it...after all, I should be able to use plane shift to get back home...eventually.


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never be another chance to get back

Never, schmever. I'mma jump over CR 1 pit traps all day every day until I can cast plane shift.


Actually, you need Interplanetary Teleport, since there is an earth in the same material plane as Golarion. Hopefully you've seen enough of earth to get a teleport lock.

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I'd walk straight to the nearest temple of Calistria ;)


The Sideromancer wrote:
Actually, you need Interplanetary Teleport, since there is an earth in the same material plane as Golarion. Hopefully you've seen enough of earth to get a teleport lock.

Good point, only Greater Teleport is needed. Hmmm.....I wonder how fast I could make level 13?


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1) test if my CCW still works
2) find an alchemist who can duplicate the ammunition
3) become a combination of Samuel Colt and John M Browning with a little Eugene Stoner thrown in.


The Sideromancer wrote:
Actually, you need Interplanetary Teleport, since there is an earth in the same material plane as Golarion. Hopefully you've seen enough of earth to get a teleport lock.

But is it our Earth?


I guess the first thing I would do is try to get back through the portal before it closed.

I guess I would then look for a kindly face and try to take care of myself: learn the language, get a job and stuff.

I'd approach wizards about my situation and seek advice about how to get back. Speaking as a Player, I'd suppose a lot of adventurers would be interested in visiting my world, where a few gold coins would buy a lot of guns, and then eventually come back to Golorian after a visit to some war-torn regions of Earth for some fun and adventure.

And who knows? Maybe I'd have the Intelligence to learn a few spells of my own. Maybe I would use Prestidigitation to always turn my traffic lights Green. That would be epic!


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Say that you could never return to our earth due to the galleons gods interference afraid that you would bring an invasion


I get to be the maudlin one!

Die in about a week due to lack of dialysis machines.


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chris settlemoir wrote:
Say that you could never return to our earth due to the galleons gods interference afraid that you would bring an invasion

Why would Besmara not want an invasion? All those supply convoys unfamiliar with plane shifting could be easily plundered.


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Step 1: Invent indoor plumbing.


Zhayne wrote:

I get to be the maudlin one!

Die in about a week due to lack of dialysis machines.

Step 1: Find a church of Sarenrae

Step 2: "I can haz remov disease plz?"
Step 3: Spend the next year working it off.

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In a lot of places on Golarion, my first act would probably be to die to a random encounter. I'm pretty sure RL me couldn't even handle a goblin unarmed.

Presuming I survive the immediate situation, it's time to start retraining my Expert levels into some sort of Int-based caster class. Probably have to learn Taldane as well. I'm also pretty sure the Pathfinder Society would be very interested in all the "reports" I could give, having read through and played several APs.


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Learn to speak common.


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I would begin grinding.

It takes 2,000 experience points to hit level two. (My level in commoner would hurt later on, but nothing I can do at this point.) Killing a toad gives you 50 experience points. I'd only have to kill 40 toads to learn how to cast spells, and I'd throw a rank at linguistics to learn common. (Before that I'm the crazy mute who's running around bludgeoning amphibians.)

As I gain levels I can start killing more dangerous things- in a controlled environment of course. I could earn money by casting spells for people, and use it to buy a robe of infinite twine. I'd use the robe to create rope, which I'd sell at half price. I'd use the profits to buy caged tigers, which I'd kill with a crossbow. (Eventually I'd be able to use spells to speed the process.)

I don't think that it would take me a month to hit level twenty. Of course, on Golarion level twenty is small change. Everyone's level twenty. And then world leaders get mythic tiers on top. So level twenty isn't where I'd stop.

I'd use polymorph any object to become Mephistopheles for twelve hours. Then I'd cast it again to become Mephistopheles permanently. Except I've also got 19 levels of wizard casting. So I'd hang out in my timeless demiplane creating Greater Simulacra of myself and using Gate to bind various CR 20+ outsiders.

Golarion's gods are somehow omnipotent . . . which makes one wonder why the Empyreal Lords and Archfiends even bother to fight. In any case, while at this point I could probably scour the planes completely unopposed by anything less than a diety, I don't think the deities would stand by and let it happen. So instead I'd go down to Golarion and True Resurrect everyone who'd died in the past few centuries and let them decide whether they wanted my to re-kill them or not. (I'm guessing that people who went to heaven or elysium would want, people who went to hell not so much.) Those who stay will have to take a Geas/Quest and a ring of sustenance.

After that I'd set about methodically murdering all of the infants on the face of Golarion. This is almost certainly an evil act (almost?) but I'd willingly damn my soul if it meant that not one person would ever be tortured in the pits of hell until they lost their memories and sense of self. All the babies I killed would go to heaven, which is a nicer place than the material plane anyway. And people can visit with plane shift at any time, since I'd make my toad-squashing secret to ultimate arcane might available to the public.

And then I'd wander the multiverse doing the same wherever I landed.


Polymorph spells cannot be used to turn into a specific individual, unless otherwise noted, and I do not see anything in Polymorph Any Object that specifies an exception to the normal rule.


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The Sideromancer wrote:
chris settlemoir wrote:
Say that you could never return to our earth due to the galleons gods interference afraid that you would bring an invasion
Why would Besmara not want an invasion? All those supply convoys unfamiliar with plane shifting could be easily plundered.

In Faerun that's how several deity pantheons fell In 1-2 end servers deitys were brought over destroying the natural gods imagine boccob or mystra trying to take on the gods of magic same with kelemvor and vecna and bane steeping foot and. Taking followers away .


After I learned what was going on, I'd visit a wizard, show him my phone, and tell him I'm from a place where you can buy a dozen of the things for a single ounce of gold.

-- He'll do all the work from there.


Does our real world knowledge, abilities and skills translate into Golarion equivalents? Do professional entertainers gain levels in bard for example? Priests could become clerics, soldiers become fighters or rangers etc. In which case I would be a fighter/alchemist.

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I have good reason to believe I am already a Sorcerer, Oracle, or Psychic (with the Cosmopolitan feat from which I have Perform as a class skill) who is simply suffering the effects of being trapped in a massive dead magic zone, - so take me out of this sick sad world, and adventure, here I come!


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
I have good reason to believe I am already a Sorcerer, Oracle, or Psychic (with the Cosmopolitan feat from which I have Perform as a class skill) who is simply suffering the effects of being trapped in a massive dead magic zone, - so take me out of this sick sad world, and adventure, here I come!

Don't forget your mythic ranks!

Was there anything from the OP about how the conversion would work?


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Probably wallow in abject misery trapped away from my family who would inevitably think and I’d been kidnapped/murdered and spend weeks and months looking for me.

Then farm EXP to go home.


Knight Magenta wrote:
Zhayne wrote:

I get to be the maudlin one!

Die in about a week due to lack of dialysis machines.

Step 1: Find a church of Sarenrae

Step 2: "I can haz remov disease plz?"
Step 3: Spend the next year working it off.

You mean 'Regenerate'. It specifically mentions 'ruined organs'.


Zhayne wrote:
Knight Magenta wrote:
Zhayne wrote:

I get to be the maudlin one!

Die in about a week due to lack of dialysis machines.

Step 1: Find a church of Sarenrae

Step 2: "I can haz remov disease plz?"
Step 3: Spend the next year working it off.
You mean 'Regenerate'. It specifically mentions 'ruined organs'.

Depends on the conversion process I guess. I could totally see liver damage being represented as Con damage or something...

Compare, what spell would you need to fix poor eyesight? Remove blindness/deafness?


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First thing through my mind would probably be "I shouldn't have dumped Wisdom."


chris settlemoir wrote:
if you was walking from your work to your mode of transportation and suddely got sucked up by a portal and transported to golaria , what would you first do? what would run threw your mind knowing there will never be another chance to get back?

Probably think and say "What the crap? Where the **** am I?"

I'd probably be more confused about where the heck I was than concerned about how I could never return home, that would probably hit me a bit later. Especially if I ended up in some kind of survival situation or in the middle of a city full of people speaking strange languages or even just what appeared to be a colossal Ren Faire where people were speaking in a weird way if Taldane is secretly English after all.

Once I did realize what was going on and where I was, I'd put into effect one of a couple of methods of leveling up in relative safety and determining if the Alternate Profession Rules and Retraining were on the table. I'd focus on getting to a comfortable lifestyle and amassing personal power until I was high level, at which point I'd start working on acquiring an income stream to sustain magic item crafting without having to go out and murder hobo.

Eventually I'd use all of my anti-divination and secrecy spells for a significant period of time and ward an area where I would assemble teams of Trompe L'oeil constructs based upon a variety of specialists and send them out to work on gathering certain information for me related to becoming Mythic and getting out of dodge as well as working on helping prevent various world-ending threats from ending the world while I'm on it.

Slyme wrote:
I'd walk straight to the nearest temple of Calistria ;)

If you want to commit suicide, Norgorber would probably kill you more humanely than Calistrians would.

The Sideromancer wrote:
Actually, you need Interplanetary Teleport, since there is an earth in the same material plane as Golarion. Hopefully you've seen enough of earth to get a teleport lock.

Once you can cast Planeshift, you can deal with being anywhere within 500 miles of where you live on Earth. Depending upon whether you remember the area well enough to account for wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey malarkey and you're not trying to remember the 2017 version of a place when you're trying to go to the... 1920s or 1930s version.

Coquelicot Dragon wrote:
Step 1: Invent indoor plumbing.

I believe it's already been invented to some extent, since you can install indoor plumbing by default in the Downtime subsystem when you build a building out of various rooms.

It could almost certainly be improved upon. Especially given how plentiful copper is on Golarion that you won't really run into the same issues with scarcity that are why we don't use copper pipes for everything they'd be best suited for.


Knight Magenta wrote:
Zhayne wrote:
Knight Magenta wrote:
Zhayne wrote:

I get to be the maudlin one!

Die in about a week due to lack of dialysis machines.

Step 1: Find a church of Sarenrae

Step 2: "I can haz remov disease plz?"
Step 3: Spend the next year working it off.
You mean 'Regenerate'. It specifically mentions 'ruined organs'.

Depends on the conversion process I guess. I could totally see liver damage being represented as Con damage or something...

Compare, what spell would you need to fix poor eyesight? Remove blindness/deafness?

I'd also file that under Regeneration, myself. Again, 'ruined organs'.


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Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:

Probably wallow in abject misery trapped away from my family who would inevitably think and I’d been kidnapped/murdered and spend weeks and months looking for me.

Then farm EXP to go home.

theres no going home you would be utterly stuck in that universe for ever


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you can keep everything you already know but you may not have the desired effects


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chris settlemoir wrote:
Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:

Probably wallow in abject misery trapped away from my family who would inevitably think and I’d been kidnapped/murdered and spend weeks and months looking for me.

Then farm EXP to go home.

theres no going home you would be utterly stuck in that universe for ever

Golorian is in the same universe as earth.


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Hope I don't get mugged before I can either get armor and proficiency for it or learn magic.


Die. No really, there is no way to avoid this. The Aeons would sense you have meta knowledge no mortal on this planet should have, and send everything to kill you before you can use that knowledge to become epic level 100 or something.

Barring that, level up to a high enough level to mind control people, find a Harrow Deck of Many Things, force people to draw cards so that if they draw bad effects, I’ll be safe, until the card that allows a one time question to be answered with 100% accuracy, as well as the wish card that says it is stronger than the actual wish spell. “Tell me where a Harrow Deck of Many Things is that is currently down to only one card (the destruction method for this artifact), with that card being the one that grants wishes, that in the past few minutes was damaged to lose a card.” Use super wish to teleport to said card, and say I’ll draw 10,000 cards. Quickly draw as many as I can before it can regenerate a card. I’ll only get super wish cards. Chain all of them into an ultimate wish that I am immune to the bad effects of any kind of Deck of Many Things, and then draw the rest without fear of that regenerated card being a bad card. Then chain wishes to get a new DoMT and HDoMT, and say I’ll draw (insert ridiculously large amount of cards here) from both of them. Also make sure to chain wish that the cards I draw disappear so I don’t get flooded with them.

Eventually restore to life all the pawns I used to start this, and reward them by giving them 20 levels in whatever PC class they would best be suited for.

Wish that all Paladins created by that one card in the HDoMT last infinitely for me, and that they are also immune to the bad effects that the decks can give, and place a sword in the ground, tell Paladin to draw 1 million cards from both decks, place a sword in the ground, tell new Paladin to follow my orders and repeat this order to them, until all the swords have been used up.

Congrats, infinite Paladins, each 2 levels higher than the last. Now have them all chain their wishes and super wishes to forcibly change everyone’s alignment to good.

I just defeated (sort of) every evil lifeform in the multiverse. I now have enough experience to be a level so high that I can walk into the Starstone Test and literally have a 0% chance of failing to become a super god.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you never give a Harrow Deck of Many Things to a spellcaster. Because if they use their head, it is only a matter of time till they become a super god.

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