Travelling to other planets


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Assuming the character, for whatever reason, doesn't have access to the Interplanetary Teleport spell, what are the options for travelling between planets?


Technically, greater teleport is enough. Interplanetary teleport is a redundant spell with literally no advantage over the former beyond a higher Will save DC.

Barring that, there are fixed gates that lead to some other astronomical bodies; at least one goes to Golarion's moon, for example.

The Distant Worlds supplement has some other options, IIRC. One of my favorite splat books that I wish they'd turned into a full hardcover.


blahpers wrote:
Technically, greater teleport is enough. Interplanetary teleport is a redundant spell with literally no advantage over the former beyond a higher Will save DC.

Not quite. Greater teleport requires "a reliable description of the place to which you are teleporting" that gives you "some clear idea of the location and layout of the destination." For a planet you've never been to and aren't in communication with, this can be hard to get. Interplanetary teleport, meanwhile, explicitly works just fine if all you know is the planet you're aiming for, and it automatically takes you to a safe place.

Fortunately, though, there's a much easier way: two castings of plane shift. That can put you anywhere on any plane with no knowledge needed - the error radius of a few hundred miles is inconvenient for most uses, but that's nothing on the scale of interplanetary travel. If you can't cast the spell yourself, you could buy an item or bind an outsider to cast it for you. Or just pay a cleric a couple thousand gp.


" ... this can be hard to get."

True,
and also sounds like a good tag for a adventure. The Mystic says to you, "Seek the 'All seeing Eye of the Apollo' (aka a large magical telescope) and look upon your destination".

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