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Fan Fic / Stranded In Fantasy

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It's about a group of humans from our world who get hypno-suckered into some plot-device portals that land them in a city in a world where D&D is reality. It is not glorified in any way - its eleven humans in a world of elves, dwarves, orcs and other humans, and they have no money, no powers (to begin with...) and are shit out of luck. Some of them get killed, some enslaved, with a few lucky ones—including the narrator—just barely surviving.


Then shit gets awesome.

Later the iPod is accidentally turned into a tiny golem that blasts random music everywhere. All anons agreed: the tomb of that artificer will be guarded by similar golems that will leap out at looters and rickroll them.

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Stranded In Fantasy provides examples of:

  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Winterfield barbarians, oh so much.
  • Anything That Moves: Marcus. Justified; he's a Bard.
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: It's unclear exactly what happened to Avery. There was a flash of light, and suddenly that person was gone, along with the roof.
    • By the end the narrator's body is destroyed and he is left permanently detached from his body. He becomes a psionic spirit-like being that no longer needs food, water, or sleep to survive.
  • Creative Sterility: Since magic makes most things trivial, and there are gods to keep everyone from killing each other, the natives are largely incapable of innovating on their own. It's eventually theorized that the Terrans' ability to do so is the entire reason they were brought over at all.
    • Deconstructed: Although the city of New Paris was founded by a previous group of Terrans, they weren't able to impart their talent on the people living under them, leading the city's people to abduct future groups in the hopes they'd be able to further their progress. By the time the current group finds the city, the journal writer estimates that they're only a couple of decades ahead of the next-most advanced city on the continent.
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  • Deal with the Devil: Oddly enough, Devils don't actually make deals with Terrans because the last time they tried ended with them being unable to visit the Material Plane on their own. Demons are totally fine with it, though.
  • Evil Lawyer Joke: One of the previous Terrans was a lawyer and tricked demons and devils into not being able to manifest in the Material Plane on their own. He ended up becoming a top ranking devil lord.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: The narrator realizes at a certain point that all of the Terrans are doing things that they would not have considered doing when their travel started.
  • No Name Given: The story includes a wide variety of unique and interesting characters, but outside the main group, the number of people whose names are known can be counted on one hand.
    • The only person in the main group whose name we don't know is, ironically, the journal writer.
  • Secret Diary: The entire story is actually the private journal entries of the main character.
  • Technology Uplift: As the Terrans come from the modern world this happens repeatedly.
    • Out of money, the Terrans sell a ballpoint pen to an artificer who goes on to try and create pens based on it.
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    • At the beginning of the War for Wolflake the Terrans decide to contribute to the orc tribes by explaining the idea of stirrups. Stirrups go on to enable the orcish cavalry to dominate the field in further battles.
    • In response to Wolflake trying to create a cannon the Terrans introduce gunpowder to the orc tribes. This leads directly to the first major victory for the tribes.
  • Tsundere: The journal writer's interactions with Avery definitely have this vibe. In both directions.
  • Trappedin Another World: The main character and 10 other humans are mind controlled into entering a portal a world completely unlike their own.
    • The main characters then discover this has happened at least once before.