The other day I heard a news item explaining how the possibility of time travel seems to be creeping closer.
Is it really a possibility at all?
Could you, or your character, survive traveling in time?
Suppose a character did survive and did not change the future too radically. (I don’t want to get bogged down with the paradoxes offered if we consider the risks.)
Today I thought we could think about practical time travel and what our characters need to pack.
For this exercise, I would include travel across dimensions, realms, through portals, back in time, forward in time, outside of time. You get the drift. In Fantasy the parameters are endless, so let’s imagine our characters are about to take off, whether they are prepared or not.
What should they take with them? What do we allow them to take with them?
Include knowledge… specific fields of knowledge, skills, etc as well as artifacts. A flashlight, matches, compass might be feasible, whereas a mobile phone probably isn’t much use. Dr Who’s sonic screwdriver seems to have multiple functions. I want one of them if ever it comes to packing.
In my series, TheChronicles of Caleath, several space travelers are exiled on a strange planet. They bring with them very few articles from their home world, but they carry implants and knowledge.
Each has their own background career wisdom as a resource to use in the new world.
What do you see as the most important or useful item or skill for your Fantasy character to keep as they cross time/space/dimension?
As your characters face this situation, what will you equip them with?
How will they cope?
There are no wrong answers. Your time starts NOW…