SpecificIf there is any popular media on the subject, read and analyze them well.
Key points to be aware of:
Movers and Shakers: Know their appearance, actions as per the book/movie/tv, and how they would most likely respond if/when the story goes “off script”
2.How well they accept gifts?
3.How well protected are they?
4.Vices and virtues.
Maps: If there are any maps of the kingdom, even if they are vague, try to memorize them. Also include any floor plans that may be published and any secret doors. You may never need them, but it’s a good place to go.
Magic: While it is generally not recommended to actually learn it, it’s good to understand the magic system and how it’s used. Also any rudimentary safeguards are a good idea.
Be aware of
·Line of sight
·Items of note
·Gods and their “influence.”
There is power in numbers and a wise prepper uses his resources. If you can go into with allies, you will do better and might be able to pull off some neat stuff.
If possible, try to be very similar in height and weight. Not only will it make it easier to get “lost in a crowd”, but it will make it easier to share equipment that you find.
Trust is necessary before being transported to someplace where life and death hangs in the balance. Do team building exercises. The easiest place to start is camping. It allows you to get an idea of your survival skills, gives your ideas on how to delegate based on your individual talents, and allows you to figure out your weaknesses before you start.
It is also a good idea to visit historical sites to get an idea of how it was in the real world. Better to shatter your expectations before you end up in peril.
Communications is key. If possible, everybody should learn morse code. It’s simple, easy to use, and can be used deceptively in music.
That’s enough for now.
Feel free to add suggestions and feedback, as well as must reads for prepwork.