I have an idea worth toying with. The image included with this post is a four inch Personal Quantum Transporter . When a certain button is pressed the top opens and four spheres rise from inside. Three smaller globes revolve around the larger central sphere exactly four times, and then the device closes.
Handed down for generations from father to son it is considered a grand curiosity and treasured.
My protagonist will discover if the right symbols are held while touching one of the smaller globes, he will be transported to another world. I believe one of those destinations will lead to a seemingly perfect world without strife and hardship.
However, things are never what they seem. Are they?