What would happen if someone were to place a Portable Hole within a Bag of Holding while being within the Astral Plane? Would it be the reverse effect?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Congratulations, I think you may have found the furthest possible thing from the intended use of either of these items. It's people like you who keep IT people like me busy. ;) \$\endgroup\$ Aug 1, 2016 at 3:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ As aftermath of your action you will encounter CR 900 DM Fiat \$\endgroup\$ Aug 1, 2016 at 15:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ I would question whether you could even take a portable hole to the Astral Plane. Any means I can think of to get it there would also be in danger of creating an extra-dimensional rift (or just not working). \$\endgroup\$ Aug 1, 2016 at 16:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @RBarryYoung Plane Shift? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 26, 2019 at 15:40

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According to the description it would still create a gate to a random location on the Astral Plane.

Placing a portable hole inside an extradimensional space created by a bag of holding [...] instantly destroys both items and opens a gate to the Astral Plane. The gate originates where the one item was placed inside the other. Any creature within 10 feet of the gate is sucked through it to a random location on the Astral Plane. The gate then closes. The gate is one-way only and can't be reopened.

It would be a Gate from one location in the Astral Plane to another.


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