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Is subjective gravity in the Astral Plane still a thing?

Back in AD&D, gravity on the Astral Plane was subjective, meaning that "down" was whatever direction you currently believed it was. Is this still the rule in D&D 5th edition sources?
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How can an adventurer traveling using the Astral Projection spell have their silver cord cut?

The Astral Projection spell allows you to travel to the Astral Plane, where you are invulnerable... unless someone cuts your silver cord. Some effects that allow this are the githyanki knight's silver ...
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Does Adamantine Armor protect your silver cord on the Astral Plane?

When using the spell astral projection, you gain a vulnerability: If your silver cord is severed, you die: If the cord is cut--something that can happen only when an effect specifically states that ...
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What are Astral Diamonds made of?

In any edition of Dungeons and Dragons, or in any related fiction in any campaign setting, is there official word for what Astral Diamonds actually are? Lacking that, any hints or clues in any ...
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Do characters suffer fall damage in the Astral Plane?

My character has a Robe of Stars. Our party is currently fighting an Adult Blue Dragon and the DM has a propensity to grab PCs and fly them to 120 ft in the air and drop them. If my character uses ...
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Is a fly-by of a ship possible in the astral sea with enough INT

The way ships work in the astral sea is they have an air bubble with a gravity plane. In the astral sea you move with INT. If I enter the air bubble with enough speed, could I feasibly carpet bomb the ...
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Surviving Bag of Holding Bomb

What ways can you survive a Bag of Holding Bomb (i.e. two extra-dimensional spaces put into each other causing everyone within 10 feet to be sucked to the Astral Plane)? I will first acknowledge the ...
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Can a Bag of Holding be used with Astral Projection to move items to or from the Astral Plane?

The astral body you project through the Astral Projection spell "replicates" your possessions while leaving them physically alongside your real body. Previous questions have argued that Bags ...
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Can you use consumables and charges with Astral Projection without really consuming them?

Astral Projection creates an astral copy of your body, replicating your possessions. Your astral body resembles your mortal form in almost every way, replicating your game statistics and possessions. ...
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Can someone using "Astral Projection" gather materials scattered through the Astral Plane?

Let's say that a bag of holding holding valuable items (I don't think it matters what but tell me if it does) was split in two, and its contents [were] scattered in the Astral Plane. In order to ...
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How does plane-hopping with Astral Projection work?

Astral Projection seems like a pretty good way to explore the world and the planes (setting aside any questions of protecting my wizard's original body and the silvery cord). However, the plane-...
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If a character's body is affected by the Forbiddance or Private Sanctum spells, would it prevent the Astral Projection spell from working?

Both the Forbiddance and Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum spells prevent planar travel in the area of the spell, but does that prevent Astral Projection? More specifically: Can I cast effectively Astral ...
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Which Planes Border the Astral Plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology?

After going through the Great Wheel Cosmology and going through the various wikia articles on the subject, I feel it's unclear which planes border the Astral one in D&D 5e. I've found plenty of ...
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Can the soul of a creature get swept up by a Psychic Wind while going through the astral plane after dying?

I heard that in the "standard" setting for D&D, when your character dies, their soul goes travelling through the Astral Plane until they eventually end up in the outer plane they belong ...
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Does Astral Projection spell fail if cast while on the Elemental Planes or Material Echo Planes (Shadowfell, Feywild)?

Further to the question: Can there be portals in the Astral Plane that lead to the Elemental Planes , I wanted to ask does Astral Projection spell fail if cast while on the Elemental Planes or ...
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Can there be portals in the Astral Plane that lead to the Elemental Planes?

In the spell description of Astral Projection (PHB pg 215) it indicates the following : Your astral form can freely travel through the Astral Plane and can pass through portals there to any other ...
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Can you avoid the stress penalty of Wish by using Astral Projection?

The wish spell is likely the most powerful and risky spells in Dungeons and Dragons. However, using it to do anything other that duplicate spells carries stress (and potentially losing the spell ...
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What happens if your body enters astral plane while under astral projection?

If a creature is under astral projection and their body is transported to astral plane, for instance because they got swallowed by the 2x bag of holding combo, what will happen? Does the astral ...
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What happens if you put a bag of holding in a bag of holding while being in the astral plane? [duplicate]

I know that putting a bag of holding in a bag of holding destroys both and creates a portal to the astral plane, but what would happen if a player chooses to put a bag of holding in a back of holding ...
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What books deal with gith (any variety) and the Astral Plane?

I am looking for inspiration for a gith-based campaign in D&D 5e and hoping that people can point me to whatever official books contain gith (of either persuasion) or the Astral Plane in which ...
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Does Astral Projection makes a vampire even more vulnerable or harder to kill?

A vampire still have a soul (spirit) in 3.5 as far as I know so since Astral projection states:¸ If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically Dying ''physically'' or having it's ...
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Traveling through the Astral Plane

I'm new to D&D and I don't understand all of its concepts, for example, Astral Plane. From what I understand, you can travel there physically through a portal and travel to other planes this way. ...
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Incorporeal Creatures and Astral Projection

I've been mulling over a dream character for some time now. I like to play with Pathfinder as the base with 3.5 material available to be converted for use. Enter the Convert Spell to Power Erudite. ...
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Is there a way to create a demiplane in the astral plane and not break astral projection when entering the demiplane?

A wizard character wants to create a faux afterlife for a large group of other people. His plan to do so is as follows: Cast Astral Projection to travel to the astral plane with eight other people ...
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Would a store or shop exist in the ethereal plane in 5e?

Would it make any kind of sense to have a store or shop that can only be found in the ethereal plane? Do the rules as written not permit that? I've read the sections in the DMG and PHB about it, but ...
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By RAW, does Astral Projection allow you to keep your astral body when you leave the Astral Plane?

This spell honestly has me scratching my head with the way it's worded. Astral Projection states the following: If you enter a new plane or return to the plane you were on when casting this spell, ...
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Do you die on another plane if you reached that plane via Astral Projection?

Inspired by this question. I'm not sure that I understand how the Astral Projection spell works. The description states the following: You and up to eight willing creatures within range project your ...
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Can a Rope Trick Spell Scroll and a Bag of Holding open up the gate to the Astral Plane?

I am aware that the rope trick spell alone cannot open a gate to the Astral Plane when combined with a bag of holding, as per this Q&A: Does a bag of holding burst if brought into the space ...
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What's the difference between a rift to the Astral Plane and a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the description for the Portable Hole both "a rift to the Astral Plane" and "a gate to the Astral Plane" are mentioned. See the exert below (emphasis mine): If a bag of holding is placed within ...
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If you are in the Astral Plane, can you put one Bag of Holding inside another one to get out of the Astral Plane? [duplicate]

I understand that if you put a bag of holding in a bag of holding, both are destroyed and anything within 5 feet of them gets sucked into the Astral Plane. But if you're in the Astral Plane, can you ...
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What are the ramifications of creating a homebrew world without an Astral Plane?

I'm currently working on a homebrew world for a campaign of mine, which is currently on hold indefinitely, so there's no time pressure. Overall design intent: I don't want my world to be a clone of ...
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Does a Quiver of Ehlonna create a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the DMG, the Bag of Holding, Heward's Handy Haversack, and Portable Hole all contain the same language indicating that placing any one inside another (naming those three items by name "or similar ...
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What does the Astral Sea look like?

I am making a campaign where a tarrasque is on a rampage, and the players have to ask a deity to help them defeat it. I was thinking of making them go to the different planes where they could find a ...
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Can a shield guardian be affected by Astral Projection?

If a wizard casts astral projection, can he take his shield guardian with him? The shield guardian is a construct without a soul, so I'm leaning towards no, but I can't find anything expressly ...
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Does a wizard pass through the Astral Plane when teleporting?

My wizard has access to dimension door and misty step. The problem is that in my campaign, the Astral Plane is broken, inaccessible, and mingled with the Material Plane, therefore unable to be ...
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How can I build a prison on the astral plane?

I'm playing D&D 3.5. I have a level 12 character who is 5th Psion (Telepath) and 7th Thrallherd. He has created a religion that worships ascension. To gain "immortality" he is going to use True ...
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Can creatures from the Material Plane survive being sucked into the Astral Plane?

I was looking through this article, reading about a portable hole + bag of holding combination as a projectile weapon and I was thinking about the end effect. Placing a bag of holding inside an ...
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What happens when you put a bag of devouring inside of a bag of holding?

According to the books, if you place a bag of holding within a portable hole or any other type of extra dimensional storing device, it creates a hole that opens up to the astral plane. My question ...
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What happens if an elemental is transported to the Astral Plane?

The party I DM a Princes of the Apocalypse campaign for has recently gotten a second Bag of Holding, and they asked what would happen if they put one in the other. With a successful Arcana check, they ...
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What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?

I am planning a campaign where the characters must travel to the astral plane several times, though each subsequent time they lose one of the means to do so (i.e., Astral Projection spell, through the ...
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Does a githyanki's silver sword instantly kill an astral traveler on a critical hit?

DMG 47 states, Only the severing of a character's silver cord while on the Astral Plane (or the death of his or her helpless physical body on the Material Plane) can result in the character's true ...
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How can an astral traveller's silver cord be severed? How difficult is it?

The spell Astral Projection has a drawback listed: While you are on the Astral Plane, your astral body is connected at all times to your physical body by a silvery cord. If the cord is broken, you ...
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Will loot you find on the Astral Plane while using the Astral Projection spell remain in your possession when the spell ends?

While under the effect of the astral projection spell, you have an astral body which has the following rules: Your astral body resembles your mortal form in almost every way, replicating your game ...
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Sightseeing in the Astral Plane

Over the next few sessions, my group are likely to find themselves in the Astral Plane in pursuit of the current BB. They will be level 4 when this happens. However, I'd like being in the Astral Sea/...
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How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?

I am running a high-level, low magic campaign, currently 13th level. When the seas iced over thanks to a Levistus activating an elder relic, the possessed warlock of the party spent some time ...
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What published D&D adventures take place in the Astral Sea/Plane?

My players may soon find themselves in the Astral Sea. I don't know much about the area, but if that's where the adventure goes, so be it. Only problem is I find the 4e Manual of the Planes to be ...
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