Questions tagged [astral]

Questions about the Astral Plane or travel through the Astral Plane, either as a standalone plane or a layer next to the real world.

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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 material plane creatures 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 ...