Questions tagged [planes]

For questions primarily relating to planes in tabletop RPGs. Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, planes are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Travel between planes is usually possible, but often requires traveling to certain spots on one plane or using potent magic or magical devices.

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What is the distance to points in another dimension, if there is a portal or gate to it?

This answer (let's call it A) argues that normally the distance to another plane is infinite. This answer (call it B) states that you can be affected by fireball damage while in a portable hole hole, ...
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Can I message from an extradimensional space? What is the distance?

The third-level party is currently in a stone tower; the floor we are on has a ladder leading up to a trapdoor in the ceiling, and we have reason to believe that the floor above us may be heavily ...
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How does Rune Knight's Fire Rune interact with a Succubus' Etherealness ability?

Had a run in with this one in tonight's game. I as the Rune Knight fighter used my fire rune on the succubus that kept running away, thinking I would continue to restrain her. The text reads: When ...
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Can you re-cast Planar Binding to extend duration?

If you have a creature bound from a previous casting of Planar Binding, can you cast it again at a later point to renew the duration? I don't see any reason why not, but I may be missing something.
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How to run tactical combat on the Plane of Air?

My party recently got themselves accidentally transported to the Plane of Air by way of a cursed throne that once belonged to a cloud giant. While there, I intend to run at least one combat where ...
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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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What is the native plane of a larva or lemure?

When a creature dies, and it has a soul, their soul departs to the plane of their deity or their alignment. In case of evil creatures, they may end up in the lower planes. For Hades, the DMG (p. 63) ...
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Can you recall a soul from Hades with Raise Dead?

Raise Dead (and other resurrection spells) all have a variant of this clause: Raise Dead: If the creature's soul is both willing and at liberty to rejoin the body, the creature returns to life ...
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In Curse of Strahd, if Strahd is able to allow the Vistani to come and go as they please, can he also grant this ability to PCs?

None of the RAW I've seen has really explained how Strahd grants the Vistani the ability to pass through the deadly mists... But if he can allow them to come and go, what is stopping Strahd from ...
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Are outsiders stronger in their native planes?

In the campaign I'm playing in, there is internal conflict in the upper planes, and one of the lead instigators is a solar. We've killed it multiple times, but it keeps coming back with reinforcements....
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How would you protect yourself from the Negative Plane?

I was looking at Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes and noticed for the Nightwalker info that it said "The plane sucks the life and soul from such audacious [living] creatures" and "Those few ...
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What do Salamanders eat?

In the D&D 5e Monster Manual, most elementals state explicitly that they do not require food or drink. This is not the case for salamanders. By omission, they need to eat and drink. The Forgotten ...
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Is a Clone created in a Demiplane native to it?

For this question, I'll pose it in the form of an example since it gets confusing otherwise Say I am playing a level 17-20 wizard who wants to use the Clone spell to become immortal, but want a safe ...
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Would a Sending spell work on a Petitioner?

If the caster of a Sending spell knew the target in life - and succeeded in contacting someone on another plane - could the spell function if the target became a Petitioner ?
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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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Would a party of adventurers be able to survive in Limbo for an extended length of time?

Might sound like a strange question but I've got plans for a group of adventurers to be sent to Limbo, though they won't be prepared for a trip through a plane that lacks the basic needs for survival, ...
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How do night hags get to other planes to trade their collected souls?

How does a night hag get to the other planes in order to trade their foul earned souls? They seem to have the ability to go to ethereal plane but is that enough? I checked out generic hag coven ...
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Can you make a very very fast demiplane with create demiplane?

My goal is to create a Demiplane where I could craft, taking my time to do it, while time on the material plane would advance very very slowly. Exemple : 1 year on my demiplane = 1 minute on the ...
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Can the Scrying spell target a location on another plane?

The description of the scrying spell states: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. [...] Instead of targeting a creature, you can choose ...
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Question about cosmology in 5e [duplicate]

I have a question about cosmology. I googled for a long time, but did not find the answer to this question anywhere. We have a prime material plane, inside of which crystal spheres(also called worlds) ...
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How have the various planes changed over the different editions of D&D, including changes of terminology? [duplicate]

Dungeons and Dragons has been around for a long time now, and whilst there are a lot of questions and some very good answers covering a lot of the mechanical and lore-related differences between the ...
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Are the Nine Hells separate planes or a single plane?

Are the Nine Hells/Baator considered a single plane of existence in D&D 5e, or are each of the nine layers considered their own separate planes? For example, would the spell Scrying, which ...
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What happens if you put a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding in Barovia?

The description of the bag of holding (DMG, p. 152-153) says: Placing a bag of holding inside an extradimensional space created by a handy haversack, portable hole, or similar item instantly destroys ...
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Repeatedly traveling to the Were Glade for the 1/day 9 hour lycanthropy without a LA?

The Were Glade is a Planar Touchstone site described on page 164 of the Planar Handbook. The text of the book indicates that the higher-order-ability of the site allows you to transform into either a ...
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Is it possible to move between the worlds of the Material Plane by travelling through the Border Ethereal?

The 'Creating a Multiverse' chapter of the DMG tells us surprisingly little about the Material Plane. There is a list of Known Worlds of the Material Plane (p. 68), and the introduction to The Planes (...
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Can a creature use the Banishment spell to free itself from the Maze spell?

The maze spell (Player's Handbook, page 258) states: You banish a creature that you can see within range into a labyrinthine demiplane. The target remains there for the duration or until it escapes ...
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How do the planes change the spells? [closed]

My players are soon to head to different planes & I was wondering what changes to make for their spells while in those planes. I tried looking for something with that material & wasn't able to ...
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Is it possible to Gate from the ethereal plane back to the material plane?

Spell combo Viability check Step one: Cast Etherealness (Assumingly, from the material plane) https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Etherealness#content Step Two: Cast Gate, and return to the material ...
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Does the Dragonlance setting feature angels, demons and planes?

Years past I read the novels and many setting books for Dragonlance. I never stumbled upon any of these but as I got asked by one player: Does Krynn feature any angels or demons or devils? And hand ...
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How does the Day/Night cycle work on the Elemental Plane of Fire?

So I found out, that there is a curfew every night in the City of Brass on the Elemental Plane of Fire. This makes me wonder: How does a day/night cycle work on the Elemental Plane of Fire? Is there a ...
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Can a character/creature escape the Negative Plane without its Nightwalker being lured back to that plane?

Background: Character of approx 9th level is attempting to find something hidden in the Negative Plane. They will not have access to spells of 3rd level and higher, let alone 7th level and higher that ...
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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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What planes have predictable time warping effects?

In the 5e DMG travel to the Feywild is accompanied by a time warping effect, which is determined by rolling on a random table. My wizard (semi-inspired by an ancient ball of fun from Critical Role) is ...
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Can Plane Shift be used to transport from mordenkainen's magnificent mansion to the same plane the mansion was created? [duplicate]

The text of Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion (mmm) states: You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the Duration. Plane Shift states: You and up to eight willing creatures ...
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Are there any elemental plane rules or details?

I have been reading through Volos Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes and gained a lot of interesting knowledge of various facets of the D&D universe, namely the 9 hells, abyss, ...
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Can Word of Recall teleport through planes of existence?

Word of Recall is a 6th level Cleric spell that states You (...) teleport to a previously designated sanctuary. It defines this sanctuary as (...) a location, such as a temple, dedicated to or ...
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Ephemeral Tread's balance implications

The feat Ephemeral Tread, paired with the spell dream travel, seems to let you travel to the Dimension of Dreams and perform impossible actions. This seems to let you (at a low level) cast wish upon ...
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What is the Elemental Chaos like?

What is the Elemental Chaos like (visually) in D&D 5e? The DMG more or less covers the air, water, earth, and fire planes, but says nothing on the Elemental Chaos nor what it's like. My only guess ...
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Does Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum prevent me from opening a Portable Hole? [duplicate]

Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum says that planar travel is blocked within the warded area and the portable hole's description states that the cylindrical space within the hole exists on a different ...
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Does Rope Trick create an extradimensional space, or does the space already exist?

In my answer to this question, I used the fact that Rope Trick states ...an Invisible entrance opens to an extradimensional space that lasts until the spell ends. After thinking about it for a while,...
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How can I design a magical weapon that grants an advantage against fire-base creatures without using water and choking effects? [closed]

The party I am DM'ing is going for an adventure to the Elemental Plane of Fire. I want to design a magical weapon that can grant an advantage against fire-based creatures. I see that Fire Elementals ...
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Is there any mundane way to travel from the Border Ethereal of a plane to the plane itself?

Say a commoner with no spells, class features, or magic items is Plane Shifted from the Material Plane to the Border Ethereal. The DMG makes mention of "curtains" that allow travel from the ...
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Can a random passerby enter a Rope Trick or Psychoportive Shelter?

Both effects have similar natures, end results, and wording. However, nothing in the wording of either power or spell seems to indicate that someone can't come in wherever, assuming that they can ...
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Is the negative energy plane underneath Golarion?

I had always been under the impression that Golarion and the negative energy plane were on entirely different metaphysical planes. This would mean that you couldn't simply move from one to the other ...
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If a Defiler native to Athas managed to get to another Material Plane, could they still use Defiling magic?

From what I understand, in Dark Sun, Defilers can destroy the plants around them to make their magic more powerful. If a Defiler from Athas somehow ended up in another material plane (don't care which,...
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Are fey crossings bidirectional?

Fey crossings (DMG pg. 50) allow visitors to cross from the Material Plane to the Feywild. The description explains that they require key similarities between the corresponding locations on both ...
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How do recursive Rope Trick spells work?

You cast rope trick and then you cast it again from within the first extradimensional space. You wait within the second extradimensional space for the first rope trick to end and then for the second ...
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What happens if Majesto (an imp in Curse of Strahd) dies?

Normally, an imp familiar would follow the standard rules for devils If it dies outside the Nine Hells, a devil disappears in a cloud of sulfurous smoke or dissolves into a pool of ichor, instantly ...
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What happens to an invisible stalker when it's killed?

When an invisible stalker is killed, is it gone, or does it return again to fulfill its mission? I read that it would return to its elemental plane when killed on the material plane. Is it still ...
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