Questions tagged [planes]

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

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What happens if a petitioner is brought back to the Material Plane?

A petitioner is, essentially, the soul of a deceased character that has found its way to the plane to which it belongs. However, as far as I am aware, it does retain its level and abilities - at least ...
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How far can a ghost see when they are manifested?

A creature, including a ghost, can see only a limited distance on the ethereal plane, due to the nature of the plane itself. When a ghost is manifested, they are still on the ethereal plane, but are ...
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How many planes are there? [closed]

I'm new to D&D and I thought I read about teleporting to different planes. How many planes are there and what are they like?
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What are the planar effects and rules that would apply to a creature from one Prime visiting another Prime? [closed]

Planar travel results in plenty of odd situations. And natives of said planes don't always appreciate the visit. Outsiders can be banished back to their plane of origin, and if memory serves, ...
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Would Banishment be a viable option to temporarily get rid of a Phase Spider?

In a fight against a phase spider on the Material Plane, would the banishment spell be a viable option to temporarily keep a phase spider out of the fight? According to the banishment spell, the ...
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Is there a celestial/good equivalent of the Fiendish Codexes and Fiend Folio?

I have recently been studying D&D Cosmology and was impressed by the level of detail in the descriptions of Baator and The Abyss found in Fiendish Codex I & II. Are there any source books ...
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Can Demiplanes be connected to the Ethereal Plane and to each other?

AFAIK, demiplanes are 30-ft3 cubes placed somewhere on the Ethereal Plane. I’ve been thinking of a few ideas about demiplanes, but I’m not sure how demiplanes relate to the Ethereal Plane they’re in,...
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Does any lore text explain why the planes of Acheron, Gehenna, and Carceri are the alignment they are?

Acheron is between pure law and lawful evil; Gehenna is between pure evil and lawful evil; and Carceri is between pure evil and chaotic evil. But this seems wrong to me. It seems to me that Acheron ...
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What's the difference between genies and archomentals?

I was under the impression that genies were the rulers of the Elemental Planes. But I've also read conflicting information about how "archomentals" are the rulers of the Elemental Planes. Are they ...
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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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How to get the villain to a prison on another plane?

Let's just say I have acquired an Emissary of Barachiel contact, and built a prison on our base plane that can't be broken out of while he gets to talk to the prisoner unhindered (and use the class' ...
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Can a demon summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell be summoned into and contained by the spell's blood circle?

Can a demon summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell be summoned into and contained by the spell's blood circle? I'm designing a character who can summon demons and bind them with Planar Ally. The ...
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Can a genie use its Plane Shift ability on unwilling creatures?

A Genie has the SP ability of a limited plane shift. A genie can enter any of the elemental planes, the Astral Plane, or the Material Plane. This ability transports the genie and up to eight other ...
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To what extent may I customize a demiplane?

For example, say I want to cast demiplane and make it zero gravity. Can I do this? The rules do not say anything about the demiplane's gravity so this seems like it could be valid but I am not sure.
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Which spells are in some way related to shadows or the Shadowfell?

In order to fit a character's theme, I'm looking for all the spells that are in some way related to shadows or the Shadowfell. The ones I've got so far are: Illusory Dragon By gathering threads of ...
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What happens to matryoshka Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansions?

The following situation happened towards the end of our last session(I am the DM): A player cast Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion, so they could take a break to heal up their comrades and rest a bit....
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Is there any official lore on the Far Realm?

I cannot find any official details on the Far Realm for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. Is there any published lore on the topic or is it supposed to be open ended?
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Are there existing rules/lore for MTG planeswalkers?

I'm a D&D fan and Magic: The Gathering fan. I'd heard that Wizards of the Coast says that Magic: The Gathering planes are Dungeons and Dragons planes. I was so excited and full of idea of ...
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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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Can I see through my Familiar's senses/communicate with my Familiar if they are on the other side of an Interdimensional Portal?

This question has been created to help adjudicate the question of whether a Familiar may communicate with their master inside of a Bag of Holding. Suppose that 5' away from a Wizard is a portal to ...
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What would happen if you cast Etherealness while on a demiplane?

Randy the Wizard needs to retrieve a sacred object that has been shifted into a demiplane for safekeeping. Randy knows that there a a number of traps and guards on the demiplane so he plans to use the ...
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Can you cast a spell on someone in the Ethereal Plane, if you are on the Material Plane and have the True Seeing spell active?

A creature is on the Material Plane and can perceive someone on the Ethereal Plane using the True Seeing spell. Can that creature cast a spell that only requires that they see the character on the ...
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Can someone inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere teleport or Plane Shift away?

In my answer to the question What defenses are there against being summoned by the Gate spell? the question came up whether or not someone inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere can teleport away. The ...
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Is there a list of monsters by plane of origin anywhere?

I’m trying to make a different kind of campaign that deals with all of the planes. I recently found out about the plane of Mechanus. Is there a list of the different planes in 5e? More specifically ...
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How can the positive/negative planes be described?

Unlike the other planes, the positive and negative planes are notoriously sparsely described. In fact, I figured that it wasn't even possible to go there until recently, when I read the description of ...
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How do nested planes/pockets work?

Outpocketing: Sometimes planar borders bulge and stretch, forming an outpocket, a bulge onto another plane. Outpockets are discrete areas, visible as transparent walls or bubbles on the affected ...
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What is the affinity between ghosts and the ethereal?

In D&D cosmology, we learn that the Ethereal connects the Material to the Inner Planes (Elemental, Feywild, Shadow, etc) and that the Astral connects to the Outer Planes (Gods and afterlives stuff)...
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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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What does Banishment do if the target Plane Shifts back?

When the spell Banishment is cast: If the target is native to a different plane of existence that the one you're on, the target is banished with a faint popping noise, returning to its home plane. ...
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If someone influenced by the Gray Wastes leaves do they return to normal?

When a person remains in the Gray Waste for too long all their colors get drained away and so do their hopes and dreams. They end up having no desire to leave the plane. There are plenty of ways they ...
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Are the positive and negative planes inner or outer planes in the Great Wheel cosmology model?

Are the positive and negative planes inner or outer planes in the Great Wheel cosmology model? I'm unsure of which they are in the 5th edition Great Wheel cosmology model. I know they are inner ...
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Are positive and negative energy from their respective planes inherently good and evil?

Are positive and negative energy from their respective planes inherently good and evil? I am talking about the positive energy plane and negative energy plane from the great wheel model, which ...
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Is there a method to create permanent connections between locations or planes to each other to only allow communication?

Related questions: Are there any spells or magic items that allow for making of ‘logic gates or wires’? Are there methods to allow players to create permanent gates between planes/demiplanes? Is ...
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Are there methods to allow players to create permanent gates between planes/demiplanes? [duplicate]

My players are wondering if they can create permanent ways between their demiplanes (created by the demiplane spell) and between the planes the campaign takes place in. They, over time, have made many ...
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How do we handle planar collision, merges, creation, or destruction?

I’m making a plane heavy campaign and there will likely be many cases where planes will collide, or merge, or be created or destroyed. The same goes for demiplanes. How can we handle that? Are there ...
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Has the Underdark ever been a separate plane to the Material Plane?

I play D&D 5e; I am not that familiar with the other editions of D&D. However, I'm looking for lore on the Underdark from any edition, since the settings (e.g. the Forgotten Realms) are still ...
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Is there any equipment available in the Feywild in published adventures that is not ordinarily available to characters?

My DM has taken us into the Feywild, into an elven city that should be complete with shops, trading post and the like. We're heavy with gold and I'd like to take the opportunity to obtain items I ...
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How would Corruption work in 5E in the Nine Hells?

The AD&D Manual of the Planes says this about Minauros and Maladomini, the third and seventh circles of the Nine Hells: The Nine Hells Traits [...] Corruption (Minauros and Maladomini ...
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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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Does Arcane Eye transmit information if the caster moves to a different plane?

The description of arcane eye states that the eye created by the spell "can't enter another plane of existence." PHB p. 214. Consider this scenario: a warlock casts arcane eye (perhaps using the ...
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What plane can the keep acquired via the Throne card from the Deck of Many Things be on?

From the Deck of Many Things (DMG, p. 164): Throne. You gain proficiency in the Persuasion skill, and you double your proficiency bonus on checks made with that skill. In addition, you gain ...
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How much would an average adventurer in the Forgotten Realms know about the Great Wheel Cosmology? [closed]

In the D&D 5e group I'm playing in we're currently wondering how much our characters (all level 7) would know about the planes in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting (we're playing SKT, though ...
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Is there a difference between a plane of existence and an extradimensional place?

Is there a difference between a "plane of existence" and an "extradimensional" place? In particular: can the telepathy spell (PHB, p. 281) connect two characters, one inside the extradimensional ...
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What happens if the Fiend-patron warlock's Hurl Through Hell feature is used while in Hell?

The description of the Fiend-patron warlock's Hurl Through Hell feature says: Starting at 14th level, when you hit a creature with an attack, you can use this feature to instantly transport the ...
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Does the Fiend-patron warlock's Hurl Through Hell feature dispel effects that require the target to be on the same plane as the caster?

I am playing a Fiend-patron warlock. A vampire has charmed my fighter buddy and I wish to use my Hurl Through Hell feature to make the vampire briefly go to the lower planes, resulting in the charm ...
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Are there monsters with a natural ability to move between planes without casting a spell?

I am preparing to DM a campaign in a world of my own design, and I require a monster to fill an important plot function. The campaign is set in a pocket plane that is almost entirely cut off from the ...
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What is the Feywild like in realmspace?

The 5th Edition Dungeon Master's Guide describes the Feywild as "an alternate dimension that occupies the same cosmological space" parallel to the "Material Plane". Typically, the Feywild is ...
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Are there published artifacts from the Shadowfell?

Are there published magic artifacts with origins from the Plane of Shadow (aka the Shadowfell)?
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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 I use the Contact Other Plane spell to get a demon's true name?

Can a player use the contact other plane spell to get a demon's true name? Thanks!