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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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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!
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Can a slaad control gem be used to command a slaad that's on a different plane? [closed]

The PCs fought a dark elf and a gray slaad. The PCs killed the dark elf, but the gray slaad used plane shift to escape. The PCs found among the dark elf's gear the gray slaad's control gem. Must a PC ...
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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 the Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum spell block summoning creatures into the warded area?

If you secure an area with the Mordenkainen's private sanctum spell and choose the effect: Planar travel is blocked within the warded area. Does this prevent summoning creatures into the area via ...
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Can you Plane Shift to a specific layer of the Nine Hells?

The description of the plane shift spell (PHB, pg. 266) says: You and up to eight willing creatures who link hands in a circle are transported to a different plane of existence. You can specify a ...
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Does a lich's phylactery have to be on the same plane?

A lich has many options for hiding the phylactery, such as unconnected rooms carved in the heart of mountains that must be teleported into to reach. In the lore of older D&D, it was standard for ...
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What plane is the Tarrasque from?

Lets say that the DM throws his super monster at you and it happens to be a Tarrasque. From what I was looking at it never really tells you what plane of existence they come from so in theory could ...
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What is an easy in game mechanic to have a race from 5e Eberron show up in Faerûn?

I know Eberron and Faerûn are different planes but I have players who want to play warforged. What connections exist between the planes to facilitate a Eberron race ending up in Faerûn? I am looking ...
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Has it ever been officially stated how long it takes for a soul to transform into an outsider after death?

Okay, correct me if I’m wrong: In the Pathfinder Universe, souls travel along the River of Souls after death, then hang around Pharasmas Boneyard for a while, get judged and then get send to ...
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Are the Material Planes comprising the various campaign settings surrounded by a shared set of outer planes?

I'm working on an extra-planar supplement for DM's Guild, and it got me wondering: Is the 5e cosmological model that the material planes are comprised of all DnD settings, official and otherwise (...
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Do planes other than the Material detect as magic to Detect Magic?

From my understanding of how the detect magic spell works, using it on another plane would cause problems. Primarily from my current understanding that: If a character used detect magic on another ...
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Does Plane Shift enable teleporting to a different location on the same plane?

Say a caster wants to travel to a different continent on the same plane. Can that journey be made using the spell plane shift, or can plane shift be used only to travel to a different plane than the ...
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Can Blink and Banishment be combined to have an effect similar to Etherealness?

Imagine the following sequence of events: The wizard casts blink. During the next turn, he uses his Ready action to cast banishment on himself once he is in the Ethereal Plane. The banishment ...
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If you cast Blink, do spells with visual/physical effects centered on the caster follow you to the Ethereal Plane?

Suppose a caster is under the effects of the blink spell, and within that same duration they are also under the effects of another spell which has a visual or physical effect that remains centered on ...
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Would children age normally in the outer planes?

I know that in the Astral Plane children don't age (or more specifically no one ages), but is there anything regarding how children would age in the outer planes? I'm wondering specifically about a ...
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Are you considered out of range of spells and weapons when inside the hole of a Portable Hole?

Let’s say you place a Portable Hole against a wall, then walk inside its hole. Then, an evil wizard casts a fireball in the room where you put the hole. Considering you are now in an extra-...
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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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What happens to a devil that dies in an area warded against planar travel?

If it dies outside the Nine Hells, a devil disappears in a cloud of sulfurous smoke or dissolves into a pool of ichor, instantly returning to its home layer, where it reforms at full strength. (MM p. ...
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Is there a way to leave Ravenloft?

I've heard that once you enter Ravenloft, you cannot leave. This is a bother for the planar adventurer who accidentally stumbles into that realm. Are there any ways to leave Ravenloft, in any edition ...
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How can maximum protection for a clone stored in a demiplane be achieved? [closed]

I'm looking to create a way for an NPC of mine to become immortal, without becoming undead or requiring the aid of an ally who could die or betray the NPC. The NPC's "class" is not yet final (as in: I ...
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Dungeons and planes based on fractals? [closed]

I'm trying to create a dungeon or even a semi-plane for my D&D5 game that would actually be fractal-based, like infinite and finite at the same time... Yeah, I quite love these concepts. I've ...
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How to create a plane with only normal level 18 resources?

As some people may know as full casters level up they get access to more and more awesome things ranging from bringing rains of acid to destroy armies. While I was playing a level 18 wizard I decided ...
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What happens when polymorph ends in a demiplane that is too small for the creature?

The Demiplane spell lets you create a permanent room 30 feet in any dimension as a separate plane, which would then be smaller than the Tarrasque. On the other side I may polymorph a Tarrasque into a ...
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Can someone on the Ethereal Plane tell if someone on the material plane is a ghost?

Based on the answer to What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd? it sounds like while on the Ethereal Plane you can see people and ghosts on the ...
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Moving between different D&D universes

I have a group of mid-high level players. As part of some D&D shenanigans, I wanted to have them plop into Athas (Dark Sun) as a surprise joke. But knowing them, sadistic as they are, they might ...
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What are all the ways that characters can travel to the Plane of Air?

This is a similar question to What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?, but for the Plane of Air. A lot of that question is relevant. What are all the ways can characters can go to ...
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How do I cover a vast area of land with dense vegetation?

I need help to introduce a plot device for the next scenario I intend to GM. I need a way to cover a large area of grassland (a few miles in radius) with high, thick and near impenetrable vegetation. ...
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What's the difference between the Astral Plane and the Ethereal Plane?

The Player's Handbook describes both planes as vast, empty planes that allow transportation between other planes. Is there any difference between them? Why have two different planes that are the same ...
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Who were the Ancient Baatorians?

Manual of the Planes (2001) says Though the Nine Hells is governed by devils, some sages believe that the devils commandeered the Nine Hells from a far older, stranger race now simply called ...
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Does a Portable Hole break Dominate Person?

The spell Dominate Person states: Once control is established, the range at which it can be exercised is unlimited, as long as you and the subject are on the same plane. You need not see the ...
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What if natives of the Far Realms ignored the wild magic trait? [closed]

According to the Manual of The Planes the Far Realm (312) has the planar trait wild magic: Any spell or spell-like ability used on a wild magic plane has a chance to go awry. The caster must make a ...
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How do inanimate objects react in subjective gravity?

I am thinking of running a campaign that takes place on the Elemental Plane of Air with the PCs being sky nomads. Naturally, they'll have a ship, but I am not sure how inanimate objects react when in ...
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Which Outer Planes are ruled over by a single god or entity in the Forgotten Realms?

Asmodeus rules over the Nine Hells/Baator in their entirety - all of the other Archdevils answer to him. Which of the other Outer Planes, if any, are ruled/overseen by a single god or powerful entity? ...
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Is Etherealness too brief to travel to another plane?

There is an inconsistency in the PHB about the spell Etherealness. The spell description states that you cannot use it to travel to other planes: When the spell ends, you immediately return to the ...
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Does a synthesist risk exploding upon entering the Positive Energy Plane?

A summoner that possesses the synthesist archetype gains his eidolon's hp as temporary hp. On the Positive Energy Plane if a creature's temporary hp exceed its normal hp the creature must succeed on ...
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How can player characters get by with daily necessities during a delve into Hell?

Recently, one of my players (a barbarian) had to make a pact with Lady Fierna of the 4th to avoid losing one of his friends. He agreed to offer his soul to the disposal of Lady Fierna after he dies in ...
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Overview of common languages per plane

For my current campaign I'm exploring lore options regarding planar travel for NPCs and PCs. Where in the books can I find more information about which languages are common in which planes?* I'm ...