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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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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Can a god travel between planes and or dimensions in D&D and can they enter the Prime Material Plane?

In the Forgotten Realms setting, can gods freely travel between dimensions or planes of existence? I don't think they can, or there would be chaos. But maybe a powerful god like Bahamut or an Overgod ...
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How is a soul different from the living creature that it came from?

Short Version If someone who can cast a spell like Plane Shift or Gate dies, what prevents their soul from simply casting the spell and returning to the Material Plane? Explanation From what I can ...
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How do I model time passing differently for different characters?

I am the DM in this situation and a character has wandered into a small area which links to another plane. In this plane time passes differently, so 1 minute in that plane would be 1 hour in the real ...
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Where on the plane does a creature ejected from demiplane go?

The spell Create Demiplane states that As a standard action, you may eject a creature from your demiplane. [...] An ejected creature goes to the closest plane to your demiplane (usually the Astral ...
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In Curse of Strahd, how does Dispel Evil and Good's “Dismissal” option affect undead not native to Barovia?

Background In Curse of Strahd, the NPC has the spell Dispel Evil and Good. It has the following function, similar to the spell Banishment: Dismissal. As your action, make a melee spell attack ...
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Are there any plant species that grow only in the Feywild?

Are there any plant species that grow only in the Feywild? (Trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.) Information about both the Feywild (from the 4th and 5th editions) and its predecessor, the plane of Faerie, ...
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Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell and elemental planes?

Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell and elemental planes (of Air, Fire, Earth and Water)? The player’s handbook of the 5th edition contains symbols for outer planes, are there ...
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Does the spell Planar Bubble allow an outsider to be permanently slain or avoid permanent death, depending on the circumstances?

If a non-summoned outsider has the spell Planar Bubble (Spell Compendium, p.158) cast upon it and is then killed while otherwise not on its native plane, will it be permanently slain? Likewise, if an ...
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How can I control the planar traits of a certain spot, and make it any trait I want?

I want to gain some benefits from the traits of other planes, without leaving my home plane. How can I control the planar traits of a certain spot, and make it any trait I want? Being able to turn it ...
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Does Private Sanctum prevent Rope Trick from being cast?

Private Sanctum states: • Planar Travel is blocked within the warded area. Rope Trick states: ... an Invisible entrance opens to an extradimensional space that lasts until the spell ends. The ...
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What happens when a banished creature would return to an extradimensional space that no longer exists?

Consider the following scenarios. 1. Banished from a portable hole, portable hole is destroyed. A portable hole is described as a ten foot deep, six foot diameter extradimensional space. Suppose I ...
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Is there a “Shadowdark” or similar in the Shadowfell like how there's a Feydark in the Feywild?

The Material Plane (or Prime Material Plane) has an underground realm known as the Underdark. There are planes in 5e that were introduced in 4e, the Feywild and the Shadowfell, that are reflections of ...
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Are there different planes of existence in Dragonlance?

Throughout editions, there has been the astral plane as well as other planes. Which planes are in the Dragonlance setting?
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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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Which plane do Spectators originate from?

The description of Spectators on page 30 of the Monster Manual begins: A spectator is a lesser beholder that is summoned from another plane of existence by a magical ritual Which plane do they ...
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What existing materials could be precedence for The Great Wheel of Eurovision? [closed]

Eurovision has been around since 1956 and DnD just a little bit less. What existing materials could be used as precedence for an EPIC annual contest between bards, where each of the Outer planes in ...
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The Dwarven Afterlife?

I'm building a campaign and in it, my PCs need to retrieve the soul of a now-dead dwarven king. This mission would take them to one of the outer planes to find his soul and bring him back to the ...
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What planes of existence does everyone visit while sleeping according to the Great Wheel cosmology?

When someone is sleeping what planes of existence do they visit according to the Great Wheel cosmology in D&D 5e? I have not found exact information in the rule books about this. Perhaps there are ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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Is the Planeshifter's “portal under their control” a fixed location or no?

About the portal, the prestige class demiplane seed ability (Manual of the Planes, p32) only says, "It has a single portal entry, which the planeshifter may control for access." What rules would be ...
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What plane would an aboleth be from for the purposes of Banishment?

An aboleth is classified as a large aberration. If someone were to use the Banishment spell, what plane would it be banished to? (if it is from a different plane?) Or would it just be banished to the '...
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In the Forgotten Realms, how does a Wizard cast spells when away from their plane?

In the Forgotten Realms, how does a Wizard cast spells when away from their plane? That is, how exactly do they wield magic when they have no access to the Weave? Can a Wizard still cast if he is ...
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To what level of detail must you know the contents of a demiplane to connect to it?

The Demiplane spell states (emphasis mine): Each time you cast this spell, you can create a new demiplane, or have the shadowy door connect to a demiplane you created with a previous casting of ...
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How would a group get from Toril to Ravenloft and back?

If there were some adventurers who were living in, for example, Neverwinter, and heard rumors about Ravenloft, is it possible for them to get there? Are there people living in Toril who know how to ...
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While inside of the Rope Trick space, can plane-bound abilities access the plane from which it was entered?

My character, as of the end of our last session, is located inside the "extradimensional space" created by Rope Trick. He has previously cast Soul Cage and would like to exploit the trapped soul ...
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What signature food or beverage is each outer plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology known for?

Is there a list or reference somewhere showing what meals and / or beverages each outer plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology is best known for? I am putting together a campaign idea for my PCs, a ...
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If Tiamat is killed in the Nine Hells, does she die permanently?

The entry on devils (p. 68) in the Monster Manual states the following: "Devils that die in the Nine Hells are destroyed forever - a fate that even Asmodeus fears." This makes it clear ...
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What groups of souls go to the Nine Hells according to lore?

The Nine Hells (or Baator) is the Lawful Evil outer plane, and the home plane of devils. It is a plane of eternal punishment for the wicked. Which souls go there in the afterlife? I can think that ...
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What would happen to a demiplane created by the Demiplane spell if you cast Earthquake inside it?

The demiplane spell creates a door (and a demiplane) that leads to an extradimensional room of a fixed size: [...] When opened, the door leads to a demiplane that appears to be an empty room 30 ...
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Can a character rest while under the Etherealness spell?

Etherealness lasts for 8 hours and doesn't require concentration: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane. You remain in the ...
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Is the space inside a demiplane considered “outdoors” for the purposes of Control Weather?

The demiplane spell creates a door that leads to another plane of existence: You create a shadowy door on a flat solid surface that you can see within range. The door is large enough to allow ...
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Do I know if Sending succeeds when it goes across planes?

The Sending spell in 5e states: You can send the message across any distance and even to other planes of existence, but if the target is on a different plane than you, there is a 5 percent chance ...
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Can a humanoid creature, specifically a player character, be born on the Astral Plane?

I've been looking at the "This is Your Life" tables from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and in particular there's an entry on the Birthplace table on page 62:     98  ...
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Does difficult terrain on the material plane impart the same on the ethereal plane?

We encountered a forest which was difficult terrain. Using the Blink spell a character appeared in the ethereal plane and moved some distance. My warlock with poor stealth spotted a group of ...
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What is the complete lifecycle of souls in the Nine Hells?

The Descent into Avernus adventure provides more information about what happens to souls in the Nine Hells/Baator than was previously available (soul coins and their uses, in particular). It's also ...
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

For the purposes of spelljammer/wildspace travel, where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron? The reason I ask is for physically transporting items from one setting to another. (The other setting being ...
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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How do you go about reaching the Far Realm?

How do you go about reaching the Far Realm? I appreciate the lore found in 5e so far about the Far Realm: Is there any official lore on the Far Realm? What are all the creatures related to the ...
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What happens when you banish an elemental creature that was formed/born on the Material Plane?

Background: In one of our campaigns we have quite a few Elementals that are forming in the material plane, as opposed to forming on an elemental plane. The elementals are otherwise identical to the ...
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Is there any information on what Bloodroot Grove was before the events of this AL module?

I was looking over the Adventurer's League module, DDAL09-08 - In the Garden of Evil (Season 9, Descent into Avernus). This adventure concerns a location in Avernus (the first layer of the Nine Hells) ...
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At what level does a Horizon Walker Ranger's Ethereal Step cast the Etherealness spell? [duplicate]

The Ethereal Step conclave ability of a Horizon Walker Ranger is described as such: At 7th level, you learn to step through the Ethereal Plane. As a bonus action on your turn, you can cast the ...
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Is there any lore to suggest that celestials or fey can only be killed on their home planes similar to fiends?

This answer to a different question (about D&D 5e) says: To open, lets look at a sample of the rules that say you cannot permanently kill such a creature outside of their home plane... The only ...

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