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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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 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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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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