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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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More publications on Miska the Wolf-Spider?

I'm curious about Miska the Wolf-Spider, 2nd (Known) Prince of Demons, in Dungeons & Dragons Great Wheel Cosmology. Miska was raised to power by the "Queen of Chaos" after stripping the title ...
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Are there any low-level means to exit the Ethereal Plane to a plane of my choosing?

This question is meant to be an extension of this question on planar travel, this question on lower-level planar travel and this question on using blink and banishment to enter the Ethereal plane. ...
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Are there any lower-level means of travelling between planes of existence?

In Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, plane shift is a high-level spell that allows a party to journey between planes of existence. Are there any means available for lower level characters to journey ...
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How do deity/patron granted powers work across different realms?

As a GM I put my player group into a situation, where they could end up on a different world, in this case they jumped from Faerun to Tamriel. After the game ended one of my players asked me how his ...
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Can Force effects from the Border Ethereal affect targets on the Prime Material?

According to the DMG, force effects extend from the Prime Material Plane into the Border Ethereal (DMG, page 48): A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to someone on ...
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Can I still command/control concentration spells while in the Border Ethereal?

If I have cast something like Animated Objects or Bigby's Hand and then follow up the next round with casting Etherealness, can I still command/control those spells?
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Are incorporeal creatures damaged by the Dreamheart Tempest?

Incorporeal creatures are only damaged by magical effects (50% of the time), force damage, other incorporeal things, and things specifically designed to interact with incorporeal creatures (e.g. Ghost ...
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Which creatures count as “entities from the shadowfell” for the purpose of a Shadow Magic Sorcerer's origin?

The description of the sorcerer subclass "Shadow Magic" (XGtE, p. 50) starts off with the following paragraph (emphasis mine): You are a creature of shadow, for your innate magic comes from the ...
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If I cast the Banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit?

If I cast the banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit? Do I exit on my last position on my native plane, a random spot in my native plane, or do I choose where I exit ...
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What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?

I am planning a campaign where the characters must travel to the astral plane several times, though each subsequent time they lose one of the means to do so (i.e., Astral Projection spell, through the ...
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How can an astral traveller's silver cord be severed? How difficult is it?

The spell Astral Projection has a drawback listed: While you are on the Astral Plane, your astral body is connected at all times to your physical body by a silvery cord. If the cord is broken, you ...
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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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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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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 do Devils eat, and how do they get it?

When a monster in the Monster Manual doesn't need food, drink, sleep, or air, it's specified by a [X] Nature. For example, a zombie has an Undead Nature: Undead Nature. A zombie doesn't require air,...
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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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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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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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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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How can an evil outsider be permanently destroyed?

If I'm not mistaken, when an outsider is killed, it's not really dead but banished to its home plane for a while. In our homebrew setting, my PC wants a specific outsider dead forever. Is there way—...
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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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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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Can I escape from a bag of holding with Banishment?

Related: If I cast Banishment on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit? If I am trapped in the extradimensional space of a bag of holding, can I escape by casting Banishment on myself? ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the Ordial Plane and is it canon?

I have seen several references to something called the "Ordial Plane" to exist in Planescape. From what I can tell it is the third Transistive Plane which houses the bodies of the gods and 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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Can you cast banishment on yourself?

Can you cast banishment on yourself from a non-native plane, as a way of returning to your native plane?
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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 ...