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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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What is the difference between non-dimensional space and extra-dimensional space?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between non-dimensional space and extra-dimensional space in DnD 3.5?
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Can I use a salad fork to get into the Prime Material Plane?

In several editions of Dungeons and Dragons, the Plane Shift spell requires a forked metal rod, the design and material of which varies depending on the destination plane. Is there any canonical list ...
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If I cast Banishment 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 in my native plane?
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Where does a traveler arrive when a planar location's unspecified?

When a creature is successfully targeted by an effect that transports the creature to another plane but no location on that plane is specified, where does the creature arrive? If the plane is the ...
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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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How do the Planar Shepherd's features interact with the Outlands?

I have recently read up on the Planar Shepherd, and I have a few questions about it regarding its interaction with the Outlands. And while I know the Planar Shepherd is in an Eberron book, and as such ...
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Is the “pocket dimension” a familiar goes into a demiplane or an extradimensional space?

Find familiar allows wizards to send their familiars to a pocket dimension: As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your familiar. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your ...
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Can a portal to the Quasi-Elemental Plane of Radiance be used to do damage?

I want to open a portal to the Quasi-elemental Plane of Radiance that'll unleash a big ol' laser that'll probably ruin some monster's day. (Currently I'm considering using dimension door to do it.) Is ...
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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 much of a person or object must cross an extra-dimensional space's interface from inside, in order to attack a target outside of said space?

The party is in the habit of using extra-dimensional spaces such as Rope Trick or Psychoportive Shelter. Recently they want to use it as a sniping blind or bunker. As per the description of either, ...
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What are the planes of D&D 4e? Where did they come from, and how are they connected?

I understand that in D&D 4e's default setting there are planes, and I know a bit about them: the material plane is where the people generally are, and there's a "feywild" where the Eladrin and ...
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Plane shift material component origins

A forked, metal rod worth at least 250 gp, attuned to a particular plane of existence. PhB 245, emphasis mine. The metal rod must by attuned to a particular plane of existence, does that means that ...
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What determines a creature's native plane for the Banishment spell?

I can't find in the books the definition of “native”, only that a creature type can define its native plane: Elementals are creatures native to the elemental planes (MM, p. 6) Celestials ands ...
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Does matter spontaneously move through a gate?

A gate spell is cast, lets say to the elemental plane of water. Now I have a portal with air on one side and water on the other. Gate says: and anyone or anything that moves through is shunted ...
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What happens when you put a Portable Hole inside a Bag of Holding while on the Astral plane?

What would happen if someone were to place a Portable Hole within a Bag of Holding while being within the Astral Plane? Would it be the reverse effect?
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Can you Plane Shift to the plane that you're on?

What happens if you cast plane shift and then attempt to shift to the plane that you're on? I can think of a few reasons this might happen in-game: For some reason, the PCs don't know what plane ...
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How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?

I am running a high-level, low magic campaign, currently 13th level. When the seas iced over thanks to a Levistus activating an elder relic, the possessed warlock of the party spent some time ...
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Must the body remain on the Material Plane during astral projection?

The spell 9th-level Sor/Wiz spell astral projection [necro] (PH 201) is one of those high-level legacy spells dating back to at least Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1978), likely included in Dungeons ...
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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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How can I increase plane shift's accuracy?

Upon reading about the Harmonium Peacekeeper Prestige Class (Dragon #315, p47) whose 3rd level Planar Steed ability includes the ability to plane shift once per day from Arcadia to the first level of ...
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How do Outsiders respond to their own planes?

Does an Outsider gain the Native subtype while on its home plane, and if so, what does that mean, exactly?
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Can I use Project Image and Ethereal to make an illusory, ethereal scout?

Situation: A spell caster casts Ethereal to enter the Border Ethereal, creates an illusory copy of herself by using project image while she is in the Border Ethereal, and then dismisses Ethereal. ...
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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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Defining Realms, Worlds, Kingdoms, Planes, Dimensions and the Multiverse

I have always been confused when trying to think in terms of worlds, realms, and kingdoms. Additionally, I am confused at the difference between planes and dimension. So, what is the difference ...
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Is there any precedent for time distortion when traveling to other planes?

I'm currently the DM for a group playing a 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign in the Neverwinter Campaign Setting. In a recent adventure, my players asked me some unexpected questions, I said "...
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Can I have an interplanar portal return someone to the wrong time or place?

I'd like to create a scenario where the PCs enter some sort of portal for interplaner travel but when they return, they aren't in the same time period OR they aren't in the same location. And they ...
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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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Can you Plane Shift to a pocket dimension?

The spell Plane Shift allows a character to travel to different planes. RAW, is there any reason I can't use the spell to travel to the pocket dimensions, say the pocket dimension of my familiar?
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Does a person under the effect of Astral Projection count as on a different plane for another caster on the same plane as their physical body?

I asked this question regarding the gate spell targeting someone using astral projection and the results were inconclusive. One thing that I realized however, is that gate can only summon someone on a ...
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Warding bond and ethereal plane

I have cast Warding bond on a party member and then blinked into the ethereal plane via the Blink spell. If he gets hit with a non magical melee attack, would I still take damage? Also, would I still ...
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Will loot you find on the astral plane while using astral projection remain when you leave it?

While under the effect of astral projection you have an astral body which has the following rules: Your astral body resembles your mortal form in almost every way, replicating your game statistics ...
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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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What is a good way to handle a multi-plane adventure?

Any advice for a group/GM that's new to the concept when it comes to adventures across multiple planes? Ways to make the game more fun, issues to avoid, and potential hazards we may come across, both ...
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What is the Vale of Shadows?

Now I'm sure plenty of us on here have seen Stranger Things recently (honestly I'm surprised I haven't seen a question like this yet) and it's whole premise about the Vale of Shadows has me intrigued. ...
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What are the full names of all the outer planes?

I know there is the "Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia" and the "Nine Hells of Baator" How many outer planes are there, and do they all have long names like this?
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Can spells creating extradimensional spaces be cast in Ravenloft?

If Ravenloft is a demiplane, and a demiplane is an extradimensional space, can spells that create extradimensional spaces (like rope trick) be cast while in the realm?
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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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Can Force effects from the Border Ethereal affect targets on the Prime Material?

According to the DMG, force extends from prime material plane into the border ethereal plane. Border Ethereal DMG page 48: A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to ...
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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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How is it determined which souls end up in Hell, the Abyss or Abaddon?

In Pathfinder, evil souls may end up in Hell, the Abyss or Abaddon, where various unpleasant fates await them, but how is it determined which plane an evil soul ends up in? I know Pharasma judges the ...
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Can a ghost touch weapon make attacks from the Ethereal Plane to the Material Plane?

A cleric on the Material Plane wields a weapon with the magic weapon special ability ghost touch. That cleric casts the spell ethereal jaunt. Can the cleric attack corporeal, non-ethereal creatures on ...
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What is the “nature” of a demiplane?

The 8th-level spell Demiplane lets one create a demiplane; further castings can re-connect to the same demiplane or to a new one. Additionally, if you know the nature and contents of a demiplane ...
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What is the movement distance to the ethereal plane?

How much movement does it count as to go to the ethereal plane? The genesis of this question is that a Glyph of Warding dissipates if it is moved more than 10 feet. My intent is to cast a Glyph of ...
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Are the names of the more generic planes copyrighted under the OGL as Product Identity?

E.g. "Negative Energy Plane", "Elemental Plane of Air", "Material Plane", essentially all the inner planes plus the material plane: Are these considered Product Identity or could I use them for other ...
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What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd?

One of my PCs has the ability to see into the Ethereal Plane (using the spell True Seeing), but I'm not exactly sure what that entails. To clarify, the spell has multiple effects, most of which are ...
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If one member of a Night Hag coven is in the Ethereal Plane, can the others use the Shared Spellcasting ability?

My party is about to face a coven of Night Hags. (Hags gain special abilities when in a coven, meaning three allied hags near each other.) It seems like the party should be able to focus on one of the ...
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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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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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How do you efficently create the biggest demiplane?

The create demiplane spell family has a lot of interesting and versatile uses, but suffers from a frustrating size restraint. This limit prevents you from ever creating more than a generous apartment ...
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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 ...