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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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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 ...
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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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How fast is travel in the Ethereal Plane?

How fast is travel in the Ethereal Plane? It's all sort of flat and ghostly (perhaps ethereal, even). Tactical movement seems to be normal. But is long distance travel any different or faster?
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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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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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Is there any information available on crafting a Gith Silver Sword?

Is there any information on what material a Silver Sword (as described in many entries on the Githyanki) is made of, or how to craft one of these? I want to add some lore around these items for my ...
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Does casting etherealness on a target who is casting simulacrum stop the casting of simulacrum?

If Wizard A is casting simulacrum (12 hour casting time) and Wizard B casts etherealness on Wizard A (at a higher level, so it can target others too), does that prevent Wizard A from completing ...
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Can a Diviner native to & on the Border Ethereal influence rolls of creatures on the Material Plane?

A particular diviner wizard is native to the Ethereal Plane (he was created by a wish spell replicating simulacrum cast on that plane). While this wizard is on the Border Ethereal, can he use his ...
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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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Where do you end up after returning from the Astral Plane?

Supposing a character ends up in the Astral Plane, according to the DMG you can find one of these pools which (if you find the right one) will return you to the Material Plane. But there isn't any ...
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Can an outsider that's currently bound by one caster be called and bound by another?

If a caster knows the true name of an outsider and knows that the outsider is currently bound in service to another caster, is it possible to use planar binding or a similar spell to free the outsider ...
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What happens if an elemental is transported to the Astral Plane?

The party I DM a Princes of the Apocalypse campaign for has recently gotten a second Bag of Holding, and they asked what would happen if they put one in the other. With a successful Arcana check, they ...
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Does Portal Lore detect currently inactive portals?

The Horizon Walker Ranger subclass gains Portal Lore ability (quoted from UA; I don't have Xanthar's Guide to compare the feature): Portal Lore At 3rd level, you gain the ability to detect the ...
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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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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 there rules for role-playing in the afterlife?

I want to run a short campaign that starts with the dead PCs' souls adventuring in the afterlife in Kelemvor's realm. Are there rules already for this? If not, what adjustments must I make to the ...
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Can you attack from inside Rope Trick and vice versa?

Same question listed here, but for 5e. 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? From what ...
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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, ...