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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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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Can you become Ethereal in the Outer Planes?

I am playing D&D 5th edition. While reading the DMG, on page 44, it says: The Inner Planes form a wheel around the Material Plane, enveloped in the Ethereal Plane. Using the Great Wheel ...
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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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If you slay a deity on the Prime Material Plane does it die or does it return to its home plane?

I am wondering if they are similar to demons, in that when they are slain on the prime material plane they are banished back to their own plane instead of dying permanently? Of course excluding the ...
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Can Gated Fiends/Celestials Die Permanently?

I am specifically trying to reconcile the wording from the DMG, p.47, with what I know of how planar creatures works. Traveling through the Astral Plane by means of the astral projection spell ...
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Subsequent castings of Genesis to expand the demiplane, is the growth sudden or timed?

The genesis demiplane can be expanded by further castings: Once the basic demiplane reaches its maximum size, the spellcaster can continue to cast this spell to enlarge the demiplane, adding ...
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When hierophant druids enter the elemental planes, can they choose where they end up?

So, Jeena is a hierophant druid. She has the ability to enter, move and survive in the elemental planes of fire and water. She wants to visit the efreet in the City of Brass to negotiate some ...
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Can Create Demiplane be used to expand or alter a demiplane created by Genesis?

Assuming a caster can get access to both spells, can they use a spell of the Create Demiplane series to expand or modify the demiplane created by Genesis?
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What is living wood?

On the Plane Shift Innistrad material, it mentions that "Weapons cut from living wood are particularly effective against vampires, though any weapon can harm or kill them." But I can't find any ...
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Where do you go when a Portal closes from the other side?

What would happen to the PCs who Which plane do they end up on?
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Determining what plane you are on [closed]

In the game I'm in, we were all put onto some world, "some where". The world we are on seems to be normal (normal gravity, etc), however there are zero gods. Is there any way to determine what ...
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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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Does blink work inside a forcecage?

Assume Hackslash the dwarven bard is currently fighting to the death against Glarcyon the gnome wizard. Hackslash successfully trapped both of them inside a forcecage, and Glarcyon already failed all ...
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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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What happens if a dismissed familiar takes a Bag of Holding with it?

Assuming that you can use a familiar as a safety-deposit box (because the DM's has ruled so), how would this interact with an magic item that makes an extra-dimensional space? What happens if you ...
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Can you use Sending on a dead creature?

So I'm playing a D&D 5e campaign and my character is a 8th level cleric. One of the 3rd level cleric spells is sending. It states: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a ...
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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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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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Did the spellplague change the cosmology of other crystal spheres too, or just realmspace?

The spellplague changed the cosmology of Forgotten Realms into the world axis cosmology. Great wheel no more, world tree no more (it seems I missed/skipped this one). But did the spellplague affected ...
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Can 3.5e Psions Summon above CR10 before Epic Level?

I think my title narrowed down the question, but I would like to further qualify the question by asking if there are ways for Psions and their variant classes (using powers and power points) to summon ...
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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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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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Does time pass at a different rate on the Astral Plane than on the Material?

Per this question (How much time passes on the Astral plane relative to the Material plane?), time in the Astral Plane passed relatively normal to Material time back in 3.5E days, but is this still ...
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Will the Astral Projection spell end upon entering an Outer Plane?

The astral projection spell states: If you enter a new plane or return to the plane you were on when casting this spell, your body and possessions are transported along the silver cord, allowing ...
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Does ethereal chamber work if both caster and target are on the Ethereal Plane?

The PCs, having traveled to the Ethereal Plane, will encounter a monster that's made its home there for some time and that casts spells as a wizard. I'm considering having the monster prepare the 2nd-...
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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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Does dying in Ysgard prevent the necrotic damage inflicted by Wish?

Per the wish spell description (PHB 5e p. 288-289, emphasis mine): After enduring that stress, each time you cast a spell until you finish a long rest, you take 1d10 necrotic damage per level 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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For the purposes of the Banishment spell, are Undead considered native to the Shadowfell? [duplicate]

I can see reasons to argue either side, I'm wondering if there's an official source to settle the matter—how does the Banishment spell treat an undead?
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What's a good Polymorph choice to successfully follow-up with Plane Shift? [closed]

I'm thinking about how to optimize polymorphing a tough enemy, to increase the odds of a successful Plane Shift (the Abyss) afterwards. Here's the criteria I have in mind: Low Cha save. Low threat (...
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How do Ethereal objects/creatures work on the Outer planes?

The Ethereal doesn't border the Outer Planes, and thus spells that allow you to access the Ethereal fail. However some creatures or objects have Ethereal parts to them. What happens to them? For ...
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Can you see in different planes using Beast Sense?

A ranger cast beast sense on a war hound mount/beast companion and sent the poor guy through a hell gate. I immediately told him that he no longer perceived the world from the hound's perspective ...
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Where can a full stat block for Juiblex be found?

I'm playing a druid/planar shepherd attuned to the Abyss, and my character's reached epic levels. The DM's allowing my character to use the planar shepherd's augmented wild shape ability to assume 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 does the Banishment spell do inside a Demiplane?

The Banishment spell states the following two things: If the target is native to the plane of existence you’re on, you banish the target to a harmless demiplane. If the target is native to a ...
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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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Can Creatures in the Border Ethereal see Invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

As Invisibility and Greater Invisibility are illusion spells and we know that the benefactor of the spell does not actually go anywhere else could they be seen from the Border Ethereal? Considering ...
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Plane shift in elemental nodes

Does plane shift functions in elemental nodes? I've being DMing the Temple of Elemental Evil (ToEE) original, converted to 3.5, and the players do have an elemental shift spell. They have entered ...
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What happens to a person who is scattered to the astral plane when inside of a destroyed bag of holding

When a bag of holding is destroyed, the contents are scattered in the astral plane. If a person is inside the bag, what happens to their body? According to the accepted answer here: "Will loot you ...
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If a PC is banished back to the Prime Material plane, will it be THEIR part of the Prime Material plane?

In this question, it was determined that a PC visiting another plane can, in fact, be banished back to the Prime Material, since they will have the Extraplanar Subtype while traveling. The text of ...
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Can banishment work on PCs who have plane shifted to other planes?

If you plane shift to another plane, do you now count as an extraplanar creature for the purposes of spells like banishment?
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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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Can ghouls exist on the Material plane?

I'm trying my hand at DMing and I've come across a silly question that I can't really find an answer to. For a side quest encounter I want to put a ghoul trapped in a well by a spell barrier, but I ...
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Can evil beings be found in the Feywild, and good ones in the Shadowfell?

The Feywild and Shadowfell are planes parallel to the Prime material plane. Though they are usually depicted as good and evil planes respectively, is there evil that resides in the Feywild, or good ...
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How much time passes on the Astral plane relative to the Material plane?

How much time passes on the Material plane while Astral Projecting? From reading various wikis I have the impression that the Astral plane is timeless — time doesn't exist there. I imagine this would ...
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Can creatures non-native to the prime material plane become undead?

Is it possible for creatures from different planes such as fey, celestials, fiends, genies, etc. be turned undead? There is no real ruling in the books on it. I get that you can't turn an elemental ...
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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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How does illumination work in the shadowfell?

The Dungeon Master's Guide description of the shadowfell says: It is a place of darkness that hates the light, where the sky is a black vault with neither sun nor stars. I don't quite ...
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How can a 10th level Wizard travel to other planes? [closed]

I already know that there's the Plane Shift spell, but it needs a 7th-level slot that I don't have at 10th level. Are there any other ways — spells, magic items, or something else — that I could use ...