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 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 ...
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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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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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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 planar traits prevail in extradimensional spaces?

The great wizard Mordenkainen creates himself a fast-time demiplane, and makes 1 day in the demiplane take 1 minute on the Prime Material Plane. He invites his friends over to a housewarming party. ...
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Can a demiplane be turned into an eternal hell?

Situation: a mage casts Demiplane to create a wood-walled plane, then torches it before pushing a target into it with the ending of the spell's duration. This essentially seals the poor target into an ...
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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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Difference Between Shadowfell and the Vale of Shadows

Further to this question: What is the Vale of Shadows? There are apparently some similarities, as well as vast differences, between the Vale of Shadows, as shown in the Netflix series Stranger Things ...
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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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Is positive energy trap possible?

Positive energy plane has major positive-dominant trait. Its positive effects are granting fast healing 5 ability and 5 temporary HP per round for fully healed heroes. On the other hand, failed DC 15 ...
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Sightseeing in the Astral Plane

Over the next few sessions, my group are likely to find themselves in the Astral Plane in pursuit of the current BB. They will be level 4 when this happens. However, I'd like being in the Astral Sea/...
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How to allow no-level lackeys access to a secret area/ specially designed demiplane? [closed]

First off, I'd like to give credit where it is due: I was watching a walk through of Jak and Daxter 3, when this occurred to me. Jak gets many special ability that lets him access new areas. The one ...
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Genesis spell clarification and Placing gates in portable holes

I'm building an artificer for an upcoming 3.5 campaign but Campaign will have very little downtime for crafting. My idea is to create a Demiplane that has a timeline out of sync with the material ...
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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 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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What happens when my dead wizard decides to planeshift out of the afterlife?

So, I know that if my High Elf Wizard dies he goes to the chaotic-good afterlife plane or whatever. That's clear. He leaves a body behind, and gets a brand-new afterlife body in the chaotic good ...
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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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Greater Boots of Teleportation and Planes of Existence

I'm new to DM'ing and have a question about boots of teleportation in D&D 3.5e. Does anyone know if greater boots of teleportation only work within a certain plane of existence? I have a PC right ...
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What happened to the Barrens of Doom and Despair during and after the Spellplague?

Originally the Forgotten Realm shared a cosmology with other D&D settings, which was The Great Wheel cosmology. But with 3rd edition it separated and the Great Tree cosmology was created. In the ...
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Are there any D&D publications with settings in Mechanus?

Is there any official published content centred around the plane Mechanus? I'd really want to know much more about the plane and its inhabitants. I feel inspired by the 5e Monster Manual, DM's Guide ...
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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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Are there any D&D rules for spells addressing past lives and the effects of reincarnation?

To clarify: This is not a question asking about different mechanics of reincarnation, or about a framework for reincarnation that spans any number of D&D variants. The tl;dr is that the question ...
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What can a Succubus do in the Ethereal Plane?

The question is regarding the succubus' Etherealness action: Etherealness. The fiend magically enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa. MM 285 While the succubus is in the ...
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How can I see what's nearby on the Plane of Shadow?

The 2nd-level Sor/Wiz spell see invisibility [div] (PH 275) allows an affected target to see nearby creatures and objects on the Ethereal Plane, but is there an inexpensive magic item or a low-level ...
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How can an earth elemental get back to the Plane of Earth

I'm currently preparing an adventure in which the players encounter an earth elemental in a mine and want it to leave the mine. I expect them to try to find a peaceful solution. From @Erik in another ...
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How do earth elementals get to “our” plane?

I'm currently preparing an adventure in which the players encounter an earth elemental. I expect them to want to speak to it and learn about it. Afaik, earth elementals come from the Plane of Earth. ...
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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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Is creating a Dimensional Plane possible in 5e without DM fiat?

I'd like to create a dimensional pocket inside my armored wagon. Duration should be permanent, but if that's not possible longer lasting is better. It would be fine if I have to refuel it every so ...
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Is there more lore on the Elemental Plane of Fire than what's in the Manual of the Planes?

The information in the Manual of the Planes on the elemental plane of Fire is fairly minimal. Is there any more information available on the nature and character of the plane of Fire? I'm specifically ...
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Can you 'permanently' end up in the Ethereal plane using a Blink Spell?

With the Blink Spell in D&D 3.5, you constantly shift in at out of the Ethereal plane in a seemingly random fashion. You spend half the time of the duration in the ethereal plane, thus giving ...
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Can an airship travel to the Astral Plane?

From my reading, 5e uses the "Great Wheel" interpretation of cosmology by default, but I'm having a hard time understanding what this means. Under this model, are the planes physically connected, and ...
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Where does Gozreh live?

Where does the god Gozreh live? His alignment suggests purgatory, but his flavour suggests he would prefer a more natural environment.
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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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If leave the Astral Plane do my magic items get weaker?

So the party traveled to the Astral Plane and found this old underground temple that is full of kids living in there. They have some really powerful magical weapons (they don't even know what they are ...
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World Axis Cosmology

I have a few uncertainties concerning World Axis Cosmology. Are all planes alternative universes? (That is, there is no way to travel physically from one to another - only by portals and magic.) Is ...
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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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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 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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Which circle of Hell is the frozen one in Pathfinder?

This should be a quick question for you. Which circle of Hell is the frozen one in Pathfinder? Thanks a lot!
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Can you maintain concentration on a spell from another plane?

Here are two scenarios: A powerful enemy caster is concentrating on some high-level offensive spell (Incendiary Cloud, Earthquake, etc.)--one PC casts Banishment and the caster fails the save. Can ...
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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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Planar Ownership—how does it work?

Numerous deities and demons are "owners" of planes in the D&D cosmology. My question is for rules sources on the topic how the following questions can be answered: How is an entity the legal ...
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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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Is casting Create Demiplane (Any) from the Astral Plane a valid way to get a permanent demi-plane?

I was cruising through high level spells and noticed the Create Demi-plane serie. All of them are nice but pretty intensive on the maintenance part, Day/lvl is nice but still... you don't always have ...