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Questions tagged [planescape]

For questions related to the Planescape setting. The Planescape setting features a large number of planes of existence, including some other well-known settings. It was originally released for AD&D 2e in 1994, but has since been re-published for other systems many times.

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What are the laws in Sigil?

I am referring to Sigil, the city floating above the spire in the Outlands. I have looked into multiple different sources, but it seems that there is no clear answer. I have been trying to find some ...
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How common is faction membership in Planescape?

The second-edition setting Planescape introduced 15 factions for player and NPC usage. I'm in the early stages of running one of the Planescape adventures and I'm wondering: how common is faction ...
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Where does the name 'Sigil' come from?

I would like to learn about any designer explanations about how they came up with the name of the famous city. One possible hypothesis I have is that the designers were inspired by the planet "Nivil" ...
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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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Is there a realistic depiction of Planescape's Sigil regarding its horizon?

I've seen quite a number of artistic interpretations of Sigil, the central city of the Planescape setting. A lot of them are really great and do help set the mood -- however, they all seem somewhat ...
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Which planes are most receptive to nonnative land ownership? [closed]

I'm planning to GM a GURPS 4e campaign using the Planescape setting. One player wants his character to be a really rich royal vampire. He wants the character to own land on multiple planes. If it ...
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What happens to a priest travelling from one world to another in the Prime Material Plane?

I'm working on a planeswalking campaign where the group will be travelling through several different worlds in the Prime Material Plane (i.e. from Toril to Krynn). I'm using the AD&D Planescape ...
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How to let players feel the “power of belief”?

In Planescape, more than anywhere else, thought has the power to reshape existence itself. That is an incredibly attractive notion and one that made me want to start an adventure there. My players ...
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Running a D&D game in the afterlife

No, I'm not referring to suggestions about playing D&D after I die. I'm referring to playing a D&D campaign with a plot centered on the afterlife. Particularly, the concept of a petitioner in ...
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Who has escaped the Lady of Pain's mazes and how was that escape made?

The adventure Faction War tells the story of Factol Rowan Darkwood and his bid to take over Sigil. As part of this plot he is imprisoned in a Maze by the Lady of Pain, but his foresight allows his ...
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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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Does anyone know or have a introductory Planescape adventure?

I'm looking for an introductory adventure for the Planescape setting that I could use to sell people on Planescape. Ideally, I'm looking for an adventure that would satisfy the following criteria: ...
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Are there any canon reasons for why evil beings put up with the certainty of damnation? [closed]

Is there any written canon material that explains why evil beings in the D&D multiverse put up with the certainty of damnation? Here's a thing that's always bothered me about the "default ...
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What source book or books can I find information focusing on Sigil?

My group is playing using Pathfinder rules, but really want to transport themselves to Planescape's city of Sigil. Regardless of D&D Edition or Campaign Setting, what source books are there that ...
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Clarification on magic with Sigil and the Outlands

Something has been bugging me about the magic traits of the outlands. According to the Manual of the Planes the closer you get to the central spire the less magic works. However, in the module ...
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How does Planescape need to be adjusted to work with 3.5e rules?

The Planescape setting is a really big one. If you are familiar with it, you know that it takes pretty much everything outside of the "standard" D&D setting and opens it all up for adventures. The ...