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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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How can characters cross Crematorium in the Turn of Fortune's Wheel adventure?

I will be DMing this adventure today. And I have to admit, as a non-native English speaker, I have some trouble with the M-5 Crematorium area. The puzzle, as far as I understand it, goes like that: ...
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What is this little temple in the Outlands in the Planescape Campaign Setting?

I'm playing through the Turn of Fortune's Wheel campaign (from Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse). One of my players saw this little temple floating on a giant leaf and wants to go there. We'...
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What happens if the Maze spell is cast in Sigil?

I'm curious about casting the Maze spell in the city of Sigil.... In Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse – Sigil and the Outlands, the "Alterations to Magic" section states: Banishment....
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Can a githzerai PC be a psionicist in AD&D 2e?

The complete psionics handbook was released before Planescape campaign setting and there is no mention of githzerai being able to be psionicist. But from the lore it seems that they can be psionic. ...
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How to reconcile Planescape's multiversal gods with the Time of Troubles?

The Forgotten Realms setting's cosmology famously clashes with the Great Wheel cosmology, but large parts of it, for example the tree placement of their Outer Planes, can be easily dismissed as "...
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Can a small flying vehicle enter Sigil through a portal?

Say a party of adventures were in a flying vehicle about the size of a large rowboat and went through a portal to Sigil. Would the ship be allowed in?
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Elf from a previous multiverse (D&D Lore)

A few years back I remember reading on a Dungeons and Dragons related wiki about an elf who was a survivor for the previous multiverse/universe, but couldn't find it when I looked for it recently. I ...
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Do magic items work in the outlands or lose power the closer they get to the spire?

So I am running a planescape campaign. My party just went into a color pool on the astral plane and got deposited in the outlands. They just got a magic carpet and I have a feeling they will try to ...
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Is there any lore regarding the calendar of Sigil?

For the sake of keeping track of my campaign, I've been looking for any guidance regarding the structure of a year in Sigil. In my searching, I've found a wiki page associated with a Neverwinter ...
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Are there any naturally occurring enemies in Mount Celestia's ocean?

I'm going to have an adventure that's set in Heaven. The party is 3 people, all 9th level. The challenge rating doesn't matter, if it's too high, they can just see it. Hope you can help.
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Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell and elemental planes?

Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell and elemental planes (of Air, Fire, Earth and Water)? The player’s handbook of the 5th edition contains symbols for outer planes, are there ...
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What planes of existence does everyone visit while sleeping according to the Great Wheel cosmology?

When someone is sleeping what planes of existence do they visit according to the Great Wheel cosmology in D&D 5e? I have not found exact information in the rule books about this. Perhaps there are ...
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Is there a mechanic for lowering a character's level for a new campaign?

The Planescape campaign that I am DMing is reaching its end, and we are about to start a new one that is going to follow the previous one, starting from 1st level. In the new campaign, I would like ...
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What does "CMV" in "CMV hypothesis" stand for?

While reading some of the archives of the Mimir.Net mailing list I encountered the "CMV Hypothesis". In short, it says: Under the CMV hypothesis, Eladrin, Guardinals, Asuras, and Aasimar are all ...
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Could Strahd do anything with a key to Sigil that would allow him to escape Barovia?

I am DMing the Curse of Strahd adventure. My players' party is a silver dragonborn fighter, a high elf cleric and a tiefling druid. He brought the fighter to Barovia because he's the last living ...
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After playtesting: Is this homebrew Planescape-inspired Lady of Pain warlock patron (v3) balanced?

A couple of weeks ago I made an attempt at a Planescape inspired subclass for the Warlock. Since then I have been able to incorporate feedback offered by the community as well as play test with the ...
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Where are there details about Set's use of a Desert's Night?

In the ADnD 2e Planescape adventure Dead Gods there's a passage that says Skorpios knew, of course, that the desert‘s night could be prepared as part of an herbal drink that brought back ...
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If someone influenced by the Gray Wastes leaves do they return to normal?

When a person remains in the Gray Waste for too long all their colors get drained away and so do their hopes and dreams. They end up having no desire to leave the plane. There are plenty of ways they ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...
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