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For questions about Spelljammer, a fantasy-space setting first published in 1989 for AD&D 2e. It introduces the concept of the Crystal Spheres (which enclose various other game settings) and the Wildspace within which they exist, unifying these settings in the same universe and allowing travel between them. It maintains a fantasy theme, having more of the feel of traditional sea-going vessels but in the void of space.

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How does a ship in Wildspace notice other ships while cruising?

In the 5th edition version of Spelljammer, how do ships that are cruising (at a speed of 100 million miles per day, or about 1157.4 miles per second) notice other ships? According to the Astral ...
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Can a Spelljammer ship fly to one of the Outer Planes?

In 5e, are the Outer Planes accessible via the Astral Sea - particularly by use of a Spelljamming Ship? Navigating the Astral Sea, a Spelljamming vessel - according to Spelljammer: Adventures in Space ...
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Could a plasmoid gain a 10-foot range for touch spells by using the Shape Self trait?

The Plasmoid's Shape Self ability reads, in part: As a bonus action, you can extrude a pseudopod that is up to 6 inches wide and 10 feet long or reabsorb it into your body. As part of the same bonus ...
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Does a spelljammer remain flying when in gravity and no one is at the helm?

They have fly speeds, but no (hover) like you'd see on a creature. There is magic holding it aloft when a creature is attuned to the helm and concentrating since the helm is a magic item, and in space ...
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Can autognomes be put to sleep by magic?

So far, playable races that don't sleep explicitly also can't be put to sleep by magic: Warforged Constructed Resilience: "You don't need to sleep, and magic can't put you to sleep." Elf ...
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Can a siege weapon "see" its target?

In another question, I was considering the mechanics of siege weaponry (and Spelljammer's ship-to-ship weapons, more to the point). I considered use of the faerie fire spell as a way to gain advantage ...
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Have spaceships always cost about the same as putting armor on your horse?

With the release of Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, the Spelljammer setting has come to 5th edition. Much to my surprise, I discovered that I can turn a regular boat into a spaceship for as little ...
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In Spelljammer, would the Necklace of Adaptation magic item let you survive in the airless parts of space?

Recently an article was published regarding Spelljammer and what items or races could be used to survive in the airless confines of realm space. Amongst the items, the Necklace of Adaptation was not ...
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How much HP does a mountain range have?

How much HP does a mountain range have? And I don't mean a mountain, I mean a mountain range. Specifically Kondyor Massif It's technically a crater, but close enough. Basically I'm homebrewing a ...
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Dream Experiences and experience gain

I'm about to run my D&D 3.P (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 / Pathfinder) group through a "dream game" while they're on a journey between the Material Plane and the plane of Mechanus on the ...
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Do gods need to be worshiped?

I am working on my first homebrew setting using a spelljammer sort of cosmology, and I have run into some confusion. So far, my understanding is that gods in D&D only exist where they have ...
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

For the purposes of spelljammer/wildspace travel, where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron? The reason I ask is for physically transporting items from one setting to another. (The other setting being ...
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Where in Sphere-Space is Telene?

For context: Telene is the world from the Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting known as Kingdoms of Kalamar, published by Kenzer & Company. I have most of their 3.X compatible materials, but I ...
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Can you use the Spelljammer supplement for D&D 5th edition? [closed]

From what I have heard, Spelljammer sounds quite fun but it seems it was only released for 2e. So does it just contain world descriptions or does it have new rules and if so, could they be converted ...
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Krynnspace two-way gold / steel arbitrage

This question reminded me of an old issue that came up in a campaign: is there any in-universe reason that the players, armed with a Spelljamming ship, couldn't make ludicrous amounts of money ...
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How long does it take to travel between Oerth and Toril by spaceship?

I understand that in Spelljammer, it's possible to travel by spaceship between the worlds of two different campaign settings, such as Oerth (World of Greyhawk) and Abeir-Toril (Forgotten Realms) by ...
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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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Functional rules for Spelljammer in D&D 5e [closed]

Has anyone (official or otherwise) created and published a rule set for the porting Spelljammer setting into 5e rules set?
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Why did Giant Space Hamsters cause community outrage?

I remember there being a community fallout surrounding the introduction of Giant Space Hamsters, but never got the details at the time, and had an adolescent "WOW, hamsters, giant, in space, this is ...
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Will the SpellJammer campaign setting be updated to the 4e ruleset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the current state of affairs of SpellJammer? I enjoyed playing in the Spelljammer universe - anyone know if there are plans to update it with the newer ruleset?
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Can you use a Spelljammer ship to get to Krynn?

Following on from this (can-you-use-a-spelljammer-ship-to-get-to-ravenloft) question, I seem to remember that Krynn is similarly impossible to get to, mainly for plot reasons since no character on ...
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What is the current state of affairs of SpellJammer?

Is there an expectation of anything happing with it in the future?
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Can you use a Spelljammer ship to get to Ravenloft?

This is an insane question, I know. But it's one that's been bugging me for at least half my 33-year life. :) I love both the Spelljammer and Ravenloft settings of AD&D 2nd Edition. One of the ...
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How can I convert 2nd Edition AD&D to 4th?

I grew up on second edition AD&D. I played some first edition, and frankly found most 1st edition add-ons to be highly compatible with 2nd Edition. However, I'm a huge fan of Ravenloft, ...
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