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What happens when you put a Portable Hole inside a Bag of Holding while on the Astral plane?

According to the description it would still create a gate to a random location on the Astral Plane. Placing a portable hole inside an extradimensional space created by a bag of holding [...] ...
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Can you cast banishment on yourself?

From the Basic Rules, p.80: Targeting Yourself If a spell targets a creature of your choice, you can choose yourself, unless the creature must be hostile or specifically a creature ...
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What are the ramifications of creating a homebrew world without an Astral Plane?

Only the following elements in the core rulebooks use the Astral Plane While it's impossible to list every possible Astral Plane interaction in D&D, the list of things in the three core rulebooks ...
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Can I have an interplanar portal return someone to the wrong time or place?

You are allowed to do that as the DM The DM has the power to override rules. Even if a spell description does not state your scenario as a possibility, it is completely ok to insert a plot device ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

Yes, Bags of Holding create extradimensional space From the description of Portable Hole: [snip]...Placing a portable hole inside an extradimensional space created by a bag of holding, Heward's handy ...
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What do Devils eat, and how do they get it?

What do they eat To date (5 September 2017) there are no canonical 5e explanations of what devils eat. For earlier editions: AD&D: it did not appear to be addressed. AD&D 2e: they are ...
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How can I explain a race from Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

Eberron and Faerûn might be connected, possibly It is the default of D&D campaign settings that they are connected to one another through the “multiverse,” which refers to all the other planes ...
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What happens to matryoshka Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansions?

The Mansion no longer exists The first line of the spell reads: You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the duration. (emphasis added) This sentence implies that the mansion ...
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Can you become Ethereal in the Outer Planes?

The Etherealness spell states, in part: This spell has no effect if you cast it while you are on the Ethereal Plane or a plane that doesn't border it, such as one of the Outer Planes. So no, the ...
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Defining Realms, Worlds, Kingdoms, Planes, Dimensions and the Multiverse

Throughout the various editions of the game, the cosmology of the D&D settings has changed here and there. For example, the cosmology for the Forgotten Realms setting got completely rebooted in ...
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How can player characters get by with daily necessities during a delve into Hell?

The Ranger can take care of the food The goodberry spell, cast once per day, will provide at least enough food for your party. That means that the Ranger has to have chosen that spell, and burns one ...
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If a sorcerer casts the Banishment spell on a PC while in Avernus, does the PC return to their home plane?

Yes, but there is a caveat Firstly banishment requires a Charisma saving throw which the party members must fail on, but given enough time/spell slots this wouldn't be a problem, merely an ...
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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?

Deities basically never come to the Material Plane. When they do, it has huge ramifications for that plane as well as for the Outer Planes, and that tends to cause lots of problems and anger all the ...
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Can a Dragon enter the Feywild without having to use fey crossing portals?

Any dragon of CR 21 or greater could potentially know Plane Shift innately The "standard" spell for crossing into arbitrary planes is Plane Shift, a 7th level spell. Any dragon that could cast this ...
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What do Devils eat, and how do they get it?

The Dungeon Master's Guide section on Hades (page 63) provides a likely answer: Larvae A gray land with an ashen sky, Hades is the destination of many souls that are unclaimed by the gods of the ...
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How do I cover a vast area of land with dense vegetation?

Doing this mechanically RAW, is probably impractical: At first glance, the third level spell Plant Growth could be what you're looking for Plant growth is a third level spell on both the Druid and ...
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Where does an unaligned creature's soul go after death?

The rules on this are not specific in D&D 5e, leaving it up to the DM. There's no particular rule that says one needs an alignment to have a soul. In fact, Dungeon Master's Guide p.24, "Bringing ...
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What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?

Ways to get to the Astral Plane specifically: Wild Magic Sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge Astral Projection spell Robe of Stars item Placing an item that creates an extradimensional space inside another ...
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How would a group get from Toril to Ravenloft and back?

No one should ever intentionally try to get to Ravenloft. That is an extremely dangerous proposition, and if you do it, you should not anticipate ever leaving. If you really, really wanted to, the ...
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What's the difference between the Astral Plane and the Ethereal Plane?

In 5th Edition, the primary source of information about both planes is the DMG. Since you're asking about 5th specifically, we'll avoid talking about earlier editions. The Ethereal Plane is what ...
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Does the Fiend-patron warlock's Hurl Through Hell feature dispel effects that require the target to be on the same plane as the caster?

Yes; Hurl Through Hell will remove the Charm Effect The description of the Hurl Through Hell ability starts with the following description: Starting at 14th level, when you hit a creature with an ...
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

Eberron's connection to wildspace was never defined in canon. Spelljammer ended with AD&D 2e, while Eberron made its debut in D&D 3.5, with the result being that the two settings have little ...
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In Curse of Strahd, if Strahd is able to allow the Vistani to come and go as they please, can he also grant this ability to PCs?

It depends on exactly what we’re talking about Up front, be aware that while Curse of Strahd only notes that Barovia is found in a remote demiplane far from the rest of the multiverse and doesn’t give ...
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What are the planes of D&D 4e? Where did they come from, and how are they connected?

There are several fundamental planes: the Astral Sea, the Elemental Chaos, the Mortal World, and the World's two echoes: the Feywild (from which the Eladrin came), and the Shadowfell. And then there's ...
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If I cast the Banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit?

It's up to your DM Jeremy Crawford has elaborated on this exact scenario: If you cast banishment on yourself on a plane you're not native to & you fail the save, you return to your home plane. ...
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Does any lore text explain why the planes of Acheron, Gehenna, and Carceri are the alignment they are?

Noted in your forum thread, but the best descriptions of Acheron and Carceri that I have seen—based in, but not directly quoted from, actual text—are those by Jade Ripley (who goes by Lord_Gareth here ...
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What happens if you put a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding in Barovia?

You sort of cut off the rules text, there. If you keep going, it is actually very specific and covers this question: No spell -- not even wish -- allows one to escape from Strahd's domain. Astral ...
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How is it determined which souls end up in Hell, the Abyss or Abaddon?

Hell is the alignment plane for LE souls. Abaddon is the alignment plane for NE souls. The Abyss is the alignment plane for CE souls. Pharasma's judging process is not specified in the source ...
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How can I explain a race from Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

4e's Dragon #371 ("Origin Stories: Incorporating Races", pages 40-42) discussed the idea of Warforged in Faerûn, mentioning the following five possibilities: a one-off wizard experiment a product of ...
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What happens if the Fiend-patron warlock's Hurl Through Hell feature is used while in Hell?

It works as normal Abilities do what they say they do. Nothing in the ability description suggests that its functioning is impaired by being in Hell or another lower plane. To quote the ability, ...
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