|#1zombiegleemaxJan 21, 2007 18:25:27||Whats the diffrence betweeen planescape and the current 3.5 plane? i have both the manual of the planes and the planar handbook. i'm very intrigued by the cosmolgy of the planes, so my question is, what would i gain by obtaining planescape material. is planescape drasticly more detailed than the manual of the planes.|
|#2ripvanwormerJan 21, 2007 19:14:09|
is planescape drasticly more detailed than the manual of the planes.
Yes. It's an entire campaign setting, with five huge boxed sets, three monster books, two books on the transitive planes, and a planar city with over four books worth of material on it. Plus a boatload worth of adventures.
The Manual of the Planes is a very simplified, abridged version of the Planescape material. It's a great introduction to the setting, and maybe that's all you want. But if you want, say, detail on all the portal-towns in the Outlands, you'll want A Player's Primer to the Outlands from the Planescape line. If you want more detail on Sigil you'll want In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil, Uncaged: Faces of Sigil, The Factol's Manifesto and Faction War. If you want more detail on the Astral Plane, you'll want A Guide to the Astral Plane. For more detail on the Inner Planes, you can't do better than The Inner Planes, which details not just the cardinal planes of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire and the energy planes, but more exotic inner planes like Ash, Vacuum, Dust, Salt, Mineral, Lightning, Radiance, Steam, Smoke, Magma, Ooze, and Ice. A Guide to the Ethereal Plane is a great take on that Plane - it's more interesting and it makes a lot more sense than the Manual of the Planes version of it, giving information on the Deep Ethereal, the Border Ethereal, the Region of Dreams and the various demiplanes. If you want more information on the fiends, check out Faces of Evil: The Fiends and Hellbound: The Blood War. For more detail on the lawful-aligned planes, look at the Planes of Law boxed set. And so on.
|#3zombiegleemaxJan 26, 2007 17:30:55||Thanks that helped alot. However what i'm most intrested in the plains like mechanis and ysgard, also wich boxed set would provide me with more general info about sigil?|
|#4nickcanJan 26, 2007 23:38:17||There is plenty of info at Mimir http://www.mimir.net/main.shtml|
lots of good stuff there!
|#5ripvanwormerJan 27, 2007 0:15:00|
Thanks that helped alot. However what i'm most intrested in the plains like mechanis and ysgard, also wich boxed set would provide me with more general info about sigil?
Mechanus is detailed in Planes of Law. Ysgard is detailed in Planes of Chaos.
For Sigil, the best sources are the books I named above, though the Planescape Campaign Setting box is a good general introduction to it.
|#6zombiegleemaxFeb 20, 2007 13:32:56||The official Planescape site is www.planewalker.com|
Tons of good stuff there, including a full-scale conversion to 3E conveniently downloadable in chapter format...and free.
|#7CyrissFeb 20, 2007 15:10:04||If you are interested in the Planescape Campaign boxset that has lots of info about Sigil, I have an incomplete version for sale for $18 + S/H. It's only missing the back of the box & the Planescape DM Screen. |
If you're interested in other PS boxsets, I have Planes of Conflict Boxset for $25 that's only missing the Liber Benevolentiae book, and I have the Planes of Chaos Boxset for $20 that's missing the Book of Chaos book, and it's missing the box.
If you're interested in anything, just email me at oryan1977 at yahoo.com