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A Guide to the Astral Plane is a Planescape® AD&D 2nd-edition accessory. The book explains rules for astral travel, zero-gravity combat and spellcasting in the Astral Plane.

Most berks think the Astral Plane's an empty place, serving as nothing but a cosmic highway connecting all the other places in the multiverse. Canny planewalkers know differently, though. Here are just a few of the 'secrets' of the Silver Void that this book explains:
  • It is the backdrop of the multiverse, where phenomena such as space and time are so vastly different from 'normal' that only a true blood knows his way around.
  • When he's on the Astral Plane, a basher moves, fights, and acts solely with his mind.
  • It is the closest thing the multiverse has to a 'plane of magic,' where sorcery and spells are not only more powerful, but are palpable, tangible objects.
  • The primary inhabitants are the infamous githyanki, an ancient race of wizards and warriors who know the dark of many secrets forbidden to others.
  • The Astral Plane is literally the dead-book of the gods.


  • All The World's A Stage: Introduction
  • The Space Between: Astral Space and Time
  • Racing Through Nothing: Astral Movement
  • Mindwar: Astral Combat
  • Spellwarp: Astral Magic
  • Mind Over Matter: Proficiencies
  • The Spiritweb: Conduits
  • Holes in the Fabric: Color Pools
  • Forgotten Husks: Dead gods
  • Mindstorms: Psychic Winds
  • The Githyanki
  • Creatures of the Void: Other Astral Inhabitants
  • Locations in Nowhere: Specific Astral Encounters


  • Designer: Monte Cook
  • Editor: Miranda Homer
  • Cover Artist: Robh Ruppel
  • Interior Artist: Jason Alexander Behnke, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Rex
  • Conceptual Artist: Dana Knutson
  • Cartographer: Dennis Kauth, Rob Lazzaretti
  • Typography: Angelika Lokotz
  • Graphic Design/Cover: Dawn Murin
  • Graphic Design: Dee Barnett
  • Art Director: Bob Galica
  • Project Manager: Karen S. Boomgarden
  • Electronic Prepress Coordinator: Dave Conant
  • Proofreader: Ray Vallese
  • Special Thanks: Michele Carter


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