A Guide to the Ethereal Plane is an accessory for the Planescape® setting using the 2nd-edition AD&D rules.

Within the Ethereal Plane, demiplane islands and creatures both odd and dangerous float in an endless field of possibility. Canny folks know that the Ethereal also leads the way to the Inner Planes, infinite arenas of elemental fury. See, it's more than just a backdrop to other adventures - the plane itself offers wonder and opportunity for those with courage enough to explore its limitless expanse.

This guide includes the following information:

  • Ethereal environments and conditions - including methods of getting there in the first place
  • How the alien medium of the Waveless Sea affects combat and magic
  • New spells, magical items, and proficiencies dealing specifically with the Ethereal Plane
  • The chant on demiplanes - islands in the Deep Ethereal that obey no rules but their own - including information on old and new demiplanes, plus DM guidelines for creating these unique "pocket dimensions"
  • A complete listing of the creatures of the Ethereal, including several new monsters and an Ethereal encounter Table
  • Two new Ethereal-based player character races: nathri and renegade nethlings

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • The Fabric of the Multiverse: Introduction
  • The Shape of the Waveless Sea
  • Standing on the Shore: The Border Ethereal
  • Into the Depths: The Deep Ethereal
  • Taming the Ether: Proficiencies
  • Spellwarp: Ethereal Magic
  • Islands in the Mist: The Demiplanes
  • Alternate Realities: Realms of Dreams and Powers
  • Creatures of the Mist: Ethereal Inhabitants
  • Locations in the Ether: Specific Ethereal Encounters
  • Appendix: Ethereal Encounter Table

Index[edit | edit source]

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Ethereal planeDemiplane of DreadDemiplane of ElectromagnetismDemiplane of NightmaresDemiplane of ImprisonmentDemiplane of NightmaresDemiplane of Time

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Designer : Bruce R. Cordell
  • Editors : Michele Carter, Keith Strohm
  • Cover Artist : rk post
  • Interior Artists : Adam Rex, Hannibal King
  • Cartographer : Sam Wood
  • Brand Manager : Thomas Reid
  • Art Director : Dawn Murin
  • Typography : Angelika Lokotz
  • Graphic Designer : Matt Adelsperger
  • Conceptual Artist : Dana Knutson
  • Special Thanks to John W. Mangmm, MagianChua, Mr. Niceguy, and the rest of the PLANESCAPE mailing list for their help in compiling the list of demiplanes.

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

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