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Hellbound: The Blood War is a Planescape® AD&D 2nd-edition boxed set. It reveals the secrets of the Blood War, a conflict that has raged across the planes since the dawn of time.

War is hell – literally.

Since before mortals drew breath, the cunning baatezu and the fiery tanar'ri have struggled furiously to batter each other out of existence. The prize in their devastating war of annihilation: the Lower Planes. 'Course, when two unstoppable armies of evil collide, the tremors might leave the entire multiverse a smoking ruin. And woe be to any berk who stands against them – or simply gets in their way.

Created for both players and Dungeon Masters, Hellbound: The Blood War is a comprehensive resource on the infernal clash that has torn the planes apart for millennia. Though the war has spilled into many other Pʟᴀɴᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ™ products, the full story of the roaring conflict has never been detailed – until now.


The Dark of the War

An 80-page guide for the Dungeon Master that reveals the secrets of the struggle - its history, strategies, magic, and battlefields.

  • Introduction
  • A History of Violence
  • Major Players
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • Infernal Magic
  • Sites and Skirmishes
  • The Powers That Be
  • Bit Parts
  • Appendix: Fiend Attacks, Vulnerabilities and Sources
The Chant of the War

A 32-page book for DMs and players, detailing the facts that player characters would know about the conflict.

  • Chant for the Clueless
  • Chant for Planars
  • The City of Doors
War Games

A 96-page book of three complete Blood War adventures, including an epic scenario in which the PCs can weaken the fiends permanently and forever change the course of the war - not to mention create a brand-new monster in the process.

  • Introduction
  • The Field of Nettles
  • Strange Bedfellows
  • Squaring the Circle
Visions of War

A 24-page, full-color booklet of illustrations and maps (scenes and sites in the adventures) to bring the war's horrors alive for players.

  • Spiral Hal'oight's Mansion
  • The Field of Nettles
  • The Baatezu Commander's Keep
  • The Gate-town of Hopeless
  • Zalatian XXIII, Trumpet Archon
  • Daru Ib Shamiq, Baernaloth
  • Oppinimos Mar, Night Hag
  • The Fortess of Indifference
  • Serrant the Bodak
  • Chasme Egg Chamber
  • Tapheon the Nalfeshnee
  • The Relentless
  • The Engine Room of Pain
  • The Maeldur
  • Map of The Field of Nettles
  • Map of Torch
  • Map of the 348th Layer of the Abyss
The Bargain

A 16-page, full-color comic book of wartime love and betrayal, painted by Tony DiTerlizzi and Robh Ruppel.




  • Designers: Colin McComb and Monte Cook
  • Editor and Developer: Ray Vallese
  • Cover Artists: Alan Pollack and Robh Ruppel (Box Cover)
  • Interior Artist: Adam Rex
  • Conceptual Artist: Dana Knutson
  • Cartographer: Diesel
  • Typography: Angelika Lokotz
  • Border Art: Robert Repp
  • Graphic Design: Greg Kerkman and Dawn Murin
  • Art Director: Bob Galica
  • Project Manager: Andria Hayday and K.S. Boomgarden
  • Electronic Prepress Coordinator: Dave Conant
  • Proofreader: Michele Carter

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