Planescape: Fantasy Taken to the Edge (5e conversion)

Samloyal23

Adventurer
Love Planescape, it was my favourite setting back in 2E, and I am happy to see any content for it being updated and expanded for new editions. I have a big soft spot in my heart for all of the factions but the Sensates most of all...
 
Love Planescape, it was my favourite setting back in 2E, and I am happy to see any content for it being updated and expanded for new editions. I have a big soft spot in my heart for all of the factions but the Sensates most of all...
Same here, funny enough. I DMed for my high school friends a game that ended up being all about the Sensates. At the end they found a sensory stone with a memory allegedly from the Lady of Pain - when she became the Lady of Pain. We basically ended the campaign with the wizard PC contemplating whether or not to use the stone...implying that if she did then she'd become the new Lady. Good times.
 

Samloyal23

Adventurer
I tried to start a Society of Sensation faction cell online using Yahoo Groups, had some good conversations about the whole experientialist philosophy, but it was quickly overrun by spammers, it was just to hard for me to run by myself...
 
I'd like to thank [MENTION=20323]Quickleaf[/MENTION] for the sterling work here. Really interesting approaches, and a lot of effort put in! I've got a real soft spot for Planescape, though I am totally useless at philosophy so I was always a bit scared of running it. Unfortunately, I doubt that I'll get to play around with Planescape much in my current campaign either, since my homebrew setting is Norse themed, and thus any time the players go planar hopping I'll probably opt for an Yggdrasil model rather than Great Wheel. Ultimately it is all the Great Wheel 'behind the scenes', but the players won't get to see that. Anyway, my only chance is if the group decides to hear to a nearby major city which has an active gate to Sigil; if only they would step through! :D

Anyway, thanks again!
 

Samloyal23

Adventurer
I'd like to thank [MENTION=20323]Quickleaf[/MENTION]Unfortunately, I doubt that I'll get to play around with Planescape much in my current campaign either, since my homebrew setting is Norse themed, and thus any time the players go planar hopping I'll probably opt for an Yggdrasil model rather than Great Wheel. Ultimately it is all the Great Wheel 'behind the scenes', but the players won't get to see that. Anyway, my only chance is if the group decides to hear to a nearby major city which has an active gate to Sigil; if only they would step through!
Yggdrasil is a transitive plane that connects planes together. Your players can step onto it in the Prime on their homeworld, step off in Gladsheim and adventure with Viking heroes, then get hipped through a portal and end up in Sigil or anywhere else. There is no reason the Blood War cannot spill out of a portal into Norse territory.
 
Aye, but what I mean is that the few times adventures will take them onto the planes, it is unlikely that I'll be getting my Planescape Boxed Set maps out. Nor do I really expect to have them visit Sigil. So although Ysgard will be visited, it won't really be a 'Planescape' adventure, if that makes sense.
 

Samloyal23

Adventurer
Aye, but what I mean is that the few times adventures will take them onto the planes, it is unlikely that I'll be getting my Planescape Boxed Set maps out. Nor do I really expect to have them visit Sigil. So although Ysgard will be visited, it won't really be a 'Planescape' adventure, if that makes sense.
I recommend adding just a few light elements of Planescape and see if they run with those, say a couple of bariaur from the Free League or a member of the Fated trying to achieve the same quest. Keep the rest of the NPCs based on Norse myths. That will let you create ties to the factions that can be used again later...
 

Delazar

Explorer
@Quickleaf, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the amazing work you've done here!

At the same time, I would like to offer my help for anything that could be needed to get this project completed.

PS: in your signature you have a link to a "planescape monster conversion" but that links to a 404.
 
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@Quickleaf, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the amazing work you've done here!

At the same time, I would like to offer my help for anything that could be needed to get this project completed.

PS: in your signature you have a link to a "planescape monster conversion" but that links to a 404.
Glad you've found some of it useful. :)

There was a Scribd that a friend shared with me recently. It was a 5e gazetteer of Planescape gathering a bunch of resources from around the web, including some of [MENTION=10021]kamikaze[/MENTION] Midget's / @I Am A Banana's writing, and some of my own, as well as some official WotC stuff like pictures. It was actually well done.

I don't have a link. And since it's not my work (even though some of my work is included in it) I don't feel comfortable posting to GoogleDocs or something like that.

It's 15.6 MB as a PDF so I could to email it to you if you'd like? Should fit as an attachment or zip. PM me if you'd like?

P.S. Odd that you were getting a 404. It's a link to Planewalker.com. Here it is: http://planewalker.com/content/monster-conversions-5th-edition So far I've converted astral searcher, vargouille, cranium rats, dabus, yagnoloth, and maelephant. Plus a homebrew monster called "widdershins."
 

Delazar

Explorer
Glad you've found some of it useful. :)

There was a Scribd that a friend shared with me recently. It was a 5e gazetteer of Planescape gathering a bunch of resources from around the web, including some of @kamikaze Midget's / @I Am A Banana's writing, and some of my own, as well as some official WotC stuff like pictures. It was actually well done.

I don't have a link. And since it's not my work (even though some of my work is included in it) I don't feel comfortable posting to GoogleDocs or something like that.

It's 15.6 MB as a PDF so I could to email it to you if you'd like? Should fit as an attachment or zip. PM me if you'd like?
Sure, I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address.

P.S. Odd that you were getting a 404. It's a link to Planewalker.com. Here it is: http://planewalker.com/content/monster-conversions-5th-edition So far I've converted astral searcher, vargouille, cranium rats, dabus, yagnoloth, and maelephant. Plus a homebrew monster called "widdershins."
Thanks! The link in your sig goes to "http://planewalker.com/content/planescape-monster-conversions-5th-edition, you may want to update it
 
Hey Quickleaf, I just needed to add, this is an amazing amount of work and creativity you've put into this! While I'm no Planescape expert, I remember the setting fondly as one of my first D&D experiences. I love the idea of running a campaign with some of the publilshed and original material in a 5e setting. I've been in vacuum mode trying to grab anything and everything I can find on the subject and would love a copy of the scribd package you mentioned above since it sounds like it has things I haven't yet found.

I was going through some of your created documents and it looks like there's still quite a few empty spots marked with "?" or bullets indicating you planned to put more in. Is there a more recent finished copy of these docs? I just want to make sure I'm working with the most final version of all the work you've done :)

I'm new to enworld so it won't let me send a PM, but I was hoping you could send one to me? Thanks and keep it up! Stuff like this is why I keep faith in the D&D franchise and the community that keeps it alive
 
Hey Quickleaf, I just needed to add, this is an amazing amount of work and creativity you've put into this! While I'm no Planescape expert, I remember the setting fondly as one of my first D&D experiences. I love the idea of running a campaign with some of the publilshed and original material in a 5e setting. I've been in vacuum mode trying to grab anything and everything I can find on the subject and would love a copy of the scribd package you mentioned above since it sounds like it has things I haven't yet found.

I was going through some of your created documents and it looks like there's still quite a few empty spots marked with "?" or bullets indicating you planned to put more in. Is there a more recent finished copy of these docs? I just want to make sure I'm working with the most final version of all the work you've done :)

I'm new to enworld so it won't let me send a PM, but I was hoping you could send one to me? Thanks and keep it up! Stuff like this is why I keep faith in the D&D franchise and the community that keeps it alive
Hi Matthew, welcome to ENWorld!

Glad to hear my efforts may be helpful for your campaign. Absolutely, the pdf document is on my GoogleDrive (follow that link). It's a pretty good setting primer, and whoever the author is (unknown) definitely borrowed some of my conversion work & that of others online.

No, I haven't had time to "fill in the blanks" as it were. Moved onto other projects. I have a heap of homebrew Planescape material I'm sitting on... but a lot is connected to my old AD&D campaign and I've kept that stuff off the internet. A bit protective of it. Plus, it's totally unplaytested and diverges from the source material slightly.

EDIT: I've been contemplating picking up this Planar Bestiary pdf on DMsGuild; looks like it fills in a lot of holes in terms of Planescape critters and the few reviews are really positive.
 

Lennon M

Visitor
Thanks for all your hard work in compiling these materials, it hugely helps DMs running 5e planescape campaigns!

I've been building a Random Portal Generator based on your tables and several others'.
It uses the main Planescape Great Wheel cosmology but added the Shadowfell and Feywild to the roster too.
It's still a WIP as I have yet to add Shifting portals, but it's definitely usable now.

Roadmap includes: shifting portal patterns, more keys, more flavor descriptions, more conditions, adding complications, and lastly, 5e formatting and suggested skill checks.

Any feedback from you or the community is appreciated.

Random Planar Portal: https://perchance.org/random-planar-portals

Portal destinations, keys, colors, layers, etc are pulled from this file: https://perchance.org/portal-data
(Click 'edit' to see the full list)

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EDIT: Once I'm ready to post on reddit, I will have a full list of credits, with Quickleaf as the number one contributor!
 
Sweet! Nice tool [MENTION=6981727]Lennon M[/MENTION] :)

[SECTION]The door is barred with a giant web.

It appears to be a permanent portal that leads to Muspelheim (The Heroic Domains of Ysgard).

It requires a warrior’s spirit to open, which is not consumed.[/SECTION]

EDIT: I added a "table of contents" to the first post, and included your Random Planar Portal tool in the links.
 
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Thanks for creating & maintaining such a great resource Quickleaf. I am starting a new campaign using Codex as the framework.
You're welcome, MechaMouse. Hope it serves your game well! Also, I just added a link in the OP to The Portal Resource (random tables I wrote up). And definitely check out DMDave's (am I remembering that right?) planescape conversion work & The Planar DM is a newer blog that's running Planescape in 5e I believe.
 

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