Toril must be a Super Earth.

Twiggly the Gnome

Adventurer
The only thing I need to know is what is toril’s gravity. and how much would I be able to lift and how far could i jump If i took a portal to Oerth. Also how fast could I run. Because I am thinking of creating a character on faerun and hopping a gate to either oerth or Mars.
If you take Spelljammer as canon, the mass of a planetary body doesn't matter, earth average gravity is a universal constant. Toril, Oerth, Krynn and all Spelljamming vessels have the same gravity.
 

gyor

Legend
As I also noted from the Realmspace supplement, Toril's oceans only cover 60% of the planet's surface as well.

So even if Toril has more available landmass, I'd be surprised if it'd be more than 15% difference accounted for between their ocean coverage and the Earth's 75% coverage.

Also - @gyor where is the reference to Ao adding landmass?
I'll look it up later, but I think it was either in the Sundering Novels or the SCAG, but I'm leaning towards the novels. I believe it was as a justification for any changes to the map (like the fact that Faerun got a lot bigger, plus any other changes they wish to add).
 
Okay so going by size of Faerun, which is not the largest continent on Toril, Toril has to be a Super Earth to fit so many enormous Continents and Oceans.



Some have asked how can so many races, species of Dragons, ect..., in a setting. In this case Toril is likely a super earth (low end of the super earth scale). And that is alot of space for stuff. And that is before you concider Toril's mirror planes, sister planet Abeir, the rest of its solar system, or visitors from other worlds and other planes.
I completely agree. It is a super earth. Im not sure exactly how large but it is in that range at least.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I'll look it up later, but I think it was either in the Sundering Novels or the SCAG, but I'm leaning towards the novels. I believe it was as a justification for any changes to the map (like the fact that Faerun got a lot bigger, plus any other changes they wish to add).
I am probably going to regret asking this, but ....

In all the years, and with all the supplements, and with the wiki and everything else ...

is it really the case that there isn't some official globe/world map with distances for Toril? None? In any edition?
 

gyor

Legend
I am probably going to regret asking this, but ....

In all the years, and with all the supplements, and with the wiki and everything else ...

is it really the case that there isn't some official globe/world map with distances for Toril? None? In any edition?
Spelljammer detailing Realmspace would be closest I think, it has classifications of worlds based on size.



"Celestial bodies

The Sun
The Sun is Realmspace's primary and is a size H spherical fire body. Twelve sargassos orbit close to its surface.[1][4][5]

Anadia
Anadia is a size B spherical earth body. It has xenophobic natives.[1][6][7]

Coliar
Coliar is a size G spherical air body.[1][8][9]

Toril
Toril is a size E spherical earth body. It has one moon, Selûne, and one asteroid cluster, the Tears of Selûne.[1][10][11]

Karpri
Karpri is a size D spherical water body.[1][12][13]

Chandos
Chandos is a size F spherical water body. It has unstable land.[1][14][15]

Glyth
Glyth is a size E spherical earth body. It has three moons and four rings.[1][16][17]

Garden
Garden is a cluster of size A asteroids which are all earth bodies. Garden's asteroids have a common atmosphere and are held together with a giant plant. It has been classified as a liveworld. It has twelve moons.[1][18][19]

H'Catha
H'Catha is a size C flatworld water body. It has two moons.[1][20][21]"

"
  • Size A - Less than 10 miles in diameter
  • Size B - 10-100 miles in diameter
  • Size C - 100-1,000 miles in diameter
  • Size D - 1,000-4,000 miles in diameter
  • Size E - 4,000-10,000 miles in diameter
  • Size F - 10,000-40,000 miles in diameter
  • Size G - 40,000-100,000 miles in diameter
  • Size H - 100,000-1,000,000 miles in diameter
  • Size I - 1,000,000-10,000,000 miles in diameter
  • Size J - More than 10,000,000 miles in diameter
Shape Classes
Shape classes give information about the general shape of the celestial body:

  • Amorphous (flexible)
  • Belt (smaller objects in a single orbit)
  • Cluster (smaller objects in a small area)
  • Cubic
  • Elliptical
  • Spherical
Two special shape classes exist for planets that do not conform to one of the above shapes:

  • Regular (a regular shape that isn't otherwise listed)
  • Irregular (a shape that isn't listed)
Type Classes
Type classes give information about the substance which is most common on the celestial body:

  • Air (also called a gas cloud)
  • Earth (also called a world)
  • Fire (also called a sun)
  • Water (also called a water world)
Some sages add a fifth element:

  • Plant (also called a liveworld)"
 

Sword of Spirit

Adventurer
The differences in sizes in the editions is meaningful. 3e isn't that big, but AD&D was substantially larger. It seems to me (from messing around with the various maps) like 5e went closer to AD&D but not quite as big. If anyone else has compared and can confirm or contradict that it would be useful, since my methodology was pretty primitive.
 

gyor

Legend
The differences in sizes in the editions is meaningful. 3e isn't that big, but AD&D was substantially larger. It seems to me (from messing around with the various maps) like 5e went closer to AD&D but not quite as big. If anyone else has compared and can confirm or contradict that it would be useful, since my methodology was pretty primitive.
We have no complete map of Toril in 5e, so we can only extrapolate based on available data.
 

Beleriphon

Totally Awesome Pirate Brain
I am probably going to regret asking this, but ....

In all the years, and with all the supplements, and with the wiki and everything else ...

is it really the case that there isn't some official globe/world map with distances for Toril? None? In any edition?
The closest is the interactive atlas of Faerun which is basically all of the AD&D 2E era maps combined and converted into Campaign Cartographer format with a custom searchable interface.

 

Scrivener of Doom

Adventurer
Okay so going by size of Faerun, which is not the largest continent on Toril, Toril has to be a Super Earth to fit so many enormous Continents and Oceans. (snip)
It might be worth asking Ed for some information. Unlike TSR, he put a lot of thought and research into the size of the planet (and everything else).
 

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