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Manual of the Planes (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition)

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The most powerful adventurers know that great rewards--and great perils--await them beyond the world they call home. From the depths of Hell to the heights of Mount Celestia, from the clockwork world of Mechanus to the swirling chaos of Limbo, these strange and terrifying dimensions provide new challenges to adventurers who travel there. Manual of the Planes is your guideb ...more
128 pages
Published July 1987 by TSR, Inc.
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Dru
Jul 11, 2016 Dru rated it really liked it
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As a DM of predominantly 1st edition campaigns (from the 1980s through this review, written in 2016), I found this book tremendously useful. The Planes (prior to the stupid "Planescape" and even stupider "Spelljammer" campaign settings) were always a bit underdeveloped in 1st edition, but also full of mystery. This book really provides a lot of good information for the DM to make use of them.

There are some VERY serious flaws though with this book, and these flaws generally require a DM to make u
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Bradley
Jun 08, 2010 Bradley rated it it was amazing
Very comprehensive storyline of the various AD&D dimensions. Many great plothooks inside! =)
Tetra
Nov 27, 2014 Tetra rated it really liked it
Jeff Grubb makes a point to mention that this book is in no way a complete compedium to the planes, and that additional fleshing out from the DM will be required in most cases.

This book is absolutely brilliant, even if you never end up using it. It creates enjoyable, rich backgrounds to people, monsters, and magic players might encounter along the way.

For people into druids, this expands on what happens to them and what they can do once they plane shift into the elemental planes.

For people into
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Loved the quasi and para planes...
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