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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
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Hardcover, 223 pages
Published September 22nd 2001 by Wizards of the Coast (first published July 1987)
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Bradley
Jun 08, 2010 Bradley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very comprehensive storyline of the various AD&D dimensions. Many great plothooks inside! =)
Dru
Jul 08, 2016 Dru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Michael
Jul 22, 2017 Michael rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't want to travel to other planes and fight monsters, especially the elementals.
Tetra
Nov 26, 2014 Tetra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Aldean
Dec 10, 2008 Aldean rated it really liked it
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My longest-lived roleplaying group included a DM with a deep affection for the old Plaenscape setting, so he hauled the old books along with this new tome and we had a plane-hopping good time. I am completely unfamiliar with the older version, but this 3rd Edition volume was a tremedous resource for both the DM and the players, and I wouldn't want to leave my home plane without it.
Francisco Becerra
Jan 29, 2014 Francisco Becerra rated it really liked it
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One of the best 3rd ed. Books, yet it fails to live up to be the "legacy" of Planescape. Nevertheless, a must to update the Multiverse.
Ben Gilbert
Oct 18, 2014 Ben Gilbert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the quasi and para planes...
Russell Hayes
Feb 24, 2014 Russell Hayes rated it really liked it
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Great review of the planes, but 3.0 and needs more pictures
Jennifer
Apr 26, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I really like this one, mostly for the suggestion of other realms to explore. It always leaves me thinking of bizarre and wonderful places, and all the possibilities they hold.
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