This page contains links to Planescape books, blogs, actual play podcasts, wikis, minis, collectibles & fanfiction, plus tools you can use right away in your DND game. New to Planescape and overwhelmed? Learn the basics of how to run Planescape here.
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Your First Two Planescape Books
The Campaign Setting is a box set with everything you need to get started: a DM’s guide, a Player’s guide, a guide to important locations, planar creatures, a DM screen, and posters showing the arrangments of the planes and factions, as well as a map of Sigil.
Faces of Sigil introduces 30+ planar NPCs, their plots and schemes, the interactions among them, and amazing art. It is the single best DND book I have ever read and will make any GM immediately want to run Planescape, if only to have the chance to role-play some of these NPCs.
The following resources add value and are easy to drop into any Planescape campaign:
- Sigil Map - Detailed interactive map for Sigil. The best resource on this page.
- Moderate and Extreme Subfactions - Subfactions for all 15 Sigil factions.
- Planar Cant / Slang - Quick glossary of Planar cant and slang.
- Weather Table for Sigil - Easy table for rolling random, bizarre weather in Sigil.
- Sigil Lifestyle Expenses - Lifestyle expenses guide for 5e DND tailored for Sigil.
- Fortune Tellers - Because every Planescape game needs more Fortune Tellers.
- Jink (Coinage and Currency) - All about the kinds of Jink that end up in Sigil.
- Pros and Cons of Each Outer Plane’s Philosophy - Pros and cons of each plane.
- Named Devils and Named Demons Lists
- 100 Planescape Adventure Hooks - Note: This amazing resource is buried in an archived files zip drive on planewalker.com, which used to be the preeminent Planescape site. I cannot find contact information for the authors to ask permission to post and cannot neatly link to the file as it currently stands. Please help me find the authors so I can ask permission to continue hosting.
Wikis / Planescape Information
Actual Play Videos and Podcasts Set in the Planescape Setting
I have listened to at least two episodes of all actual play podcasts listed here and can guarantee that all have high-quality content and audio.
- Guardians of the Multiverse is a 5e Actual Play podcast set in the Planescape Universe. High audio quality, fantastic GM’ing, and great chemistry among the cast.
- The Dark of the Cage is a 5e Actual Play Youtube video and podcast series set in the Planescape universe. Professional and well-produced.
- Classless Characters is a 3.5 Actual Play Youtube video and podcast series that begins in the Prime Material and moves to Sigil at the start of Season 2. Lighthearted and full of planar shenanigans. I recommend starting at Season 2, episode 1, as they have resolved earlier audio issues.
- Queer for Adventure is a 5e Actual Play podcast set in the Planescape universe. It features an all queer cast and richly developed characters. Reminiscent of a less-frazzled Trapped in the Birdcage.
- Trapped in the Birdcage is a 5e Actual Play youtube series set in Sigil that ran for two seasons. Full of humor, anachronisms, and panicked PCs.
Planescape Blogs and Websites
- Powerscore’s Guide to Sigil - An excellent, concise summary for those new to Planescape.
- Here Be Dragons - A 5e DND blog with a Planescape section. Particularly helpful for Faction backgrounds and abilities.
- Sigil Prep - Ever wanted to run a DND game full of college hijinks set in Sigil? I didn’t know I did either, but there’s a lot of great stuff here.
- Daemons & Deathrays - Eclectic blog mixing Planescape, Spelljammer, and other DND content.
- Planewalker.com - This used to be the preeminent Planescape site. But between a site crash and the passage of time, it is a shell of what it used to be, and information is hard to find, though hidden gems may exist.
- Planescape: Torment is consistently ranked as one of the best roleplaying games of all time. Its incredibly deep and unique story make up for dated graphics and a lackluster combat system. Beamdog’s Enhanced Edition has updated the game for modern computers.
- Torment: Tides of Numenara is described as the spiritual successor to Planescape Torment.
- Fandom.com Planescape Torment Wiki - Useful as a guide both for the Torment video game and for stealing ideas for your Planescape campaign.
Buying & Collecting Planescape
- DriveThruRPG Planescape Books - The fastest and most affordable way to buy 2nd Edition DND Planescape books. These books are lore-rich, and the 5e system is rules-light, so it’s easy to convert on the fly. Try eBay for purchasing original print materials.
- Minis Gallery - An excellent website for current and upcoming prepainted DND miniatures, and the largest public forum for discussing them.
- Acaeum’s Guide to Collecting Planescape - The most complete guide to collecting Planescape.
- Boardgame Geek Planescape Collector’s Guide - Detailed reviews of all of the Planescape books and other collecting information. Check here before purchasing on DriveThruRPG.
DMs Guild Planescape Content
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Planescape Fiction & Fanfiction
- On the Wings of Mephits - Planescape Fiction Archive - Archive of various fanfiction.
- Shemeska’s Story Hour by Todd Stewart - Long-running fanfiction set in Planescape.
General D&D Resources (Not-Planescape Specific)
- The Angry GM - Insightful long-form DM advice articles written in playfully combative tone.
- DM David - Well-written weekly articles mixing DND’s history, advice, and trends.
- Sly Flourish - One of the most prolific sources for DND books, articles, and analysis.
- Fantasy Name Generator - If you need a name for any purpose, this site has a random generator for you.
- Staying Organized - A DND Tackle Box - I often play DND outside my house and need to transport my game materials. This article changed my life.
- Music - Here are five different Spotify playlists from Critical Role that I regularly used in my game.
This page was last updated on May 17, 2019.