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A Guide to the Ethereal Plane is a 97-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in [missing data].

Official synopsis[]

Within the Ethereal Plane, demiplane islands and creatures both odd and dangerous float in an endless field of possibility. Canny folks know that the Ethereal also leads the way to the Inner Planes, infinite arenas of elemental fury. See, it's more than just a backdrop to other adventures - the plane itself offers wonder and opportunity for those with courage enough to explore its limitless expanse.

  This guide includes the following information:

  • Ethereal environments and conditions - including methods of getting there in the first place
  • How the alien medium of the Waveless Sea affects combat and magic
  • New spells, magical items, and proficiencies dealing specifically with the Ethereal Plane
  • The chant on demiplanes - islands in the Deep Ethereal that obey no rules but their own - including information on old and new demiplanes, plus DM guidelines for creating these unique "pocket dimensions"
  • A complete listing of the creatures of the Ethereal, including several new monsters and an Ethereal Encounter Table
  • Two new Ethereal-based player character races: nathri and renegade nethlings

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Bruce R. Cordell.

Release[]

A Guide to the Ethereal Plane was released by TSR in for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On May 07, 2013, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $9.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, A Guide to the Ethereal Plane reached the rank of Platinum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master Guide
Monstrous Compendium Volume OneMonstrous Compendium Volume TwoMonstrous Manual
First QuestIntroduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons GameThe Complete Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Adventure Game
Optional core rules
Player's Option: Combat & TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills & PowersPlayer's Option: Spells & Magic
Dungeon Master Option: High-Level CampaignsCampaign Option: Council of Wyrms
Supplement lines
Player's Handbook Rules SupplementDungeon Master's Guide Rules Supplement
Monstrous Compendium AppendixMonstrous Compendium Annual
Encyclopedia MagicaHistorical ReferenceThe Magic EncyclopediaMonstrous ArcanaPriest's Spell CompendiumWizard's Spell Compendium
Other supplements
Bastion of FaithBook of ArtifactsCastle SitesChronomancerCity SitesCollege of WizardryCountry SitesDen of ThievesDungeon Builder's GuidebookGuide to HellLegends & LoreRogues' GalleryShamanTome of MagicThe Vortex of Madness and Other Planar PerilsWarriors of HeavenWorld Builder's Guidebook
Adventures
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: An Underdark CampaignA Paladin in HellReturn to the Tomb of HorrorsReverse DungeonRoad to DangerThe Rod of Seven PartsThe Shattered CircleThe Silver KeySwamplightTale of the CometTales of EnchantmentTemple, Tower, & TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II)
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