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The Great Wheel is a planar cosmology which defines one possible worldview of how the planes, worlds, and realms of the multiverse are connected to one another.

It is the standard planar cosmology in the World of Greyhawk and Planescape campaign settings, and the default presented in in the core rulebooks of AD&D 1st edition,[1] 2nd edition,[2] D&D 3rd edition,[3] and 5th edition.[4]

Publication history

Original D&D

Basic D&D

AD&D 1st edition

AD&D 2nd edition

D&D 3rd edition

D&D 4th edition

D&D 5th edition


  1. Players Handbook (1e) (1978), p.121).
  2. Dungeon Master Guide (2e revised) (1995), p.178-179.
  3. Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5) (2003), p.147.
  4. Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) (2014), p.44.