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Planescape Campaign Setting is a 236-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in April 1994.

Official synopsis[]

Glory? Majesty? You don't know the dark of it!

Discover the multiverse! Enter infinite universes of infinite variety, worlds beyond the prime-material settings of the AD&D game. Explore Sigil, the City of Doors, filled with portals to every layer of every plane. All you need is the right key, including . . .

  • A Player's Guide to the Planes. A 32-page primer that introduces DMs and players alike to the grand design of the multiverse.
  • A DM&tm; Guide to the Planes. A 64-page book of valuable information solely for the Dungeon Master.
  • Sigil and Beyond. A 96-page gazetteer that introduces Sigil and its surrounding plane as the starting point for planar adventures. From Sigil all the Outer Planes may be sampled by novice and veteran explorers alike.
  • Monstrous Supplement. a 32-page, full-color Monstrous Compendium® booklet.
  • Four poster-size maps depicting the planes.
  • A four-panel DM screen designed especially for planar campaigns.

Until now, only the most powerful wizards could peek into the magnificent multiverse, but no longer! Gone are the unimaginable distances and the insurmountable obstacles that only the ultrapowerful could hope to overcome. Now even the greenest adventurer can enter the planes, though surviving long is another matter. . . .

Have at it, berk! Powers, proxies, planars, petitioners, and wondrous monsters await just beyond the portal. Step through and partake of the infinite excitement of PLANESCAPE&tm; adventures!

Content[]

The boxed set includes four booklets:

  • A Player's Guide to the Planes
  • A DM Guide to the Planes
  • Sigil and Beyond
  • Monstrous Supplement

It also includes a four-panel Dungeon Master screen, and four poster maps depicting the Outer Planes, the Outlands, Sigil, and the factions.

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by David Cook. Art was provided by Robh Ruppel, Dana Knutson and Tony DiTerlizzi.

Release[]

Planescape Campaign Setting was released by TSR in April 1994 for $30.00 US, $42.00 Canadian, or £21.50 GBP.

On January 6, 2015, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $14.99.

Reception and influence[]

Sales[]

Planescape Campaign Setting sold 66,640 copies between 1994 and 1999. It sold 40,418 copies in 1994, 7,770 copies in 1995, 9,755 copies in 1996, 1,227 copies in 1997, 4,443 copies in 1998, and 3,027 copies in 1999. It was less successful than previous campaign settings.[1]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Planescape Campaign Setting reached the rank of Adamantine seller on DriveThruRPG, the highest rating.

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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