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The Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental Chaos is a 159-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition released in December 2009.

Official synopsis[]

A hotbed of adventure awaits in the rolling maelstrom of the Elemental Chaos - a tumultuous plane of primordials, titans, elementals, slaads, and demons. From the City of Brass to the githzerai monastery of Zerthadlun to the spiraling depths of the Abyss, adventure lurks behind every lava waterfall, across every icy battlefield, and beyond every raging lightning storm The Dungeons & Dragons supplement explores the Elemental Chaos in detail, featuring key locations throughout the plane. It also presents new monsters, adventure hooks, encounters, hazards, and everything Dungeon Masters need to make the Elemental Chaos a featured setting in their campaign.

Content[]

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Bruce R. Cordell, Luke Johnson, Ari Marmell and Stephen Radney-MacFarland. Art was provided by Dave Allsop, Zoltan Boros, Leon Cortez, Julie Dillon, Jesper Ejsing, Jason Engle and Bob Jordan.

Release[]

The Plane Below was released by Wizards of the Coast in December 2009 for $29.95 US, or $34.00 Canadian.[1]

On May 26, 2015, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $14.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, The Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental Chaos reached the rank of Electrum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Product page. Wizards.com, via Web Archive.
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook 2Player's Handbook 3
Monster ManualMonster Manual 2Monster Manual 3
Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master's Guide 2
Starter Set
Supplements
Adventurer's VaultAdventurer's Vault 2Arcane PowerThe Book of Vile DarknessDark Sun Campaign SettingDark Sun Creature CatalogDemonomiconDivine PowerDraconomicon: Chromatic DragonsDraconomicon: Metallic DragonsDragon Magazine AnnualEberron Campaign GuideEberron Player's GuideForgotten Realms Campaign GuideForgotten Realms Player's GuideHammerfastInto the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival HandbookManual of the PlanesMartial PowerMartial Power 2Menzoberranzan: City of IntrigueMordenkainen's Magnificent EmporiumNeverwinter Campaign SettingOpen Grave: Secrets of the UndeadThe Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral SeaThe Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Handbook Races: DragonbornPlayer's Handbook Races: TieflingsPlayer's Strategy GuidePrimal PowerPsionic PowerUnderdarkVor Rukoth
Adventures
Keep on the ShadowfellThunderspire LabyrinthPyramid of ShadowsDeath's ReachKingdom of the GhoulsPrince of UndeathKing of the Trollhaunt WarrensDemon Queen's EnclaveAssault on Nightwyrm FortressThe Slaying StoneOrcs of Stonefang PassDungeon DelveDungeon Magazine AnnualHalls of UndermountainMarauders of the Dune SeaRevenge of the GiantsScepter Tower of SpellgardSeekers of the Ashen CrownTomb of Horrors
Essentials
Starter SetRules CompendiumHeroes of the Forgotten KingdomsHeroes of the Fallen LandsMonster VaultDungeon Master's KitMonster Vault: Threats to the Nentir ValePlayer's Option: Heroes of ShadowPlayer's Option: Heroes of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Option: Heroes of the FeywildThe Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and BeyondMadness at Gardmore Abbey
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