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Planescape Campaign Setting
TSR2600 Planescape Campaign Setting.jpg
System: Dungeons and Dragons 2e 
Author: David Cook 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 2600 
Publication Date: 1994 
Format: Boxed set 
Page Count: 96-page book, 64-page book, 2 32-page books, quad-fold cardstock screen, 4 fold-out maps
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ISBN-10: 1560768347 
ISBN-13: 978-1560768340
Product Blurb


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 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.


Four poster-sized maps depicting the planes.

A four-paneled 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 adventures!

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The Planescape Campaign Setting was a boxed set for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The set was designed by David "Zeb" Cook and published in 1994, and introduced the Planescape setting.


The Planescape Campaign Setting boxed set details the planes of the Dungeons & Dragons game, which had been previously featured in books such as Deities and Demigods and the Manual of the Planes. The set consists of a Player and DM Guide, a Monstrous Supplement, a guide to the town of Sigil and the Outlands, four color maps, and a DM screen. The Inner Planes of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water, the Paraelemental and Quasimental Planes, and the Positive and Negative Material Planes are all discussed first, including descriptions, physical and magical conditions and native hazards for each plane. The Outer Planes are also detailed, with layers, and multiple realms possible on each layer; important layers and realms are included in the descriptions of individual Outer Planes, including which gods (here called Powers) make their home there. Also described with the Outer Planes are the four unique planar Paths which touch many different layers of the various Outer Planes, and can take travelers from one place to another: the Rivers Oceanus and Styx, the Tree Yggdrasil, and Mount Olympus. The largest of the set's guides is devoted to the planes and layers of the Outlands, which connect to all the Outer Planes, with towns or forts located at these sites. Sigil, the City of Doors, located in the Outlands, is a place composed of factions, and contains portals to any plane or layer. The ruler of Sigil is the Lady of Pain, a mysterious being who appears during times of internal or external turmoil.[1]


Gene Alloway reviewed the boxed set for White Wolf magazine, stating that "Cook and company have created a cohesive and comprehensive campaign for every AD&Der who wants to venture beyond the Prime Material - and there's a lot of venturing to do."[1] He felt that the set brought together adventure, gods, philosophies and magic in an exciting manner, and presented a setting that would work well with any AD&D campaign or on its own, and that readers will get a solid sense of each plane, as well as an idea of the overall qualities common to all. Alloway felt that Planescape "is a superb addition to the AD&D multiverse [...] it's clear that a great deal of thought and effort has gone into this product. The writing is clear, most topics are covered in detail and adventure ideas are either presented directly or dropped in as "seeds" for you to pick up on."[1] Alloway praised Cook's efforts to make the planes accessible and enjoyable for lower-level characters, and for developing an important part of the AD&D multiverse, and he appreciated the setting's emphasis on roleplaying and critical thinking rather than moving and hacking. Alloway considered Planescape the best AD&D setting since Greyhawk, with no end to its possibilities, and concluded the review by saying "The Planescape campaign setting is enough to make me put down my other game systems and AD&D settings to reawakent the wonder I felt when I started roleplaying."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Alloway, Gene (May 1994). "Feature Review: Planescape". White Wolf (White Wolf) (43): 36–38. 

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Abbreviation  +
AuthorDavid Cook +
ISBN1560768347 +
ISBN13978-1560768340 +
Item Code2600 +
Media TypeBoxed set +
Publication Date1994 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 2e +
TitlePlanescape Campaign Setting +