Publication:On Hallowed Ground

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On Hallowed Ground
System: Dungeons and Dragons 2e 
Abbreviation: — 
Author: Colin McComb 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 2623 
Publication Date: 1996 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 192 
ISBN-10: 0-7869-0430-5 
ISBN-13: 9780786904303 
Price: U.S. $25.00 CAN $32.00 U.K. £15.99
Product Blurb


No ordinary tome can hold the powers of the planes, berk. That's why On Hallowed Ground is two books in one. In the first chapters, learn what divine compacts keep the gods from tearing the multiverse apart. Get the dark on turning player characters into proxies. Find out what happens when a spellslinger brings a petitioner back to life. And tumble to the awesome prestige - and awesome danger - of walking the Great Ring as a priest.

The second part of On Hallowed Ground delivers the chant on hundreds of AD&D game powers, from Aasterinian to Zivilyn - and just about every high-up in between. More than a summary of old material, it updates the AD&D game's gods for the PLANESCAPE campaign setting, featuring their trusted proxies, their brash rivalries, and their hard-won roles in the cosmos.

Written for Dungeon Masters and players, this 192-page, full-color book includes:

  • 20 separate pantheons detailing the powers worshipped by humans, demihumans, and monsters (including the deities of the AD&D game worlds). Zeus, Sung Chiang, Gruumsh, Takhisis - they're all here, based on chant from Legends & Lore, the DEITIES & DEMIGODS book, Monster Mythology, and AD&D game world sources.
  • New ideas and rules for priest characters on the planes.
  • Tips on creating, visiting, and surviving divine realms.
  • A look at powers favored by factions and planewalkers.
  • Comprehensive appendices listing gods by pantheon and portfolio.
  • Full-color maps of realms glorious and infernal.
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On Hallowed Ground is an accessory book for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, for the Planescape campaign setting.


This book contains information about deities' planar domains from 20 separate pantheons. New ideas and rules for priest characters on the planes are included, as well as tips on creating, visiting and surviving divine realms, comprehensive appendices listing gods by pantheon and portfolio, and planar maps.

Publication history[edit]

On Hallowed Ground was written by Colin McComb, and features cover art by Robh Ruppel, and was published by TSR in October 1996 as a 192-page book.

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Facts about "On Hallowed Ground"
AuthorColin McComb +
Help Wanted ReasonImage Needed +
ISBN0-7869-0430-5 +
ISBN139780786904303 +
Item Code2623 +
Media TypePaperback +
Page Count192 +
Publication Date1996 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 2e +
TitleOn Hallowed Ground +