Monday, April 18, 2016

A to Z of Adventure! O is for Outer Planes

O is for Outer Planes.

There are other "O" series out there, but the only one I owned was OP1, Tales of the Outer Planes.  It was designed to support the Manual of the Planes, one of my favorite D&D books.  The Outer Planes are home to gods, demons, devils and weirder things like modrons, gith and slaad.  All the myths of the world can be found in the planes...somewhere.  The outer planes are very much part of many of the adventures I have, or will, talk about here. H4, Q1, these all take place in the outer planes.

OP1 Tales of the Outer Planes has 11 adventures on various outer planes and 17 lairs.  The adventures are all small and the lairs are just that, a lair.  I got this book because I was so enamored with the Manual of Planes.  Sadly, or fortunately depending on your point of view,  2nd edition came along and got rid of the demons and devils (at least for a while) and made most of this book obsolete.
I also remember hearing back in the day that a lot of people also just didn't like it.  I felt it did not live up to the hype to be sure, but I never thought it was bad.  I rather enjoyed the "Castle at the End of Time" and "An Element of Chaos".

When I run H4 Throne of Bloodstone, this would be a good book to have next to me.  Just in case!


Julie said...

I've never played a Dungeons & Dragons RPG. I haven't played at all in a long while in fact. I miss it sometimes and your post reminded me of the fun it was.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Wow... this is waaay complex :D And I thought Changeling: The Dreaming got complicated with the different levels of Dreaming... :D

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Laura Roberts @ Buttontapper Press said...

Wow, I know nothing about D&D, so I will be curious to see what the rest of this series is all about. :)

Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

The outer plains do not sound like a place where you want to hang around for long! Better keep your wits about you too.
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