History YMMV / Planescape

20th Mar '16 10:36:43 AM NineTailedCat
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* ButtMonkey: Every time the Paraelemental Plane of Ooze is mentioned it is described as a revolting and disgusting place where there's nothing to do and no profit to be made. As such it's often seen as the biggest joke in the Multiverse and rarely visited.
17th May '15 8:03:33 PM MagBas
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** The Blood War is regarded by many fans as being an incredible, epic piece of background lore and iconic to the setting... and a significant number instead hate it, generally citing either its PlotTumor nature or the UnfortunateImplications about the impotence of the forces of Good that it reveals. 4th edition ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' actually got rid of the Blood War as it used to be, ''because'' the designers felt it was overdone, over-hyped, and tended to overshadow everything else about Sigil and the planes.

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** The Blood War is regarded by many fans as being an incredible, epic piece of background lore and iconic to the setting... and a significant number instead hate it, generally citing either its PlotTumor nature or the UnfortunateImplications about the impotence of the forces of Good that it reveals.nature. 4th edition ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' actually got rid of the Blood War as it used to be, ''because'' the designers felt it was overdone, over-hyped, and tended to overshadow everything else about Sigil and the planes.
4th May '15 3:19:10 AM BiggusBerrus
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** Special mention goes to the Inner Planes. The four Elemental Planes can be scary enough (you fall until you die of dehydration, drown, get crushed or burned alive) and the Paraelemental Planes (the four planes between the Planes of Air, Water, Earth and Fire) can put one in the dead-book real fast by either freezing, corrosion, melting or suffocation. But it's the Quasi-Elemental Planes that get real scary. Here a berk can get roasted by lightning, fossilized, blinded and incinerated, boiled alive, burned by cinders, disintegrated, have all the water sucked out of your body or just die from exposure to a vacuum. [[SarcasmModeThings get extra fun]] when you land in the area where a Quasi-Elemental Plane borders another or one of the Para-Elemental Planes. And that's nothing to say about what the Positive and Negative Energy Planes can do to a body...

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** Special mention goes to the Inner Planes. The four Elemental Planes can be scary enough (you fall until you die of dehydration, drown, get crushed or burned alive) and the Paraelemental Planes (the four planes between the Planes of Air, Water, Earth and Fire) can put one in the dead-book real fast by either freezing, corrosion, melting or suffocation. But it's the Quasi-Elemental Planes that get real scary. Here a berk can get roasted by lightning, fossilized, blinded and incinerated, boiled alive, burned by cinders, disintegrated, have all the water sucked out of your body or just die from exposure to a vacuum. [[SarcasmModeThings [[SarcasmMode Things get extra fun]] when you land in the area where a Quasi-Elemental Plane borders another or one of the Para-Elemental Planes. And that's nothing to say about what the Positive and Negative Energy Planes can do to a body...
2nd May '15 8:38:06 AM BiggusBerrus
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** The Xaositects faction earns a lot of flak because their faction write up actually holds up ChaoticStupid as ''an ideal to live up to''. Needless to say, many DMs ban party members from belonging to this faction.

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** The Xaositects faction earns a lot of flak because their faction write up actually holds up ChaoticStupid as ''an ideal to live up to''. Needless to say, many DMs [[GameMaster DMs]] ban party members from belonging to this faction.


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* ButtMonkey: Every time the Paraelemental Plane of Ooze is mentioned it is described as a revolting and disgusting place where there's nothing to do and no profit to be made. As such it's often seen as the biggest joke in the Multiverse and rarely visited.


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** Special mention goes to the Inner Planes. The four Elemental Planes can be scary enough (you fall until you die of dehydration, drown, get crushed or burned alive) and the Paraelemental Planes (the four planes between the Planes of Air, Water, Earth and Fire) can put one in the dead-book real fast by either freezing, corrosion, melting or suffocation. But it's the Quasi-Elemental Planes that get real scary. Here a berk can get roasted by lightning, fossilized, blinded and incinerated, boiled alive, burned by cinders, disintegrated, have all the water sucked out of your body or just die from exposure to a vacuum. [[SarcasmModeThings get extra fun]] when you land in the area where a Quasi-Elemental Plane borders another or one of the Para-Elemental Planes. And that's nothing to say about what the Positive and Negative Energy Planes can do to a body...
28th Apr '14 3:08:55 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BrokenBase:
** The Xaositects faction earns a lot of flak because their faction write up actually holds up ChaoticStupid as ''an ideal to live up to''. Needless to say, many DMs ban party members from belonging to this faction.
** The Blood War is regarded by many fans as being an incredible, epic piece of background lore and iconic to the setting... and a significant number instead hate it, generally citing either its PlotTumor nature or the UnfortunateImplications about the impotence of the forces of Good that it reveals. 4th edition ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' actually got rid of the Blood War as it used to be, ''because'' the designers felt it was overdone, over-hyped, and tended to overshadow everything else about Sigil and the planes.
** The Faction War is a deeply controversial aspect of the setting, resulting in deep divides between those who loved the original factions and those who loved the new ones.



* MagnificentBastard: Duke Rowan Darkwood, the factol of the Fated, instigated the Faction War and afterward became one of the few people to ever escape from the Lady of Pain's mazes ([[PlanescapeTorment The Nameless One and Ravel Puzzlewell]] being two others).

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* MagnificentBastard: Duke Rowan Darkwood, the factol of the Fated, instigated the Faction War and afterward became one of the few people to ever escape from the Lady of Pain's mazes ([[PlanescapeTorment ([[Videogame/PlanescapeTorment The Nameless One and Ravel Puzzlewell]] being two others).
31st Jul '13 5:41:08 PM Zarester
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* ParanoiaFuel: Portals. They can be anywhere. Any opening can be a portal, from a door to a rat hole to the opening in a barrel to an arch over a street. Its impossible to be certain where one may pop up until someone stumbles by with that portal's key, which can be anything from a priceless artifact to a stray thought or memory. And they can lead anywhere, from Mount Celestia to Toril to any of the Nine Hells. It's an accepted risk to living in Sigil that one can trip right into a portal without knowing it and end up on another plane altogether. Just walking into your front house can lead you to the Ash Wastes.
8th Jun '13 12:14:24 AM LanceOmikron
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* EldritchAbomination: The Lady of Pain. No one knows exactly WHAT she is, but she does not count herself amongst the gods, and they sure as hell don't want her amongst them. And she's powerful enough that the gods cannot step into Sigil. AT ALL. Not a single one. And within its walls, she is ''absolutely omnipotent''. The laws of physics and magic are literally hers to command. If that doesn't scream eldritch abomination, what does?
24th Feb '13 5:14:56 PM Agathaumas
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* MoralEventHorizon: Rowan Darkwood. His plans to instigate the Faction War involved taking control over the Mercykillers. He couldn't do that without seducing Alishon Nilesia, who while being a KnightTemplar, was a 16-years old girl. After winning her heart, he persuaded her to marry him and involve him in her faction's chain of command. Then he sold her into slavery to the fiends.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Rowan Darkwood. His plans to instigate the Faction War involved taking control over the Mercykillers. He couldn't do that without seducing Alishon Nilesia, who while being a KnightTemplar, was a 16-years 19-years old girl. After winning her heart, he persuaded her to marry him and involve him in her faction's chain of command. Then he sold her into slavery to the fiends.
29th Nov '12 8:44:39 PM DannyVElAcme
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* EldritchAbomination: The Lady of Pain. No one knows exactly WHAT she is, but she does not count herself amongst the gods, and they sure as hell don't want her amongst them. And she's powerful enough that the gods cannot step into Sigil. AT ALL. Not a single one. If that doesn't scream eldritch abomination, what does?

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* EldritchAbomination: The Lady of Pain. No one knows exactly WHAT she is, but she does not count herself amongst the gods, and they sure as hell don't want her amongst them. And she's powerful enough that the gods cannot step into Sigil. AT ALL. Not a single one. And within its walls, she is ''absolutely omnipotent''. The laws of physics and magic are literally hers to command. If that doesn't scream eldritch abomination, what does?
29th Nov '12 8:42:11 PM DannyVElAcme
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* EldritchAbomination: The Lady of Pain. No one knows exactly WHAT she is, but she does not count herself amongst the gods, and they sure as hell don't want her amongst them. And she's powerful enough that the gods cannot step into Sigil. AT ALL. Not a single one. If that doesn't scream eldritch abomination, what does?
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