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Frequently Asked Questions
Planescape "multiverse" is the setting for the game - but setting is actually
a misnomer... the Planescape multiverse is actually composed of a series
of "planes" (other dimensions) that rotate around a central city, Sigil,
like spokes on a wheel. The city of Sigil is the central fixture of the
Planescape multiverse. Also called the "Cage" or the "City of Doors",
it's unique in that scattered throughout its labyrinth of streets are
portals (some hidden, some obvious) that lead to anywhere in existence,
provided you hold the proper key. It is neutral ground and watering hole
for races and creatures from across the multiverse, all under the watchful
eye of the Lady of Pain, the enigmatic ruler of the city.
world of Planescape is a more adult, hard-core fantasy setting compared
to other AD&D worlds. The architecture, the people, the creatures -- everything
has an edge to it. Belief, emotions, faith, and other abstract concepts
actually make their presence felt in reality. In the Planescape multiverse,
belief has the power to reshape worlds, kill and resurrect beings, and
change the laws of physics.
great, but what IS this game?
play a scarred, amnesiac immortal in search of his identity. You awake
on a cold stone slab in the Mortuary of the City of Sigil. You have no
idea how you got there, who you are, or any of your past identity(s).
You must escape and explore the strange world to uncover the secret of
your death and rebirth. Each time you take enough damage to kill a standard
mortal, you fall into a deep coma, eventually to reawaken ready for more...
GAME is the character generator
define yourself through your actions, NOT through a character generation
screen. You start the game with the barest of skills and abilities. Your
actions in the game define how you develop - you decide how strong you
will get, which career path to follow, which skills you will learn, etc.
The game allows you to build your character to suit your gaming style.
ain't a game world like it
Planescape multiverse is a setting like you've NEVER experienced before.
It gouges you with sharp-edged visuals, bizarre adversaries that can murder
you with an idea, and strange magics that unravel common conceptions about
physics and metaphysics. Explore Sigil, a city of magic and industry,
barnacled within the polluted interior of a hollow doughnut where the
mightiest angels and the vilest fiends will invite you to tender your
views on how mortality affects the physical and emotional relations between
the sexes. Manage a party of the strangest allies to walk the face of
alternate planes... and count on them to be highly unpredictable. Encounter
items with personalities - weapons that sing, get jealous, or even become
cowardly when drawn from their sheaths.
am... IRON... man
ain't a game you play 20 hours before you get to cast a spell. You are
a power to be RECKONED with! Unfortunately, so is most everyone else.
You start out with powers no AD&D player ever had. You're immortal. You've
got magical immunities. You can speak with the dead. You can regenerate.
You can reattach severed limbs. Despite your leathery, scarred appearance,
you have a raw, animal magnetism that makes women swoon.
ego, SUPER EGO
game is all about YOU. You and your destiny are the focus of the game.
You're not out to save the world - only yourself. And if the world gets
saved in the process, then fine, but it ain't your problem.