Planescape 5e


It seems that WotC are re-releasing Planescape for D&D5e in 2023.

Planescape is one of those things that never really seemed to live up to its promise. I found the concept interesting, and I really enjoyed Tony diTerlizzi's art, but it didn't go as far into The Weirdness as I thought it should. I doubt that it will be any different this time around either, though 5e's nature as an over-the-top cinematic superhero game could suit it.

All of these D&D settings are, of course, heavily reliant on the DM for their realization, but I feel there's something missing from the Planescape milieu, and I don't know quite what that thing is.

Also, I absolutely hated the cutesy patois they scattered all through it.

1 comment:

  1. Planescape was fantastic for inspirational purposes, but the adventures were very weak and the DM has to do essentially all the heavy lifting to construct a properly weird and fantastical setting for actual gaming. I have very fond memories of Planescape games. Given how twee WoTC adventures and settings tend to be and the wretched quality of their recent releases, I really rather wish they'd just leave it alone.