Outer Planes

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The Outer Planes is a term from Dungeons & Dragons introduced in Gygax's Dungeon Master's Guide. It is a way of collectively referring to the various alignment-based afterlife planes. These planes exist "outside" of the Inner Planes.

Planescape, 2e's official setting of the Planes, at first treated these places as the most important section of the multiverse. Later Planescape product, like the third and last Monstrous Appendix, fleshed out the inner planes more, and retconned the sheer importance of the outer planes into a bias common to the residents of Sigil.

The Outer Planes can be divided by general alignment category into the Upper Planes (Good), Middle Planes (Neutral) and Lower Planes (Evil). Alternatively, they can be divided into the Planes of Law, Chaos and Conflict (Ethical Neutrality), with the Outlands as a separate plane in the center.


The Outer Planes of the Multiverse
Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia Twin Paradises of Bytopia Blessed Fields of Elysium Wilderness of the Beastlands Olympian Glades of Arborea
Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia The Upper Planes Heroic Domains of Ysgard
Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus The Middle Planes Concordant Domain of the Outlands The Middle Planes Ever-changing Chaos of Limbo
Infernal Battlefield of Acheron The Lower Planes Windswept Depths of Pandemonium
Nine Hells of Baator Bleak Eternity of Gehenna Gray Waste of Hades Tarterian Depths of Carceri Infinite Layers of the Abyss
The Cosmology of Planescape
Inner Planes Ethereal Plane Prime Material Astral Plane Outer Planes
Elemental Planes Energy Planes Demiplane of Dread Plane of Shadow Plane of Mirrors
World Serpent Inn Tu'narath Sigil Demiplanes Ordial Plane?
Far Realm