As may of you are aware I’m one of the managers for Planewalker, The Official Planescape website, and as such I’m proud to make an announcement.
Yesterday was the soft launch of a newly reconfigured version of the website, one we hope will make it both easier to navigate and and more social media enabled. Clueless, as usual, did the heavy lifting with Drupal to bring us the new, improved version of the site so hats off to our resident Code Dabus!
Please check it out and let us know what you think, you can contact us through Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, the Planewalker Forums, or by email. Details here.
Planewalker, Stewards of the Multiverse since 1999Read More
These days, there are two schools of thought in the Planewalker Guild regarding the Inner Planes.
The established, traditional one claims that besides four elemental and two energy planes, there are also four paraelemental planes (Ice, Magma, Ooze, and Smoke) representing the mixture of two true elements, and eight quasielemental planes (Ash, Dust, Salt, Vacuum, Lightning, Mineral, Radiance, and Steam) representing the mixture of one true element with either positive or negative energy. The traditionalists also say that the Ethereal Plane touches upon each of the eighteen or so Inner Planes, and that the Shadow is merely a demiplane within the Ethereal. (We’ll leave their ideas regarding the Astral, Ordial, and Outer planes aside for the moment.)
The new, and currently more popular theory claims that the Inners consist of only four elemental planes (Air, Earth, Fire, and Water) and two energy planes (Negative and Positive). The up-and-coming sages believe that the so-called para- and quasi- elemental planes are nothing more that border regions of these six planes, where multiple elemental and energy traits overlap to form unique ecosystems.
Regardless of which school of thought it prefers, a body must recognize that there are indeed several odd and interesting areas of the Inner Planes that spawn few planewalkers, yet draw the interest of many. Whether you call them paraplanes, quasiplanes, or borderline areas, is of secondary importance.
In order to bring the attention of the planewalking community to these areas, and possibly aid a few young explorers, I hereby bring the information drawn from the records of the Guild and present it in the standardized post-FW form. These documents do not describe the inhabitants and locations to be found on the plane, only the prevalent planar traits and general conditions that any planewalker may find relevant.
Note that the term “plane” is used in order to maintain simplicity, and not necessarily add my voice to the supporters of the Old ways. My Mimir chokes when I dictate the phrase “border-regional anomaly of combined planar traits” multiple times in a single paragraph.Read More
Here is a nice intro to Planescape that was shared on the Planewalker Facebook Page recently. Nice stuff!
Your Dungeon Master will be appearing on The Nerd Report with Emily and Sabrina – Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 3:00pm Pacific – on the Small Plate Radio Network.
I’ll be joined by Nicholas DiPetrillo, the columnist in charge of nerd watching and community manager behind DungeonMastering.com
The folks at Small Plate Radio will have one click listening set up at the website as well as live chat so you can throw your questions at us in real time. Shortly after airing the show will be available to listen/download on it’s website or through iTunes.
Join in the fun and let us know which darks ye want to hear!Read More
As of this morning Planewalker is back to being accessible through its usual URL. Everything is back to (what passes for) normal again. Among other things this means that all of the House Rules links and such here on Planejammer are functional once more.
Go stop by and welcome us back!Read More
From our web dabus, Clueless:
Ok, the web-dabus are taking longer than they should. Which is to say we’re having an on-going issue getting the domain name to transfer. Current estimate is next week as we need to transfer registrars to get some middle ‘loths out of the situation.
In the meantime: http://www.dev-planewalker.com will work. You may see a number of broken image links, but the forums and articles will function. I suggest if you link to these pages that you be ready to change them back once we get the webnames back in order.
As of today we speculate the involvement of a cabal of Arcanoloths. While we are confident that chants of D-N-S, D-N-S will appease the Powers who hold sway over the domain of propagation, we are not sure of how long the rite must be performed in order to be effective.*
*d20 Modern Translation: We are, for some reason, still waiting for the domain to propagate to the new server where the better, faster, stronger Planewalker.com resides. Our resident Code Dabus is looking into it.
All links going to resources on Planewalker, The Official Planescape Website will be non functional for a time as we move the Planewalker site to a new server. Check back soon.Read More
For those following the project here is a direct link to the development thread on our forums:
Sorry I forgot to include it in prior postingsRead More