* '''Published:''' 1996 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' Monte Cook * '''Format:''' 160-page perfect-bound book * '''Rules:''' AD&D 2nd Edition * '''Product:''' * [[http://www.acaeum.com/ps/2620index.html|Acaeum]] * [[http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/47899/the-planewalkers-handbook|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=7606|RPG Net]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/ps/ps-hb.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[wp>The Planewalker's Handbook|Wikipedia]]
THE SECRET OF SURVIVAL AIN'T WHO YOU ARE, BERK - IT'S WHAT YOU KNOW!
Feeling overpowered by the infinite possibilities of the multiverse? Wondering how to role-play a tiefling, what spells to memorize, and how to manipulate portals? Here's the dark of it: The Planewalker's Handbook is the essential manual for survival on the planes - a Player's Handbook for the PLANESCAPE setting! This 160-page book, written for players and Dungeon Masters alike, builds on material from the PLANESCAPE Campaign Setting boxed set, presenting new information crucial to anyone playing or running a PLANESCAPE campaign.
This definitive full-color guide features new illustrations by DiTerlizzi and contains:
all the information needed to create and customize characters, including new races, archetypes, proficiencies, equipment, and a Planewalking kit designed for each character group;
a taste of the multiverse: a look at each of the planes, with commentary and helpful hints by noted planewalker Tarsheva Longreach;
a guide to planar travel, from portals to conduits to the Great Paths;
tips on surviving and profiting in PLANESCAPE campaigns, from dealing with specific races to the rundown on the factions of Sigil;
an overview of how magic really works (or doesn't!) on the planes;
new spells and magical items useful in exploring (and surviving) the planes; and
a special section on the power of belief, and how it can change the multiverse - including a new rules system that allows player characters to actively affect the planes around them!