Generators Guide to Otherworldly Fantasy, Planes and Planeswalking
Generators Guide Planar Fantasy Otherworldly

Generators Guide to Otherworldly Fantasy, Planes and Planeswalking

Duncan Thomson

Generators, tools and tables for Planes and Realms Beyond. First version!

Fantasy Tools - main | chars | city | dungeon | hinterlands | otherworldly | sea | wilds

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Updated Aug 2023: generators added

Disclaimer. I'm an affiliate for DM's Guild and DriveThru RPG and I also create a lot of products with random tables on DM's Guild..

Starting Points

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In most fantasy settings there are worlds and realms beyond that of mortals. It may be where the gods live, the dead go and monsters of nightmares arrive from.

Demonic creatures locked in the Abyss, a realm of dreaming, an Underworld like Hades where the dead reside. The Elemental Planes of D&D, the Realms of Chaos from Warhammer and the Astral Sea of Spelljammer are all more examples.

For PDFs try the Random Table Titles for Planar and Otherworldy Fantasy.

Otherwordly Tools

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You pass forward through the untried portal hidden high atop a mountain among a layer of clouds. You're immediately met by a vigorous world. Light as a feather you gently float above the surface, hanging gently in the thick smog that fills the air. A new world has literally opened up to you, vast expanses of new life ready to be explored. You can't wait.
A spectacular world welcomes you and you can't wait to explore it all. This world is an easy undertaking, but at the very least you should be able to survive for a week...

From Realm Descriptions at Fantasy Name Generators.

Portals are a mainstay of travel between realms, and there is a generator for Portals at Chaotic Shiny.

While donjon has a Worlds and Planes Generator including items such as "Resu: An abyssal plane of jagged peaks, poisoned lakes, and rusting battlefields. The plane is primarily populated by demons and trolls."

donjon has a Worlds and Planes Generator

Random PDFs

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For pdfs with many random tables of other planes the Infinite Staircase or my Planar Encounter Tables on DM's Guild

Castle Oldskull - 333 Realms of Entropy Plane Maker Weird Shit Generator Demon Generator 100 Strange Magical Items for all fantasy RPGs RPGPundit Presents #97: Pocket Planes

Planes Details

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Seven Ancestral Depths of Balance. Far Depths. Seventh Titanic

From Outer Plane generator at Seventh Sanctum.  

For weird magical effects there is also the Magic Phenomena at 7th Sanctum.

Magic symbols feature in supernatural and planar travel, so there is a Sigil Generator from watabou, who also has a basic Rune Generator. And ciacodavi has a Magic Circle generator with arcane patterns. Lastly the Sigil Engine will create a sigil depending on what you enter.

Fantasy Name Generators is good for details, with description generators for Angels, Demons, Magic Sources and name generators for Angels, Demons, Elementals, Gods, Fairies, and Realms

DnD Speak has Dreams that Mean Nothing and 100 Deities and their Domains

ciacodavi has a Magic Circle generator

Faerie Realms

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This meadow-dwelling fairy is male with dark brown eyes, a fair complexion, and wavy light brown hair in a mid-length braid.  He is short and is fairly muscular.  He wears a kilt, no shirt, and a pair of shoes.  He also wears a flower brooch and a flower hat.  He is fond of sweets and is not very friendly.

from the Fairy Generator at

Places of dreams and fey of various types, often featuring various enchanted landscapes such as verdent woods and stormy peaks.

Hags are a malevolent type of supernatural creature associated with the faerie realm. Tools include names, items in a hag lair and a full on hag generator

Planes Maps

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I've yet to find any generators or tools for planar maps but I'll keep looking!

Planes Tool Recommendations

I'll come back and update the Guide so send me any recommendations for tools, tables and pdfs.

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