Is there more than one material plane?


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And are these other planes "alternate universes" like in modern works of fiction?

Worldscape mentions how there are multiple versions of Earth out there or something, but only one Golarion (presumably because there's only one Rovagug), so is this an indication of that?

Or is none of the lore introduced in the comics valid?


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you know even in the real world there are alt dimensions and all that.

oh and
Red sonya and conan come from one alt earth
what's his name the dude from mars is another alt earth

soo...does this help?


I don't think you understand what a dimension means in the real world...

They're not sliders style alternate Earths, they're dimensions of space-time.

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As I understand it, yes there are more Prime Material Planes. Certainly in my game -- and the other published campaign settings -- there are.


The way I look at it is this: if you want there to be, there are.

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If you want there to be some there are.


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Alternate time lines exist, in canon, as there are spells that pull alternate versions of you from other time lines. In addition, this is not the first multiverse, there was at least one before it where the Manasaputras came from (implied multiple).

And the old Guide to the Great Beyond (or whatever it was called) mentioned the Great Old Ones entering our multiverse from somewhere else and traveling through the Maelstrom.

So there're definitely alternate time lines and previous versions of everything, but I believe canon leaves it open as to whether there are completely separate (causally) Prime Material Planes.

There are other Material Planes, or at least large demi-planes, since the Elohim are stated to be able to create permanent demi-planes and populate them.

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Like what Steelfiredragon, if you count the Pathfinder comics to be canon, then the Worldscape exists.

The Worldscape being some sort of plane that Nex created that exists between 3 different material planes and their multiple timelines. It plucks heroes from time to time.


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You have no idea.


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Laird IceCubez wrote:

Like what Steelfiredragon, if you count the Pathfinder comics to be canon, then the Worldscape exists.

The Worldscape being some sort of plane that Nex created that exists between 3 different material planes and their multiple timelines. It plucks heroes from time to time.

Did not know that existed. I'm going to keep that in mind and maybe use it in a campaign at some point.


1. Are you the GM?
2. Do you want there to be?

If the answer to both of these questions is 'yes', then the answer is yes, there are parallel Prime Material Planes.


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1. Are you the GM?

2. Do you want there to be?

If the answer to both of these questions is 'yes', then the answer is yes, there are parallel Prime Material Planes.

Word.

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There seem to be as many Golarions are there are gamemasters running games set in Golarion.


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There seem to be as many Golarions are there are gamemasters running games set in Golarion.

More really, when you include re-run and replayed modules and adventure paths. Considering the lack of background shown in some games/tables these alternate realities may will be incomplete and ephemeral.

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Canonically, there's only one material plane, but many planets/worlds.

The D&D setting prior to 4th Edition traditionally follows a cosmology where there are multiple material planes with each one following Ptolemaic geocentric models. In other words, each planet system has its own plane of existence. So many of the D&D settings like Dragonlance each have their own material plane.

Pathfinder generally doesn't follow this model. Instead, Pathfinder cosmology more closely resembles our real world perceptions of the universe where the material plane is a single massive universe consisting of many worlds and solar systems. Each setting exists as its own planet(s) drifting in space. Authors of Pathfinder confirmed that space is an unusual phenomena somewhat unique to the material plane that the Plane of Shadow and First World do not share. As a result, using planar travel to go to different planets is tricky business.

However, the material plane has countless demiplanes, and I can't see why there wouldn't be a few smaller ones around it.

Compare D&D's cosmology with Pathfinder's.

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