The Ethereal Sands
I'm making my own cosmology for a game I'm running, basically there is the physical world & the "Ethereal Sands" a blurry, in substantial eternal desert of off-white sand. In the center of the sands is a enormous spire, a thin needle shaped tower impossibly high, though no one has been able to walk to it, it is always on the horizon & never seems to get closer.
This is the place when everyone goes to when we dream, that's why you wake up with sand in your eyes, & it is the place where dreams & nightmares come from.
The Sands are populated by massive wurm-beasts that "swim" through the Sands & attack anyone nearby. Also their is an entity known as the "Sandman" who is the lord & ruler of the place.
When in the Sands your Mental Stats fill in for your physical ones.
Str = Cha
Dex = Int
Con = Wis
Magic Users are very powerful here as this is the realm where magic originates.
If one can find a way to take a handful of sand from the plane, it can be used as a substitute for any material component as well as boost it's power.
Can anyone recommend me some books or rules to look at to flesh out the mechanics on this place?
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