Unlike Baldur's Gate, this game doesn't let you create the main character, but instead puts you in the role of the Nameless One, an immortal, undead man who suffers from amnesia.
Unlike the other games in the family, PS:T takes place in eponymous Planescape setting, which is—unlike Forgotten Realms—not mainly based on medieval fantasy but instead incorporates a vast number of different genres (such as steampunk, fantasy, etc.). The nature of the Planescape setting effectively connects all Dungeons & Dragons settings with each other.
Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment feature a number of crossovers and cross-references.
Notable setting crossovers:Edit
- Haer'Dalis is a tiefling , a race of fiendblooded humanoids who originated in Planescape. While realmborn tieflings do indeed exist, he himself is from Sigil, which is the center of the Planescape setting and also the main location in PS:T.
- The Blood War is referenced in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.
- The Planar Sphere in Baldur's Gate II is a device that allows interplanar travels.
Game specific crossovers:Edit
- The collector's edition of BG2 and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition feature a bonus merchant named Deidre, who sells PS:T themed weapons and gear.
- Aphril - one of the inmates in Spellhold - can see through planes, which includes a two instances of her seeing things from PS:T.