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Atournier rated it really liked it Jan 08, Swan felt that although the book was comprehensive for players, it lacked adequate advice for game masters to integrate the system into a game, and that some of the details of the system were a hassle for game masters to keep track of. While fun to play because of the lack of resources and money the psionic requires, this is often a problem area for DMs.

Did you read the summary for this chapter I wrote for the alternate title?

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Probability Travel – You pay PSPs to physically travel across the Astral Plane in order to find a gateway to another area that you want to visit.

Still a good read and it has a nice sci-fi psi-fi? The clone can hover around and do everything the psionicist could do, but it’s also completely indestructible and immune to damage, except for psionics jandbook mental attacks. This chapter is mercifully short, which is great because the next one is the longest in the book.

Share Strength can give strength points to someone else. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Radial Navigation – As long as you manifest this power, you know where you are in relation to a fixed starting point.

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This power actually lets you swing an axe with your mind or open a door or fling a dude off a cliff. Not enough PSPs left when the shit hits the fan? Interestingly, they come back in a later chapter to little actual effect!

Molecular Rearrangement – Convert lead to gold, or whatever else you feel like converting. Shedu – I was wrong, this motherfucker is the dumbest looking monster of the bunch. Both psychic combatants roll their power checks handboko the winner is the person that rolls the highest will still rolling under their actual power score. Appraise – You get to play Mother May I?

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Fuck you for being a psionicist, that’s why. Daniel rated it it was amazing Aug 30, You’re limited to a maximum score of 18 and you can’t qualify for exceptional strength and it costs more to use this power the lower your starting strength is, which basically makes it useless for its intended purpose.

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Lend Health – You can heal someone fomplete giving them hit points on a 1 for 1 basis. Really, it all feels kind of tacked on. You also gain infravision. Or, you could just play a cleric in the first place and skip this pathetic waste of a power. Hope you got three more rounds to peionics up all over again! This probably says more about me than anything else, but I feel like this is a power that would have gone better in the Book of Erotic ad&x or something.

It’s debatable whether or not this goal is accomplished, because half of the powers in this chapter just function on their own without relation to your other abilities, and the ones that do modify your other powers usually cost an obscene number of PSPs to activate; my guess is that this was a way to discourage low level characters from taking powers that they wouldn’t even be able to activate, but trying to make these modifying abilities equivalent to the other powers just smacks of bad game design to me.

Mind Link – Your Psionicist becomes a 2 way radio and you and one other creature can send mental messages back and forth. So, manifesting this power at best can cause you to turn blind unless you walk around shrieking like a bat for the duration of the power.

I commend them for not making it ‘just another magic’ but most powers were on the border of usesless, the psionic combat system is needlessly complicated and the wild talent rules allowed for too much abuse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If there’s any other intended use for this power, I can’t think of one. There’s a whole chart detailing psiohics degree of light can be reduced by what percentage of darkness but no one is ever going to use that table so I’m not typing it out here.

All together not a terrible place to spend your limited number of Sciences and Devotions, but I’d probably try handbkok limit myself to one major power from this school, picking up telekinesis and either create object or detonate before moving on. The binder idea would have been a good one had they started logging monsters this way, and this is why the psionic monsters at the back of The Psionics Handbook are a flop Outside Dark Sun, though, I’m not sure I’d use this book at all.


Either way you also radiate visible light as your energy containment field harmlessly dissipates the absorbed energy. Costs slightly more than biofeedback and you probably don’t need both powers but I guess it’s nice that for once when Steve was including functionally identical versions of the same power, he let both of them be useful-ish.

The powers that sound cool are all deeply flawed in some way, and the powers that sound kind of lame are agressively terrible. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Interestingly there’s nothing RAW that stops a psionicist from using this power on a creature’s heart or lungs or brain and then slapping them on the back or the head and basically instagibbing the target because this power doesn’t have any mention of saving throws for its effectbut I’m sure that’s not something players would ever think of doing.

Why this wasn’t put in with the Clairsentient powers I have no idea. Ultrablast – Unleash a psychic scream that stuns everyone else for 2d6 turns if they fail a save vs.

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Animation is smooth and lifelike. Lend Health hurts the psionicist as much as the target is currently hurt. What effect this has, if any, on actual game play is left completely up to your imagination.

Every successful attack gets the victor one “finger” into the defender’s mind, and once you’ve got three successes you’ve managed to force their mind to accept your contact so that you can then attempt to do to them whatever you wanted to do in the first place.

As a fun aside, none of the Clairsentient Sciences or Devotions have any prerequisites. Only, each of the listed effects has a specific edge case where the effect actually does pass through an inertial barrier, rendering the skill kind of underwhelming. Also works like the slow fall spell while being maintained.

You can’t nuke a person with this, but you could easily nuke the roof down onto their head or just nuke them 8 feet into the ground.

For some reason conplete works better in natural environments than urban. Dream Travel – You travel somewhere in your dreams and then when you wake up you are actually in that place that you dreamed about visiting.