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New Psionics Sourcebook 
22nd-Jul-2006 01:03 am
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Since this is a psionic's book, I'll put this behind an LJ cut


For those of you interested in psionics in D&D 3.5, myself and some others have written a book of new material for psionic characters, NPCs, and campaigns titled Untapped Potential: New Horizons in Psionics. Information can be found here: Dreamscarred Press.

The book is 170 pages, pdf format. We intend to have a print version with art, which will likely increase the page count by a bit, but for now, we are offering the PDF for $5, which will also qualify purchasers for a discount on the print version when that is available.

So far, all feedback received has been positive, but it has also been primarily from psi-fans, so I admit that there's a bias and we're working to get impartial reviews, as well.

I apologize if this is the inappropriate place to post this. I checked the DND3E details and didn't see anything about it, so if I'm in the wrong, please feel free to remove this post.


Thanks!

Jeremy
Dreamscarred Press founder
Comments 
22nd-Jul-2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
What does it offer in comparison to Complete Psionic?
22nd-Jul-2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Well, considering I think Complete Psionic to be the worst of the Complete series and its release is what prompted us to write this book, I tend to think it offers a fair bit.

It has 2 brand new base classes and a variant psion base class.

10 new prestige classes.

Over 40 new feats - all unique, as opposed to the multiple feats for the same thing from CPsi. A new type of feats - the mantras - which deal with both gaining and expending focus for benefits.

A full BAB manifester base class - the marksman.

An entire theme of monsters, the Nameless Fear, who can serve as an entire campaign focus.

Psionic Dragons - the Logos and Pathos dragons.

New types of psionic items - crystalics, impression crystals and mindstones that make the craft cognizance crystal feat worth taking.

Three new organizations and an NPC psionic base class to make a DM's job of incorporating psionics easier.

30 pages of new powers.

Psionic racial paragon and specialty levels (similar to sub levels)

And 10 more pages of content than Complete Psionic with about 20 pages of less fluff.

Oh, and we COMPLETELY overhauled the broken shapechanging / polymorph system into a more reasonable system that doesn't make egoists / druids / wizards ungodly strong once they hit 7th level...
22nd-Jul-2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
No Ethos dragons though?
22nd-Jul-2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
The Ethos Dragon will actually be released as a web enhancement as we felt it was best suited to the Ardent class from CPsi (one of the few things we thought worthwhile from that book).

Since CPsi is not OGC, we couldn't include it in the product.
22nd-Jul-2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay then :)
22nd-Jul-2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'd just like to say, that this is a release system I'd like to see more of. I could easily spend $5 on a book or two a month for a cheap PDF version, and then if I like the thing spend $20-30 on the glossy spiffy hardcover version for use in game. Especially since without pictures, it would be easy to print off the pieces I wanted to use in the game. If Wizards did this they'd be making more money from me personally.

I'll keep an eye on your book. I'm trying out psionics this game, so I'll see how I like them.

22nd-Jul-2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Definately sounds promising!
23rd-Jul-2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Heh, that was me.
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