October 28th, 2004


Lesser Mindlink

According to Lesser Mindlink in the Psionics Handbook, "You forge a telepathic bond with another creature...Once the bond is formed, it works over any distance (althougn ot from one plane to another)." I have a player who is using the bond to establish a link with his mentor and ask him questions. He sets up links with all sorts of people across the world and uses this to retrieve information, often asking people of extremely high status/level who would have this info, even though he's not supposed to. It's a Psion 1 power, and in all its low-levelness, I feel like he's getting an awful lot out of it, though the player is not "abusing" the power, persay--he's using it just as the book allows.

How, as a DM, would you work around a player who Lesser Minklinks with everybody, save for the obvious "I don't know" cheesy answers I could give from the NPCs he links with that would be willing to help him and would know?

This is my first campaign with psionics, and I must say, they can be a pain sometimes. >.