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Complete Psionics? 
2nd-Nov-2005 11:19 am
My partner and I are going to begin working on a website with expanded rules for psionics, since that is a field Wizards left largely unrepresented in comparison to the worlds of arcane and divine magic and every other class in 3.5, likely because not as many people show enthusiasm for psionics. Nevertheless, it's a deprived topic, and so we're on the path to create "Complete Psionics."

For those of you that actually utilize the psionics system, what do you think there needs to be more of? I think what has been neglected the most is psionic prestige classes (the soulknife, for example, is generally screwed on any kind of development other than strictly as soulknife, as is the wilder, but every base D&D class in the PHB has five hundred prestige classes they can pursue, and I wouldn't say the psychic warrior or psion are doing that great either). Then, a near second would be the selection of powers. What do you think psionics needs more development on?

Because so far, the Mind's Eye is about the only additional stuff psionics has going for it...
2nd-Nov-2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
You may want to hold off until you see what's in WotC's COmplete Psionic, to make sure you don't wind up doing work you don't need to. It's due out early next year.
2nd-Nov-2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
*blink blink*

I didn't know they were actually going to release it. I always joked we needed a "Complete Psionics" book.
2nd-Nov-2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's listed in the WotC catalog.

Always keep your eye on what Bruce Cordell is involved in. Ever since his original authorship of the Psionics Handbook for 3.0, he has tried to integrate Psionics more and more into mainstream D&D, so that there are new psionic powers and prestige classes, epic classes, and so on in most of the books he has a hand in.

If you get a chance, open up the new "Magic of Eberron" for instance, and feast your eyes on all the psionic stuff in it.
2nd-Nov-2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Feh. That was me.
2nd-Nov-2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
I've seen new Psionic PrCs in most of the Races books and one in Complete Adventurer.
3rd-Nov-2005 01:12 am (UTC)
I know about those, but then, there's 1 psionic prestige class for every 20 arcane prestige classes Wizards' releases. It's a bit out-balanced.
3rd-Nov-2005 01:18 am (UTC)
Well yeah, magic is core, psionics are an expansion. You don't want to overload players with content when they might not have XPH and thus, any way to utilize said content.
3rd-Nov-2005 01:23 am (UTC)
I don't think it would hurt Wizards too much to give prestige classes for the wilder or the soulknife. Just one each.
3rd-Nov-2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Well, how much different is wilder progression than psion progresson? And doesn't a soulknife lose out as much as a monk by multiclassing?
4th-Nov-2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
There are prestige classes that the monk can take specifically to help them progress, like the tattooed monk. The soulknife doesn't have this option - a soulknife is a soulknife is a soulknife. Similarly, wilders only gain one new power every two levels - so if you went into a prestige class meant for a psion, you wouldn't be getting the two powers per level (or one power per level for high level psions) that you're supposed to, and it would effectively nerf the wilder. There should be prestiges where the wilder's abilities retain some value, at least their wild surge abilities, like there are prestige classes for the druid where you go into a prestige and yet still build upon your wild shape ability.
5th-Nov-2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Well, Complete Psionics might just be your buddy when it comes out then.
5th-Nov-2005 04:09 am (UTC)
I'll likely worship it.
3rd-Nov-2005 05:48 am (UTC)
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