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Basic Thoughts
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:13:08 PM »
Our first big project in a while, I want to move our system away from the 'might as well be a wizard with different spells'.

Here are some thoughts:

- No more leveled powers, rather they will be split into devotions and sciences (as in 2nd ed)

- Characters will take blocks of powers containing an effect, two devotions, and a science (as in 5th edition)

- Power points that can activate powers based on the cost of the power

- Powers will not have cost per round or duration per round, but rather a set time at activation

- Psionic focus as in 3rd edition, which will be required to activate powers

- Saves based on the relevant ability score of the power (using four of the six)

- Power points based on those same four powers
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 02:42:14 PM »
Would there be different basic classes or still Psion, Psychic Warrior, and Wilder?

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 05:43:46 PM »
Would there be different basic classes or still Psion, Psychic Warrior, and Wilder?

There will at least be Psion and psychic warrior.
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 08:41:12 PM »
I really hope “Basic Thoughts” is the title of the psion book.

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 08:44:21 PM »
- Characters will take blocks of powers containing an effect, two devotions, and a science (as in 5th edition)
Is this what we’re calling a “discipline” in the other thread?

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 09:07:53 PM »
I really hope “Basic Thoughts” is the title of the psion book.

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 09:08:07 PM »
Is this what we’re calling a “discipline” in the other thread?

Yes
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 09:25:47 PM »
I really hope “Basic Thoughts” is the title of the psion book.

I just assumed that was the case. Haha!

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 09:55:39 PM »
I just assumed that was the case. Haha!

My working title was Mental Discipline.
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 01:13:54 PM »
I am thinking of two classes: Psion and Psychic Warrior.

For wilder, I am thinking it is a generic prestige class not unlike the oddsmaker instead of a class.  Thoughts?
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 01:27:13 PM »
I am thinking of two classes: Psion and Psychic Warrior.

For wilder, I am thinking it is a generic prestige class not unlike the oddsmaker instead of a class.  Thoughts?
Adding Wilder as a prestige class wouldn't be a bad idea. 

Would these newly revised Psion and Psychic Warrior classes be compatible with pre-existing prestige classes like the Psychic Theurge?   

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 01:30:33 PM »
Adding Wilder as a prestige class wouldn't be a bad idea. 

Would these newly revised Psion and Psychic Warrior classes be compatible with pre-existing prestige classes like the Psychic Theurge?

I will have to revamp the prestige classes after this is done, but I will make it work.
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 12:37:14 PM »
When do you anticipate this handbook to be completed?

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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 06:12:12 PM »
When do you anticipate this handbook to be completed?

Summer
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Re: Basic Thoughts
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 06:17:23 PM »
When it comes out, will we be allowed to retool any existing psionic characters or will they be grandfathered in to the current system?