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    Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:54 am  
    AD&D - Experiences using the psionics rules, comparisons

    What experiences or stories do you have running the AD&D psionics rules found in the PHB and DMG?

    What about the psionics rules did you find easy to understand, or hard to understand, and why?

    How do the psionics rules of this edition compare with other editions in your experiences?

    What would you constructively change to improve the psionics rules in this edition?

    (Please note: removing the psionics rules is not a valid answer for the purposes of any of these questions! If you would really prefer to remove the psionics rules, please don't reply at all.)
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    Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:09 pm  

    I found the psionics articles in Dragon #78 very useful and inspirational, and we built upon them and our own homebrewing BITD to expand psionics considerably*, although we've also played with them in different ways at different times (including removing/ignoring them too).

    For some good 1e-based discussion of psionics, see these threads at the Knights & Knaves Alehouse:

    - https://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15369
    - https://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14264
    - https://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12123
    - https://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=11313

    * from our eventually-abandoned psionics expansions in our college campaigns:

    - New Attack Modes: Memory Flood, Ego Alienation, Schemata Disruption, Archetype Devolution, (Stochastic Pulse), (Chronomimetic Assassin), Cognitive Paralysis,
    - New Defense Modes: Mnemonic Wall, Ego Collapse, Shadow-Mask, Libidic Fugue, (Psychic Chameleon), (Neuronic Echo), Cognate Barrier, (Onioned Defense), (Obfuscatory Generator)
    - New Disciplines (some may not be new, but modified from Dragon 78; I haven't gone back to compare their lists yet ;) ): Aura Reading, Detect Illusion, Dream Visions, Lifeleech, Light Manipulation, Molecular Retardation, X-Ray Vision, Illusion Generation, Power Absorption, Sonic Manipulation, Sensory Awareness, Sensory Deprivation, Magnetic Manipulation, Chanelling, Devolution

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    Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:49 am  

    Thank you for the references, Grodog! I will enjoy reading over them.
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    Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:42 pm  

    You're quite welcome!

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