The Complete Psionic’s Handbook describes over paranormal powers – telepathy. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, 2nd Edition The psionicist is a completely new character class for AD&D games, both for player. There is no 2nd edition AD&D book in my library that has gotten more wear and tear than PHBR5: The Complete Psionics Handbook (), by Steve Winter. Find great deals for Complete Psionics Handbook Ad&d 2nd Edition Phbr5. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Failure means that the object falls. In either case, you randomly rolled what your power was, and it could be crap like disintegration. Disintegrate had a 1 in 20 chance of 2dn YOU! The success rate is lowered by double the target’s intelligence score. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich.

You had a chance of becoming a hero.

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If I remember correctly, the penalty was because cleric’s and wizard’s minds are trained in a specific manner that is completely different from psionics which makes it harder for any latent psionic powers to manifest. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See all 4 pre-owned listings. Yeah, that’s a great idea. Some people mentioned the often insane drawbacks of good powers. Some felt it was a bit bulk with all of the attack and defense modes, but once you got the hang of it I didn’t really mind it.

The psionicist’s Wisdom modifier for mental attacks would act as a negative save modifier for enemies, while they get their Wis modifiers to offset that. One of the simplest and least draining of all psionic powers.

Yes, the guidlines on how many powers of different sorts that you could gain were a little complicated, but hardly mindbending if you took the time to actually read them. Although pictures can be percieved occasionally, any thoughts percieved may be subject to language limitations. Again, not the point. This will add so much flavor and It’s the only version of the psionicist that I have seen that actually felt like it’s own thing: Individuals are ignored, and the basic feeling of a group is percieved.


This power allows the psionicist to tell the future. If he passes the check and the power is successful, the psionicist has the option of expending additional PSPs to maintain the power in subsequent rounds. The psionicist’s body is put into the same trance that occurs with Occupy Mind. Arcane magic comes from study or blood lines, Divine from the gods, and psychic abilities are from your mind.

You and the DM are playing a card game of attack and defense modes and whatever other variables, playing out a mini-combat that the other characters can’t see or participate in. Especially for telepathic powers.

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The walls can appear to be made of any material the psionicist desires. And then the attacks would just be normal powers that allow saving throws. Also, if an object contains a creature such as a edirion magically captured in a gemthe presense of life is immediately detected, and the psionicist can then use telepathy, with half success rate and double drain rate, to communicate with the encased creature. Retrieved from ” https: Yeah, it looks more like 3.

Rest of the party was levelhe’s still level 3 on clone 8. When attempting to use a power, the player makes a Power Check by rolling 1d20 and comparing the result to the Power Score.

Nope, I am correct. Psionicists can lift themselves and anything they are carrying. The chance of success is halved for creatures with intelligence above 15 or below 6.

Since the psionic powers are so draining, they will not work well if the player is physically exhausted due to high encumberence. You rolled on this gigantic table that contained powers ranging from “weaker than a cantrip” to “better than time stop.

Alright, I’ve seen psionics in second edition be referenced as a big mistake or what we don’t want again. Add& grading system is listed below for your perusal. This actually would make psionics stronger since very powerful characters would have taken days, or even a week to regenerate fully.


At level eight, the regeneration rate is increased to one every two hours, and at level sixteen, it is one hanbook hour. The amount healed each hour is one tenth of the success rate, rounded down.

Plus, if you don’t want to be bothered with the book keeping of gradual PSP regeneration measured in points by the hour depending on activityit was very simple to say that the PSP total was a “per day” allocation regenerated by 8 hours sleep or meditation. Dark Sun Dark Sun: No power comes without a cost. Nor are the Players Options rules for psionics the original nor the best in many opinions. The Psionicist in this case gains no versatility because he can’t change his power loadout on a day to day basis.

Additionally, Psionics did grant powers which were equivalent to Wizard powers, but could be spontaneously cast and were often a level or two below. If the occupied creature is damaged, the psionicist’s body suffers half the damage that the occupied one does.

Wake of the Ediion Dark Sun Online: I spent five minutes with that book, and I found every one of the problems that poster is highlighting. This ability enables the psionicist to concentrate on a location and hear any noise within 60ft of that point. However, they can not use any of the Greater or Lesser Powers when they have fewer than 0 hitpoints.

If successful, the empath can alter the enemy’s reaction one point either way, or efition the severity of an emotion one level either way passionate, fervent, strong, mild, weak, indifferent, weakly opposed, mildly opposed, strongly opposed, fervently opposed, passionately opposed.

You just can’t argue it wasn’t overpowered and ridiculous.