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    Psion class (Mearls, Happy Fun Hour)

    Happy Fun Hour 05/01/2018 (Psionic Wizard)
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    Happy Fun Hour 05/22/2018 (Soulknife Monk)
    Happy Fun Hour 05/29/2018 (Psychic Warrior Fighter)
    Happy Fun Hour 06/05/2018 (Overview of Psion and Psionic Archetypes of Core Classes)
    Happy Fun Hour 06/12/2018 (Telepath Awakened Psion)
    Happy Fun Hour 06/19/2018 (Teleporter Nomad Psion, casting mechanics)
    Happy Fun Hour 06/26/2018 (Teleporter Nomad Psion)
    Happy Fun Hour 07/03/2018 (Summoner Shaper Psion)

    [June/05 2018]

    Mearls gives an overview of the state of psionics so far.

    It looks to be shaping up awesome.

    Rather than mystic, the name of the psionic class will probably be: psion.


    Classes and subclasses

    Psion
    Telekinetic
    Metamorph
    Nomad
    Constructor

    Wizard
    Mentalist (Telepath)

    Fighter
    Psychic Warrior

    Rogue
    Lurk

    Bard
    Avatar? Ardent?

    Monk
    Soulknife
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    Your list of classes makes a lot of sense. Psion is a good name IMHO.
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    Im a big fan of what hes doing with Psionics right now and I cant wait to get some UA or published material around these.

    This, the Kraken Warlock, and the Giant Soul Sorcerers are what Im excited to play with.
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    Mentalist was a 2E wizard subclass.

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    The psion that Mearls has so far, I am really happy about the archetypes.

    Telekinetic (as a specialization! finally my Force wielder, for full on telekinesis tropes)
    Metamorph (a dedicated shapeshifter class!)
    Nomad (metamorph and nomad might turn out good for Norse-esque flavor)
    Constructor (force constructs drawn from ones own mind ... or an enemys nightmare)

    These archetypes are all awesome, and their physicality seems to work well thematically in the same class.

    I am surprised the more telepathic specialization seems to go to the wizard and bard, but this works well, and these have other mechanics to support this flavor, including mechanics relating to enchantment and divination. Of course, the psion archetype will also have access to psychic abilities to choose from.

    This arrangement lets the psion class focus on important archetypes that D&D needs and that other classes do less well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardnaar View Post
    Your list of classes makes a lot of sense. Psion is a good name IMHO.
    This list of psionic classes is what Mearls arrives at by the end of the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaarel View Post
    This list of psionic classes is what Mearls arrives at by the end of the show.
    Yeah watching him now, interesting he likes Moorcock.

    Mearls is such a geek lol. Hes kewl.
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    Id be concerned if the lead designer for D&D *didnt* like Moorcock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmerginLiath View Post
    Id be concerned if the lead designer for D&D *didnt* like Moorcock...
    Same probably. Make me wonder about some D&D designers though.
    Here Moorcock is kinda obscure now, I have the Elric Books but I don't think you can buy them in print now.

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    I haven't seen the latest streams, so could someone explain the rationale behind the possible Bard subclass? Seems unnecessary.

    Glad he's shifted the name to Psion. Mystic felt to close to Monk in namesake. Maybe because I have memories of the very monk-like Mystic from Rules Cyclopedia.
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