Actually, you are the probably the person awhile back (though I believe on another forum, possibly GitP) who convinced me that Wisdom would be the better stat.As far as I'm concerned Wisdom is following tradition.
The idea here is that the psion at first does not require material components. As they level, they lose somatic and verbal component requirements as well. It's just gradual and not all at once. From a flavor perspective, it's the idea that psions are learning how to bypass the typical restrictions that bind wizards and/or even sorcerers.I know it would make psions more powerful, but I think they should drop somatic and verbal components.
Maybe not, but it's a ribbon ability, much like the GOO Warlock, that represents a general baseline psionic ability. It's not necessary, but 5e classes typically get a bunch of ribbon abilities like this. The fact that both the Mystic and Mike Mearls Psion had something like this seemed like it should be included as well.IMO this should be a subclass power. I don't see why someone who is a master of Mind over Matter needs Telepathy.
This ability comes directly from the Mike Mearls version of the Psion. I do think that Psions should be better at Concentration mechanics than other casters as well. The ability to Concentrate on two spells from the Psion spell list would be a simple way to distinguish them from other casters more than simply negating VSM, which other groups don't necessarily pay strict attention to using either.I have only played a 5e fighter, so I don't know how this works, but IMO this shouldn't be a psion's power. People will call it overpowered as well. I don't see any need for this level of power when they get to ignore VS component (and their crystalline focus, because it has to be crystalline, negates material components).
Maybe, but it was again baseline for all psions in the Mike Mearls version. I think the general idea was probably something like Neo "downloading kung-fu" or Trinity "downloading helicopter piloting skills" in the Matrix.This needs flavor to support it. Maybe seers need this, but not most psions.
Sure, but this is also meant to be analogous to a Sorcerer's Font of Magic, a Wizard's Arcane Recovery, or a Land Druid's Natural Recovery. This could be rebalanced, but I like the flavor that the Psion can potentially either have their spell slots fuel HP or have their limited HD fuel spells.This was always a power or feat in previous editions. This was the kind of thing that made GMs leery as well.