Unearthed Arcana New Unearthed Arcana: Psionics!

There’s a new Unearthed Arcana article out, and it’s all about psionics! "Their minds bristling with power, three new subclasses arrive in today’s Unearthed Arcana: the Psychic Warrior for the fighter, the Soulknife for the rogue, and the tradition of Psionics for the wizard."

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In this 9-page PDF, there are also some new psionics-themed spells (including versions of classic psionic powers like id insinuation and ego whip) and two new feats.
 
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Sacrosanct

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Bro you're too busy telling people that because they aren't game designers they shouldn't comment.

I quoted you word for word. I know what you said.




Show me where in this quote you mention calling people lazy and personal attacks.

Nothing in that quote says people can't or shouldn't comment. It was an observation only. And then a couple posts later I clarified it. Seriously, if you're calling people disgusting and going on full rage, maybe you need to step back and look at what was actually said. Not trying to moderate you, but an honest suggestion.

And don't call me bro. I'm probably older than you and certainly am not your bro.
 

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Salthorae

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That was universally panned, because Eberron artificers are specifically not wizards

Agreed'ish. It was panned. Artifiers as super distinct from wizards... eh.

To me, they've always been and will always be just wizards who access magic in a different way. they've always cast spells and created magic items, just like wizards. They've just been better at the magic item part than the spell part, so they're a type of specialist wizard who focuses on creation rather than casting.

an artificer that doesn't work for the Eberron setting is bloody useless.

For Eberron, agreed.

psionics in Dark Sun are distinct from sorcery in all the lore

Yup!

any attempt to make psions a type of wizard breaks that like an obsidian blade shattering on the Dragon's hide

For Dark Sun, sure... ish.

And a rules set for psionics that doesn't work for Dark Sun is again bloody useless.

Only if you're focused on Dark Sun Psionics. It's quite useful for any number of other games though.

All that said, I did like the 3.x version of powers where you could mimic different spells with more power points. That was a nice and unique flavor to the psionics of that time. I wouldn't mind it if something similar were to come back in 5e when you upcast.

Something like: Charm Person "when you cast in a slot of 2nd level or higher you can affect one creature per spell level. If you cast using a slot of 4th level or higher, treat this as a Charm Monster effect."

The only issue would be then you're changing core spells and you'd either have to re-print them in whatever Psion supplement would come out or you'd have to put in a bunch of "if/then" rules for what spells that kind of logic would apply towards. Either way it'd eat into valuable page count!
 

Nothing in that quote says people can't or shouldn't comment. It was an observation only. And then a couple posts later I clarified it. Seriously, if you're calling people disgusting and going on full rage, maybe you need to step back and look at what was actually said. Not trying to moderate you, but an honest suggestion.

And don't call me bro. I'm probably older than you and certainly am not your bro.
My bad sir. It's just that, when you're saying a passive aggressive statement, I can't help but find you immature for thinking that people won't, I don't know, see through your transparent attempt at condescending flame.
 

We could use something like devotions and sciences, like in the second edition. Devotions would be like the ordinary spells, and sciences like the poses by martial adepts but spending power points, or sciences would need a second pool of power points, but this need long rest.

* How would be an alternative Dragonlance timeline if psionic powers appeared in the age of despair after the Cataclysm? The order of the seekers would be the supreme psionic manifesters and with conflicts against the arcane spellcasters.
 



Umbran

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My bad sir. It's just that, when you're saying a passive aggressive statement, I can't help but find you immature for thinking that people won't, I don't know, see through your transparent attempt at condescending flame.

Mod note:
And, you are done here. Thank you for your contribution. Now go find a thread in which you can engage without treating people poorly.
 


Umbran

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Folks,

Let me be perfectly clear - if you find yoruself frustrated by people disagreeing with you, there are limits to what you may do in expression of that frustration. Please remember that this is not a thread in which you are going to be able to claim victory, and be named, "Person With the Absolute Perfect View of Psionics". So, if you are trying to browbeat others into either shutting up or agreeing with you... things will not go well for you.

You are having a polite discussion. You will run into people who have different priorities and desires from their game. Neither one of you is incorrect. If you cannot handle that, it is best to go find some other discussion.
 

Tony Vargas

Legend
I'm not saying there is nobody outside of the tent, but that there are people not in the tent doesn't mean a big tent was not aimed for or achieved.
It was a declared goal, it has not been achieved. TBF, it was never a realistic goal.
They should keep trying. They may never succeed, but they can always do better.
 

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