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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GURPS ‘magic’ is meant to be balanced with the ability to swing a sword. Not what I meant. Psionics Handbook Author Bruce R. Disintegrate had a 1 in 20 chance of Disintegrating YOU! Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. The player can also decide to teleport to an unnamed location a certain number of feet away. If a projectile that wieghs more than lb is hurled at the force field, the psionicist must roll a successful saving throw vs spell, or the field is broken and the psionicist suffers 1d10 hit points damage.

I’ve never dealt with 2nd Edition, but when I found this on the Wizard’s boards, illustrating the problems with psionic combat, it convinced me to never try: While being one-dimensional, your character could get some high level abilities at pretty low level disintegrate, body stealing, etc.

It enables the psionicist to cause any target, of any race, class, or experience level, to become insane. Two hit points are drained for every hit point healed, and it takes one full round of concentration to restore a hit point. This is, in fact, all he was saying. If once check fails to pass through barriers, the psionicist can not pass through another barrier not already passed through for 24 hours. Views Read Edit View history.

The Psionics Handbook (2E) – Zioth

Only the strongest of surfaced thoughts are percieved by this power. The psionicist must be able to see the target, and concentrate for one turn. Through Inner PSI healing, psionicists concentrate the energy of their minds to heal their bodies.


That quote lists the times that you can check to see if you’re a wild talent, not the process for unlocking the talent.

The Complete Book of Dwarves. If the player attempts to teleport to an exact location, the success rate is quartered. I know my psionicist who got boulderized refused to engage in psionic combat. Swan felt that the new book offered a number of elegant improvements over the previous system. It may be the same in 2e Psi, but the mechanic is very close to 3e Psi. You may also like.

Plus, the DM never used any Psionic creatures with at will Combat abilities. Swan felt that although the book was comprehensive for players, it lacked adequate advice for game masters to integrate the system into a game, and that some of the details of the system were a hassle for game masters to fdition track of.

You just can’t argue it wasn’t overpowered and ridiculous. Serf’s Parma, but wasn’t there usually an equal chance of severe brain damage? The book was designed by Bruce R. The strength of this power is up to the psionicist.

Unless the object was very important to its owner, the residual aura fades after three months. Specifically, magical type folk literally thought differently than psionic type folk. It depends on what turning mode you want to use. And do we need five of each attack and defense?

If you got a wild talent there was only a very small chance of it being a good one. It can only be used once an hour, and a success roll must be used to see if it works effectively.

During the third round, the target feels his mind affected. Basing a decision of whether or not to try a system based entirely on a single highly optional mechanic is kind of silly, in my opinion assuming you said you never played in 2nd edition because of the problems of psionic combat in 2nd edition.


Imposed Emotion is the broadcasting or forcing of emotions. If an object is moved on the ground, the weight allowed is 20x the psionicist’s experience level in pounds. Handboko instead of spell slots. Outer PSI healing allows psionicists to use the power of their minds to heal others’ bodies.

The Psionics Handbook (2E)

As much as I dislike the term, these are “FX” that come from different power sources: The target must be seen and concentrated on for a full turn to occupy the mind, but once it is occupied, the target may go any distance from the psionicist, even to other planes of existance, without losing contact.

If exposed to a desiese for a long time, they must roll their saving throw once a day. Their talents are innate, recognized some time during their lives and used from then on. That was actually addressed in the book. The realization that this place is exactly like Dragonsfoot, just a polar opposite.

Having recently looked at Psionics Handbook Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, The success rate is lowered by double the target’s intelligence score. If the telekinetic is attacked while holding an object in air or water, a dexterity check must be made. Those powers without saves were equally sucktastic, since you didn’t have any defense if the psionicist happened to be good at that power. Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: Best Selling in Player’s Handbooks See all.

But it had lots of weird powers, neat flavor and was a decent option for something different.