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Psionic DCC

Post by Mark_Gedak » Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:04 pm

I would like to see some of the DCC contain psionic items and opponents.

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Post by Argamae » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:15 am

Yeah, that's a cool idea, actually. But I don't know if Psionics is part of the Open Gaming Licence of the SRD?!
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Post by Mark_Gedak » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:30 am

Psionics are absolutely part of the SRD. There are a number of restrictions obviously, no Gith, no Thri-Keen, et cetera but all the classes, powers and such as in the SRD.

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Post by ynnen » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:06 am

Yep, all the basic Psionic data is indeed SRD - only a few minor things are absent, such as some specialty creatures/races.

My reservation is that psionics doesn't really feel "classic" in the sense that other fantasy tropes and adventures do. Aside from the Mind Flayer (which is not SRD) there weren't any old school creatures that really engaged me as a player that had a distinct psionic threat.

It could be just the modules and games I was exposed to, but I don't recall any psi-heavy adventures from my youth.
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Post by Mark_Gedak » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:18 am

ynnen wrote:there weren't any old school creatures that really engaged me as a player that had a distinct psionic threat.
From MM1 - brain mole, couatl, all demon lords, all demons Type II and up, Succubus, all archdevils, horned devil, ice devil, pit fiend, intellect devourer, ki-rin, mind flayers (obviously) - though phrenic scourges work for OGC or possessors, shedu, su-monster, and titan.

There were quite a few actually, they just have become less psionic as editions change.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:30 am

I, too, never felt much enthusiasm for psionics in D&D.

A 'mind trip' DCC would be cool -- something that could work for the psionics fans, but could also be played without emphasis on psionics rules (which I don't own) i.e. any relevant psionics rules are in sidebars or statblocks or an appendix.

My disinterest in psionic powers may initially stem from the fact that IIRC you rolled randomly to see if a character had psionics -- and I never had a successful roll. Plus, they just seemed more Gamma World....
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Post by ynnen » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:15 am

Mark_Gedak wrote:
ynnen wrote:there weren't any old school creatures that really engaged me as a player that had a distinct psionic threat.
From MM1 - brain mole, couatl, all demon lords, all demons Type II and up, Succubus, all archdevils, horned devil, ice devil, pit fiend, intellect devourer, ki-rin, mind flayers (obviously) - though phrenic scourges work for OGC or possessors, shedu, su-monster, and titan.

There were quite a few actually, they just have become less psionic as editions change.
That's a good point - things did change over time. And another reason these may never have made an impression is that Psionics required extra books and extra rules and extra information that we generally didn't have access to -- so it was easy to ignore the Psionic abilities of a creature adn focus on their other abilities.
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Post by Eryx » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:40 am

I would like to see a psionic based DCC. There arn't enough decent ones out there and if anyne could do a "classic" feel psonic module it's GG.
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Post by Mark_Gedak » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:30 pm

I stand corrected. DCC #29 the Adventure Begins has a short psionic adventure. It is designed for 1st-2nd level characters and spans a total of 9 pages.

Psionic lovers its called "The Crystal Shrine" by Jeff LeSala.

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