Andyr Posted August 23, 2004 Share Posted August 23, 2004 I've been thinking about how to best implement a psionics system for Lands of Intrigue for a while, and sparked by a recent thread at FW thought I'd post stuff in the public room here for peoples' input. I've got some threads in the LoI workrooms which I'll transfer relevant points of across. At some point. Here's a brief overview: 1. 2E vs 3.5E rules as a basis. 2E has 3 disciplines, and no power levels. 3.5E has 6 disciplines of power, organised like spell levels. I do want to have some sort of power point method. 2. I want to make 3 separate types of psionic character, with no racial restrictions. These are the Psion (similar to a mage), the Psychic Warrior (a warrior with a few powrs), and the Soulknife (a thief who can manifest a mental knife, but no other powers). The soulknife is already done. One way I have thought I can do it is base the psion on a fighter or thief as a kit (so all races can pick them) then script it to turn you into a make. The mage's spellbook can be disabled, and abilties can be chosen to make something similar to a sorceror casting - wise, though abilities would be in the Special Abilities tab. I cannot directly copy the Sorceror. I can use this method for the Psychic Warrior too. I intend to modify psionic creatures already in the game like Githyanki and Illithid, too, though changes would be optional. Any comments, suggestions or requests for more information just say! EDIT: Here's the Soulknife, as coded. Standard thief HLAs at the moment. I think. May well get rid of the normal power manifestation. SOULKNIFE:A soulknife recognises his or her own mind as the most beautiful and deadly thing in all creation. With practice, they have learned to forge their mental strength into a semisolid blade of pure psychic energy. This weapon, known as a mind blade, means that even when unarmed the soulknife is but a thought away from a deadly strike. Advantages: - Can achieve Mastery in short swords. - Can manifest Level 1 powers once per day per 10 levels. - Can manifest a Mind Blade once per day per 10 levels. This short sword is a psionic weapon that lasts for 1 round/level, and counts as being of +5 enchantment. Each hit heals the Soulknife 1HP. Thac0 bonus and damage improve by 1 per 5 levels, to a maximum of +5 at level 25. Disadvantages: - Cannot set traps. - Only gets 15 skill points per level. Link to comment
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