Psionics on Athas forum thread

This is a place to discuss the Psionics of Athas.

Figment
Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:32 pm
Psionics on Athas
Psionics have always played a major part in the Dark Sun campaign setting. For Chaos Out of Order expect to encounter psionics most comonly, divine magic less commonly, and arcane magic least commonly.

Psionics are integral to the world of Athas. In Races of Athas all player character races have either an inborn power or are naturally psionic. Classes of Athas demonstrates that mindblades, psions, psychic warriors, and wilders are common classes and that other psionic classes are around, only less common. A wide array of psionic feats are available as per Feats of Athas.

For Chaos Out of Order I have decided to follow the Magic and Psionics are Mostly Different rules on page 44 of Dragon Magazine Issue #319 . The powers I have decided to allow are from Chapter 9 of The Burnt World of Athas . If players want a power outside of these, it will require my approval. For instance, the burrowing bonds power from Dragon Magazine Issue #317 was first developed within the ranks of The Order, in much the same way as the Elan race was. Any such approved powers will be posted in this thread.

So that is the basics behind your psionics options for Chaos Out of Order. Any questions or comments?
Figment
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:02 am
Psionics Update
Recently, psionics has been being updated and expanded again at WotC. As such, I have decided to allow all of the options listed under Expanded Classes, Part One: Psychic Warrior, Soulknife, Wilder , excluding the Starting Packages and the Wilder Character Theme: Pretender. If there were a Pretender Character Theme, it’d be for one of the arcane casting classes, not a psionic class. I have also decided to allow the Variant Pyrokineticist along with it’s Optional Damage Rules.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or requests for psionics in this campaign please feel free to post them here in this thread.
Figment
Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:02 am
Re: Psionics Update
Chernabog wrote:
Recently, psionics has been being updated and expanded again at WotC.
In the months since I last posted to this thread, WotC has released Parts 2 through 4 of the Expanded Psionic Classes article series. Expanded Classes, Part Two: Egoist, Kineticist, Nomad and Expanded Classes, Part Three: Seer, Shaper, Telepath , excluding the Starting Packages, fit well with the campaign. Expanded Classes, Part Four: Ardent, Divine Mind, Lurk, and Erudite fits well with the campaign for the Ardent, Lurk, and Erudite, minus the Starting Packages. The Divine Mind section doesn’t fit, as the entire Divine Mind, as revealed in Complete Psionic, is not compatible to Dark Sun. I might allow a converted version of the class, but in a world without gods the whole concept doesn’t fit.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or requests for psionics in this campaign please feel free to post them here in this thread.

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