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PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook

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Unleash the powers of the mind into your BX/LL campaign!

Finally, after 40 years of waiting, there’s a psionics system for the classic editions of the world’s original fantasy role-playing game. It’s simple, intuitive, andprovides a gameplay experience that feels at home alongside the original rules of the game. Within this jam-packed 56-page book, you’ll find:

  • a simple, easy-to-play psionics system, tailor-made for classic versions of the world’s first role-playing game

  • 2 complete BX/LL character classes—the mystic and the monk—specifically designed to support the system

  • support for basic and expert player levels

  • an easy-to-use psionic combat system based on the classic attack and defense modes

  • complete descriptions for 114 psionic abilities... broken into 6 different chakra/discipline groups... adapated from the best existing resources

  • tables for generating wild psionic abilities in non-psionic player classes

  • full stats and descriptions for 38 psionic monsters

  • tables for generating phrenic creatures

  • instructions on converting psionic monsters from other classic editions

  • conversions and additions for 8 monsters from Old School Adventures™ Accessory CC1: Creature Compendium

  • background information on psionic items, and descriptions for 13 specific items

  • support for mixing spellcasting and psionics

And much more!

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David G January 10, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Great stuff. Is this the updated version? If so it would be great if this could be indicated on the update (v2.0?) with a brief explanation of the changes please?
Also I have a query as I am about to introduce a version of these Psionic rules in our game - the defence mode 'mind blank' which uses 0 PSP and does not hamper taking other actions - what is to stop players using this every round no matter what is happening? - thanks.
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Reid S December 01, 2015 10:02 pm UTC
Any ETA on a POD version?
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Reid S November 19, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Any ETA on a POD version?
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Jonathan N November 10, 2015 7:29 pm UTC
How compatible is this with AD&D1e psionics?
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Richard L November 12, 2015 4:49 pm UTC
This is truthfully an alternative to that system based on the gameplay from Basic/Expert, BECMI, and Labyrinth Lord flavors of D&D (and to some degree White Box/S&W D&D which has a lot in common with BX/BECMI). It is not designed to be "grafted onto" AD&D psionics; it is designed as a simpler implementation to replace AD&D psionics. The major differences that you'll find are: 1) the discipline durations are a bit simplified and some tend to be more generous than their AD&D counterparts (fall into OD&D and BX lines), 2) possession of powerful psionics (i.e., choice from all disciplines, access to high level abilities, etc.) are limited to psionic character classes (the same way that the use of spells is limited to specific character class), and the only way characters of any race/class may possess psionics is via wild psionics (which generally limits the person to just 1 or 2 specific abilities), 3) the psionic combat system is vastly simplified and uses a saving throw and...See more
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Tony M November 06, 2015 10:47 am UTC
This may not be the right place to ask, but do Dromites of PX1a have a prime requisite or recommended attack/save tables?
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Edward H October 30, 2015 10:35 pm UTC
It looks like the Mind Flay- er, Mind Thresher is missing its iconic area Blast attack from the list of its attack modes. I assume this is a typo, since it's specifically mentioned in the text description of tactics that follows.
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Richard L October 31, 2015 5:28 pm UTC
You're absolutely right. It should have been listed with its other attack modes. That update will made to the source file and updated soon.
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Sérgio T October 28, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Is it possible to include the alphabetic index in the sample? I don't play BX/LL, but I'd buy this if it had disciplines I hadn't seen elsewhere (e.g. Psionics Handbooks).
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Richard L October 31, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
I've actually posted the list by chakra/discipline group, as well as the alphabetic list to my blog:
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Tony M October 26, 2015 8:29 am UTC
Like all NBD books, instant purchase. Looking forward to getting into it later.

Any chance the screen is next?
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Richard L October 26, 2015 7:24 pm UTC
Actually, yes. The screen IS next. As soon as we get the print version of this book out, we'll be looking to launch the screen Kickstarter!
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Tony M October 27, 2015 8:01 am UTC
Most excellent, I look forward to backing the **** out of that one.
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