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Tome of Psionics

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The tome of Psionics 

for use with Pathfinder 2nd edition 

what do you get with this book?

  • An introduction comic, and art by Fred GD Perry, 
  • All ARTWORK is COPYRIGHT CHAD HALE 2003-2004
  • In this 90 page book you get:
  • the psion class
  • more than 30 psion class feats
  • more than 300 psionic powers
  • 30 psion templates
  • 9 psi backgrounds
  • 4 ancestries: the aracheen, Quell'tian, Satorian, Vaus'Tian

This book is an inspired effort. In writing this book I have stood on the shoulders of giants, writers of other Role playing books on this topic. The inspiration for much of the content herein originates with the following works:

First edition AD&D player’s handbook, copyright 1972 TSR by E. Gary Gygax

The complete psionics handbook copyright 1991 TSR by Steve Winter,

Dragon Kings copyright 1992 TSR by Timothy b. Brown

The Will and the Way copyright 1994 by L Rich Baker III.

Compatibility with Pathfinder Second Edition requires Pathfinder Second Edition from Paizo Inc. See paizo.com/pathfinder to learn more about Pathfinder. Paizo Inc. does not guarantee compatibility, and does not endorse this product.

 

 
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chad H October 27, 2019 6:38 pm UTC
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in case anyone is wondering about who else I bought art from, to include the COPYRIGHT...
MIKE MAZGUY
Dan "Skid vis"
Ben Dunn of antarctic press.

just so you know...
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chad H October 27, 2019 1:33 pm UTC
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hey wow. check it out. Thread necro from 2007. https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-tome-of-psionics.196103/
I really do own this art and hey, wow... who ever filed the "potential copyright complaint" against me can apologize...

as in, "now" would be good.
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chad H October 26, 2019 1:59 pm UTC
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I have updated the content. This is an incomplete update, I am showing you what I have done and what I have left to add. The full and complete update will follow shortly. if you have concerns please e-mail me: chadabhale@gmail.com
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chad H October 27, 2019 1:39 pm UTC
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The update was completed. The addenda content has been removed.
As it wasn't part of the original work, no one should feel short changed.
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chad H October 20, 2019 12:23 pm UTC
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UPDATE! 10/20/2019. I am currently engaged in a line by line edit. This book was started during the pretest and some rules elements are no longer valid. those errors are being corrected. Further, I am adding more content: an analysis of how I devised the powers to scale with class levels as well as Development, and pit the powers against:
1. Telekinetic projectile, cantrip. 1d6 damage all the way up to 10d6, and choosing specific ammunition changes the damage type! Bludgeoning, slashing, or piercing!
2. Shocking grasp, a first level spell that deals 1d12 + ability modifier +1d4 persistent damage, heightened to 9th level the spell deals 9d12+ability modifier+1d4+9 persistent damage. oh, it also gets a +1 to hit metal.
3. Phantasmal killer, a 4th level spell that can INSTANTLY KILL, or deal 12d6 damage. and for each +1 spell level you might be adding 3d6... as a 10th level spell, that is potentially 30d6 damage!

The psionic powers have been designed with the above spells in mind, but...See more
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Simon B October 19, 2019 11:22 pm UTC
Not sure if the book was written for PF2 in the beginning as some of the mechanics don't quite feel right, like they talk about Spell Resistance, some of the powers lack balance, it's not a bad book, but it's not professional enough for me that we should pay 20$ (even less 30$) bucks. Even if it cost money to the Author, that's not how we justify a price, im sure he put a lot of effort in that book and need consideration for that, but if he want to be successful and ask for a premium price he must deliver a premium quality ebook
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chad H October 20, 2019 12:43 pm UTC
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Your english needs help. I don't have the time to explain economics to you, but I will try.
1. Making a hamburger costs me 5$.
2. Logically, if I am selling the hamburgers I can not sell them for less than 5$.
3. In addition to the cost of each and every hamburger; I had to pay for the building lease, the bureau of zoning, for access roads, electrical lines, cable, wi-fi, lighting, the electrical union fees, the plumbing union fees, the delivery truck union fees, the stoves, the sinks, the water, the garbage, the sewage, the osha guidelines, the health inspector, the restaurant licensing, heck- the buns, the vegetables, and the condiments...
Then there's employees, and taxes, and health coverage, and on and on and on...
If I intend to stay in business, I can't afford to sell my hamburgers for 5$. I wouldn't survive charging 7$ PER BURGER, oh gee golly gosh, For me to buy one of my own hamburgers I have to have a certain measure of something called PROFIT.

Now, if...See more
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Omri H October 16, 2019 7:19 am UTC
Just want to say that you should probably avoid this product, solely because of the author's behavior.
Look on /r/Pathfinder2e and see how he talks to people (/u/Chad_A_B_Hale). I really don't think he deserves to be here :/
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chad H October 20, 2019 12:55 pm UTC
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I reacted poorly. true. I posted on reddit to announce my book and the responses I got was to be TROLLED. A few examples; one poster claimed my book was terrible, he knows because he reviewed my book three months ago. This was clearly false, as the book was only published as of 10/04/2019 and I have yet to have ANYONE accept my offer of a gratuity copy to review.
At least 10 posters where claiming my book to be a scam. which is also false, the book is a very real product.
...and others, well. What they said... They are beneath mention. Did I get angry?
oh yes. People were lying about me and assassinating my character. Try that in person with me (or anyone else for that matter) and you will get laid out on your posterior... if your lucky.
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Omri H October 23, 2019 12:10 pm UTC
As I said, you're a horrible person and no one should buy from you. :)
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chad H October 23, 2019 5:35 pm UTC
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no hon, your a toxic troll who I am going to ban!
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Ryan K October 14, 2019 4:28 pm UTC
Is this related to (or a conversion of) any of the Pathfinder 1e Psionics material, like Dreamscarred Press's Ultimate Psionics? If not, which D&D sources did you draw from? I ask because this may help people figure out where your product fits in the wider world of psionics rules.

Edit: I do see that you have the following text:
"This book is an inspired effort. In writing this book I have stood on the shoulders of giants, writers of other Role playing books on this topic. The inspiration for much of the content herein originates with the following works:

First edition AD&D player’s handbook, copyright 1972 TSR by E. Gary Gygax

The complete psionics handbook copyright 1991 TSR by Steve Winter,

Dragon Kings copyright 1992 TSR by Timothy b. Brown

The Will and the Way copyright 1994 by L Rich Baker III."

As I have no access to these older titles, could you compare and contrast vs other existing Pathfinder psionics...See more
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chad H October 15, 2019 12:05 am UTC
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Look at the 1e occultist. they have "implements" with "schools of magic". they gain bonuses for investing in their implements; resonant power, and base power. they have focus powers which they pay for with focus points.

In the "Tome of Psionics", the psion (*or psionicist if you prefer) has "arts" which represent bodies of occult knowledge and a set of related psionic powers. The psionic powers are Psion only focus powers, look up the 2e rules for focus powers at PFSRD20 website. There are very interesting elements of the focus power rules such as; Non-spellcasters can have focus powers, and non-spellcasters with focus powers... are *NOT spellcasters. As to the materials I used for inspiration, I believe some of them have passed into public domain... they might be "free" for private use.
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Joshua N October 07, 2019 11:01 pm UTC
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That is a high price for pdf and non official material.
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chad H October 11, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
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hmm, let's check if there are books on drive thru that cost more...
yup, there are.
to publish I had to pay for;
125$ isbn
125$ copyright
1,200$ artist
$40 amazon seller account
and a year and three months of work.
asking 30$ seems necessary.
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Joshua N October 12, 2019 10:21 pm UTC
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I am not saying you shouldn’t make a profit. Piazo priced their main rulebook pdf at $15. A book 1/4 the size and non official content that cost double, seems a bit high. I would gladly give you $15.

This is also your first published piece, with a small preview and no reviews. I think you are limiting your sales. I assume at $30 you make about $26 per sale that means you need to sell 57 copies. At $15 you probably would have to sell 120 copies to make back cost. I honestly don’t have a clue what the sales numbers are for this site so I don’t know what kind of numbers you should expect. You might have priced right for all I know.

Since this again is your first publishing, minimal preview (a enticing one) and no reviews after a week. You have priced this outside of my scope of interest. I’m saddened by that because honestly this book is exactly what I want to see. I have loved psionics since 2nd AD&D.

I honestly am being selfish in trying to drive...See more
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chad H October 12, 2019 11:43 pm UTC
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I will go as low as 20$ for pdf and 30$ for the print.
I will expand the preview.
I am working on a psionic adventure path (1-20) that utilizes this books content.
I am working on two stand alone adventures. 1st and 5th levels.
I am working on a Psionic threats bestiary.
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Joshua N October 12, 2019 11:47 pm UTC
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Thanks for listening. I will definitely buy a copy. I’m curious do you plan to put up a POD version soon? I would definitely be interested in both so I could share with group easier.
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chad H October 13, 2019 1:21 am UTC
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Yes, print on demand will be up soon.
As to the psionic adventure path, I can't use intellectual property like mind flayers, or obvious duplicates based on the source material - lovecraft chthonians(spelling?).

I have to create something new; Boskop humans. An evolutionary off shoot of humanity.
Biological evolution craves efficiency, and big brain animals have greater dietary needs. Herbivores- can subsist on plants and are dumb (soz, vegans) Carnivores, need protein... animal protein. (meat eater = more advanced brain)...

My fictional "Boskop" psionic humans (*a monster kind), are blessed and cursed with the pepck-k gene. see super mouse experiment: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071101162739.htm
and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2491496/

Their metabolism doesn't use sugars... it runs on FATS. Introducing, the "neurovore" a creature that needs fats, preferably from nervous tissue and, brains. The more...See more
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chad H October 13, 2019 2:29 am UTC
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as to reviews, I am making overtures to:
Black dragon gaming youtube channel
dawnforgedcast youtube channel
Nerdarchy youtube channel
...
I even tried to contact "Critical role", and "Paizo"...
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Joshua N October 13, 2019 4:40 am UTC
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Hopefully it gets some attention from them. Do you plan to do a combo pdf pod discount deal? I only ask as that will determine if I will wait.

I like the idea of the campaign idea. Yes bummer those tentacle villains (my absolute favorite D&D monster) are ip. Lovecraft is public domain but the he is not the source of the squid heads.

I think of Baldurs Gate 2 throne of Baul where the main hero is experimented on. A campaign I idea I was playing was their origin story. Building close to your idea. More beings that tried to experiment on each other. A story of them before they became dimension hopping beings.

Very excited to hear about pdf/pod option.
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chad H October 13, 2019 6:34 am UTC
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as to PDF/Print on demand combo, that's in the system now.
I can not do a combo with the adventures, yet. Though I will when they are ready.
Writing takes a spot of time, even when you aren't starting from scratch.
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