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If Thoughts Could Kill

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By Bruce R. Cordell
56-page psionics adventure-sourcebook
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Psionic accessory and adventure for 10th-level characters


A mythic psionic artifact known as the Crystal Consiousness cycles toward awareness as it did once before, ages ago. Previous Waking Events gave rise to the psionic disciplines known today, while its coming erased other disciplines, now long forgotten. As the artifact awakens, your characters strive against rival groups to find it and prevent a momentous psionic paradigm shift -- or manipulate it to suit their own ends.

The full-length adventure in If Thoughts Could Kill uses the psionic rules from Bruce's Psionics Handbook. In addition, fully one-third of the book contains even more rules, including three new psionic creatures (such as the psionic lich and the kureshim, a PC race), nine completely new powers, new feats, items, and variant rules, and even an all-new psionic prestige class, the Colorless Adept. It also offers the new discipline of Psychonecromancy and the Metamind and Blade Manifester psionic prestige class variants.

Origins-Award-winning designer Bruce Cordell is known for his many creative D&D products, including Return to the Tomb of Horrors, The Sunless Citadel, Gates of Firestorm Peak, The Illithiad, and Heart of Nightfang Spire.

This updated PDF features a quicker-printing page layout, additional illustration from the print edition, and bonus content from Monte Cook's website (also featured in the print edition).

For printing and navigation tips, be sure to read the readme file.

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May 11th, 2013
A rich quest of the mind, against even magic, in which adventurers either surmount challenges and change the cosmos, or succumb to its present momentum, or those initiated by their betters. The detailed consequences of success and failure make the stor [...]
November 24th, 2007
I really liked this adventure. It not only puts the pc's in a realm shaking event but allows them to reshape a discipline of psionics to there own whims. I would recommend it to anyone that loves psionics. [...]
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