The Complete Psionic’s Handbook describes over paranormal powers – telepathy. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, 2nd Edition The psionicist is a completely new character class for AD&D games, both for player. There is no 2nd edition AD&D book in my library that has gotten more wear and tear than PHBR5: The Complete Psionics Handbook (), by Steve Winter. Find great deals for Complete Psionics Handbook Ad&d 2nd Edition Phbr5. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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The psionicist must concentrate for the entire duration of pionics power, so any attack made on the psionicist negates the effect, and the walls disipate over the course one round. It creates a choice for the player on whether or not they want to run the risk of exploring that potential. Given the problems mentioned with power scores, they edktion simply too chancy to use unless in a horrid situation.

As I understand it, the word is a portmanteau of ‘psychic’ and ‘electronic’. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.

There is also a drain rate for each power. I’ve never dealt with 2nd Edition, but when I found this on the Wizard’s boards, illustrating the problems with psionic ;sionics, it convinced me to never try: It may be the same in 2e Psi, but the mechanic is very close to 3e Psi.

On a success roll ofthe opposite affect as expected occurs. The power is not perfect.

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In either case, they lost an action and PSPs. The book contains over psionic powers, and includes an entire chapter on psychic combat. I would have to have brain damage to choose to turn with these rules!


The psionicist concentrates on a target, and damage is inficted. Or, you could do like the book suggests and throw in a save vs. Using this power, the psionicist can also attempt to damage inanimate, nonmagical objects. The risk is in rolling to psiomics whether you are a wild talent. Doing it “in game” though results in a -2 bonus to that check, thus reducing the negative potential, but introducing the chance that the psionicist botches his roll and causes even worse problems.

No, the cost is not “made and paid for” right there. There are stories of psionicists living their lives as gamblers, betting psiinics their resistance to alchahol or tempurature.

The Psionics Handbook (2E)

A telekinetic can not lift himself with this power. You can test at 1st level, when psionics is introduced into the campaign, or the rarest of all when your Wisdom goes up. Half the sphere is underground. The card-game mentality where the player and the DM declare their psionic actions using index cards or something which is what we always did when it came up was pretty stupid. A roll less than or equal to the Power Score means success. The success rate is halved if the danger is caused by a being of higher level or hit dice than the psionicist.

It affects a spherical volume with a radius of 5ft per level over fourteen. Other times you will get a penalty based on the turning defense mode the opponent selects. Did power checks add or subtract from the experience? I particularly enjoyed DMing a psionicist in Ravenloft where there was lots of stuff that could be done with the telepathy contact system. So what do you guys think of 2nd edition psionics? But it also tends to be balance wreaking, particularly if you don’t assume psionics are just magic and so are effected by dispel magic or spell resistance.


Outer PSI healing allows psionicists to use the power of their minds to heal others’ bodies.

Sleep restores the hitpoints at the rate of one every hour. You don’t want to be just another spellcaster do you? I might also point out that a psionicist with moderate or ad&x scores da&d not editoin great at pulling powers in the heat of combat, but like any character, he should be aware of that limitation and plan accordingly.

There are other stories of wise empaths who devoted their lives to helping people. Explain the modifiers for high stats as an expansion of the lower bound chance and not a bonus to the die roll otherwise being smart makes the surgery more likely to ruin your junk.

That is a pretty much harmless process. I kinda liked the old system. And most monsters that had psionics were awesome at them. I will say, though, that psionic combat in its original form was needlessly hhandbook and kludgy. This section is empty. No, actual psionicists got to choose everything like they wanted. Effectively, psionicists are much more limited in what they can carry than the other classes.