|From:||"Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>|
|Subject:||Re: PSI: Everyone Please Read|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Jul 1994 12:45:20 +0100|
> Well we all agree on the nature and origin of psi powers. We all operate
> on the asumption that psi powers come from withing the 'caster' and not from
> his surroundings.
I dunno. There's been some talk of this worldmind thing....
> Errr, sorry, but what is Psionic Projection? Have I missed out on
> something? Is it a form of astral projection? If thats the case I'd like to
> say that some of us are still against astral projection for psis.
Read bryan's posting on psionic theory for a good justification of psis
> How about making astral projection a genetic thing, like you can
> project if you have it in your blood, if not its a tough world chummer...
> We could make it another 'Psionic Categories' that can be bought during
> character generation and we could even have special powers for this
> Anyway giving astral projection to some psis is alright with me,
> as they would have to loose a great deal of their power to 'buy' this neat
> ability, but giving it to all of them would make them just another sort
> of mages.
99% of psis are never going to initiate because they tend to become
chunky salsa when the corps blow them away.
> I kinda like doom's better. The idea of having psionic/mages (ughhhh)
> scares the sh** out of me :)
Yes, it's supposed to. It is not unrealistic though.
> Well the way I see it, there are 2 camps here. Our fearless leader
> supports cyberpsionics as he sees them something like ritual magic.
Not quite. It's an ability a few psis possess
> I know that this doesnt make sence, but please bear with me for a sec and I'll
> explain. Robert sees a deckers icon as some kind of link to his actuall self,
> he seems to think that the icon carries the mental signature of the decker
> around the matrix. If this is true then psis should be able to use this link
> to mindfuck the decker, NOT THROUGH THE MATRIX, but rather using their psi
> powers long distance seeking out the person with the mental signature of
> the icon. (Did I get it right fearless leader?)
No. Sell, sorta. There is nothign in the matrix ebcause the matrix
doesn't exists. But, just as an ICe can attack an icon and follow the
icon back to its source, a PSI can attack what seems to be the icon, but
the effect is felt at the source.
> The other camp sees cyberpsionics as a way to influence tech with
> paranormal forces and as such view this power as highly munchkinous.
No shit. PSI might be able to in some cases meld with machines, but that
takes extreme ability and is beyond what we are discussing now.
> My PROPOSAL is that we rule, that a deckers aura (his mental signature)
> can me divined from his matrix icon (as he practically plugs his brain in, when
> he jacks into the matrix). This way a psi-decker that meets another decker in
> the net, will have the chance to try to remotely-influence/control him if he
> wants to. This has nothing to do with tech or the matrix, and is just another
> use of standard psi abilities.
Basically, yes. Your mind is so unprotected when it's plugged into the
net, something might come in and mess with it.
> I am for essence loss, as the contrary would make munchkins out of
> all players that play psis, BUT we canot forget all the wonderfull examples
> of psis that are half-man/half-machine (see the Brother of Marc Remilard
> in the Sage of the pliocene exiles - they transplanted his brain in a machine
> or Lord Vader himself :) SO I think that it would be best to follow Roberts
> idea and have a Mastery(Initiation) power that helps psis overcome those
> problem. (Really cool dudes dont need no essence :)
> Errrr, magic pool IS derived from the mages sorcery skill.
> I'd say that his pool should be his rating in the discipline 'psi chategory'
> the power he is curently using falls under.
Somehow willpower needs to fit in there too, because the pool is supposed
to represent pumping extra oomph into something in some cases.
> > * How many Tech points a category will cost.
> How about using a 'magic' attribute to pay for the powers.
> I'll certainly use them (if the are not tooooo munchkinous and too
I don't think they will be. In terms of power, especially at lower
levels, they will be far less powerful than mages (no astral, no spirits,
no support). Later on they can get up there, but so camn mages too.
> > * Who shot J.R.
> I havent got the foggiest idea old boy.
It was a chicken I tell ya, a giant chicken!
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