|From:||kyle kohler <kkohler@**.UCR.EDU>|
|Subject:||PSI: RECAP 1.0|
|Date:||Thu, 21 Jul 1994 00:34:24 -0700|
there are any errors or you don't agree, *please* reply.
The History of Psionics : Too long to post but I'm sure if you
want it, someone will send it to you or repost it.
Psionic Projection/Manipulation: This skill enables the
character to control psionic energy and manipulate it to produce a
variety of effects (psionic powers).
Concentrations: Each Category will be a concentration
Psionic Theory: This skill gives the character a general
understanding of the functions and functioning of Psionics (makes you wish we
had this skill, eh?). It is vital in the developement of new psionic
powers (those devised during game play).
Concentrations: Power Design (Category), History
(Post-Awakening, Pre-Awakening), Philosophies (Scientific, Spiritual)
Psionic Categories: Divination, PsychoMetabolics, Telekinesis,
Telepathy, and CyberPsionics (I think I'm forgetting one, but I'm not
Psionic Categories will have a rating (purchased with Tech points
or Karma if later on). No power in the category can be greater than the
rating of the category. For example, I can not have Telekinetic Punch at
5 if my Telekinesis Category is only a 4.
There has also been talk of allowing a Psi to use powers that he
does not possess provided he has the Category that the power falls under.
The following limitations will occur when this happens:
The power can only be used at a force equal to half the Category
Rating. For example, if I have TK of 6, I can only use other powers that
I didn't pay for (whether by Karma or Tech Points) at a Force of 3 or
lower. Drain (when we come around to that) will be treated as double.
Using the above example, I use a TK power that I don't own at a force of
3. I will resist drain as if it had a Force of 6. If it were 2, I would
resist a 4 drain.
Karma Costs for Powers/Categories: I posted a suggestion and only
got feedback from Rob, so here it is again (revised)-
Cost for Gaining a New Category (at level one): 4 points
Cost for Raising a Category by one point (from 3 to 4): 1.5 X
Cost for Gaining a New Power (assuming you have the category): 1
Cost for Raising a Power by one point (from 3 to 4): Current
Tech Costs For Powers/Categories:
Cost for a Category: Level
Cost for a Power: Level
Psis and Spirits: Nothing definite, but their seems to be a
general consensus that Psi's should be able to control (via Mind Control)
or at least banish spirits. There also seems to be an agreement that Psis
should not be able to summon elementals or spirits. Alternately, Psionic
type "spirits" could be created.
Psi Pool: There have been those who want the Psi Pool to reflect
upon the Psi's Willpower or Intelligence or some combination of the two.
My idea was that it equal the Psi's Psionic Projection/Manipulation.
The Infamous Priority Table: To tell the truth, I have no idea
what we're doing on this one. We have had numerous proposals, none of
which I can remember in great enough detail to post or have a copy of at
the moment. What I can remember is that there will be three types of
Psis: Full Psis, Psi Adepts, and Wild Psis. Read FRODO LIVES! for the
latest in priority charts.
Cyberware's Effect on Psionics: The majority of us want to keep it
simple. Any essence loss (whether it is a datajack or a cyber-hand)
directly lowers the Psionic Attribute. There is a small faction
(currently being sought out) that want to make a chart or table that would
lessen Psionic loss if the Cyberware in question does not directly relate
to the head or nervous system.
Initiation: This is definitely agreed upon. It will exist, but we
haven't really talked about it much, other than determining that the
powers available will be called Meta-Psionics.
Astral Presence: The majority of those involved are leaning
towards allowing Astral Projection/Sensing as an Initiate power.
CyberPsionics - There has been a lot of debate as to if this power will
work. To be honest, I've lost track of what the damn thing does since
I've heard about 50 versions. So Rob, can you make another write-up,
possibly with a few examples?
That's it. Does anyone mind me recapping every so often (say
every week or after heavy activity)? I think it would help since there
are some who tend to lose track of everything being discussed and their
current status (not mentioning any names, Rob).
Possible Psionic Recapper