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Message no. 1
From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 1995 15:58:20 -0600
Meta-Ability: Divided Attention
NAME: Divided Attention
STUDY: 5 weeks
PREREQUISITES: Mastery Level 1

An esper with the Divided Attention meta-ability can offset the cost of
sustaining an ability by allocating dice from his Psionic or Psionic
Hacking pools. An allocated dice is made unavailable until at which time
it is unallocated.

A standard, known ability normally has a sustaining penalty of +2. Each
dice allocated from the standard Psionic Pool, up to two, will decrease
this penalty by one.

Offsetting a hacked ability requires dice from the Psionic Hacking Pool.
Each dice allocated from this pool will offset the sustaining penalty by

Max Greeble, a human Full Psionicist, invokes a simple light
ability. Not wanting to pay the +2 penalty, he allocates the two
dice from his Psionics Pool to negate the penalty.

Later, Greeble comes up to a sheer wall that he needs to get up.
Unfortuately, he doesn't know levitation, but does have some
knowledge in Telekinetics. He then hacks a quick Force 2
levitation (+3 sustain penalty). Again, not wanting to pay the
penalty if he were to be surprised, he allocates three dice from
his Psionic Hacking Pool to offset the penalty for the levitation.

____ Robert A. Hayden <=> hayden@*******
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