The Expanded Psionics Handbook () by Bruce Cordell was a considerable reworking of the Psionics Handbook for 3rd edition D&D. The Expanded Psionics Handbook gives you everything you need to See Monsters as Races, page of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. Expanded Psionic Handbook Review The new races are Maenads (D&D Vulcans), Dromites (First Man in the Moon), Elan (Born .. The good news is that they’ve all been updated to standards and we have a good.

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If you’re looking to buy this book you already know what it’s about. Cordell Your character’s mind is an psionucs metaphorical plane, where all things are possible.

Expanded Psionics Handbook

Your augmentation is limited by your manifester level. Without some variation, all the Soul Knives out there might end up looking alike. It may be that all characters have within them the potential for harnessing the energy of the annd, but only those who succeed in tapping into that potential can become psionic characters. Some things I enjoyed right away. Another favorite or mine are the psychoactive skins.

It is also a simple fact of hhandbook that there will be far more material made for Magic users than for Psionics, so a section on converting spells and prestige classes to psionics would have been especially helpful here. The Expanded Psionics Handbook gives you everything you need to create and play psionic characters, including psionic races, classes, skills and feats, powers, items, monsters, spells, and deities.


One thing I was impressed with was the epic-level psionic character section. First edition had them as a character add on based on a percentage chance assuming one had stats good enough to even make the attempt. Can augmentation be added to an existing power? Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk. A psionic character knows the mental pathways that lead to amazing edifices of thought and energy. Terms of Use – Privacy Statement. If it is for Psychic Warriors, they loose a lot of feats and instead of continuing their power progression, this class starts it all over from the beginning.

There is a lot of room for more material here, the races need more background, the new classes need feats, Prestige classes and some sample iconic NPCs.

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The appendix that wraps things up includes a few spells that help counter psionics or work with them. Reset Fields Log in.

The epic support that covered the core classes and not the prestige classes? There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Another thing I noticed is that they ditched psionic combat. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Now, all psions get bonus points from their intelligence.


I heard that this book has been over a year in the making, It is a pity that more of that time was not spent on editing it. But a single spell that grants 13 levels worth of psionic powers is not?

The powers are broken down by level and in alphabetical order. Psionic’s Handbook for DnD3. This allows a psionic character to trade off some higher power for more versatility, but will probably only be used by the psion as they know a lot of powers and most other classes will concentrate on getting those higher level powers ASAP. If there were some here, it might help me and others understand them better.

Now why though, is the half-giant my favorite? Once you know your character’s race and class, assign your ability score rolls to particular abilities, alter those abilities according to race see Table They just feel like a not so different form of magic in mechanics and approach. They never quite made it to be in the standard game always just hanging around on the fringe.