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The Psionics Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons v. 3.0. Details the psionics subsystem.

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    ContentsIntroduction...........................................................4

    What Is Psionics ...................... ....................... .... 4The Psionics Handbook ........................................4

    Whats New? .................... ....................... ........ 4

    Chapter 1: Psionic Classes ...............................5Class Descriptions..............................................5Psion ..................... ....................... ....................... .... 6

    Game Rule Information ...................... ........ 8DISCIPLINES......................................................8Class Skills.......................................................9Class Features ...................... ....................... .... 9Psicrystals.......................................................10Psion Starting Packages.............................12

    Psychic Warrior.................................................13Game Rule Information ...................... ......14Class Skills.....................................................14Class Features ...................... ....................... ..14Psychic Warrior Starting

    Packages.....................................................16Multiclass Psionic Character ...................... ..16

    Chapter 2: Skills ..................................................17Skill Summary...................................................17Skill Descriptions .................... ....................... ..18

    Autohypnosis........... ....................... ..............18Concentration...............................................19Knowledge (psionics).................................19Psicraft.............................................................19Remote View.................................................20Stabilize Self..................................................20Use Psionic Device......................................20

    Chapter 3: Feats ...................................................21Acquiring Feats .................... ....................... ......21Prerequisites.......................................................21Types of Feats.................... ....................... ..........21

    BEHIND THE CURTAIN:PSIONIC FEATS ...............................................23

    Feat Descriptions..............................................23

    Chapter 4: Psionics ............................................31Manifesting Powers.........................................31

    WHAT IS A PSIONIC POWER?.......................32VARIANT: SAVINGTHROW

    DIFFICULTY CLASSAGAINST PSIONIC POWERS.....................33

    Concentration...............................................35Manifester Level..........................................35Special Power Effects ....................... ..........35Psionics-Magic Transparency..................36

    Psionic Powers...................................................37

    Psions and Psychic Warriors....................37Using Stored Power Points.......................37PSIONIC DISEASE ...........................................37Psychometabolism Powers.......................38

    Psionic Disciplines...........................................38Clairsentience...............................................38Metacreativity...............................................38Psychokinesis................................................38Psychometabolism........................ ..............38Psychoportation...........................................39VARIANT: PSIONICS ARE

    DIFFERENT.................................................39

    Telepathy....................... ....................... ..........40

    Special Abilities ....................... ...................... ... 40Psionic Combat........................ ...................... ... 40

    How does PsionicCombat Work?............... ...................... ... 40

    PSIONIC COMBAT INA NUTSHELL ............................................. 41

    Psionic Attack andDefense Modes............................................42

    Chapter 5: Powers .............................................. 45Psion Powers............................. ...................... ... 45Psychic Warrior Powers................... .............. 49Power Format.... ....................... ...................... ... 50Powers .................................................................51

    Chapter 6: Characters ....................................109Prestige Classes...............................................109

    Metamind....................................................109Pyrokineticist.............................................110Slayer ............................................................112Soulknife .....................................................113

    Psionic NPC Statistics ...................... ............ 115Random NPC.............................................115Handcrafted NPC.....................................115READING THE NPC

    DESCRIPTIONS ........................................115NPC Psion (Egoist)...................................115NPC Psion (Nomad) .................... ............ 116NPC Psion (Savant)..................................117NPC Psion (Shaper) ..................... ............ 118NPC Psion (Seer) ......................................118NPC Psion (Telepath)..............................119NPC Psychic Warrior..............................120

    Chapter 7: Psionic Items ..............................121Using Items ...................... ....................... ........ 121

    Saving Throws againstPsionic Item Powers............................122

    Damaging Psionic Items.........................122Magic Items for Psionic

    Characters ..............................................122Psionic Item Descriptions...........................122

    Random Psionic Items............................123Armor and Shields............. ...................... .123Weapons......................................................125Crystal Capacitors.....................................128Dorjes............................................................128Power Stones..............................................129Psionic Tattoos...........................................129Universal Items.........................................130Universal Item Descriptions.................130

    Cursed Items .................... ....................... ........ 136Psionic Artifacts..............................................136Creating Psionic Items.................................138

    Chapter 8: Monsters .......................................139Psionic Creatures .................... ...................... .139

    Creating a Psionic Creature...................139Astral Construct ...................... ...................... .140Blue.....................................................................142Brain Mole .......................................................143Caller in Darkness ..................... .................... 144Cerebrilith........................................................145Crysmal ...................... ....................... ................ 146Folugub ...................... ....................... ................ 146Githyanki..........................................................147

    Githzerai .................... ....................... ................ 149

    Intellect Devourer...... ....................... ............ 150Neothelid ...................... ....................... ............ 150Phthisic... ....................... ....................... ............ 151Psion-Killer................... ....................... ............ 152Puppeteer...................... ....................... ............ 153Temporal Filcher ....................... .................... 154Thought Eater.......... ....................... ................ 154Udoroot ............................................................ 155

    Index ....................... ...................... ....................... . 157

    Character Sheet ................................................ 159

    List of TablesTable 3-2: Experience and Level-

    Dependent Benefits (reprintedFrom the Players Handbook)........................6

    Table 1-1: The Psion...................... ..................... 7Table 1-2: Psion Bonus Power

    Points.................................................................7Table 1-3: Disciplines and

    Associated Abilities...................... ................. 8Table 1-4: Psicrystals ..................... ................... 10Table 1-5: Psicrystal Special

    Abilities......................... ....................... ...........11Table 1-6: The Psychic Warrior .................... 15Table 2-1: Psionic Character Skills... ...........18Table 3-1: Psionic Feats. ....................... ...........22Table 4-1: Psionic Combat DC

    Modifiers........................................................42Table 4-2: Psionic Attack Modes....... ...........42Table 4-3: Psionic Defense Modes............... 42Table 6-1: The Metamind .................... ........ 110Table 6-2: The Pyrokineticist...................... 111Table 6-3: The Slayer.......... ...................... ..... 112Table 6-4: The Soulknife.......... .................... 113Table 6-5: Random NPC

    Alignment............ ....................... ................ 115Table 6-6: Random Psionic

    NPC Class................................................... 115

    Table 6-7: NPC Psion (Egoist).................... 116Table 6-8: NPC Psion (Nomad)................. 116Table 6-9: NP