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Wrist razors do not need to be drawn, nor do they need to be sheathed for the wielder to use the hand the razors are on (Dark Sun Campaign Setting 121). The other thing we know is that it's a free action to take your hand off your weapon. So you can definitely do what you're talking about, take a hand off your two handed weapon and attack with your ...
In a "High psionics campaign", which Athas definately qualifies as, I would recommend allowing everyone to take this feat: Unlocked Talent for free or as an option (depending on how you want to run things). It keeps things interesting, keeps it balanced and allows for first level powers. Hidden Talent is also a potential "freebie" to hand out, depending on ...
Another possible way would be through the use of Spelljammers. The PCs get picked up by one, go through a checkpoint were they must exchange all their metal equipment for the Athas equivalent, then have a Spelljammer drop them off in the middle of the desert were they must fend for themselves in the harsh new environment.
As I see it, there are two concerns with regard to balance: mechanical and psychological. Mechanically, the Defiler's effect is scaling with level, while the Preserver's is not. At low levels, it's easy for the Defiler to exploit their side effect - just get into range of the enemy and out of range of your party, and you're getting free bonus damage with ...
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