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In the D&D podcast of July 10 Mike Mearls describes it, starting at about 14:00, as The power of the mind. It is a power source that comes from within... it derives from the opening of the mind's eye.... He then goes on to discuss how the Far Realm in D&D cosmology "bumps into" our planes and "can twist reality a little bit." Continuing, ...


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You cannot use any powers through a pane of glass or any other transparent block. This is because all powers unless they state otherwise require line of effect. You have Line of Sight since you can see the target, but you do not have Line of Effect. Line of Effect: A clear line from one point to another point in an encounter that doesn’t pass through or ...


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The wizard spell Temporal Stasis can keep the person alive long enough for you to get to someone who has access to greater restoration, but reality revision or bend reality are probably your best bet at restoring someone who has been targeted by Decerebrate. Your suggestion of restore extremity and psionic revivify isn't bad, if it can be attempted fast ...


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Ooookay, so here's what I've got: While there is no external non-exclusive psionic power of 7+ level that can cure the victim of Decerebrate, there is one internal power that does what we need: True Metabolism. The key is to make this power think that someone else is you. There are SEVERAL ways to make it work: The easiest way is to take 3 levels of ...


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Psionics is far less dangerous as a whole when compared to some of the greater levels of wizard-cheese out there. As far as breaking Psionics is concerned, the four best abilities that the psion has access to are Psicrystal affinity and Share Pain when combined with Vigor, Schism, Linked Power/Synchronicity, and Mindsight, from Lords of Madness. Psicrystal ...


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When I think about psionics, I think about the "nova" problem. Vancian spellcasting produces this weird mechanic where spellcasters get a small number of daily powers, whereas weapon users get at-will powers. If the party does one fight per day, the spellcasters will use all their best daily powers in that fight and be very effective. If the party does ...


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Note that this answer addresses only whether or not 3.5’s psionics subsystem is imbalanced in comparison to similar options. It does not address whether or not a given DM should allow the material, only whether or not a DM need be concerned about its balance when deciding whether or not to allow it. On a personal note, I heartily recommend that any and all ...


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Are they more exploitable? Generally speaking, rules that only a few people at the gaming table know are more exploitable, simply because there are less people who could object. For example the player will be very outspoken how great his character is, but will likely not mention his drawbacks. It would be the DMs job to balance this by including ...



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