I've been searching forums and brainstorming about this idea. I am curious about how many holes can be put in this theory and how many DMs would allow this at their table.
- Every roll check in DnD is either an attack roll, saving throw, or ability check.
- Initiative is not attack or saving, so it must be a DEX ability check.
- Harengon gets proficiency to initiative checks.
- Intent of initiative checks is to see if you go before your opponent.
- Going after an opponent in initiative order means the check "failed".
- Soulknife Rogue is allowed to add a Psionic Energy die to a failed ability check that they have proficiency with.
- Soulknife Rogue only loses the Psionic Energy die if the new check succeeds.
- Soulknife Harengon can use Psionic Energy die on "failed" initiative checks.
- Soulknife Harengon doesn't lose the Psionic Energy die if new check still "fails" but gets to keep the new initiative.
Hare-Trigger. You can add your proficiency bonus to your initiative rolls.
Psi-Bolstered Knack. When your nonpsionic training fails you, your psionic power can help: if you fail an ability check using a skill or tool with which you have proficiency, you can roll one Psionic Energy die and add the number rolled to the check, potentially turning failure into success. You expend the die only if the roll succeeds.