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Can you combine Form of the Dragon spell with the Metamorphosis power?

The polymorph subschool rules states that you can only be affected by one polymorph spell, but Metamorphosis (from Psionics Unleashed by Dreamscarred Press) is not a polymorph spell, even though is ...
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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

I am looking for an item and its reference page: a crystal shard that stores memories, up to an entire personality. I believe this particular item comes from one of the forgotten realms books, or ...
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Multiple telepathic connections in Stars Without Number

Can a psychic have multiple telepathic connections at once?
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Can a psion with Metamorphosis and Assume Supernatural Ability create an army of Scythers of Thoon under his command?

Metamorphosis yourself and your psicrystal into Madcrafters of Thoon. Use Assume Supernatural Ability: Launch Spawn to create as many Scythers of Thoon you want. Use some form of infinite healing to ...
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Does Psicrystal Containment prevent a Psicrystal with the Wild Talent feat from psionically focusing itself?

You can spend a full-round action attempting to psionically focus your psicrystal. At any time when you need to expend your psionic focus, you can expend your psicrystal’s psionic focus instead, as ...
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Can a Psion who can manifest Metamorphosis grab Assume Supernatural Ability?

I prefer Assume Supernatural Ability over Metamorphic Transfer because it doesn't have a daily limit and I'm only interested in one Su ability. The problem with Assume Supernatural Ability is this: ...
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Does Leech Field allow you to absorb your own powers, your Schism's powers, or your Fission's powers?

You raise a field of potentiality that drains the vitality from powers that you successfully save against. When you succeed on a saving throw to negate the effect of a foe’s power on you, and the ...
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Can you manifest Bestow Power on yourself, your Schism mind, or your Fission Duplicate?

You are a valid target of Bestow Power as you are "one psionic creature" You link your mind with another psionic creature’s mind, creating a brief conduit through which mental energy can be ...
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What powers can a psion select?

I'm creating my first psionic character using D&D 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook. The character is a level 1 psion whose discipline is psychoportation (and therefore is a "nomad"). I ...
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Can Greater Metamorphosis or Assume Supernatural Ability be used to acquire supernatural class features??

The ability to change into various forms using Greater Metamorphosis includes the assumption that when there are more than one creature of a particular race, they do NOT count as a unique individuals ...
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Is the Arch Psion's Psionic Energy Discharge sufficiently similar to the Warlock's Eldritch Blast for item creation purposes?

3.5 Item creation rules specifically call out Eldritch Blast a having no psionic analog, and thus psionic characters cannot create or assist in creating items that use that class feature as a ...
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Are augmentation costs the same thing as metapsionic costs?

There are various ways of reducing the metapsionic cost, Metapower feat (which lacks augment language) or certain items for example. There is even a way to convert a power into a metapsionic cost, the ...
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How might a ghost interact with psionic items, powers, and effects that are made of or produce ectoplasm?

Some background: the ghostly psionic character in question is a ghost due to in-campaign events which I shall skip over unless needed. Mechanically this is represented by a level of ghost racial class ...
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Can a character fail to gain psionic focus as a result of a Concentration check DC increase as a result of taking damage in combat?

A situation came up recently where a character had no other option than to draw an attack of opportunity while attempting to gain psionic focus. Fortunately the attack of opportunity failed to find ...
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What class defaults for Improved Strength/Cat's Grace Spells for Psionicist?

In Spells & Magic, only four class categories – Priest, Warrior, Wizard, Rogue – are used for defaults for calculating how much Strength or Dexterity is gained when using these buffs. These class ...
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Can a githzerai PC be a psionicist in AD&D 2e?

The complete psionics handbook was released before Planescape campaign setting and there is no mention of githzerai being able to be psionicist. But from the lore it seems that they can be psionic. ...
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Is Shatter Mind Blank a much weaker option than simply using Dispel Psionics?

Am I missing something here? Comparing the Shatter Mind Blank power to the Dispel Psionics power it would appear Shatter Mind Blank is a far weaker option than Dispel Psionics in terms of range, power ...
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Does Schism let you manifest a 2nd Astral Construct without the 1st one dissipating?

You can have only one astral construct shaped at any one time. If you shape another astral construct, any previous construct dissipates. (The exception is if you are a 5th-level ectopic adept, which ...
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If you or your Fission duplicate manifest Time Hop right before the Fission ends, is your Fission permanent?

Reading all "kill the fission duplicate, end the power, and revive the duplicate via revivify or psionic revivify" stuff online, it made me realize that Fission's rejoining effect at the end ...
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Does the Timeless Body power protect you from Fission's damage? And therefore allow free Reality Revisions?

So this is how I understand the Fission power. The definition of "damage" in this power's description includes "xp damage." Something about "ability drain" setting ...
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How does Freedom of Movement interact with Squeezing rules (ie: fitting through narrow spaces)?

I am curious about how Freedom of Movement effects would be affected by the squeezing rules in the PHB, p148. (Fitting through narrow spaces) The Squeezing rules state two conditions: Passing through ...
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How many Character Points for a Psionicist to buy proficiency with Restricted Weapons like Swords?

In skills & powers for AD&D 2nd edition there's a rule that says "Character Class Restrictions Non-warrior characters are normally restricted by the rules dictating the types of weapons ...
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Can the Ability Focus feat apply to a character's manifestation of psionic powers as a whole?

In Monster Manual 1, a core source, Ability Focus feat applies to special attacks, and psionics are defined as a special attack in the Stat blocks and as a spell-like ability in the glossary. Most ...
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Optimizing fatal/demolition setups during long Time Stop with strict RAW rules against targeting creatures

I'm in a 9th level high-powered gestalt game in a Tippyverse setting with a fairly permissive DM that allows for highly optimized shenanigans. Game rules are PF as a base with 3.5 content to ...
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How does feat retraining interact with psicrystal affinity?

Inspired by remanifest psicrystal The feat to get a psycristal: Psicrystal Affinity [Psionic] You have created a psicrystal. Prerequisites Manifester level 1st. Benefit This feat allows you to gain ...
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Is it a standard action to obtain/replace a psicrystal?

Psicrystals have no penalty on death. Literally none. Which stands to reason, unlike familiars, have no cooldown or have no xp loss. Psicrystal Affinity, being a Psionic feat, is a supernatural ...
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If you manifest Fission, kill yourself on the last round, and revive yourself with psionic revivify next round, is your Fission duplicate permanent?

"If you die, your duplicate remains in existence, and is for all intents you, but with two negative levels. (Once the duration expires, one of the negative levels immediately converts to one lost ...
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Biopsionics - can the player limit how much healing they do?

A level 1 biopsionic psychic can heal 1+1d6 hit points. What if they want to limit it to some lower value? is there a way to "pull the punch"?
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Is there any in game explanation from any edition of D&D for why Greyhawk Powers/Outsiders lost their psionics?

In the original edition of D&D (white box plus supplements version), Outsiders (meaning those who are not from the Prime Material plane, and more specifically Powers; I'm aware that this is ...
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Can Psychometabolism's Shared effect vary parameters between targets?

The Pathfinder psion has discipline abilities as part of its kit. The 8th level Egoist ability allows the psion to share Personal psychometabolism powers with others. Can the parameters of the powers ...
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Does Meld Into Stone prevent Intellect Devourer attacks?

Intellect Devourers have Detect Sentience, which lets them psychically know where someone is through walls. They have Multiattack for Claws and Devour Intellect. The latter requires sight, and their ...
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Are Githyanki under Nondetection all the time?

Githyanki (MM p. 160, and Mordenkainen's Monsters of the Multiverse, p. 140f) all have a Spellcasting (Psionics) ability of 3/day: nondetection (self only). Nondetection has a duration of 8 hours. ...
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In Stars Without Number, how can a PSI increase the number of dice rolled for a skill check?

How can a PSI increase the number of dice rolled for a skill check? For other skills the player can pick the specialized foci and bump the number of dice rolled. I don't see a similar mechanic for the ...
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What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs?

What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs? Basically, just how low can the price go? Open to psionics and magic methods. (For DM reference regarding a possible upcoming ...
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Other classes using the psychic warrior list?

The war mind uses the psychic warrior power list. (And so does the psychic warrior, of course.) Does anything else? Ideally I’d like to find something using that list but based on Charisma, but for ...
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What happens when a creature using Assume Likeness becomes corporeal?

There are some cases where an incorporeal creature will become corporeal or is able to interact as if corporeal. The Assume Likeness ability of the Psion Uncarnate(1) (an unbodied(2) has an ability ...
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Augmenting Psi-like abilities

I was making a creature for my game and wanted to give it the feat Psionic Awakening. This gives it the ability to manifest one of three powers as a Psi-like ability (in this case inertial armor), ...
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Can you replace Mage Hand with another cantrip after taking the Telekinetic feat and still benefit from the increased range?

If an Artificer who knows the cantrip "Mage Hand" takes the "Telekinetic" feat, and then later exchanges "Mage Hand" for another cantrip after they level up, do they keep ...
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How can Githzerai and Githyanki both be Chaotic Aligned and Psionicists? [closed]

How can Githzerai and Githyanki both be Chaotic Aligned and Psionicists? Furthermore, there's a handful of Psionic races with powers, typically equal to their level, with no apparent restriction, but ...
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Could Touchsight be used to feel the presence of the microscopic or nanoscopic?

Touchsight allows you to feel your surroundings, and ignore invisibility and darkness and other visually obscuring effects. It also allows you to detect and pinpoint all creatures within range. And it ...
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What method can be used to renew a psionic power on a schedule, even if the character sleeping or unconscious?

If a character wants to have a psionic power renew on a once or twice per day schedule (no more than twice per day at max) regardless of external circumstances or personal status conditions up to and ...
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Can a Soulknife make a whip?

What the title says. Can a soulknife get a 15 foot reach weapon that does (I guess?) 1d8 points of non-lethal damage and has disarm? How would it work? Or is it undefined?
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Do a Soulknife’s soulknife abilities function in an Antimagic Field?

The Soulknife’s soulknife comes from their Psychic Blades subclass feature, which states: “Also at 3rd level, you can manifest your psionic power as shimmering blades of psychic energy. Whenever you ...
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Do the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat work with the Manyshot feat?

Can the Manyshot feat work to allow you to apply the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat to all the arrows? The hang-up is that you are creating 3 arrows so you ...
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When do you lose bonus power points?

I'm looking specifically at the feat Azure Talent, from Magic of Incarnum. I've read various debates about whether or not one can combine it with things like Psycarnum Infusion to get infinite power ...
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Please clarify Soulknife's Blade Skill Multiple Throw?

Please clarify Soulknife's Blade Skill Multiple Throw? Multiple Throw: The soulknife can throw a number of mind blades per round equal to the number of melee attacks she could make. A soulknife must ...
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How to calculate Power Point total for multi-calss manifesters?

I'm currently playing an Aegis Lv6 and want to dip a few levels in Vitalist to aid my party cleric...mostly out of combat. I have an Int 18 and Wis 16. According Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power ...
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How does the Soulknife's Bladeskills Dual Imbue and Powerful Strikes work together with Psychic Strike?

How does the Soulknife's Bladeskills Dual Imbue and Powerful Strikes work together with Psychic Strike? Dual Imbue: When utilizing multiple mind blades, the soulknife may charge both blades with her ...
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Does an Aegis' Climb astral suit customization function like Spider Climb?

Does an Aegis' Climb astral suit customization function like Spider Climb?
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What set of abilities affects a Soul Knife's Mind Blade/s when they use Shape the Mind Blade class feature?

What set of abilities affects a Soul Knife's Mind Blade/s when they use Shape the Mind Blade class feature? Is it both Blade Skill/s and Mind Blade Enhancements or one or the other?
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