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Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide (PFRPG)

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Expand Your Psionic Options!

Take psionics to the next level with all new character options and rules. With new classes, new options for existing classes, new psionic powers, feats, items, and prestige classes, this book has something for new psionic characters and old!

Contained within the pages of Psionics Expanded you will find:

  • Alternate racial options for all of the psionic and core races
  • Six new 20-level psionic base classes: the aegis, cryptic, dread, marksman, tactician, and vitalist (a psionic healer)
  • Advanced class options including class archetypes, advanced disciplines, and new psychic warrior paths, wilder surges, and soulknife blade skills
  • Dozens of new psionic and metapsionic feats
  • New psionic powers for all manifesters
  • Nine new psionic prestige classes, including the body snatcher, metaforge, and soul archer
  • New psionic armor, weapons, and items, as well as a new type of psionic item to empower mind blades, armor, and shields

Building off the core psionic rules of Psionics Unleashed, Psionics Expanded gives over two hundred pages of new character options to allow you to have exactly the psionic character you want.

Psionics Expanded requires Psionics Unleashed.

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Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

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Now available...also, I can kill you with my brain!


Huzzah, I've been waiting for this! Now unfortunately I need to wait for payday!

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Awesome! Thanks for the super-fast availability!

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Additionally, with this release, the Work in Progress has been discontinued. It's been updated for anyone who already had it - so you get the final PDF as promised. :)


Squeeeeee! I want to add this to my cart for future purchase, but I didn't see a button for that.

Never mind. I found it. I'm something of a doofus today. How many pages will be in the print addition? Will it have color illustrations? Do I ask a lot of questions? Can I borrow a quarter?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Will there be a print/pdf bundle?

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

DungeonmasterCal wrote:
How many pages will be in the print addition? Will it have color illustrations?

Print edition will be 216 pages + title page + table of contents + OGL

While the PDF has color illustrations, the printed book will be in B&W.

PathfinderFan64 wrote:
Will there be a print/pdf bundle?

Due to technical limitations now that we're distributing through the retail channels instead of just shipping books directly to Paizo, this unfortunately isn't possible.

Essentially if we set up a print/pdf bundle with the printed book going through our distributor, that extra cost would just go to the distributor and never make its way to us. (I asked.)

Should that change, I'd be open to adding the option. :)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Weird. It still shows as the Work In Progress version in my Downloads list, not the final version. Then the download itself is all six development chapters AND the final book, not just the final the way I would be expecting.

Still, got my copy of the final version, so it's just minor quibbles.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Kvantum wrote:

Weird. It still shows as the Work In Progress version in my Downloads list, not the final version. Then the download itself is all six development chapters AND the final book, not just the final the way I would be expecting.

Still, got my copy of the final version, so it's just minor quibbles.

That's the way it works with the WIP.

I uploaded the same final PDF to both this one and the WIP (so you don't have to "buy" anything else.)

And why take away all the serialized releases? :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Now I have another book to purchase. Eell, the PDF, anyway. I get these just for my players that like playing Psionics. See, I am a good GM. lol

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I see this is listed as a pre-order any idea when it will come out? I ask because I need to be careful about what Ships when, as it determines what I can order in a given month. I assume as always you don't get billed until it ships?

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
I see this is listed as a pre-order any idea when it will come out?

We're printing the proof copy now to make sure everything looks right. That should arrive probably next Monday.

As long as nothing needs to change, then we go to full production, which will likely take 3 weeks, then another couple weeks to get from the warehouse to all the stores (including here at Paizo).

Additionally, I've just submitted an updated PDF that corrects a few things that should have been fixed but were inadvertently omitted - dwarf/duergar dread favored class options, the nimble blade archetype losing Medium armor, the soulthief expertise ability having a restriction, and then the revision to the Ring of Psionics.

Cheliax

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Mr. Smith,
Thanks for the quick answer consider this one ordered!


I have a couple of questions. Hopefully I haven't missed these being asked elsewhere.

1. Emulate melee weapon blade skill p. 83 The description reads "The soulknife is proficient with her mindblade in this form" So, if a soulknife chooses the bastard sword or katana form, would he be proficient with the weapon as a martial weapon (a two handed weapon) or as an exotic weapon (able to use one handed)?

2. Improved Evasion blade skill p. 84 The description reads "A soulknife must have the Evasion blade skill, the Covert Training class feature, and be at least 10th level before selecting this blade skill." Was the term "Evasion blade skill" specifically chosen to prevent a 10th level (or higher) soulknife with the Covert Training class feature from qualifying with "Evasion" gained from another source such as levels in Rogue or Monk? IOW, would the evasion class feature from another class meet the prerequisite with the specific "Evasion blade skill" term not being the requirement? My guess would be excluded on purpose but I am hopeful otherwise.

Thanks in advance.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

The Thing from Beyond the Edge wrote:

I have a couple of questions. Hopefully I haven't missed these being asked elsewhere.

1. Emulate melee weapon blade skill p. 83 The description reads "The soulknife is proficient with her mindblade in this form" So, if a soulknife chooses the bastard sword or katana form, would he be proficient with the weapon as a martial weapon (a two handed weapon) or as an exotic weapon (able to use one handed)?

Both forms. You're spending a blade skill (equal in cost to a feat) to have it, which is the same cost as EWP: Bastard Sword.

The Thing from Beyond the Edge wrote:

2. Improved Evasion blade skill p. 84 The description reads "A soulknife must have the Evasion blade skill, the Covert Training class feature, and be at least 10th level before selecting this blade skill." Was the term "Evasion blade skill" specifically chosen to prevent a 10th level (or higher) soulknife with the Covert Training class feature from qualifying with "Evasion" gained from another source such as levels in Rogue or Monk? IOW, would the evasion class feature from another class meet the prerequisite with the specific "Evasion blade skill" term not being the requirement? My guess would be excluded on purpose but I am hopeful otherwise.

Thanks in advance.

It was intentional that it's the blade skill and not from another source, yes.


Thanks a bunch for the quick response, Jeremy.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

So any new eta on a hard copy through Paizo? Planning my September order.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

I haven't yet received the full number of books to print for retail distribution, so I'd expect they'll be available in mid to late September.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Mr. Smith, planning my October order any idea if this will be available soon? And if so how soon?


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I notice today Amazon is showing as in stock?

Does that mean Paizo will be getting it soon?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

No updates from our distributor yet. :)

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

I've ordered hundreds of books to be sent to our distributor, although I have not yet received the quantity that have actually been ordered (kind of taking a calculated risk to minimize the time it takes to get out there.)

I'm expecting the actual number requested at the end of the week and hopefully projected enough to cover what's needed. Otherwise, I'll be doing another print run to make up the difference.


I take it this book is all the mini Psionics Expanded books combined into one, yes?

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Malik Doom wrote:
I take it this book is all the mini Psionics Expanded books combined into one, yes?

Yup! Plus some extra content added to round it out which I will be releasing as a free web enhancement this month.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Books arrived at our distributor's warehouse last week, so I'm hoping the books start showing up on store shelves soon. :)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

does that include here?

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Yep!


I wanted to like this book a lot more than I do, but the massive amount of typographical and formatting errors, combined with what I feel is rules glut, is just completely unacceptable for a product expanding on an existing work (the PFRPG) and designed to be sold for actual money.

On top of the numerous (and I do mean numerous) straight-out spelling errors, there are plenty of instances where the format of the book just doesn't line up with the core Pathfinder products... sometimes, these errors are within two lines of each other in the same heading! Spell or power names that aren't italicized, class abilities that are capitalized, and so on; these are coupled with non-Pathfinder-specific errors such as duplicated words, lack of (or incorrect) spacing and / or punctuation, and the list goes on. I can't go five pages without an error.

Again, for a product that's being SOLD, this is just pure lack of professionalism.

Rules-wise, there's tons of good stuff here. A couple of the classes are really enjoyable. Many of the feats are nice. Plenty of the new powers are welcome. And, of course, the rules for talents are much-needed. But, reading through the book, the prevalent thought in my head was "this is just too much". I'll explain:

In pathfinder core rules, you've got a total of 19 base classes, 13 of which are spellcasters (7 arcane, 6 divine). This book (combined with Psi Unleashed) gives us 10 (!) psi classes; greater than any other type of caster, almost matching the total amount of spellcasters in the core rules. Maybe if this book had, say, 3 additional base psi classes (I'd vote for the aegis, cryptic, and vitalist, personally), instead of 6, I'd be okay with that.

Psi Expanded + Unleashed together gives more metapsionic feats than existing core metamagic feats. The Psionic feat list is larger than any other sub-heading feat list, other than Combat feats.

So, in two books, we've got a spell-like group of classes, that exceeds the amount of specific spell-type classes out of the five core rules books that have classes or class mods, with more feats tailored for these additional classes than those that exist for the previous spell classes. Ellipsis. (And that's not even touching the races, but that's Unleashed, and thus another comment).

So, toss in the lack of racial archetypes, add in the talent rules (which are great, but should have been in Unleashed in the first place), and include the monstrous amount of extras that are good (not exceptional, not bad).

For my $10, I'm glad I own the pdf version of the book instead of, say, another stop at a fast food place. But, it could have been much, much better.

3/5, 6.1/10.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

MordainThade - I'd be interested in some of these formatting issues, because they're the first I've heard of them and may have something to do with a software issue, rather than a format issue. Feel free to let me know and I'll take a look.


A couple of issues I spotted when working on d20pfsrd.com to get the classes live:

Nightmare Constructor Archetype:

Quote:
...While merged with his horror, the nightmare constructor uses the horror’s Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution, but retains his own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. The nightmare constructor gains the horror’s hit points as temporary hit points. When these hit points reach 0, the horror is killed and sent back to its home plane.

This statement appears to be an erroneous copy of the description of a summoner’s eidolon. Horrors, as constructs, should simply be destroyed when they reach 0 hit points, though they would be capable of being reformed.)

Also note that Horrific infusion replaces the shadow twin dread ability. This also rends the twin fear ability useless, since its effects depend on possessing the shadow twin ability. Normally, archetypes would make sure to replace both abilities if one ability is dependent on the other.

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

Thanks, Caedwyr. That last part of the sentence (sent back) can be ignored and I'll issue an errata as such and correct in the PDF for the next update.

Andreas noticed the same thing you did about the Nightmare Constructor's ability replacements and we'll be issuing an errata on that to correct the mistake.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

GRRRR.....How come I'm still showing as preorder and my buddy says his ordered from amazon is showing as shipping. Now he can use his brain to kill us all and I'll be defenseless.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Is the print version of this book the same size as the prinz version of Psionics Unleashed, which is substantially smaller than the usual letter sized RPG book format?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Maps Subscriber

No, its a standard sized soft cover.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
GRRRR.....How come I'm still showing as preorder and my buddy says his ordered from amazon is showing as shipping. Now he can use his brain to kill us all and I'll be defenseless.

Our distributor is reporting a street date of November 5th for the print version of this, so hopefully we should be getting in the warehouse soon!

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

The joys of full retail distribution...

Thanks for the update, Liz!

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

And it is now in stock!

(At least, it looks like it is.)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

How come mine is now bumped to the December order? I put in a preorder on October 7 and it says it's in stock. I know my order has not released yet I haven't even gotten the pending email yet. Someone please help me out here.


Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
How come mine is now bumped to the December order? I put in a preorder on October 7 and it says it's in stock. I know my order has not released yet I haven't even gotten the pending email yet. Someone please help me out here.

Strange, I have received the pending email. There must be a lack of stock, thus they are doing them in order of those who ordered the product. I ordered mine in August.


I preordered the book on August 12th and the only email I have received was the original order email. The page for the specific order doesn't say anything of the sort, but my main Orders page says that it is currently Pending. However, the specific order page does say, "Should ship from our warehouse within 7 to 16 business days," plus a few more days for the actual shipping time, so you've got to figure it could take a while. It is entirely possible I might not see my book until up to December 4th.


I'm in the same boat (pending); having preordered on 11 Sept. I haven't received any email other than the initial order email.


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taichara wrote:
I'm in the same boat (pending); having preordered on 11 Sept. I haven't received any email other than the initial order email.

Same here, I have been eagerly awaiting this book. Hopefully more information comes out soon.


It's worth checking the orders page on Paizo.com

If it says pending there then it should be on the way to Paizo's warehouse. Since it is not a Paizo product and it's brand new they will have to order it from Jeremy's distributor first, then ship it to us themselves.

On the bright side, it should be sent by standard postal service which means the US customers should also be able to track it via USPS once it ships from their warehouse.

As a Canadian I can't do that sadly, international orders being what they are.

edit: By their estimates I have at least seven days at the earliest until arrival. That is counting from the date I got the pending email so, we still have awhile before we can confirm if anything is super wrong for those who got the pending status.


I haven't even received a pending email. (also Canadian)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Well according to Cosmo here they didn't have any in stock as of Tuesday the 13th when they showed as available and I asked him about them.


I got an email today saying the book has been shipped. Psionic beings rejoice!


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Don't you mean, "psionic beings send positive thoughts to resound through the celestial spheres to harmonize with the universe?" :P


I have also backordered this for what feels like forever - any news when/if the dead-tree ships?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Our distributor is reporting them on backorder but no expected restock date. :(

Publisher, Dreamscarred Press

I'm truly not sure what more I can do to get more copies in stock, but I'll shake the branches again. Last I knew, there was plenty of stock available for distribution - in the hundreds of copies.

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