Telepathy and Teleportation


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This came up in our last session, and I'm just curious if this really how it should work.

Setup: Two creatures are in telepathic contact, but beyond line of sight. Question: Can one use the telepathic link to teleport to the other? and if so what should the mischance be

In principle, telepathy seems to only provide communication and not a way to "see" where someone is, using their senses. But if the location information is conveyed telepathically is it sufficient to teleport? or greater teleport?


A telepathic (or verbal) description is enough for Greater Teleport, but Teleport requires you to have actually seen it at least once, no description suffices.


Telepathy conveys information no better than talking does; it just ignores barriers like distance and language.


"I'm in a big green field with this rock thing. It looks kinda like Lincoln in a girdle. Can you teleport to that?"


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
"I'm in a big green field with this rock thing. It looks kinda like Lincoln in a girdle. Can you teleport to that?"

I'd allow you to try. : D But I'm one of those GMs.

If you had a spell that let you see from the other person's eyes, that ought to be enough for a regular teleport to be attempted normally. Though at that point you might as well just scrying it.


blahpers wrote:
Though at that point you might as well just scrying it.

I'm going to look up where I read it (probably Ultimate Intrigue, but I'm not sure right now) but one of the books explicitly states that Scrying is not enough for frying Teleport.


Teleport says it is....

teleport wrote:
Familiarity: "Very familiar" is a place where you have been very often and where you feel at home. "Studied carefully" is a place you know well, either because you can currently physically see it or you've been there often. "Seen casually" is a place that you have seen more than once but with which you are not very familiar. "Viewed once" is a place that you have seen once, possibly using magic such as scrying.

Though I suppose UI might have nerfed it anyway.


Found it.
Ultimate Intrigue, page 161.
Basically, the radius of Scrying isn't enough by default, but if the target moves around while you scry it you can piece together enough of the area to use Teleport. Kind of a middle path there.


Rajnish Umbra, Shadow Caller wrote:

Found it.

Ultimate Intrigue, page 161.
Basically, the radius of Scrying isn't enough by default, but if the target moves around while you scry it you can piece together enough of the area to use Teleport. Kind of a middle path there.

Ewww.


UI is talking about: “You must have some clear idea of the location and layout of the destination.”

Scrying (or a description of a room) gives you “layout”, but you need some context to determine “location.” What country, city, neighborhood is that described or seen room in


Xenocrat wrote:

UI is talking about: “You must have some clear idea of the location and layout of the destination.”

Scrying (or a description of a room) gives you “layout”, but you need some context to determine “location.” What country, city, neighborhood is that described or seen room in

Oh, ok. That's sensible. I retract my "ewww."

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