[Dreamscarred Press] Announcing the Psionics Guide!


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In the distant future, when magic and technology have blurred the lines of what can be accomplished and travel among the stars is a reality, the powers of the mind have flourished. Introducing the Psionics Guide (working title), a psionics system for the Starfinder RPG!

The Psionics Guide will include the psionics rules for the Starfinder RPG, as well as new races, classes, feats, archetypes, and more! This isn’t just Psionics Unleashed for Starfinder. We’ve evaluated every piece of psionics to determine what fits in the game and what needs to be changed.

After the Psionics Guide, we plan to release new creatures and enemies for the Starfinder RPG, including new psionic monsters. Other possible supplements include additional new player options like races, classes, feats, powers, and items, as well as adventures and monsters. Psionic space ships and other vessels are being considered for later supplements

At Dreamscarred Press, we try not to give a timeline, as we don’t work on this full time, so we do not yet have an ETA for when these books will be available. However, we plan to run our playtests in public to get player and community feedback. We have found that public playtests make the products better and we intend to continue that tradition.


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Our bodies and minds are ready :D


Whoo-hoo!


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I am absolutely looking forward to this. I was going to homebrew-convert the psionic classes for my own campaign system/sector, but I may wait for this instead.


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Nice, looking forward to this!


I am excited for this.


Intrigued.

Shadow Lodge

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Noice. I hope you guys do something to differentiate it a bit more from psychic magic this time around, especially with how magic has changed to be much more fluid and no longer has components.

Also, off topic but something I'm dying to know: are there any plans for a spiritual successor to Path of War for Starfinder?


Jeremy Smith wrote:

In the distant future, when magic and technology have blurred the lines of what can be accomplished and travel among the stars is a reality, the powers of the mind have flourished. Introducing the Psionics Guide (working title), a psionics system for the Starfinder RPG!

The Psionics Guide will include the psionics rules for the Starfinder RPG, as well as new races, classes, feats, archetypes, and more! This isn’t just Psionics Unleashed for Starfinder. We’ve evaluated every piece of psionics to determine what fits in the game and what needs to be changed.

After the Psionics Guide, we plan to release new creatures and enemies for the Starfinder RPG, including new psionic monsters. Other possible supplements include additional new player options like races, classes, feats, powers, and items, as well as adventures and monsters. Psionic space ships and other vessels are being considered for later supplements

At Dreamscarred Press, we try not to give a timeline, as we don’t work on this full time, so we do not yet have an ETA for when these books will be available. However, we plan to run our playtests in public to get player and community feedback. We have found that public playtests make the products better and we intend to continue that tradition.

I'm liking it, I'm liking it. If this is available for pre-order, I'll certainly do so. Thank you for the support of a good game, Jeremy!


Count me in! :D Jeremy, I was just at your site 2 days ago looking for anything related to psionics in Starfinder, and am damn glad I found this post!

Grand Lodge

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Can we have a Soulknife? Preeez..

SM


I like this idea a lot. Can't wait for it to come out!


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Sounds great, but...

Didn't the CRB say that "magic" was pretty universal, including psionics?


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Patrick Newcarry wrote:

Sounds great, but...

Didn't the CRB say that "magic" was pretty universal, including psionics?

Yes. However, some people, myself included, like the point system from the Psionics Unleashed material over a "different form of magic."


I think that spellcasting in Starfinder has mostly covered the same sort of things as Psionic casters in PF, so maybe it will focus on the less caster-y classes like Aegis and Soulknife (though Solarian is essentially a Soulknife mixed with a Monk and Paladin).


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I personally have always liked the Psychic Warrior. The current version already feels 'Starfinderish' with it's selection of paths, which each SF core class seems to have variations unique to that class. I'll be converting some of the Psionics Unleashed classes, especially psychic warrior, to SF rules anyhow, just in case they're not updated/included in the new product.


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Warhawk7 wrote:
Patrick Newcarry wrote:

Sounds great, but...

Didn't the CRB say that "magic" was pretty universal, including psionics?

Yes. However, some people, myself included, like the point system from the Psionics Unleashed material over a "different form of magic."

I'm included in that particular bracket. Psi works with Sci-Fi a lot better than magic does. Even though my first crew (players in Starfinder) have magic wielding characters, I plan on introducing psionics at the first opportunity.


Will you be converting Ultimate Psionics to Starfinder, or starting from the ground up?


I hope they start from the ground up to fit the new balance and style of the current system.

Though I also hope for Veilweaving classes, especially because it would seem that the style seems to fit in well with sci-fi (all power to shields!). Maybe that's just because I've been playing Mass Effect lately and everyone has glowy bits hovering off of them.


I would love to get a preview or a chance to collaborate with you guys and see if there are any tie-ins we could do with the upcoming Gravity Age: Bioware and Mutants Emporium. I think the Dreamscarred brand of psionics is likely a good fit for the future Gravity Age Campaign setting.

Dreamscarred Press

Golurkcanfly wrote:
Also, off topic but something I'm dying to know: are there any plans for a spiritual successor to Path of War for Starfinder?

Nothing immediately, no. It would be some time before we'd be at a spot to tackle that. It requires a level of system mastery that takes time to develop.

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Kryzbyn wrote:
Will you be converting Ultimate Psionics to Starfinder, or starting from the ground up?

It's not a direct conversion, but we're keeping a lot of the thematic elements of it. So, kind of somewhere in between is the best way to explain it, I suppose. Things that no longer make sense to keep are going away, things that need to be changed are being changed. Things that fit in Starfinder are coming over within Starfinder's paradigm.


Jeremy Smith wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
Will you be converting Ultimate Psionics to Starfinder, or starting from the ground up?
It's not a direct conversion, but we're keeping a lot of the thematic elements of it. So, kind of somewhere in between is the best way to explain it, I suppose. Things that no longer make sense to keep are going away, things that need to be changed are being changed. Things that fit in Starfinder are coming over within Starfinder's paradigm.

Great, as long as it works beautifully within the framework, Jeremy. I bet everyone that replied on this thread is looking forward to the next product.


I hope you guys do some sort of revamp for detailed combat actions. While I don't think SF needs Path of War (since everything is balanced around a new standard), it would be cool to have some more cinematic options available to everyone.


Will there be conversions of existing Starfinder casting classes to use psionic rules? Considering that caster levels aren't as ubiquitous in Starfinder as in Pathfinder, a power point conversion of mystic and technomancer would be a lot easier to do than for Pathfinder classes.


Who knows?


You've been very patient, folks, and I'm pleased to announce that the playtest for the Psionics Guide has finally begun with Signal Confirmed.

This initial test release includes the psionic races, the return of the aegis class, the transformation of soulknife into an archetype, and some psionic feats. Please, give it a read, give it a whirl, and know that we look forward to your feedback!


Would you prefer feedback here, in another Paizo thread, or elsewhere?


I'm a sometime freelance DSP writer and follow a lot of their developments, so I can tell you that they’ll be happy to take feedback here on the Paizo forums (but in the other thread which is for the playtest), or on the corresponding thread on GitP, but DSP is currently working through technical difficulties on their website and so they don't have a feedback thread there. (For the record, I have contributed nothing but my own rambling feedback to the Starfinder projects so far, so I can’t help you with anything else.)


The races have been updated with a few changes. Hopefully you will all find them more fairly balanced now.
Changelog:
-Duergar racial Trust Your Fear is now a reaction instead of free action.
-Elan racial Infiltrator has been changed to the following “Elans do not increase the DC of Disguise checks made to disguise themselves as members of another race of the same type. They still suffer the usual DC increase to Disguise checks made to disguise themselves as a creature of a different size category.”
-The following has been added to Atstreidi’s Assimilate Armor: “For all intents and purposes, an atstreidi’s armor shell is their body. It cannot be targeted individually or sundered.”
-The Half-Giant ability Overwhelming Force now costs a reaction, psionic focus and specifically does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
-The Half-Giant ability Heat Acclimated also applies to the burning condition now.
-Dromite’s teamwork ability now applies to Harrying Fire.
-Maenad outburst no longer grants +1 damage. It now allows the Maenad to reroll 1s on damage rolls.
-There have been a variety of grammar corrections

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Is this going to be for sale on the paizo store?


Any updates about this book?


On the kickstarter page there are some.

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