DSP Cryptic and Mythic Questions


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Ran across a few oddities that I hope to get some advice on. Having trouble posting to DSP's site, so I thought I would ask the good (or evil or neutral, no judgement here) folks of Paizo for advice.

Questions on Mythic and Cryptic:

I found a reference to previously issued errata that said a Cryptic's Enhance Tattoo also augmented the power up to ML. I cannot find that errata itself, though. URL of missing page (taken down several years ago, Wayback Machine does not have it): http://dreamscarredpress.com/dragonfly/ForumsPro/viewtopic/t=2206/highlight =enhance+tattoo.html

In general, would Enhance Psionic Items Mythic Path Ability or the Mythic Merge Designs Feat (add half / all of mythic tier to ML respectively) also augment the power? What about the Flexible Form path ability, or similar abilities that allow 1 Mythic Power to duplicate a casting of a power?

Would the Expansive Understanding Mythic Path Ability allow a 6th level Psionic (Cryptic, Psychic Warrior, etc) to select 7-9th level powers and use their PP on them?

Finally, there seems to be a typo under Mythic Improved Disruption. Is that 1 point per die up to a maximum of half your tier, or is it half your tier points of damage per die?

DSP seems to spread errata out, so it's quite possible I missed an official response to these. I have not been able to find anything despite looking.


Asking on their forums makes more sense? There is a 'Third-Party Pathfinder RPG Products' forum here, but some of the questions you're asking seem to be ones that only the writers or publishers could answer.


As I said, I am having trouble posting to their site - it's not very friendly to posting in the first place. Until I get that figured out with them, I am asking the community here. I'm hoping some long-timers will remember similar discussions in the past, here or on DSP; four years ago DSP changed websites and the old one was permanently dropped without being migrated, losing many forum posts and errata announcements, including the URL I posted.

If there's a better place to post here on these forums, I will certainly try to post in the correct spot.

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Moved to the 3PP Rules & Advice Forum.


I have run more than a couple games with DSP Psionics, and consider myself a fan of the systems. Were these questions asked of me, in a game I was running, these would be my answers. Disclaimer: These are my opinions/interpretations.

River of Sticks wrote:
Cryptic's Enhance Tattoo also augmented the power up to ML.

- I would allow Enhance Tattoo to provide Augments, within reason, especially for a Mythic Game. (Within Reason: IIRC, only personal effects can be stored/all targets are the wearer. It's been a while since anyone actually MADE a tattoo...)

River of Sticks wrote:
In general, would Enhance Psionic Items Mythic Path Ability or the Mythic Merge Designs Feat (add half / all of mythic tier to ML respectively) also augment the power? What about the Flexible Form path ability, or similar abilities that allow 1 Mythic Power to duplicate a casting of a power?

- I would allow Enhance Psionic Items, and Merge Designs Tier enhancements to stack with Enhance Tattoo.

I'm not sure what you're asking for Flexible form.

River of Sticks wrote:
Would the Expansive Understanding Mythic Path Ability allow a 6th level Psionic (Cryptic, Psychic Warrior, etc) to select 7-9th level powers and use their PP on them?

- I would not normally allow powers above 6th level for a Cryptic. I might make a case by case basis decision based on the performance of the group, power requested, and associated balance of power within the party vs what I've been able to throw at them. NOTE: I've allowed things in the past, and later asked the player to swap the thing to something else.

River of Sticks wrote:

Finally, there seems to be a typo under Mythic Improved Disruption. Is that 1 point per die up to a maximum of half your tier, or is it half your tier points of damage per die?

- I read this as 1/2 Tier, per die. So, Tier 4, with 3d6 base Disruption, would add 6 damage.

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