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Player's Handbook Rules Supplement: The Complete Psionics Handbook (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition)

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  357 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 20th 1991 by Wizards of the Coast
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Brian
In the original Players Handbook, psionics was a tacked-on system in the appendices whose primary purpose was mostly to be ignored by prospective GMs, either because it seemed ridiculous or because it made no sense, or to be used in games and then cause all kinds of problems. Whether characters had them was all based on random dice rolls and psionics didn't really interact well with magic or the rest of the game. Not to mention that psionic combat took forever, since it happened 10x faster than ...more
Tetra
Nov 26, 2014 Tetra rated it liked it
While fun to play because of the lack of resources and money the psionic requires, this is often a problem area for DMs. The setting would have to cater to psionics along with magic in the sense that if it didn't, adversaries that were magic resistant would be more vulnerable, and the psionicist would often operate outside the grid of the intended campaign.

Many other comments mention Dark Sun, and indeed this setting is great for psionics since it's integrated completely with the material. It re
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Derek
Mar 29, 2008 Derek rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People playing Spelljammer....maybe.
Shelves: rpg, d20
Ugh, such a failed experiment in AD&D 2nd Edition. While there were some interesting ideas presented (and I admit a bias, I don't think psionics really belong in fantasy rping) the execution was just poor. I commend them for not making it 'just another magic' but most powers were on the border of usesless, the psionic combat system is needlessly complicated and the wild talent rules allowed for too much abuse.
J.G. Keely
Aug 21, 2007 J.G. Keely rated it it was ok
Shelves: roleplaying
As has been noted, quotes are needed around the word 'complete'. It was always lovely to create one of these in play and then show how unbalanced power creep can be a fun way to send a campaign wildly off course.
Chad
Jul 22, 2012 Chad rated it it was ok
I only purchased this after buying the Dark Sun campaign setting. I was never really into the whole psionics thing. Probably the least used book of all my rpg books.
Nika
May 31, 2007 Nika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: roleplaying
It was always fun to play these characters.
Abraham Ray
Apr 20, 2012 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
good read about a optional player class for dnd.
Francisco Becerra
Feb 22, 2014 Francisco Becerra rated it really liked it
Shelves: rpg
A must for Dark Sun games, a nice option for other settings. Not very profound, but engaging.
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