We generally try not to impose our opinions overtly on all of our readers, so when it came to a topic like psionics in D&D we really wanted to see how many people like it and how many people can’t stand stupid sciences in their freaking fantasy games! So last week Dave, or I guess we’re referring to each other as “colleagues” now though I prefer to call him Davey-gravy-pants, asked the question about preferences with regards to psionics in a fantasy setting. Not quite half of those who voted (48%) really do like psionics in D&D, tough some may have been swayed by Dave’s reference to psionics as random special abilities in 1st Edition which I was very surprised to read about. The rest of you are actually split right down the middle with 26% who don’t like psionics in D&D and 26% of you who might like psionics, but you’re not sure, maybe if it buys you some flowers first and takes things nice and slow…
Just before the Player’s Handbook 2 was released back in March I wrote an inquisition asking which power source people most wanted to see in the PHB3, the source that won the poll was psionics so it seems the PHB3 is shaping up to meet a lot of expectations already but unfortunately shortly afterward we discovered that WotC has abandoned the Ki power source concept which came in second in the poll. I’m surprised that I haven’t seen or heard more backlash from the elimination of the Ki source, something which I personally feel was a mistake but I can fully understand why it was done and though I don’t have any mechanical issues with the Monk being a psionic class it just feels wrong to me.
Lamentations of old power sources aside, now we’d really like to know which of the released power sources is the most popular! Unfortunately I am not including any home-made power sources, because some of them are totally sweet and would break the poll.
Martial Classes: Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlord
Arcane Classes: Wizard, Warlock, Swordmage, Sorcerer, Bard, Artificer
Divine Classes: Cleric, Paladin, Avenger, Invoker
Primal Classes: Barbarian, Druid, Shaman, Warden
Psionic Classes: Monk, Psion
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