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From:     Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu>
Date:     Sat, 30 Mar 1996 23:57:12 -0500
Subject:  Re: Psionic Helms
>> I recently started a Spelljammer campaign with several player charecter
>> psionists.  They have been wondering if they can use the standard helms to
>> propel ships.  If anyone has stats for a psionic helm, or PSP per motive
>> force tables, or something, could you please tell me about them. Thanx.
>>
To preserve game balance,  if a psionic helm were invented I'd make its
motive power equivalent to Major or Minor helm with SR based on the users
level.  I'd have all PSPs drained by contact with the helm and unregainable
until the psionicist was off the helm.  I think I'd treat all wild talents
as 1st level psionicists. I'm certain no TSR source has addressed this.
You might try Static,  I recall a PC in his fiction considering how to
invent a psionic helm.

>        At first, in the main boxed set, there was really only the Std Helm
>(mention might have been made of the furnace) and the Forge.  The Std Helm
>was intended for all "spell-casting" characters.  Thus, mages/priests/bards.
>However, the text usually skipped all mention of bards.  Then, in a later
>supplement, they introduced the Iambic (Bardic) helm.  So, obviously, bards
>couldn't use the Std Helms; they had to use this variation.
Since the iambic helm operates of the creative force of music I think Bards
(or,  for that matter Rangers and Paladins of spellcasting level) could use
standard major or minor helms; just my interpretation of course.

>        Psionics are obviously NOT spellcasters.  Thus, there were left out
>in the cold.  In fact, they still are.  No where in any text does TSR
>actually state what helm a psionic character can use.  Thus, _I_ decided that
>since Illithids are naturally psionic monsters, their series helm must be
>able to work for psionic characters as well.  It makes a certain amount of
>sense (especially since I don't use OA in my games, and thus totally ignore
>the existence of the Ki helms).
I always thought the series helms were for the magic-using illithids (there
are two versions I believe)  I wouldn't allow a psionicist to use it.


"We look on the same stars,  the sky is common,  the same world surrounds
us.  What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth?  We
can not attain to so great a secret by one road..."
Symmachus,  "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of
Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD)

westermeyer.3@???.edu
Paul William Westermeyer




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Psionic Helms    Chip Marshall    29 Mar 1996 22:05:53
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Mar 1996 08:12:16
Re: Psionic Helms    Ken Lipka    30 Mar 1996 14:03:35
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Mar 1996 19:21:36
Re: Psionic Helms    Robert Myers    30 Mar 1996 22:35:00
Re: Psionic Helms    Leroy Van Camp III    30 Mar 1996 22:38:07
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Mar 1996 22:54:37
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Mar 1996 22:56:07
Re: Psionic Helms    Leroy Van Camp III    30 Mar 1996 23:01:08
Re: Psionic Helms    Robert Myers    30 Mar 1996 23:39:00
Re: Psionic Helms    Paul Westermeyer    31 Mar 1996 04:57:12
Re: Psionic Helms    Jeff Goodson    03 Apr 1996 05:06:16
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    03 Apr 1996 05:34:17
Re: Psionic Helms    Chip Marshall    04 Apr 1996 16:13:19
Re: Psionic Helms    Ken Lipka    04 Apr 1996 17:40:14
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    04 Apr 1996 18:23:34
Re: Psionic Helms    Chip Marshall    04 Apr 1996 20:17:14
Re: Psionic Helms    Chip Marshall    04 Apr 1996 20:17:17
Re: Psionic Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    04 Apr 1996 20:47:53
Re: Psionic Helms    Thoran    05 Apr 1996 00:41:34
Re: Psionic Helms    Chip Marshall    09 Apr 1996 19:48:23
Psionic Helms    Daniel Sloan    29 Apr 1996 06:37:45

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