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Psionics have been a part of D&D for about as long as D&D has been a game, first introduced in a supplement in 1976. This is my take on the realm of far more subtle, hidden supernatural powers psionics tend to be.

Powered by a limited pool of psi points that you regain on a short rest, and supplemented by the ability to fuel their psionic abilities with their own hit points, psions have a much different feel than any other caster class thus far.

The core calculus of their resource expenditure differs from almost every class (with the possible exception of the Blood Hunter). Do they overextend paying with hit points to get more utility or potent attacks in? Do they have the Hit Dice and time for a short rest to recover these hit points? Because there's no other way to get them back. Or do they play it safe, and stick to their much more limited psi points, choosing not to augment their at-will talents at all once the psi points dry up? 

Psions have the most at-will abilities in the game, hands down. They are, in fact, fundamentally designed as a primarily cantrip-based class. They often use their psi points and hit points not to manifest singularly potent abilities like a spellcaster does with a fireball spell (since they have nothing on par with such a spell), but instead to effectively buff their at-wills to push them a bit further on the fly, tailored to the situation at hand. 

Psionic characters don't bring the raw power spellcasters usually do, but they have staying power, and their abilities are much sneakier, making them harder to pin down. As befits a group that, throughout fiction, tends to stick to the shadows or hide in plain sight. The only area in which psions are on par with or better than spellcasters in raw power is mental manipulation abilities.

If you're interested in a more subtle take on a caster, with unmatched versatility and consistency in exchange for notably less raw spikes of damage and comparable power, less ability to radically and blatantly change the world instantly for all to see, who can strike from plain sight without anyone being the wiser, psionics might be for you. 

This is the full version of the Psionics Handbook. Below is a link to a free preview, which gives you the first five levels of the psion class, and an assortment of some of the core, defining psionic disciplines. It's a huge 46-page preview, but still nowhere near the full 127-page handbook: 

Psionics Handbook - Free Preview

 
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Mauro V August 15, 2019 8:18 pm UTC
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I really want to get this, but I dont have credit card. Is there another way to buy it?
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Jason S August 17, 2019 3:50 pm UTC
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As far as I can tell, the DM's Guild accepts credit and debit cards, or you can use a PayPal account to purchase products.
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Jerry B July 09, 2019 11:39 pm UTC
Do you have plans to make this available for VTT like Fantasy Grounds. (maybe talk to Rob Twohy ;-)
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Jason S July 10, 2019 1:02 am UTC
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Hmm. I hadn't thought about that. Thanks for the suggestion/question (and pointing out a person to ask!). Something for me to research and see how feasible it is for me to do.
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