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Re: D&D classic Psionics in TFT

That seems perfectly logical to me -- and it doesn't layer a psionics system onto a magic system.  If I were going to make "magical" powers available in a SciFi setting, I hope I'd be clever enough to do it that way too.

It's always seemed to me that the primary difference between magic and psionics is one of semantics.  In magic, I use mana to twist the forces of the universe to my will; in psionics, I use the discipline of my mind to twist the forces of the universe to my will; in effect, the same exact results, but a differing explanation of "how" it gets done.  As far as the spells/powers go, they seem to be pretty much the same thing too.

Trying to force both systems into the same game always seemed like, oh, I don't know, an "apples and oranges" thing, if you know what I mean.

From: Marc Gacy <marcgacy@gmail.com>
To: tft@brainiac.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: D&D classic Psionics in TFT

I also remembered that years ago I made a Psionics system for Legends of Time and Space by Dark City Games. With a couple of exceptions, I primarily refactored all of the spells into eight psionic disciplines with seven levels to each, and you had to 'build' your knowledge in a discipline to get to greater powers. It just felt more like training your mind than the more scattered approach of acquiring spells.

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:16 PM, David Michael Grouchy II <david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jeffrey Van dine 
> That's a bit like comparing apples and oranges; what's true in this world might not be true in a fantasy world.  Which brings me to the second point this raises -- your personal approach is not the ONLY approach.  You're coming across a bit "Gygaxian" right now...

I don't... I don't even know what that means.  If I have to be a "-ian" anything I am a Arneson-ian and have made no secret of it.  In Arneson's "First Fantasy Campaign" he explained that the first experience point system was based on the money gained on an adventure, and that a character did not get anything until the spent that money in their "Area of Interest".

As to apples and oranges... really?  Who even says that any more?  How young are you?

Thank you for reading, anyway.
David Michael Grouchy II