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[suggestion] psionic focus [CLOSED]

Post by PowerRongeur » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:04 am

Question: Does a gladiator starts being psionically focused or must he roll during his first round to become focused?

Reading the rules, I would be inclined to say he starts focused since he can do it at anytime of the day.
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Re: psionic focus

Post by shai-hulud » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:31 am

Judging from the fact that spellcasters will have spells removed, there is evidence that any focus could be lost in the process, thus equalizing psionics a little by forcing a psionics user to focus at the start of a combat. I would rule that they start unfocused. At least, that is my vote :P
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Re: psionic focus

Post by Duniagdra » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:57 am

PowerRongeur wrote:Question: Does a gladiator starts being psionically focused or must he roll during his first round to become focused?

Reading the rules, I would be inclined to say he starts focused since he can do it at anytime of the day.
Expanded Psionics Handbook p.37 wrote:Gain Psionic Focus: Merely holding a reservoir of psionic power points in mind gives psionic characters a special energy. Psionic characters can put that energy to work without actually paying a power points cost - they can become psionically focused as a special use of the Concentration skill.

If you have 1 or more power points available, you can meditate to become focused. The DC is 20 to become focused. Meditating is a full-round action that provokes AoO.
Bu what I read here, and the fact that in the rules it's clear that you are subject to a disruptor that removes all magical effect, psionic included, no, you cannot enter a match already focused.
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Re: psionic focus

Post by Duniagdra » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:00 am

Based on shai's post, who seems to have snuck (is this a word?) in under stealth mode that I failed in detecting, and the fact that mine is along the same line, the ruling here seems to be e clear NO.
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Re: psionic focus

Post by admin » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:00 am

Consider the Gladiator sent to his starting position via special version of a SPELL teleport/dimension door - all magical spell effects on him are removed AND he's a bit confused just before he plays :)

I agree with shai/Duni

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Re: psionic focus

Post by BusyCowboy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:27 am

So move to motion that they start NOT focused.

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