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You just want to uncover other people naughty secrets and have a harem of mind controlled women, don't you? :dancing:

 

 

Jokes aside, I'd like to have few more details on this class. It seems interesting, but quite vague.

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You just want to uncover other people naughty secrets and have a harem of mind controlled women, don't you? :dancing:

 

I plan to play as a chick, however they aren't mutually exclusive things.

I *bro-fist* you, man!

 

Is there any chance for this class to be something akin to an Illithid?

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Yes, a nice addition... assuming the goal is reached. Like an enchanter, though, they may not be that helpful in certain circumstances... such as with undead. I wonder if these guys (and gals) will roughly be this setting's bard class? I mean they're undoubtedly good with people, they have some bard-like magic skills; all they need is some instrument playing and lorecraft to cover up their true nature.

"It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats."

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For me this sounds as exciting as hell, if a cipher chooses not to be seen can he just erase his image from those he walks past, turn any coversation down the path he desires, blind with illusions of terror or pleasure of unimaginable detail, speak with souls and minds long dead, send opponents running with fear or even trap the enemy within a prison of their own mind. That's without the ability to turn his minds power on the physical world, with telekinesis he could be an unholy terror, crushing hearts and spines with a single glare of contempt.

 

Perhaps he could even bind old souls into the tattered remains of their bodies and make them serve him, necromantic puppets dancing on his invisible strings.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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^ I imagine someone who can easily know all the devious perversions of others by simply gazing into their mind would be a bit of an outsider...

For me this sounds as exciting as hell, if a cipher chooses not to be seen can he just erase his image from those he walks past, turn any coversation down the path he desires, blind with illusions of terror or pleasure of unimaginable detail, speak with souls and minds long dead, send opponents running with fear or even trap the enemy within a prison of their own mind. That's without the ability to turn his minds power on the physical world, with telekinesis he could be an unholy terror, crushing hearts and spines with a single glare of contempt.

 

Perhaps he could even bind old souls into the tattered remains of their bodies and make them serve him, necromantic puppets dancing on his invisible strings.

all at level 1!!!! Edited by NerdBoner
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I wonder if these guys (and gals) will roughly be this setting's bard class? I mean they're undoubtedly good with people, they have some bard-like magic skills; all they need is some instrument playing and lorecraft to cover up their true nature.

 

Bard? These are more like Psions in D&D.

 

Yes we know; I should probably have said quasi-bard.

 

If you think about it a little, a mind mage would still need a practical career. Since they understand people very well and are able to alter their moods, entertainment seems like a possible choice. That would also provide a useful cover; people who would be unnerved at the abilities of a psion cipher would be more open to an entertainer. Other likely choices would be orator, merchant, or spy.

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Things I would like to see:

 

- telekenisis - (highest power and you should be able to explode heads and bodies)

- Conversation/mental choices (make them tell you the truth, make them love/lust for you, make them fear you, make them forget something, make them hate somebody/thing, give them false memories make them your mind slave/thrall, etc)

- read mind - find out secrets, gain insights

- illusion - create illusion monsters, alter yourself to appear as a different person to impersonate someone (like a captain of the gaurds to order them to go someone else), turn invisible, etc

- astral projection - project your mind out of your body to spy on someone, scout out the area

- dominate/possession - (works with astral projection) take over a body, use to explore, impersonate, fight people without risking your own body.

- kamakazi - (works with astral projection/dominate/possession), take over someone, fight(or manually activate kamakazi), then if the body gets killed it explodes in a gory mess hopefully taking out those around them.

- past touch - gain information from objects from touching them.

- (as long as it does not take away from those wizards who want to be necromancers) talk to spirits, raise the dead, etc

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Certainly sounds potentially fun as a class to play - but more intriguing to me is how they will fit into society. Mind controllers are typically written as being ostracized & feared by society - and for good reason. A single psion could become supreme leader of the world if unchecked (a la The Mule in Foundation).

 

So, do they form secret societies (as suggested by their name)? Are they hunted down or limited by other groups? Are they cursed in some way or have severe limitations?

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