Game: Psionics Ascendant
Publisher: Daemoneye Publishing
Review Dated: 30th, August 2006
Reviewer’s Rating: 9/10 [ Something special ]
Total Score: 10
Average Score: 5.00
From the publisher…
“A complete rule book for playing with psionics in your 3.0 or 3.5 edition games. This product is made with the Prometheus Gaming License, for gamers by gamers.
Inside this 200+ page file you will find:
* A fully developed version of the psionics system previewed in Academe Mentus.
* Notes on all the races you are liable to play, and their views on psionics (even the monstrous races).
* A guide on integrating and running psionics in your games.
* Three pre-made mini-settings.
* Over 20 monsters, many of them NEVER BEFORE SEEN.
And so much more…
As time wears on the artwork in the file will be added to and improved upon. I will also be using feedback from you to help me find any flaws that made it through the rounds of playtesting and editing, then releasing fixed versions of the file FOR FREE to those who previously purchased it.
Now Available in Print! That is right…it can be mail-ordered…finally. To make a the hardcopy version more attractive, it includes more artwork and material. On top of this if you order the hardcopy version, you get a FREE copy of the pdf, to read while you wait for delivery.”
Psionics Ascendant is written with it’s own unique Psionics system that keeps the flavor of original D&D’s psionics in a different way than the current system, which has turned psychic warfare into a series of spelllike powers. I am a fan of both systems, and I have found a great deal of material in Psionics Ascendant that is valuable to my psionics games. I regularly use most of the available Psionics material on the market, but my favorite by far is Psionics Ascendant.
If you are -not- a fan of 3.5 Psionics as I am, you may find Psionics Ascendant to be a superior treatment on the subject. More importantly, Psionics Ascendant contains the full version of the Daemoneye Publishing campaign setting ‘Lands of Molokai’, which includes more psionic races, prestige classes, feats and tons of optional rules and systems. Seriously folks, I find Psionics Ascendant to be an adequate replacement for about six different system books if you want to spice up your D&D 3.5 game with psionics in addition to the usual swords and sorcery. The campaign background and lands described are rich and well detailed, with monsters and threats appropriate for each setting, both psionic and non psionic.
A particular gem is the new Psionics Treasure section…this is a *classic*, and if you use Psionics, an absolute necessity. You could spend 180$ dollars buying Psionic compliance for Eberron with a bunch of campaign guides, or you could buy a PDF or Book of Molokai for a tenth of that.
I am proud to own a copy of this book.