2008-05-12, 02:25 PM (ISO 8601)
Barbarian in the Playground
Re: Battle Psychic-Base Class (ToB/Psionics) PEACH
I would disagree with your statement on the psionic fluff (mostly because I made the class, but whatever). The crystal blade ability is almost identical to the mind blade (although, granted, the mind blade is pretty fluffy). The battle psychic can make use of a psionic focus (something only psionic characters can have). Simply having power points (even just one) makes you a psionic character. This class just changes the use of power points. It's still a psionic class; you can take psionic feats, use powers from other classes, and gain a psionic focus.
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
I had considered giving them some powers, but It seemed too powerful. Now that they have fewer maneuvers, powers wouldn't really be out of the question. I agree that if they were to have powers, the power points should definitely be reduced, but not to psychic warrior levels. Even though the battle psychic would have fewer (and cheaper) powers, they would have to share those power points with maneuver recovery. I'm sure a happy medium could be worked out, but I'd rather increase the number of maneuvers known instead.
If powers were to be included, your progression seems good.