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  • Tietar
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    Just wondering if this is still on the table. I’ve been going through the old site forums lately, and noticed many references to this as a possibility. I, for one, still want to see it happen.

    Jeremy SmithJeremy Smith
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    Yep, it’s still something being worked on. Just a matter of clearing out all the other things that are in front of it.

    Tietar
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    YES!!

    Andreas Rönnqvist
    Keymaster
    Post count: 96

    In fact, we’re finishing the draft as we speak and once Jeremy has given it a once-over too, we’ll post it for public playtesting.

    Malarky
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    Very Excited for this…
    lots of psicrystal ideas floating around out there

    hopefully some options to make them more useful/durable similar to Improved Familiar
    increased hardness
    lasers
    better flying ability
    deep psicrystal
    crystal doping
    very excited…please take my money

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  Malarky.
    Jade Ripley
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    Very Excited for this…
    lots of psicrystal ideas floating around out there

    I see what you did there.

    Tietar
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    Not sure where these suggestions from the older forums should go… Or even how to post them here…
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    Psicrystal Feats

    Deep Crystal Psicrystal
    Your Psicrystal hardens and its multifaceted surface no long reflects light, but absorbs it.
    Prerequisite: Psicrystal Affinity
    Benefit: Your psicrystal becomes a Deep Crystal Psicrystal; hard as steel in its base form, growing harder and more durable as you improve it. A Deep Crystal Psicrystal functions as a normal psicrystal with the following changes:
    Your psicrystal gains Hardness 10 (that of Deep Crystal). In addition, each Personality Fragment beyond the initial one (gained from psicrystal affinity feat) implanted inside the psicrystal, grants the Deep Crystal Psicrystal +5 temporary hit points and +1 Hardness. These temporary hit points renew when the owner would regain her PP each day.
    The Deep Crystal Psicrystal counts as an object when subject to damaging effects that apply to hardness (physical damage, energy damage, etc.).
    A Deep Crystal Psicrystal uses the statistics found on page 3.

    Deep Crystal Companion
    Prerequisites: ML 7, Deep Crystal Psicrystal, Improved Psicrystal, Psicrystal Containment
    Benefit: The owner of a Deep Crystal Psicrystal adds the following psicrystal ability to the table of Psicrystal special abilities (UP pg 110):
    • Improved Self Propulsion (Su): As a full round action, its owner can will a Deep Crystal Psicrystal to take on the Deep Crystal Companion form. Similar to an Astral Construct, the Deep Crystal Companion’s body appears to be composed of deep crystal, with the Deep Crystal Psicrystal visibly glowing at its heart. The Deep Crystal Psicrystal remains in this form for one day (though the owner may end the effect sooner, if she so desires). While in the Deep Crystal Companion form, the Deep Crystal Psicrystal loses the Psicrystal Special Abilities Self Propulsion and Flight, but retains all other benefits and abilities of being a psicrystal (Natural Armor bonus, deliver touch powers, etc.) as well as its hardness, hit points (1/2 of its master’s), and temporary hit points.
    While in its Companion form, the deep crystal psicrystal can focus psionic energy to enhance its slam attack. As a free action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity, the Deep Crystal Psicrystal can expend the focus stored within it (from the Psicrystal Containment feat) to deal +2d6 damage with its slam attack. The slam attack will stay charged for 1 minute or until it scores its next hit, similar to a deep crystal weapon.
    Also while in its Companion form, the owner of a Deep Crystal Psicrystal may temporarily infuse her Deep Crystal Psicrystal with additional power. As a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity, the owner may pay 2PP to grant her Deep Crystal companion one choice from the Astral Construct menu B or two choices from menu A for 1 minute.
    A Deep Psicrystal Companion uses the statistics found on page 4 while in its Companion form.

    Improved Deep Crystal Companion
    Prerequisites: ML11, Deep Crystal Companion, Improved Psicrystal x 3
    Benefits: As Deep Crystal Companion with the following changes:
    – Add Greater Self Propulsion (Su): As Improved Self Propulsion except the Form taken is a Level 5 Astral Construct and add Improved Self Propulsion to the list of abilities that are not available while the Deep Crystal Companion is in Astral Construct form.
    – When spending PP to temporarily enhance the Deep Crystal Companion, you may instead pay 8 PP to grant your Deep Crystal Companion one Menu C choice or two choices from Menu B (one or both of the Menu B choices can be swapped for two choices from Menu A) for 1 minute.
    An Improved Deep Psicrystal Companion uses the statistics found on page 5 while in its Companion form.

    Greater Deep Crystal Companion
    Prerequisites: ML17, Deep Crystal Companion, Improved Deep Crystal Companion, Improved Psicrystal x 7
    Benefits: As Improved Deep Crystal Companion with the following changes:
    – Add Superior Self Propulsion (Su): As Improved Self Propulsion except the Form taken is a Level 9 Astral Construct. Flight is removed from the list of abilities that are unavailable in Astral Construct form and functions normally; Greater Self Propulsion is added to the list of abilities that are unavailable in Astral Construct form.
    A Greater Deep Psicrystal Companion uses the statistics found on page 6 while in its Companion form.


    DEEP CRYSTAL PSICRYSTAL
    A small deep crystal, about the size of a hand, walks on spidery legs and glows with an inner light.
    Deep Crystal Psicrystal CR Included in Master’s; 0 XP
    Diminutive construct (alignment as master)
    Init +2 Senses Sighted 40 ft., Perception +6
    DEFENSE
    AC 16, 16 touch, 14 flat-footed (+4 size, +2 Dex*)
    HP ½ master’s* + 5 temporary hit points
    Fort *, Ref *, Will *
    Defensive abilities: Construct traits, Deep Psicrystal traits, Hardness 10
    OFFENSE
    Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
    Melee +5 (touch powers)
    Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
    STATISTICS
    Str 1, Dex 15, Con -, Int 9*, Wis 10, Cha 10
    BAB +3*; CMB -6*; CMD +6*
    Feats -; Skills Climb +10*, Perception +6, Stealth +18
    ECOLOGY
    Environment Any
    Organization Solitary
    Treasure None
    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Construct traits: A deep crystal psicrystal has immunity to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), and any effect that requires a Fortitude save unless it also works on objects or is harmless. It is not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage,
    ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. It cannot heal damage, but it can be repaired and it may benefit from fast healing. Deep Crystal Psicrystals do not have the usual construct traits of darkvision and low-light vision.
    Deep Crystal Psicrystal Traits: A Deep Crystal Psicrystal has ½ its master’s hit points + 5 temporary hit points/ additional personality. A Deep Crystal Psicrystal uses its owner’s base attack bonus. A Deep Crystal Psicrystal uses its owner’s base saving throw bonuses and ability modifiers on saves, though it doesn’t enjoy any other bonuses its owner might have (from magic items or feats, for example).
    A Deep Crystal Psicrystal has the hardness of deep crystal (Hardness 10 +1/ additional personality) in all forms. A Deep Crystal Psicrystal counts as an object when subject to a damaging effect (halving energy damage before applying hardness, subtracting its hardness from all damage taken). Only damage in excess of its hardness is deducted from the Companion’s hit points.
    Psicrystal Granted Abilities: The Deep Crystal Psicrystal described here has the special abilities of alertness, improved evasion, share powers, telepathic link, sighted, deliver touch powers, and telepathic speech (If its master chooses not to activate the self-propulsion ability, the psicrystal reverts to a speed of 0 feet and has no Strength score and no Dexterity score.)
    Skills: A Deep Crystal Psicrystal has the same skill ranks as its owner, except that it has a minimum of 4 ranks each in Perception and Stealth. (Even if its owner has no ranks in these skills, a Deep Crystal Psicrystal has 4 ranks in each.) A psicrystal uses its own ability modifiers on skill checks.
    A Deep Crystal Psicrystal (with its self-propulsion Ability activated) uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier on Climb checks. It has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10, even if rushed or threatened.
    The Deep Crystal Psicrystal described here is that of a 7th-level Manifester, with self-propulsion ability activated. Entries mark with an * indicate the ability is linked to or increases with the master’s level in psionic classes.
    The externalization of fragments of a manifester’s consciousness, a Deep Crystal Psicrystal is rarely found far from a character with the ability to manifest psionic powers. A Deep Crystal Psicrystal’s characteristics depend on its master. For the purpose of effects related to number of Hit Dice, use the master’s total level in psionic classes.

    DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION
    This vaguely humanoid shape, apparently composed of Deep Crystal, has a visibly glowing psicrystal at its heart.
    DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION’S CR Included in Master’s; 0 XP
    N Medium construct
    Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Sighted 40 ft., Perception +6*
    DEFENSE
    AC 23*, touch 12, flat-footed 18* (+2 Dex, +11 natural*)
    HP ½ master’s* + 5 temporary hit points (+ any hit points gained from selected Astral Construct Menu choices)
    Fort *, Ref *, Will *
    Defensive abilities: Construct traits, Deep Psicrystal traits, Hardness 11
    OFFENSE
    Speed 40 ft.
    Melee Slam +8 melee (1d6+7), or +8 (touch powers)
    Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
    STATISTICS
    Str 21, Dex 15, Con —, Int 9*, Wis 10, Cha 10
    BAB +3, CMB +8; CMD 20
    Feats -; Skills as master’s* + Perception +6, Stealth +6
    ECOLOGY
    Environment Any
    Organization Solitary
    Treasure none
    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    One ability from the Astral Construct Menu A

    Construct Traits: A Deep Crystal Companion has Immunity to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), and any effect that requires a Fortitude save unless it also works on objects or is harmless. It is not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. It cannot heal damage, but it can be repaired and it may benefit from fast healing.
    Psicrystal Granted Abilities: The Deep Crystal Companion described here has the special abilities of alertness, improved evasion, share powers, telepathic link, sighted, deliver touch powers, telepathic speech, and two personalities.
    Deep Crystal Psicrystal Traits: A Deep Crystal Companion has the hit points, temporary hit points, base attack bonus, saves, mental attributes, skills (though modified by the Companion form’s size and ability scores), and hardness of the Deep Crystal Psicrystal at its heart.
    A Deep Crystal Companion counts as an object when subject to a damaging effect (halving energy damage before applying hardness, subtracting its hardness from all damage taken). Only damage in excess of its hardness is deducted from the Companion’s hit points.
    The Deep Crystal Companion described here is that of a 7th-level Manifester, with the improved self-propulsion ability activated. Entries mark with an * indicate the ability is linked to or increases with the master’s level in psionic classes.

    IMPROVED DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION
    This vaguely humanoid shape, apparently composed of Deep Crystal, has a visibly glowing psicrystal at its heart.
    IMPROVED DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION’S CR Included in Master’s; 0 XP
    N Large construct
    Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Sighted 40 ft., Perception +6*
    DEFENSE
    AC 23*, touch 12, flat-footed 22* (+1 Dex, +13 natural*, -1 size)
    HP ½ master’s* + 15 temporary hit points (+ any hit points gained from selected Astral Construct Menu choices)
    Fort *, Ref *, Will *
    Defensive abilities: Construct traits, Deep Psicrystal traits, DR5/magic, Hardness 13
    OFFENSE
    Speed 40 ft.
    Melee 2 Slams +15 melee (1d8+9), or +15 (touch powers)
    Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
    STATISTICS
    Str 29, Dex 13, Con —, Int 11*, Wis 10, Cha 10
    BAB +7, CMB +17; CMD 28
    Feats -; Skills as master’s* + Perception +6, Stealth +6
    ECOLOGY
    Environment Any
    Organization Solitary
    Treasure none
    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    One ability from the Astral Construct Menu B

    Construct Traits: A Deep Crystal Companion has Immunity to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), and any effect that requires a Fortitude save unless it also works on objects or is harmless. It is not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. It cannot heal damage, but it can be repaired and it may benefit from fast healing.
    Psicrystal Granted Abilities: The Improved Deep Crystal Companion described here has the special abilities of alertness, improved evasion, share powers, telepathic link, sighted, deliver touch powers, telepathic speech, and four personalities.
    Deep Crystal Psicrystal Traits: A Improved Deep Crystal Companion has the hit points, temporary hit points, base attack bonus, saves, mental attributes, skills (though modified by the Companion form’s size and ability scores), and hardness of the Deep Crystal Psicrystal at its heart.
    A Deep Crystal Companion counts as an object when subject to a damaging effect (halving energy damage before applying hardness, subtracting its hardness from all damage taken). Only damage in excess of its hardness is deducted from the Companion’s hit points.
    The Deep Crystal Companion described here is that of a 11th-level Manifester, with the greater self-propulsion ability activated. Entries mark with an * indicate the ability is linked to or increases with the master’s level in psionic classes.

    GREATER DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION
    This vaguely humanoid shape, apparently composed of Deep Crystal, has a visibly glowing psicrystal at its heart.
    GREATER DEEP CRYSTAL COMPANION’S CR Included in Master’s; 0 XP
    N Huge construct
    Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Sighted 40 ft., Perception +6*
    DEFENSE
    AC 33*, touch 8, flat-footed 33* +25 natural*, -2 size)
    HP ½ master’s* + 35 temporary hit points (+ any hit points gained from selected Astral Construct Menu choices)
    Fort *, Ref *, Will *
    Defensive abilities: Construct traits, Deep Psicrystal traits, DR15/magic, Hardness 17
    OFFENSE
    Speed 50 ft., fly 50 ft. (poor)
    Melee 2 Slams +33 melee (2d6+16), or +33 (touch powers)
    Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
    STATISTICS
    Str 43, Dex 11, Con —, Int 11*, Wis 10, Cha 10
    BAB +19, CMB +37; CMD 47
    Feats -; Skills as master’s* + Perception +6, Stealth +6
    ECOLOGY
    Environment Any
    Organization Solitary
    Treasure none
    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    One ability from the Astral Construct Menu C

    Construct Traits: A Deep Crystal Companion has Immunity to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), and any effect that requires a Fortitude save unless it also works on objects or is harmless. It is not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. It cannot heal damage, but it can be repaired and it may benefit from fast healing.
    Psicrystal Granted Abilities: The Greater Deep Crystal Companion described here has the special abilities of alertness, improved evasion, share powers, telepathic link, sighted, deliver touch powers, telepathic speech, flight, and eight personalities.
    Deep Crystal Psicrystal Traits: A Greater Deep Crystal Companion has the hit points, temporary hit points, base attack bonus, saves, mental attributes, skills (though modified by the Companion form’s size and ability scores), and hardness of the Deep Crystal Psicrystal at its heart.
    A Deep Crystal Companion counts as an object when subject to a damaging effect (halving energy damage before applying hardness, subtracting its hardness from all damage taken). Only damage in excess of its hardness is deducted from the Companion’s hit points.
    The Deep Crystal Companion described here is that of a 17th-level Manifester, with the superior self-propulsion ability and the flight ability activated. Entries mark with an * indicate the ability is linked to or increases with the master’s level in psionic classes.

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    Adam
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    Sorry to necro a thread, but this is an idea that I love. Psicrystals are fun, with a lot of personality (literally). I think expanding the concept of this book to psionic companions would be really cool. Animal companions have their own archetypes, so a psionic animal companion archetype would be very cool. Additionally, getting animal companion statblocks of animals such as the Ophiduan Scaled Rider Psychic Warrior archetype’s animal companion, the Karaan, and other Third Dawn animals could be really cool.

    Tevolria
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    I’d like to see a deep hound animal companion.

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