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Psionic Racial TraditionsD&D Insider Article
Methods of the Civilized Mind
By Robert J. Schwalb

This article presents a broad discussion of various races united by common psionic themes. Each entry details how psionic power fits into their worlds and outlooks, the kinds of people who embrace it, and examples of how certain races and classes fit into the D&D world. As well, you’ll also find new backgrounds designed for psionic characters and feats for each race discussed.

Given their superstitions about psionic magic, when the talent reveals itself in a dragonborn, it is a time of great fear and consternation. The power wells up within a dragonborn and can drive him or her insane if not controlled. The easiest way for dragonborn to manage this power is to release it. Thus many dragonborn with psionic ability go on to become ardents who release their pent-up energy in dazzling waves that can incite their allies to action while dismaying their enemies through fear and doubt.

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer who has contributed design to or developed over one hundred roleplaying game titles for Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, Star Wars RPG, and the d20 system. Some of his more recent work for Wizards of the Coast is in Player’s Handbook 3, Martial Power 2, and Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons. In addition, he’s a regular contributor to both Dragon and Dungeon Magazines. Robert lives, works, and will probably die in Tennessee.

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