Q: Dear Sage,
When you create an astral construct using an Ectopic Form feat (Complete Psionic, 50), does this replace the normal menu choices allowed when creating an astral construct?
For example, a character with Ectopic Form (Agile Loper) can use the astral construct power either to create an agile loper astral construct, which uses the base astral construct statistics adjusted as listed for the agile loper entry of that level, or to create a normal astral construct (selecting options from the menus as appropriate).
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