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Old 06-09-2018, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default [Psionic Powers] Passive Power Questions

Hello everyone,

I have a few questions regarding passive powers like the PK Shield (Psionic Powers page 56):

Which penalties listed under "Using Psionic Skills" (page 6) apply to the PK Shield skill when used...

a) passively (I guess none).

b) with Extra Effort (page 7).

c) with Psi Techniques (page 8).

d) with a Power Defense (page 8-9).

My best guess is that there is no penalty under a, but b, c and d use the regular penalties, because (page 6):

"Even passive abilities can be used “actively,” requiring a roll, when getting tricky (pp. 7-11)."

Furthermore: Am I correct that shock penalties do not apply to the defensive psi skills like PK shield? Campaigns states on page 421 that...

"Exception: Defensive reactions that don’t require a maneuver to perform – active defenses, resistance rolls, Fright Checks, etc. – never suffer penalties for attribute reductions."

Best regards

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: [Psionic Powers] Passive Power Questions

I've got an additional question:

What are the durations of Extra Effort (page 7) and Suppression (page 56) for the PK Shield? Do these upgrades last for one minute or one attack only?
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