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Old 02-04-2020, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default World War One Psychics [Powers]

Imagine that the Austrian-Hungarian Empire invested in the exploration and developed of individuals with psionic powers during the late 19th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, the aristocracy of the Empire finds that such individuals have military and intelligence utility, primarily in the form of ESP and Telepathy, giving them an edge over the other Great Powers, which neglected such investments in favor of dreadnoughts and other prestige investments. In total, 0.1% of the population is trained in psionics, though the average practitioner only possesses 50 CP of abilities and talents.

Assuming that the events that triggered World War One still occurred, perhaps the individuals tasked with protecting the Archduke came down with the flu, what impact would such individuals have had on the initial progression of the war? Would such subtle powers materially change the progress of the war if used effectively? Would that make the Empire more of an effective participant?
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