4e Psionics Handbook?

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Any heard anything about this? Maybe with a release date? Could use it for my D&D game ....
Psionics will be in the PHB2, aside some other new power surces like primal
I'm a bit concered over this Psionics in a PHB... they deserve their own manual by all rights. But whatever, I'll see how it goes. They did a fine job of the PHB1, so if they can pull of a decent PHB2 I can look past them lumping multiple stuff in there. I'm just pretty frustrated that I have to wait a year for Psionics and Druids...
I hear you ... I'm hoping that the DDI will have supplemental material on both. Honestly, they should give both materials and some others (Bard, Barbarian, etc) as a way to draw more people into the DDI.
The inclusion of Psi in the PHB2 is a disappointment for many, but for different reasons.

one side is disappointed that Psionics are being put into a "CORE" book.

The other side is disappointed in the pearing down of psionics to a couple of classes and a race within a PHB.

Hopefully, a Psionics book will expand on the power source after the PHB2 is put out.
Terms you should know...
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Kit Build - A class build that is self sustaining and has mechanical differences than the normal scale. Started in Essentials. Most are call their own terms, though the Base Class should be said in front of their own terms (Like Assassin/Executioner) Power Points - A mechanic that was wedged into the PHB3 classes (with the exception of the Monk) from the previous editions. This time, they are used to augment At Wills to be Encounters, thus eliminating the need to choose powers past 4th level. Mage Builds - Kit builds that are schools of magic for the Wizard. A call back to the previous editions powering up of the wizard. (Wizard/Necromancer, for example) Unlike the previous kit builds, Wizards simply lose their Scribe Rituals feature and most likely still can choose powers from any build, unlike the Kit Builds. Parcel System - A treasure distribution method that keeps adventurers poor while forcing/advising the DM to get wish lists from players. The version 2.0 rolls for treasure instead of making a list, and is incomplete because of the lack of clarity about magic item rarity.
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They will Essentialize the Essentials classes, otherwise known as Essentials2. The new sub-sub-classes will be: * Magician. A subsubclass of Mage, the magician has two implements, wand and hat, one familiar (rabbit) and series of basic tricks. * Crook. A subsubclass of Thief, the Crook can only use a shiv, which allows him to use his only power... Shank. * Angry Vicar, a subsubclass of warpriest, the angry vicar has two attacks -- Shame and Lecture. * Hitter. A subsubclass of Slayer, the Hitter hits things. * Gatherer. A subsubclass of Hunter, it doesn't actually do anything, but pick up the stuff other players might leave behind. Future Essentials2 classes include the Security Guard (Sentinel2), the Hexknife (Hexblade2), the Webelos (Scout2), the Gallant (Cavalier2) and the Goofus (Knight2). These will all be detailed in the box set called Heroes of the Futile Marketing. (Though what they should really release tomorrow is the Essentialized version of the Witchalok!)
Is there a release date set for PHB2?
The inclusion of Psi in the PHB2 is a disappointment for many, but for different reasons.

one side is disappointed that Psionics are being put into a "CORE" book.

The other side is disappointed in the pearing down of psionics to a couple of classes and a race within a PHB.

Hopefully, a Psionics book will expand on the power source after the PHB2 is put out.

Remember the announced "Martial Power" splatbook? You can kiss my shiny metal
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that there will be an "Arcane Power", a "Divine Power", and eventually also a "Psionic Power", "Shadow Power", and "Primal Power" sourcebook. :D
here will be an "Arcane Power", a "Divine Power", and eventually also a "Psionic Power", "Shadow Power", and "Primal Power" sourcebook. :D

I totally agree :D
Meh. Psionics should be banned from the game forever. Go play scifi if you wan scionics.
Meh.

Hm.

Psionics should be banned from the game forever.

As should elves.

Go play scifi if you wan scionics.

Go play StarTrek if you want vulcans.

*sigh*
As should elves. Go play StarTrek if you want vulcans. *sigh*

My campaign setting only allows humans. :P
My campaign setting only allows humans. :P

At least something. :P

But I still don't agree with you that psionics is "sci-fi". There are several magical effects that are actually more sci-fi, both in name and/or effect. Like Reverse Gravity, Teleport, Dimensional Anchor/Lock, Disintegrate, Implosion, Regenerate, Telekinesis, ...
Mind flayers? Aboleths? Crystal Dragons?
Psionics is totally fantasy. They belong in the game because they are really popular also. Some of the more popular classes were delayed frm the original release for some reason. Don't ask me why almost half the classes had to be spellcasters,one was a subclass of another class. They could have fit at least one or two more classes if they had formatted the PHB less like a comic book.
Silverhands your setting sounds kind of boring. Unless it's Iron Heroes. Why humans only?