XPH 24-25 wrote:Background: A psychic warrior typically grows up among a society or small community of "the like-minded," founded by psions who wished to develop their powers in seclusion. Such communes are rare, but their existence provides some protection in a world often hostile to those with powerful mental abilities. Psychic warriors are often the children of psions, and just as often grow up dissatisfied with the regimen of commune life.
Although many adopt the class out of a sense of rebellion, most psychic warriors still feel a deep connection to the commune or society in which they were raised and trained. A few have no such connection, their only ties being to their own paths of personal development.
I'm curious. Has anyone ever actually used this background? It seems to be both rigid and esoteric, involving obscure secret societies that exist solely through the stipulation of this paragraph itself, then involving the children within this society rebelling against their parents in a manner that involves taking a different class, then taking a still-psionic-but-differently-so class than their (psion) parents, rather than either ditching psionics entirely and becoming commoners or rangers or the like, etc.
That's just me, though. Maybe some others have found this to be an interesting and useful inspiration for psychic warrior backgrounds. What do you think?