Submitter: Badger, 1st Class
Description: A recent astronomical (astrological?) event has set the world afire by awakening the latent psychic potential of humanity. Guilds, political factions and even nations are finding the long-established balances of power tipped for or against them by this phenomenon. Where will you stand in the Mind Wars?
Society driven by the interactions of a small collection of mutually exclusive but geographically unbounded power structures. "I'm a worker of the Arasaka corporation"
The society is in the midst of a dramatic flowering of new ideas and institutions. Ex: 16th century Italy, Weimar Germany
Gunpowder, printing press, fully-rigged ships, hot air balloons, black-powder musket, cannon, sailing warship
Renaissance/Colonial (TL 4)
Exotic locations, foreign peoples, strange creatures, unknown histories
Heroic characters in a high-action world
Psionics are an outgrowth of the structure of the universe, and transcend the human form. Psychic powers tend to be affected by energetic phenomenon, spacetime warps, etc.
All people are psychic, though only a few are powerful enough to use it consciously or to great effect. Psychics may seem strange to most people, and high-powered attacks may affect bystanders.
All people are psychic, but special training is required to make use of the ability. Psionics will tend to be restricted to powerful groups with resources for training.
Along With: Trainable
Psychic powers leave distinctive energetic residues which can allow identification of what power was used, when it was used, or even who used it.
Spice: Traceable Psi