All week long, we are showing off what is inside the new Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids. Yesterday you saw the android racial traits. Today we are sharing with you one of the archetypes designed specifically for androids.
With tomorrow being Star Wars Day (or today, or whatever), I thought I would share with you one of the psionic archetypes. The cryptic from Ultimate Psionics is one of my favorite classes. So when I saw this archetype, I had to share it. With an androids ability to recognize patterns, the cryptic is a sure fit to the race.
Androids, being hyper-logical, naturally see the patterns and structure in all things, and those who become cryptics and investigate the hidden patterns in the world around them sometimes turn their exploration inward toward the intricate patterns of their own circuitry. These wireminds learn to spread their mind’s energies throughout their biological circuitry, gaining greater insight into their own psionic potential.
Associated Class: cryptic
Associated Race: android
Replaced Abilities: trapfinding, trapmaker, swift trapper
Modified Abilities: pattern designs
Mind and Body: Through meditation, the wiremind harnesses the power of his circuitry to enhance his mental capabilities. He adds 1/2 his level to Autohypnosis checks made to memorize and to recall information (minimum +1). He also adds this bonus on Knowledge (psionics) checks.
Pattern Designs (Su): A wiremind’s powers show up on his body as tattoos much as they do for other cryptics, but these designs intertwine and interact with his circuitry-tattoos, giving him an intimate familiarity with his own abilities. When making a Spellcraft check related to a psionic power he knows, the wiremind gains a competence bonus equal to his class level.
Circuitry Focus (Su): Beginning at 6th level, the wiremind can psionically focus his circuitry in the same manner which he normally gains psionic focus. Whenever he would need to expend or maintain psionic focus for an effect, he can expend or maintain his circuitry’s psionic focus instead.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.