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•For any comparable power equivalent, psionics tend to be more locally restricted/focused in their range while magic users tend to have greater ability to project their power over greater distances.
 
•For any comparable power equivalent, psionics tend to be more locally restricted/focused in their range while magic users tend to have greater ability to project their power over greater distances.
   
<span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family: PMingLiU;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"TimesNewRoman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:ZH-TW;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">psionics and magic are completely different things that produce many similar results. In a 1v1 situation, a psionic would have a clear advantage in a close range situation (as attacking the mind is potentially quicker than the time needed to formulate a spell while also causing disruption to a caster's ability) while quickly losing the advantage as distance is increased. Over all, this is just my opinion in regards to how both abilities are 'generally' handled in most settings. Psionics tend to be a bit more consistent in their portrayals, while the nature of magic use can vary greatly from setting to setting</span>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family: PMingLiU;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"TimesNewRoman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:ZH-TW;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Psionics and magic are completely different things that produce many similar results. In a 1v1 situation, a psionic would have a clear advantage in a close range situation (as attacking the mind is potentially quicker than the time needed to formulate a spell while also causing disruption to a caster's ability) while quickly losing the advantage as distance is increased. Over all, this is just my opinion in regards to how both abilities are 'generally' handled in most settings. Psionics tend to be a bit more consistent in their portrayals, while the nature of magic use can vary greatly from setting to setting</span>
   
 
<span style="font-weight:normal;">This is just my opinion, I don't mean to start an argument (although, the comparisons above came just from [https://www.reddit.com/r/magicbuilding/comments/36eiuu/psionics_vs_magic/ this reddit post] which is not mine).</span>
 
<span style="font-weight:normal;">This is just my opinion, I don't mean to start an argument (although, the comparisons above came just from [https://www.reddit.com/r/magicbuilding/comments/36eiuu/psionics_vs_magic/ this reddit post] which is not mine).</span>

Latest revision as of 12:18, February 2, 2017

Psionics can counter magic, here are the comparisons:

Psionics is more raw, focused will/brainpower, while magic is a trained art with specific rules to follow.

Psionics is just what you can do, while magic is what you've learned.

Psioics is a byproduct of intense mental capabilites, while magic is the end goal of an educational process.

Psionics uses your mental strength directly, magic needs a spell.

Psionics is your mind using the power of itself to effect the world around you. Magic is your mind channeling an alien (or separate) source of power to effect the world around you.

•You can generally enchant objects with magic for various effects, you cannot do similar with psionics.

•You can cut off a magic user from their source of magic or disrupt their though process/concentration enough, Psionics you have to physically/chemically effect their brain to achieve a similar effect (i.e. unconscious or drugs).

•Unless its specific to the type of magic, magic does not usually grant a user greater awareness of their surroundings, whereas psionics generally does.

•Psionics almost always has some physical manifestation responsible for its existence, as a genetic racial trait/abnormality that centers around the brain either naturally for artificially. Magic is usually something anyone is capable to utilizing to some degree beyond just those with a special 'aptitude/gift' for the art, unless otherwise stated.

•For any comparable power equivalent, psionics tend to be more locally restricted/focused in their range while magic users tend to have greater ability to project their power over greater distances.

Psionics and magic are completely different things that produce many similar results. In a 1v1 situation, a psionic would have a clear advantage in a close range situation (as attacking the mind is potentially quicker than the time needed to formulate a spell while also causing disruption to a caster's ability) while quickly losing the advantage as distance is increased. Over all, this is just my opinion in regards to how both abilities are 'generally' handled in most settings. Psionics tend to be a bit more consistent in their portrayals, while the nature of magic use can vary greatly from setting to setting

This is just my opinion, I don't mean to start an argument (although, the comparisons above came just from this reddit post which is not mine).

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