Psychic Aptitude

Psychic Engagement: Having Psychic Aptitude and/or psychic capability (powers, traits, features using psychic [Focus] energy). It is fundamentally the power of imposing will to achieve order to alter The Pattern. A character who takes on this engagement as a primary path of character development is referred to as an Actualizer. A permanent change in the score of this Aptitude triggers an Actuated Awareness. The act of manifesting specific Psychic Power/Capability using Focus (see hereafter) is referred to as Asserting.

Unlocking Psychic Power

The act of using a psychic power is referred to as [psychic] Imposition. For more information of the actions and perspectives on this, see the Guide for Actualizers. The use of Psychic Powers leaves an [Psychic] Impression on The Pattern – A residual mark from psychic tampering/alteration.

Psychic Energy: Focus

To consciously and freely gain and use Focus, a character must have Essence and a Focus Pool. Psychic Aptitude provides a basic amount in a Focus Pool, but Focus can be developed independent of it.

d20™ Psychic Aptitude Mechanics

This content is part of the Incarna d20 Variant changes are for the d20 System™.
> Aptitudes are considered an Advanced concept and use of the d20 Aptitude Approach must be chosen at the time of Character Inception (though not all measures of aptitude assigned).

Psychic Impression Detection: A Psychic Class character may do this a number of times equal to their Proficiency Bonus each Short Rest.

Tasha’s Cauldron has a lot of materials they are or can be converted to a psychic power.

Requirements: Adoption of a Primary Class and Primary Ability. * No Aptitude power can be exercised unless the character’s level is equal to the Aptitude rating. *

Primary Classes:

Primary Abilities: Charisma, Sanity

Characters must choose their Primary Class if they have not already (they may only possess 1). This class must be one in which they have a level in. The character must choose their Primary Ability if they have not already (they may only possess 1); It must be on the list of the class’s Proficient Abilities.

D20 Psychic Aptitude
Rating Cost Description (Cumulative Effects)
1 5 Essence

Natural Discernment: +1 on checks for Kinetic Phenomenon

Natural Affinity: The character may Attune a single Empowered Psychic Item without Pledging Essence.

2 4 Essence
(9 total)

Attribute Affinity: The character gains a +1 increase to the maximum value (usually taking it to 21) of their Primary Ability within their Primary Class.

3 3 Essence
(12 total)

Aptitude Emphasis: At 8th level, if you choose an Ability Score Increase in your Primary Class’s 2 proficient abilities, you can increase one ability by 1 and the other by 2.

4 2 Essence
(14 total)

Potency Conduit = Vital Mind: Enhancements over the spectrum of Actuated Mind

4 @ time of Character Inception

iCore Psychic Mechanics

Psychic Impression Detection: It can only be perceived by someone with Psychic Talent 1+.

iCore Psychic Aptitude
Rating Cost Description
1 5 Essence
2 4 Essence
(9 total)

3 3 Essence
(12 total)
4 2 Essence
(14 total)
4 @ time of Character Inception


Divine Aptitude: Bonds of spirit and insight into synergy of the cosmos.
Kinetic Aptitude: The rigors of health and mind-over-body.
Occult Aptitude: Command of arcane powers and entities.
Psychic Aptitude: The will as a representation of reality.