Questions tagged [psionics]

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Why would these forms of magic only be able to affect organic/living matter?

Long story short, in Phase One, psions (mages) are rare, and they can: Move and shape organic tissue, like flesh, plants or fungus Alter the emotions, senses and health of living beings Manipulate ...
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How can I tie together all these forms of magic into a top-level “mechanic”?

My setting features what I call "psionics", essentially magic that I want to limit in scope and feeling of mysticism. Until a certain point in the story, psionics is relatively rare and varied, and ...
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Designing a prison for a telekinetic race

I am currently designing a fantasy world that includes a telekinetic race that can control objects if they are touching its material (they can make flying rocks if they are in the same ground or ...
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Energy Transfer in Telekinesis [closed]

This specific type of telekinesis is constrained in that the telekinetic can only lift what they would physically be able to lift. Somehow, they are transferring energy from their body across space, ...
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Ideas for 3rd eye abilities [closed]

I am creating a super villain that developed special abilities from a mutated pineal gland. For now i'm referring to it as the Enhanced 3rd eye or the 3rd Eye ability. From the research I've done, ...
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How could my hard telekinesis work?

So, in my setting, telekinesis is divided into two sub-fields: Soft telekinesis allows for precise manipulation of objects but doesn't pack a punch. Newton's third law is negligible for this type. ...
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In a world based in the 1700s, is it possible that someone created tools to aid or utilize magic?

If there was magic that works like telekinesis in a country similar to 18th century England, would the knowledge level and things that have already been invented/discovered be enough for someone to ...
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Telekinesis resistant locks

In my world, telekinesis is a common ability, to the point that it is unusual not to be able to use it to some degree. It is an ability that was genetically grafted onto the human genome when humanity ...
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Possible applications of low-level psionic alchemy?

An individual in my world has low-level psionic alchemy. They can (currently) determine the chemical composition of an object, and more importantly, to change it. Our character can take a medium ...
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Diamagnetism for telekinesis?

My previous/first post on here was to brainstorm a means of telekinesis and pyrokinesis (even if very limited) that violates physics the least. Now I do realize that a lot of handwaving and number-...
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How might telekinesis and pyrokinesis work if they were possible?

New here! Now let me be clear: I'm well aware that telekinesis and pyrokinesis are both impossible, as I've been rudely informed on every science forum. Nonetheless, I don't just want to "make it up" ...
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What good are psychics who control the strong or weak forces? [closed]

So I have a modern setting with psions. Their powers fall into groups that control different well defined things, with many controlling fundamental forces. The psions' powers automatically attempt to ...
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What implications would proof of “supernatural” phenomena have for modern science?

Edit: Thanks for the answers I've gotten so far, and sorry the original question was so long and unclear. Here's a shortened and reworded version. I'm writing a treatise or research paper from the ...
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A “Rational” explanation for psychic/psionic abilities

For what I'm working on, humans (some humans, anyway) develop the abilities to communicate telepathically, move things with thought, possible premonitions, maybe psychic projection (but that might be ...
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A semi-realistic system of psionics based on nanotech and dark energy?

So, this doesn't have to be like hard, hard science, it just has to be close enough to science that you could plausibly say, “well, maybe with a lot more technological development, and if some of the ...
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Please help review and suggest my Element Diagram [closed]

I try to create element diagram based on Chinese element with a little twist. Then, borrowing the pairing concept of Magic the Gathering, each element combines with its similar and opposites to create ...
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Detecting Psionics

In the setting of this question, magic exists. Psionics also exist, but only in a sub-sect of the world's population, in a sort of cult. This instance of psionics requires no components, verbal or ...