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Old 14 Nov 2008, 16:46   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else think that maybe an etheral could be a phsykic in a new codex?
I mean instead of the moral tests re-rolls and the prefferd enemy ruole for when they die, should they have abilities that help squads out?
i think it could be possible since the imperium know little about them, just like us!
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 16:49   #2 (permalink)
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Well, it's seems to me that in the Fluff, they specifically say that the Tau are not at all Psychic... No at all linked with the Warp.
So it might be difficult to discover psychic powers in this race.
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 16:52   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, Impossible.

Tau connection to the warp is too faint, so they could not harness the required power to be Psykers.
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 16:55   #4 (permalink)
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Kroots, or another "allied" race maybe... but not the tau themselves
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Well the kroot mercenary list did offer as an optional rules that Master Shaper might have access to Minor Psycker powers offered in a previous WD magazine.

For the Vespid, don't know...maybe the Hive queen.

Nicassar are a psycker race, but they are psysically weak, thus why they remain in Space (IIRC)

Demiurg, probably have a few psyker too.

Tarrellian...maybe, but unlikely after the Imperium purge (I'm sure the psyker were amongst the first victimes)

Gue'vesa, possible, but probably not encourage since they don't get the same kind of training to help them ocntrol their power.
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 18:56   #6 (permalink)
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The ethereal fluff claims that the closest thing to a psychic ability is the ability to tell a tau to do something (even kill himself) an he would be instantly obeyed,

they could make a special rule out of it, but not a true psychic power
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 21:03   #7 (permalink)
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they could do something like psychic powers but not call them that, maby pheromone based or such
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Old 14 Nov 2008, 21:26   #8 (permalink)
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well, the codex does stipulate about pheromones...

as far as special rules for it goes, the army gets bonus leadership anyway, i mean, short of making things fearless, you can't really do much else.

to have psychic powers, there would need to be some serious fluff reworking, which just wouldn't fit in with the Tau.
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I don't think they should be psykers in the background, but I do think they should have active leadership-based abilities of some kind. With just passive abilities, they aren't actually something you use. More something you just try to protect.
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Does anyone else think that maybe an etheral could be a phsykic in a new codex?
I mean instead of the moral tests re-rolls and the prefferd enemy ruole for when they die, should they have abilities that help squads out?
i think it could be possible since the imperium know little about them, just like us!
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There is absolutely no justification in the fluff for Tau psykers. There is however the possibility for psychic allies, whether the Aun would allow them to take part in military operations with the Fire Caste is another question entirely though…

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