Psionic Power Astral Construct 'Improved Slam Attack' not increasing damage


When I choose 'add follower' and create a 2nd level Astral Construct as per the power on page 77 and then switch to the newly created follower and add the "Improved Slam Attack" Special Ability selection from Menu A it is accepted but the damage on the character sheet does not change from 1d6 to 1d8. From page 187 of the Expanded Psionics Handbook [EPHB] the damage entry for a 2nd level Astral is 1d6 and should increase to 1d8 according to p. 186 EPHB which points to p. 304 of the Monster Manual "Improved Natural Attack.

A different menu item "Celerity" does work as the speed is increase by 10 as does Improved Bull Rush [adds a feat entry to the feat section of the character sheet] so I am thinking it is just that the Improved Slam Attack just needs to point to the Improved Natural Attack feat.

I had a look at it through the 'troubleshoot.htm' character sheet and it says the Improved Slam Attack is 'hidden'. I've attached it and the actual feat selection for you.


Windows 8.1


Andrew Maitland
July 10, 2014, 9:46 PM

Wow, I didn't think anyone really used the Psionics section of the RSRD. Just a quick note, EPHB, which is technically XPH, page references don't mean much when we're limited to the RSRD documents (which are text files without cohesive page numbering).

I'll take a look and fix the problem. It'll be a few minutes.


Andrew Maitland
July 10, 2014, 9:51 PM

There you go

Michael Goodwin
July 10, 2014, 9:52 PM

Cheers for that man. I appreciated everything you guys do and I am glad PCGEN is still around.

Yeah Psionics are my favourite class and cop a lot of grief because of old AD&D "It's overpowered". Bruce Cordell did wonders bringing it all in line.
Just a quick question on builds. Are any changes/fixes going to be in that night's build? I had a look at an old issue regarding PsyCrystals Skill bonus not displaying on the character sheet [+4 concentration from a PsyCrystal's chosen personality] and I had the version you fixed but was wondering if it was incorporated into the newer builds [as I hadn't updated since Jan 2014.

Also, do I need to download it again? If so, which version?


Andrew Maitland
July 10, 2014, 10:19 PM

Anything fixed is put in the release. If you had an issue with Psicrystals, they would be fixed in the latest version of pcgen. Best bet, the 'Fixed version' is the earliest release you will be able to get the fixes.

The autobuild includes all the previous fixes up to the point when it runs. You should have an email from me (sent about 25 minutes ago) that has a zip'd rsrd folder which would include all current rsrd improvements and fixes. (As long as your version is indeed 6.03.02 then that will work perfect for you...). Just replace the existing folder with that and you'll be good to go.


Michael Goodwin
July 10, 2014, 10:30 PM

Thanks for that man. Appreciate all your work!



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