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Would you let a paladin or warlock swear an oath/pact to the self and call it psionic?
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>>85535154
No
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>>85535154
Paladins only serve god as a direct source of power in a very small subset of all D&D games (4E and the framework for AL games) so it's already standard for your oath to be the source of power.
Warlock is a strict no. You're in debt. That's the core concept.
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>>85535154
>swear an oath/pact to the self
That's all Paladin Oaths in 3e and 5e.
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>>85535154
No. This is like saying you're signing a contract to yourself. It is meaningless narcissism. The whole point of a pact is that it's with a being that has more power than you.

If all it took to gain psionic powers is to "form a pact with yourself", whatever that means, then every self-actualized Tom, Dick, and Harry would have psionic powers.
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>>85535758
true dat
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>>85535758
>The whole point of a pact is that it's with a being that has more power than you.

This is the relevant bit, a construction where "you" are not all that is You is fairly trivial in D&D, given the swaths of internal power sources throughout the settings' history. Using methods normally about drawing on external power to actualize esoteric potentials aren't THAT out-there for D&D.

Hell, just make them subclasses for Signers. The solipsistic nutters from Planescape who can literally delusion their death away unless their killer is DRASTICALLY more important than them.

>If all it took to gain psionic powers is to "form a pact with yourself", whatever that means, then every self-actualized Tom, Dick, and Harry would have psionic powers.

Obviously, it takes some Wonky Esoteric Skills or a mind thoroughly disturbingly self-referential to begin with to ACTUALLY make the Pact. Perhaps Tulpamancy would give a good starting point for figuring out the kind of batshit needed to try.
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Just play psychic warrior or scion
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>>85535154
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>>85535154
For a warlock, it can be justified, but it would count as a great old one pact.
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>>85535229
kys vtumor.
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>Using methods normally about drawing on external power to actualize esoteric potentials aren't THAT out-there for D&D.
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