Mind Link vs. Clairsentience with Animal Class of Minds
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:29 PM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:26 AM
Mind Link does not allow the reading of minds; it's purely communicatory.
The thing to determine, in deciding how to build what you want, is how animals can communicate in your Fantasy setting. Some are very realistic, and they can barely communicate at all; others are like Disney movies, where anyone who can talk to them finds out they're nearly as intelligent and knowledgeable as humans. That's something to discuss with your GM. If he's willing to allow you to Mind Link with your familiar, my guess is he's willing to allow the familiar some level of intelligence, so that Mind Link would be all you'd need. Even if the owl sometimes does something amusing for comedic relief -- like getting distracted by a mouse -- he'd still be entirely reliable nearly all the time.
If the GM is intent on being more "realistic," then the combination of Clairsentience and Mind Link that you describe is a good way to accomplish the effect you want to achieve. If you haven't already, you might consider posting about this on the Discussion board to get ideas from other Hero gamers.
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