Psionic characters did not get a lot of love from the D&D community when they first arrived, at least amongst my friends. As a friend put it, Players Handbook 3 was "holding the Monk hostage." Eventually, the fact that these classes were different became an interesting thing to explore. Eventually, these kinds of differences would be made a major design choice as Essentials classes shattered the old mold of At-Will/Encounter/Daily.
As it ends up, I found psionic classes somewhat different to develop for. They are a bit strange. I figured the easiest way to make a cool character card for a psionic character was to find some iconic character that was psychic. After a little thought, I realized that one of my favorite Udo Kier characters would fit the bill nicely.
|"Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you."|
|"Be one with Yuri."|
|Yuri and Stalin.|
When I went to "touch him up" to throw up on the weblog, I realized that all off the old standard races had been upgraded to feature a choice for attribute bonuses. Suddenly, the Kalashtar was a good choice as it fit the attributes I was looking for while also granting telepathy and other psychic related abilities. Thus, the new version of Yuri was born.
The big "trick" with this character card was setting up the Augment powers and the power points. Power points would prove to be exceptionally easy as I had already done abilities with multiple use blocks. The augment powers did not end up being especially difficult as I had done something similar of the Monk's Full-Discipline powers.