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The Very Last Book About Mounted Combat (PFRPG)

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Whether you prefer to roleplay as an elven scout bounding through the forest on a fleet-footed stag, a dwarven barbarian charging fearlessly into battle on the back of a sturdy war-ram, or a shining knight in armor atop his mighty charger, this book will help you to bring these iconic characters to life in new ways. This book features new, expanded rules for using mounts in combat, new uses for the Ride skill, new actions in combat for mounted characters, as well as a bestiary with new options allowing your mounts to scale with your character's level. New feats, spells, and magic items specifically geared for use by mounts and mounted characters are included as well.

For the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Written by Robert Kendzie.

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This book has a lovely name.

Osirion

Cheapy wrote:
This book has a lovely name.

Thank you! As something of a cavalry enthusiast I have always felt that mounted combat is a dramatically engaging aspect of heroic adventure which is sadly underutilized in fantasy gaming. (Why can I not fight on horseback in Skyrim?! Curse you, Bethesda!!) I sincerely hope I've covered the majority of what players and GMs need in order to breathe new life into an aspect of their games which is often neglected.

It's worth noting that the main objective behind the book was to allow players to enjoy the tropes of mounted combat in a meaningful way without having to build an entire character concept around it. To that end, the book includes:

- A wide variety of mounts geared towards PCs that don't have animal companion class features. Your 10th level fighter deserves to ride a horse with more than 2 hit dice!

- New actions to perform in combat that can be performed by any mounted PC regardless of class or level, including Countercharge and Massed Charge.

- Rules for sharing certain feats and saves between rider and mount that reduce bookkeeping in combat and allow characters to use their hard-earned movement abilities even when in the saddle.

- Simplified rules that allow your PC to fight while mounted, even if you don't have the stats for your mount handy!

- Loads of roleplaying ideas covering how to obtain, train, and care for heroic mounts.

- Rules for a new type of performance combat: The Joust. (Personally, I think this is worth the price of admission by itself.)

And of course there are new feats, items, and spells aimed at mounts and their riders, for those players who want to go the extra mile toward making their character effective in the saddle.

I sincerely hope a lot of you will check it out.


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Wolfsnap wrote:
Simplified rules that allow your PC to fight while mounted, even if you don't have the stats for your mount handy!

This is something I'm quite interested in. We've had two mounted characters so far in our last two campaigns (one of the characters was mine), and we found some of the rules awkward and unclear ("so my mount and I both get a round's worth of actions, but taken at the same time...right?") and clarification/simplification would be quite helpful.

Are you planning on selling this at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG also?

By the by, you do realize with this name, you'll never be able to do a sequel book, right? ;)

Osirion

Alzrius wrote:
This is something I'm quite interested in. We've had two mounted characters so far in our last two campaigns (one of the characters was mine), and we found some of the rules awkward and unclear ("so my mount and I both get a round's worth of actions, but taken at the same time...right?") and clarification/simplification would be quite helpful.

In this book you will find not only additional rules to widen the scope of actions that being mounted makes possible, but you will find commentary and explanation of the existing rules which answer just those kinds of questions while making the entire enterprise easier.

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Are you planning on selling this at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG also?

Right now you can only get the PDF here at Paizo or at lulu.com. I recommend buying through Paizo because Lulu doesn't let me insert bookmakrs into the PDFs. There will be a print version available through the Paizo site at some point.

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By the by, you do realize with this name, you'll never be able to do a sequel book, right? ;)

This is the last Mounted Combat book you will ever need! :)

If it sells enough copies, I will tackle another thorny topic desperately in need of a "Final Word":

THE VERY LAST BOOK ABOUT ALIGNMENT

Osirion

Many thanks to BiblioTech for the kind review!


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This is the highest quality book I've seen from (what I assume to be) a first time studio in a while. I've only really looked in detail at the explanation of the mounted combat rules (to see if you got it right :)), but as someone who did their thesis on cavalry, I plan on reading it sometime soon.

Osirion

Cheapy wrote:
This is the highest quality book I've seen from (what I assume to be) a first time studio in a while. I've only really looked in detail at the explanation of the mounted combat rules (to see if you got it right :)), but as someone who did their thesis on cavalry, I plan on reading it sometime soon.

Thanks! I did get a little bit of experience under my belt with "The Tomb of Haggemoth" which I published a several years back for D&D 3.5 (basically a complete adventure path in one book). I've been considering putting the PDF up here at Paizo, but I'm not sure how much interest there would be considering that it hasn't been updated for Pathfinder.

I'm glad you like the look of the book! When you've had a chance to digest it thoroughly, please go ahead and write a brief customer review!


Interesting! I might check this out as soon as finances permit. The new OD ate my budget. -.-

Osirion

Many thanks to everyone who's been buying the book - I am both pleased and surprised! As always I would like to encourage you to make your opinions known by adding a customer review.

Osirion

Just wanted to add a note here that I will be at Paizocon 2012 and I hope to make print copies available for purchase in the Paizo store at the con.

I also am planning a Jousting-based event for the con, although that's still in the organization stage. Watch this space!

And again, many thanks to everyone who's bought a copy of the book!

Osirion

I thought it worth noting that we are almost completely booked for the First Annual Jousting Competition which will be happening at Paizocon 2012. This tournament will be using the rules for Jousting from The Very Last Book About Mounted Combat and will feature characters competing against one another in head-to-head matches in an elimination tournament.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Osirion

Big thanks to everyone who bought a copy of the book while attending Paizocon 2012! The First Annual Jousting Competition was a huge success, and a great time was had by all, so I'm thinking we might expand the event next year.

Next month, I'm going to be at Gen Con in the author's alley where there will be more print copies for sale, and of course you can always get the book here at Paizo.

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It is still on my list of books I plan to pickup some day. Sadly the list grows faster than I buy things on it. :)

Osirion

Thanks Liz!

And thanks again to everyone who's bought a copy. Feel free to leave a review or a rating!


I bought this one and plan to have a review up soonish. :)


And finally reviewed here and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Osirion

Many thanks to Endseitgeist for the kind but fair review!

Cheliax

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Nice review End, just moved this up the list of my what to buy next.

Taldor

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Hrm, I may have to get this...


Thanks and you're welcome! This had been on my review-pile for quite a while.

Osirion

Big thanks to everyone who came by the table at Gen Con and picked up a copy! This year was our best Gen Con yet!

Cheliax

I need the deck of jousting cards (used at PaizoCon), any help?

Osirion

I should try to get a PDF put up for those cards.

There's going to be another Jousting Competition this year at Paizocon - I may have an extra deck or two there.

Osirion

Congratulations to Sir Malir, the winner of the 2013 jousting tournament! We had a great time at Paizocon and I'm already looking for to next year.

Osirion

It's Gen Con time again! I will be at Gen COn 2013 in the Author's Alley section if anyone wants to come by and say hello!

Osirion

Hard Copies once more in stock!

Osirion

My profound thanks to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual Jousting Competition at Paizocon this year. We had a fantastic field of entrants, and some really exciting action.

And now to announce the winners:

In third place: Sir Eric the Arrogant, who's actually quite a nice fellow once you get to know him.

In second place: Sir Benedict Patchweasel, whose fresh steed Peppermint was a favorite with the crowd.

And our first place winner, who unseated all his challengers without breaking a sweat, was Sir Crispin, a last minute-entry who gamely took up the lance and rode to victory despite his initial trepidations.

Congratulations to our winners, and I look forward to seeing you all next year! In the meantime, if you'd like to run a joust in your own games, may I humbly suggest you pick up a copy of The Very Last Book About Mounted Combat.

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