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NPCs and Mounts


Scenario Submission Talk


When writing scenarios for PFS, how closely do the NPCs and class-based enemies have to stick to the rules for PC mounts and animal companions?

I have some ideas I'd like to write up, but I'd rather check first than waste everyone's time by sending in something obviously useless/rules illegal.

For example, could a ranger in the Linnorm kingdoms fight alongside a mastadon animal companion?

Would a small sized enemy cavalier be allowed to ride a dire bat mount?

Silver Crusade ****

I would say they have to follow the rules personally, but I would also mention you don't need the mount to be the animal companion for it to be trained and ridden.

EDIT: Are you referring to PFRPG rules or PFS rules?


I was referring to PFS rules, because they're tighter on which classes can have which companions or mounts (as a class feature).

True, it doesn't have to be a mount or companion from the class feature to be present or trained, but that changes things again.

Silver Crusade ****

HerosBackpack wrote:

I was referring to PFS rules, because they're tighter on which classes can have which companions or mounts (as a class feature).

True, it doesn't have to be a mount or companion from the class feature to be present or trained, but that changes things again.

As long as it follows RAW, I don't think you'd have an issue with the story, especially if it's a good story.

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When sending in an adventure submission, focus on catching our attention with an interesting story. In 750 words, there's not a lot of room for rules, and if it's a well-thought-out plot, we can generally find a way after it's been assigned to figure out the right rules to make it work.


Thanks, and understood.

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