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What's the weirdest critter you've used as a mount?


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For me it would have to be the party druid. She was designed specifically to be my gnome cavalier's mount. And let me tell you: plopping a howdah down on a huge-sized turtle makes a reach character all kinds of effective. :D


idk why people loves mount. the upkeep are terrible, and when they died you can't replace it.


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We defeated a manticore. And my cleric of Nethys had previously looted a scroll of animate dead. It was his religious duty to use the magic.

MANTICORPSE!


I've played two different kobold hunters. One used a giant mantis that he later traded in for a tyrannosaurus, and the other rode a deinonychus.

That raptor is what led to the DM saying "Stop blending my werewolves!"


Giant Beetles were a little strange, but the giant maggot was a bit gross at feeding time.


Gray Render. It was 3.5, had a Kobold that rode on the back of his "Friend" whom he had raised from infancy.


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Lunaramblings wrote:
Gray Render. It was 3.5, had a Kobold that rode on the back of his "Friend" whom he had raised from infancy.

One better, also in 3.5, had a Dread Necromancer who rode on a Zombie Gray Render.


Goblin gunslinger riding a "dire pig" (statted as a boar with bite instead of gore). Still going strong at 17/M5.

Though my druid did have a brief moment of level 1 awesome when he charmed a captive great white shark. Dove into water. Shark leapt up and grabbed its captor from the pier. I hopped off. The shark landed back in the water and dove a bit to enjoy its meal.

One of these days I'll try a flying mount. : )

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In a level 20 one-shot homebrew game I hosted one of the characters was a gargantuan-sized undead shobhad antipaladin with an implanted vortex gun and a fusion reactor. The other party members relaxed in a howdah while the shobhad was sublimating some armies sent at them.


Riding dog (3.5; halfling druid).

Horse (PF; human cavalier).

Riding dog was too out-there for me. Set it free.


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hellatze wrote:
idk why people loves mount. the upkeep are terrible, and when they died you can't replace it.

You're using the wrong mounts.

I once played a rat, with a scythe, riding a raven.

The Grim Squeaker


In AD&D, I had a Paladin who managed to get a Gorgon (the vaguely metallic, petrification gas breathing bull) as her mount.


Ancient dragon, singing dragonne, giant spider. 3 different characters.


Scythia wrote:
In AD&D, I had a Paladin who managed to get a Gorgon (the vaguely metallic, petrification gas breathing bull) as her mount.

Did you manage to stay on the full 8 seconds?


I once played a Scorpion Eidolon Synthesist summoner that was the mount. He carried a cavalier around.


The least normal in my campaigns have been: chariot drawn by nightmares, giant tortoise, skeletal giant tortoise (player was attached to the tortoise), and an animated object - medium sized statue of a gnome.


Ratfolk witch with giant flea [mauler]. It's hard to beat a 120 foot leap/charge!!!

PS: Heavyload Belt was a big help with the familiar/mount carry amount.


I've never got to play him :( but I've made a Mindwyrm Mesmer grippli who would ride around on a peacock.

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A wild-shaped druid dwarf as a battle crab.

I was just one of many passengers on that thing.


My son's grippli druid has a giant frog companion/mount. He seems to find it amusing, at least. :)


There was that time the party's barbarian went for a rodeo ride on an ankheg, does that count?


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Gelatinous Cube.

Rigged a metal "saddle" that rode on top.
Enchanted the saddle to increase the mount's speed.

Stole the idea from my DM (many years ago AD&D 1E), who had a city where the sanitation department used them as street sweepers.
Kept the city clear of refuse, night-soil, and even the odd drunk/homeless peasant.

My PC immediately said "gotta have that."
Many a marginally-perceptive enemy was surprised when closing into melee with my "floating" character.


You'd think some irritated relatives would leave a barrel of caustic lye for the cube to pick up.

I think the most out there I've got was a giant owl, and that was in AD&D.


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avr wrote:

You'd think some irritated relatives would leave a barrel of caustic lye for the cube to pick up.

I think the most out there I've got was a giant owl, and that was in AD&D.

That would have been a serious offense there. Assaulting city workers.

City was run by a LE "paladin" (Dragon magazine published variants for each of the alignments).
It wasn't an oppressive place per se. Very strict, sure; and the list of capital offenses was ponderous. But if you followed the rules (all of them), you were fine.
And the city WAS efficient and prosperous. Public drunkenness (enough to pass out), or being indigent, were illegal too - so not much fuss was raised if a few of those miscreants went missing.

Scarab Sages

A roller-skate.

the circumstances, significant spoilers for a 2nd Edition adventure:
I had jumped into a game of a 3.5 version of the RAVENLOFT module "The Created" - if you're not familiar, the premise of the adventure is "Evil Pinocchio," and the nasty twist is that everybody gets body-switched with small wooden dolls. While we were stuck that way, we fought a toyshop full of animated toys, and among the assemblage thereof were a pair of roller-skates...sooo, my character, not being able to do much else (he was a Tome of Magic Truenamer, but I didn't have my magic in doll form), jumped into and tried to hijack one of the roller-skates, rodeo-style. The DM gave me a bonus to my Ride check because he liked the idea so much, though I don't recall how well I succeeded. I ultimately impaled the thing from the inside on my kitchen knife/sewing needle/whichever (which was of course about bastard sword-size or larger for a wooden doll).

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PodTrooper wrote:

That would have been a serious offense there. Assaulting city workers.
City was run by a LE "paladin" (Dragon magazine published variants for each of the alignments).
It wasn't an oppressive place per se. Very strict, sure; and the list of capital offenses was ponderous. But if you followed the rules (all of them), you were fine.
And the city WAS efficient and prosperous. Public drunkenness (enough to pass out), or being indigent, were illegal too - so not much fuss was raised if a few of those miscreants went missing.

I'm now picturing a highly-punctual public transportation system that consists of gelatinous cubes rather than locomotive cars.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
PodTrooper wrote:

I'm now picturing a highly-punctual public transportation system that consists of gelatinous cubes rather than locomotive cars.

You REEAALLLLY want to stay behind the yellow line at THAT station.


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In my current campaign, the party met a NPC druid who rode her an axebeak companion. The rogue PC kept asking how he could get one, and one player even joked that if they help the druids long enough, they'll all get one. He was sad when he he was told that it required a great deal of time and effort to raise one as a mount--and he doesn't have a single one of the necessary skills.

The campaign is intended to go from level 1 to 20, and have the PCs fight the Tarrasque as the capstone adventure. The cavalier has the most ambitious personal goal in the game: She's a half-orc from a tribe that worships the Tarrasque as a god--and she wants to ride THAT someday! Her reasoning is that if she can make the Tarrasque bend to her will, then she will become like a goddess herself.


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I can't seem to find it at the moment, because I can't remember it's name, but it was a 3.5 joke homebrew class that could ride anything. A prerequisite was a low int score, because you needed to not know that you couldn't ride the thing you wanted to ride.

It could ride literally anything, and I think at later levels it even got 1 hour before the thing in question even got a save. You could just hop on a Tarrasque and control it for an hour before it even had a chance at control.

One guy played it once in a campaign, and we discovered that the source of evil we had been fighting was blot the guy in control of the castle, but the castle itself, so we had to figure out how to destroy it.

I suggested "Hey, couldn't you just ride the castle into a volcano or something? "

To which he replied "Man, you're thinking too small. I'm gonna ride the volcano into the castle! "

We decided not to do that as we knew the Dm already had a quest ready and didn't wasn't you derail the campaign, but he still rode a volcano later.

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casts resist acid

Uses ooze whisperer to belly rub the gelatinous cube

cue the bard

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Sah wrote:

I can't seem to find it at the moment, because I can't remember it's name, but it was a 3.5 joke homebrew class that could ride anything. A prerequisite was a low int score, because you needed to not know that you couldn't ride the thing you wanted to ride.

Personally, I think nuttiness like that should be based on a low Wisdom, but other than that, great story!


In 3.5 a rust monster as a warforged


Advanced Carrion crawlers under 3.5 were the weirdest, I suppose.
They had two templates applied - Devil??

End result - they could fly. Combine with pounce, Ride by charge, and a rider that could negate 2 hits on them...

10 attacks. Fairly deadly.


I always try to use familiars as mounts.

Elven wizard with an air elemental famliar. Permanent enlarge the familiar permanent reduce the caster (or use an item for one/both effects). Then the caster is small and the familiar is medium. Basically you can have a "mount" that flys at 100' perfect by level 3.

Also had a halfling wizard with an earth elemental shaped like an easy chair. Basically the halfling just sat on the "chair" as it moved around on its own. I dubbed him "the laziest wizard ever." The original idea was not mine, but I cant remember who it was to give credit.

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