Slurmalyst wrote:I'd be careful with this as the rules for the riding saddle are pretty ambiguous at this point, a lot of people I've talked with are convinced you still have to worry about encumbrance, so unless you're small sized (and even then) you're probably going to be taking at least a 10 ft movement penalty and probably more likely only going to overburden the drone.
One thing I will add to the Combat Drone discussion: the Riding Saddle may turn out to be very handy in combat. My initial reaction was that it's a gimmick, but in my (limited) experience so far, Mechanics and their Drones generally spend at least one action per fight moving into firing position. The Riding Saddle effectively translates to a bonus move action every turn that you would otherwise need to move both Drone and Mechanic, which in turn translates into more actions spent firing.
Also, I was expecting there to be penalties for firing from a mount, but I can't find any.
I'd not worry about encumbrance until rules specifically dealing with mounts appear. If memory serves (granted, this isn't Starfinder), mounts could carry more simply by virtue of them being a mount...so to worry about anything other than the rules as printed is premature. Right now, a saddle lets you ride your drone like a mount.