So What's The Mount Like, Anyway? (PFRPG) PDF

5.00/5 (based on 1 rating)

Our Price: $3.99

Add to Cart
Facebook Twitter Email

A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM's RESOURCE by Mike Welham

With the possible exception of the paladin’s mount, most PCs’ mounts are just a horse with no interesting or unique features or characteristics. After all, very few GMs or players have the time to create interesting details such as the appearance, personality and traits of a mount.

So What’s The Mount Like, Anyway? banishes this problem by providing extensive notes on customising your mount. Included are tables to generate the mount’s appearance, trait and even hooks and complications. Also included are detailed notes on encumbrance, barding and even stat blocks for a variety of mounts!

For free samples head over to ragingswan.com/mount

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

Product Availability

Fulfilled immediately.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at store@paizo.com.

PZOPDFRSP101265E


See Also:

Average product rating:

5.00/5 (based on 1 rating)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.

A new platinum standard for such books

5/5

This pdf is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 17 pages of content, so let's take a look!

The latest in RSP's by now well known "So what's..."-series, known for its usefulness for the DM, is all about mounts and the very first table offers a total of 100 different horse appearances that go beyond color, but also include gender of the animal and peculiarities like star-shaped marks - to give you a perspective of the length of the entries, the table spans two pages!

Where the pdf starts really putting on the steam, though, is with mount traits - from mounts with narcolepsy to one's whose galloping is loud (-4 to stealth) to horses that have skill focus (jump) instead of run and environmental resistant horses to plain ferocious or dumb ones, we get a total selection of a staggering 98 different traits, with the last two of the d% being the obligatory "roll twice/thrice entries.

We also get 20 different complications that may be used as adventure-hooks: Stolen mounts, awakened animals, prophesized mounts, carriers of disease or simply temperamental beings to acting as living gateway to the realm of the fey, the complications make for as much fun as the first two tables. That's not where the pdf stops, though: We also get an extremely useful DM-cheat sheet with loads and carrying capacities of quadrupeds from STR 1 to STR 29 as well as a price-list for common items.

Beyond even these, we get all types of barding on one page with all stats - GOLD! Better yet: We get full 100 different types of barding-descriptions, complete with gp-value and a glossary. By now, the pdf has already gone above and beyond, but we get actually even more:

20 names for horses an 3 horse statblocks, 20 names for ponys and 3 pony statblocks, 20 dog names and 3 riding dog statblocks and finally, even coverage for exotic mounts: Specialized items ad a CR/size/environment list for the more common exotic land-based and flying mounts.

The pdf closes with a useful glossary of horse-related terms.

Conclusion:
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to RSP's elegant 2-column b/w-standard and the pdf comes in two fully bookmarked versions, one optimized for screen-use and one to be printed out.

WOW. Mike Welham has done it. Almost all "°So what..."-pdfs are VERY useful. This one, however, is all but REQUIRED for GMs (and also rocks for mounted players - cavaliers, paladins et al -take a peak!). The collated equipment and banding-stats are glorious time-savers, the descriptions awesome and the traits and their vast multitude of mechanic repercussions are a joy to read. And that's before all the names, complications and statblocks are thrown in the mix. This pdf is one of the few where I not only have nothing to complain about, but rather am blown away by how much I like it. Kudos and congratulations for a verdict of 5 stars + endzeitgeist seal of approval: I seldom found it so easy to give such a rating. DMs - buy this: I vouch you won't regret it - this is THE new benchmark for the whole series that raises the bar to quite lofty areas for any comparable publication. What are you waiting for? Get this!

Endzeitgeist out.


Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Is now available at the Paizo store!

You can check out the foreword, contents and a free sample, here!

I hope you enjoy it.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2012

I hope so, too! :)

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Welcome aboard, Mike!

RPG Superstar 2012

Thanks, John! I'm happy to be aboard.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I thought you were happy to be a badger?


1 person marked this as a favorite.

And reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. AWESOME work!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Hooray! Thanks very much for the review once again, Thilo. I much appreciate it and I'm delighted you enjoyed it so much.

RPG Superstar 2012

Oh my. Thank you for the glowing review, Thilo!


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I bought this because my players in Kingmaker recently aquired horses. The dwarf paladin and aasimar bard/cavalier already knew what their horses looked like, but asked for traits. The other players wanted to trust the dice for both appearance and trait.

-The aasimar bard/cavalier has a white mare with black pastern markings that look as though her hooves have been dipped in ink. She calls her Quillestrial, or Quill for short. Quill's trait was fey-touched - +1 against mind-affecting compulsion effects. (#77 on traits table)

-The dwarf paladin of Torag has a barrel-chested bay stallion with hooves the size of a man's head, called Lim. Lim's trait is danger sense - a +4 bonus on Perception checks to avoid being surprised. (#17 on traits table)

-The dhampir sorcerer has a black gelding with white stripe, lips, and pastern markings, who foams at the mouth when running. (#80 on appearance table) After rolling his trait - finicky (#14 on traits table) - he decided he had to name him Griggory, after an old paladin PC of his who, when in a town subsisting on sour beer and root vegetables in the middle of an undead nightmare, would ask for rose-water and a fruit platter.

-The elf spell-less ranger has a palomino mare with a red blaze and coronet markings, and a long mane and tail. Her name is Eomaer, and she's protective, standing over the ranger if he falls in battle. (#50 on apperarance table, #35 on traits table)

-The half-elf cleric of Desna has an ash-grey colt with a white star that appears to be from someone rubbing the ash away (#55 on appearance table) Being a cleric of Desna, goddess of stars, this player was ecstatic and asked me to roll a trait... which came up as snake eyes. Narcoleptic. The table erupted into laughter, and I decided to throw the player a bone. "Alright," I said, "I'll roll again, and you can choose which trait you want to keep." So I rolled... and I got #25. Blind. Needless to say, he stayed with narcoleptic. He's also decided that his horse's name is Susan, and we are to respect his life choices.

-The pack horse is called Venture, an oversized chestnut mare who will only travel with other horses. (#35 on appearance table, #86 on traits table)

Even though I wasn't planning on having my player strictly enforce Susan's narcolepsy, he's doing it anyway. The look on his face whenever a 'stressful situation' comes up is priceless.

Thanks so much for making this! My players love their horses' descriptions, and 'Lazy Susan' is a hit!

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Thanks for sharing this, El Ronza! It seems like you and your players got some apt traits for the mounts. Lazy Susan is a great horse, and his owner shouldn't let others tell him otherwise.

It's really awesome to see this in play at other games. I appreciate it, and I'm glad you got such great use out of it.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

The Player LOVES Lazy Susan. He's always been drawn to the runts and oddballs, so a narcoleptic horse is right up his alley. He plays it up brilliantly - while the table likes to rib on him for it, he's really happy with his oddball horse. (He wants to make a saddle of feather fall and a bridle of levitate so he can walk around carrying Susan like a balloon when he falls asleep.)

Since this brought so much joy to my table, I'll have to write up a review once I can find the time. This was well worth the $2.50 sale price. :)

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

1 person marked this as a favorite.
El Ronza wrote:

The Player LOVES Lazy Susan. He's always been drawn to the runts and oddballs, so a narcoleptic horse is right up his alley. He plays it up brilliantly - while the table likes to rib on him for it, he's really happy with his oddball horse. (He wants to make a saddle of feather fall and a bridle of levitate so he can walk around carrying Susan like a balloon when he falls asleep.)

Since this brought so much joy to my table, I'll have to write up a review once I can find the time. This was well worth the $2.50 sale price. :)

Thanks so much for the comments. I'm delighted you've enjoyed Mike's work so much! (And I'd also love to see a review if you have the time)

Community / Forums / Paizo / Product Discussion / So What's The Mount Like, Anyway? (PFRPG) PDF All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.