Riding wild animals


RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8

How would you go about building a character that can ride wild animals (and maybe magical beasts)? I don't mean someone with an animal companion or a bonded mount, but a guy that can ride anything. Maybe it is in the middle of a fight and he jumps on and harnesses it, or maybe he attunes to it horse whisperer style. Magic items allowed. Ideas?

What skill checks would be needed to do this? Control mount in battle (Ride DC 20, with a -5 for riding bareback and another -5 for an ill-suited creature)?

Gonna be tricky without wild empathy. At the very least, you'll need a really good Handle Animal skill. All the Ride skill in the world isn't going to be enough if you can't combat train the thing because it resists you at every turn.

They are wild animals that would be running away from any fight. The answer is you would not. However summoned, enchanted, and animals created by magic items are another story.

Silver Crusade

maybe bucking bronco style

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8

I know that would be their tendency. However I can see some super-cowboy type that maybe puts a harness on a rampaging rhino and forces it to submit, or maybe he uses magical charm or compulsion (from spells or items).

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