Dragonlance Dragon Rider Conversion


Advice


I'm storytelling Dragonlance since a long time ago, and now I have converted the most relevant characters from older campaigns to Pathfinder rules so I can reuse old characters in my recent campaigns.
Now I'm reusing an old PC from a player as a NPC and I want to fully rework it from D&D 3.5 using Pathfinder rules, with no 3.5 or Dragonlance specific stuff. I'm not completely against using 3rd party but I'd like to avoid it.
This character was a level 20 Dragon Rider which, basically is a Fighter who rides a dragon. He was a Solamnic Knight, and even though he rode on a gold dragon for a time, he went back to his old wyvern mount when the gold dragon was killed in the last boss fight.
I want to keep him as some sort of Fighter with no magic nor mysticism, just a man with a sword and a lance riding a wyvern.
Which would be the best options to replicate this character? I'm not against changing some of the character's mechanics as long as it's nothing too radical (no magic, no alignment changes, etc). My first thought was refactoring him into a Cavalier, but I'd like to consider other options. I guess I can even give him Leadership to provide the mount and keep him as a Fighter.
Thanks in advance for your help.


Well, for some epic mount, there is the Mammoth rider prestige class...

A Cavalier is a good choice, there is the Mounted Fury Barbarian that is hilarious...

Even keeping him as a fighter and just giving him a free, powerful mount for "reasons" seems legit to me, if it fits the story/background


As he has to be LG (think of a typical paladin without being a real paladin) barbarian is not an option.
LG, rides a wyvern, heavy armored and no magic. Everything else is debatable.


I saw the New Drake options.

A cavalier with a Drake mount (Drake Rider Archetype) would fit really well.

It still is a Mundane class but is very capable both on and off his drake.


Gonna check inmediately! Based on the name, it sounds perfect!

Edit: Checked! Sounds exactly what I was looking for. I'll have to spend most of the drake's powers on improving its flight xD


There's always the actually useful Dragonrider.


I've already made the conversion to a Drake Rider and it's cool to see the concept remained mostly unchanged. I really like how he came out, even though I still have to give him a couple of feats and equipment.


Kileanna wrote:
I've already made the conversion to a Drake Rider and it's cool to see the concept remained mostly unchanged. I really like how he came out, even though I still have to give him a couple of feats and equipment.

Great Glad to hear it worked for you.

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