Help Equiping Adventure Goat


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Last night my party used a goat as bait to lure a monster out of hiding.

the party Gnome ended up riding him and scoring the critical hit that killed the monster.

one of our players is a skin walker and can speak to animals. He convinced the goat to join the party.

so now the party is super pumped about having "adventure goat" in the party. they spent all there money on a military exotic saddle for him and barding.

my rules Question is this.

how do I do have a goat as a part of the party and how do I equip the goat with armor.

I want to know the extend of his participation in the party. the skinwalker can speak to animals but what does that actually mean in terms of goat communication??

I found this stat
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/animals/herd-animals/goat

or a dire goat?

I want to make the goat a part of the party he will split XP and gold. but not make him anything more that a goat.


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Lobolusk wrote:
how do I do have a goat as a part of the party ?

Are you the GM ? If so, this will be a GMPC (effectively) since the goat isn't anyone's familiar or animal companion or a cohort obtained with the leadership feat. You can still borrow freely from the rules for familiars or animal companions or cohorts if you're the GM.

Lobolusk wrote:
how do I equip the goat with armor.

You'll probably have to have the armor made specially, since goat barding isn't generally common and armor shops won't have a suit "on the shelf".

Find the "Armor for Unusual Creatures" table in the CRB.
A goat is non-humanoid. Most goats are small, but if the Gnome was riding him, he's probably medium. The line for this reads Cost x2 Weight x1. So goat armor will cost twice what human(oid) armor would cost (before material or masterwork mods).

If you don't want the goat to get a non-proficiency penalty, stick with armor with no ACP. If you don't want the goat to be slowed, stick with light armor.

Lobolusk wrote:
I want to know the extend of his participation in the party. the skinwalker can speak to animals but what does that actually mean in terms of goat communication??

See the Speak with Animals spell.

Since animals have int 2, it won't understand anything beyond the simplest concepts. The bestiary entry says "Goats are often ill-tempered and stubborn". I'd expect a lot of repetition.

Lobolusk wrote:

I found this stat

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/animals/herd-animals/goat

or a dire goat?

If you're the GM, your call. otherwise ask the GM. If you want the Gnome to ride him without having to have the Undersize Mount feat, he'll have to be the dire goat.

Lobolusk wrote:
I want to make the goat a part of the party he will split XP and gold. but not make him anything more that a goat.

Were you looking for magic item suggestions for goats ?


SlimGauge wrote:
Lobolusk wrote:
how do I do have a goat as a part of the party ?

Are you the GM ? If so, this will be a GMPC (effectively) since the goat isn't anyone's familiar or animal companion or a cohort obtained with the leadership feat. You can still borrow freely from the rules for familiars or animal companions or cohorts if you're the GM.

Lobolusk wrote:
how do I equip the goat with armor.

You'll probably have to have the armor made specially, since goat barding isn't generally common and armor shops won't have a suit "on the shelf".

Find the "Armor for Unusual Creatures" table in the CRB.
A goat is non-humanoid. Most goats are small, but if the Gnome was riding him, he's probably medium. The line for this reads Cost x2 Weight x1. So goat armor will cost twice what human(oid) armor would cost (before material or masterwork mods).

If you don't want the goat to get a non-proficiency penalty, stick with armor with no ACP. If you don't want the goat to be slowed, stick with light armor.

Lobolusk wrote:
I want to know the extend of his participation in the party. the skinwalker can speak to animals but what does that actually mean in terms of goat communication??

See the Speak with Animals spell.

Since animals have int 2, it won't understand anything beyond the simplest concepts. The bestiary entry says "Goats are often ill-tempered and stubborn". I'd expect a lot of repetition.

Lobolusk wrote:

I found this stat

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/animals/herd-animals/goat

or a dire goat?

If you're the GM, your call. otherwise ask the GM. If you want the Gnome to ride him without having to have the Undersize Mount feat, he'll have to be the dire

...

thanks!

how do I give him class levels? I want him to be a level 1 goat fighter.


Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

See the section "Adding Class Levels" found here in "Monster Advancement" section of the PRD bestiary.


would a savage fighter be a good choice? or how does a goat use a sword? is it attached to his armor like a lance?


Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

Did you mean the fighter archetype Savage Warrior ?

A goat would not use a sword. The goat would probably stick to his headbutt (Melee head butt +7 (1d6+6), going by the dire goat) but would get benefits from his increased strength and BAB from gaining a level of fighter. Remember, a dire goat also has trample.

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