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Swiftest
2010-07-13, 04:21 AM
Is there any reason why a gnome wizard with the improved familiar feat, permanent reduce person cast on himself, and an ice mephit familiar couldn't ride the mephit as a mount? I see that an ice mephit is of type outsider but the picture in the mm has them as humanoid-ish ... could one still be used as a mount since it would be one size category larger than it's rider?

edit: if anything I think this question would reference 'riding an ill suited mount' as per the description in the ride skill, which would mean a -5 to ride checks associated with riding this mount.

Ravens_cry
2010-07-13, 04:31 AM
If it's at least one size smaller then you, you sure can.
However, you are going to have to eat a -5 penalty on ride checks for an ill-suited mount. (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/skills/ride.htm)

Snake-Aes
2010-07-13, 05:14 AM
That's pretty much it. You'll buy a custom saddle and eat that -5 penalty. Check with the dm how you'll guide it, since it has an intelligence much greater than an animal's

Darrin
2010-07-13, 04:06 PM
Is there any reason why a gnome wizard with the improved familiar feat, permanent reduce person cast on himself, and an ice mephit familiar couldn't ride the mephit as a mount?

Try a kobold instead. Their "Sleight Build (Ex)" allows them to be treated as one size smaller in certain situations.

Mark Hall
2010-07-13, 04:09 PM
At a certain point, you're not "riding", they're "carrying".

Coidzor
2010-07-13, 04:11 PM
Try a kobold instead. Their "Sleight Build (Ex)" allows them to be treated as one size smaller in certain situations.

Wait... that means a kobold can ride a gnome. :smallconfused: :smalleek: :smallamused: :smallbiggrin:

Ravens_cry
2010-07-13, 04:14 PM
At a certain point, you're not "riding", they're "carrying".
Google "shoulder ride."
That's how I imagine it anyway.