I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m building my mounts towards the assumption that at some point, someone somewhere will make Fairy World where everyone is tiny.
Something crawls in the minds of most people on seeing a spider. They are the sensible ones. You, on the other hand, ride one.
Tiny, Mount +1, 1 Passengers
While riding a spider, you may climb walls and even cling to ceilings. You also always have spider silk which may be used as a rope. Given enough time and food, it may make a fine web.
When you parley with someone from atop a spider, add the spider’s Mount stat to your roll.
When you hack and slash a foe while riding a spider and down them, you may choose to let your foe live but have them be poisoned to unconsciousness and cocooned by your spider.
Tiny, Mount +1, Aquatic, 0 Passengers
When you wish to hack and slash a somewhat distant foe, you may use your mount’s tongue to drag them to you so long as they are as large or smaller than this mount and then hack and slash them as normal.
When you defy danger to jump as far as you can, you may add this mount’s Mount stat to your roll and reroll it once on a miss.
Of course, the option will exist to make them bigger if you’re a boring old human-size person.
Giant: put “Giant” in front of this mount’s name (such as Giant Spider). This tag is only appropriate for mounts of Small size or below. It is now an exceptionally large variant of its species or make. Choose a size from Large, Huge, Gigantic or Gargantuan and apply it to the mount.
If you make it really big, you even open up entirely new options.
This construct allows one to travel in comfort and safety atop a massive beast.
Size Equals Beast, Mount Equals Beast, Vehicle, +1 Armor, 10 Passengers
When you mount a howdah onto a huge or larger beast, the following applies. The Howdah may be mounted on any tame mount of Huge size or larger. It will take on the mount’s size and Mount stat. The rider retains the mount’s normal moves as Rider moves.If the mount is Aquatic or travels through Space, the Howdah must be designed to accommodate this: if this is done, the Howdah gains the appropriate tags.
Passenger Move: Firing Positions
When you volley from atop this beast, add this mount’s Mount stat to all damage rolls.
Passenger Move: Small Onboard Catapult
When you fire firepots from the howdah’s onboard catapult, volley as normal (with the Reload tag). If you deal damage, you deal 1d4 damage which ignores armor to your target and everyone around them. Choose from the following on a 7-9.
-Snapped Rope! The catapult must be repaired before being fired again.
-Misfire! The firepot ruptures before landing, setting some part of the howdah alight.
-Out of Firepots! future shots only deal damage to the target, not to those surrounding it.
And I promise Inverse World (Jacob Randolph) compatability because… well, because I want to play Inverse World and ride through the sky atop a flying whale with a howdah on it. Duh.