PC Mounts (5e Variant Rule)
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These optional rules are intended to fill the gaps presented by PC races who have a form which would enable them to carry others on their back, like a steed. The prime examples are dwarves, from a question posted to Mike Mearls, and centaurs.
- Mounting and Dismounting: Mounting and Dismounting PC Mounts is the same as it is with normal mounts. The mount may choose to assist you, reducing the speed cost to 5 feet.
- Mount Type: For the sake of clarity, a PC mount counts as intelligent, and so cannot be commanded the way a standard mount, such as a horse, would. Additionally, PC mounts count as exotic mounts, and so require an exotic saddle, whether they are terrestrial, aquatic, or airborne.
- Bareback Riding: If you are riding a mount bareback or with an inappropriate saddle, all checks or saves related to remaining seated are made at disadvantage.
- Rider Weight: Provided the total weight of the rider and their gear does not exceed the PC mount's carrying capacity, a PC mount can travel at full speed. Note that this does not count the weight of the mount's gear.