Saddle, Variant (5e Equipment)
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For the table below, apply multiplication and division after addition and subtraction when upgrading a saddle. These saddles are intended for Small or Medium creatures riding mounts at least one size category larger than them. Saddles are typically made of leather and wood, and may be lacquered to be water-resistant (this is always done for exotic saddles).
|Exotic||+50 gp||+15 lb.|
|Huge||x2 gp||x2 lb.|
|Medium||x1/2 gp||x1/2 lb.|
|Military||+10 gp||+5 lb.|
|Pack||5 gp||15 lb.|
|Riding||10 gp||25 lb.|
Perpendicular Carry: For the purposes of carrying capacity and lifting only - not pushing or pulling - a creature that carries weight perpendicular to its spine, as opposed to parallel, has half its listed carrying capacity. At the DM's discretion, creatures without a spine may (such as a giant slug) or may not (such as a giant scorpion) be subject to this rule, depending on how the creature's body distributes weight.
- Exotic: Any animal with a swim or climb speed requires this upgrade for the saddle to fit. It can be applied to any saddle. At the DM's discretion, a creature with a burrow speed may also require this upgrade for the saddle to fit.
- Huge: The listed saddles are for a large mount; any saddle can be upgraded to fit a huge mount.
- At the DM's discretion, this upgrade can be applied multiple times to fit a creature larger than huge. Each upgrade doubles the length and girth of the saddle's straps without changing the saddle's size, to accommodate a mount which is up to twice the size in any dimension as the previous saddle.
- Medium: The listed saddles are for a large mount; any saddle can be upgraded to fit a medium mount.
- Pack: Pack saddles distribute weight; a perpendicular carry creature equipped with a pack saddle is not subject to the rule for weight attached to the pack saddle (for convenience, divide the weight of anything attached to the saddle - including the saddle itself - when determining the creature's consumed carrying capacity and maximum lift).
- Riding: Riding saddles distribute the rider's weight much like a pack saddle, but are not intended for nearly as much weight, and instead are designed for mutual comfort. A perpendicular carry creature can halve the weight of a rider in a riding saddle, as well as the saddle itself, when determining the creature's consumed carrying capacity and maximum lift; in addition, a rider without a riding saddle has disadvantage on checks and saves to remain mounted. Riding saddles include stirrups, which are typically metal.
- Military: A riding saddle upgraded to be military provides advantage on checks and saves to remain mounted.