Typing from my phone, so short and sweet —
Today marks the 29th of our RPGaDay Celebration. The next prompt in our queue is RIDE.
I grew up on a 60 acre farm primarily concerned with raising horses — sulky horses for the most part, but riding horses were a family pastime, at least when I was a little guy.
In fantasy and western RPGs, the horse is an important NPC, maybe the most important, that player characters will interact with.
As in life, horses are companions, confidants, and co-workers. They are not simply there as a means of transportation.
If you’re looking for a hook to elevate your game — as a game master or player — put some thought into your trusty mount.
You’ll be glad you did.