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Wednesday, May 10

Why Manticores Make Bad Mounts

In a wide variety of fantasy games, it's common for just about anything on four legs to be turned into a mount of some sort. Muscle-bound heroes ride dire tigers, dastardly villains ride dire hyenas, and armies fire arrows from elephants. But reality dictates there are certain characteristics that make animals more valuable for domestication than others.

While there are always exceptions to these rules, the qualifications of each creature ultimately dictate if it is worth the time and energy to domesticate. Some monsters are too big, others too ornery, and still others are not worth the trouble. Think having a dragon for a mount is a good idea? Read on and you might change your mind . . . [MORE]

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posted by Michael Tresca at 9:42 PM


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