So, given the giant hullabalo over the running rule lately, and my general paranoia, if you have a horse, are traveling like ya know, by yourself outside of town, and are riding said horse, are you allowed to run while mounted or are we still expected to walk mode?
Jhago Borokh Jabari Hahpet Laura Campos Ward Jacobee Acamar Deshka
You are allowed to run while mounted on a horse in the countryside. This is one of the benefits of a horse.
Horses should be used responsibly, and the rules on horses running were clarified and updated in 2018 to reflect this. Whether your horse is running or walking, horses have a faster movement speed than most player-characters. Don't run your horse to death. Run responsibly.
14. Use horses responsibly - Do not take them indoors, in caves, or dungeons where a horse would not be able to traverse. Those seen breaking this rule will have their horse taken with no refund. Also, simply being mounted is not a reason to run/sprint the horse over long distances. The normal mode of movement for a horse is walking, especially with a rider on its back. Running/sprinting a horse should be reserved for short distances in times of urgency. Please see Rule 18 below.
And Rule 18 is the running rule. Reposted here for convenience.
18. Do not run unless your character has a roleplay reason - Walking is the normal mode of movement for sentient creatures, not running. Running in game means sprinting not jogging, and it is an exertion reserved for times of urgency or excitement. Running/sprinting short distances in the midst of combat, to escape a fire or a disaster, or to greet a long lost friend is acceptable in character behavior. Running/sprinting from encounter to encounter to clear monsters and loot as fast as possible is not acceptable in character behavior.
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2020 16:58:21 GMT -5 by DM Munroe: Inserted a line-break.
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