Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Simple Pack Elephant +
Each manifest sheet has 60 slots at ~7.5 pounds a piece, or 450lbs. That means a rider is figured at an average 225 pounds. I'm okay with that figure for simplicity's sake. For every big armored knight, there might be a hobbit or practically naked mage. That also means old jumbo here can carry ~1800 pounds. An elephant might carry more but with the mahout and howdah I think it's a reasonable figure.
You'll need to print out four manifest sheets for every riderless pack elephant. I divided them into two halves for further convenience. I'm hoping that will make tracking supplies for a big expedition easier.
The four silhouettes are meant to show the normal limit of riders. Players could potentially double the number, but the pictures of tiger hunts I kept seeing didn't have very many riders per elephant. I think I would keep the limit four for un-impeded combat and such. More riders might have negatives to missile fire or be unable to cast spells because of the press of bodies and jostling.
Here is an attempt at a mammoth, as requested. It isn't quite as symmetrical because I was trying to avoid obscuring the silhouette: