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Old 02-06-2020, 03:13 PM   #11
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If you can cast while your mount does a full move, then why not when the mount does a half move and dodge?
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:36 PM   #12
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If you can cast while your mount does a full move, then why not when the mount does a half move and dodge?
Because of the Mounted Combat rules' list of options for mounts:

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The options available to a riding animal are:
a. Move up to its full MA.
b. Move up to half its MA, and/or attack.
c. Stand still.
d. Shift one hex (possibly trampling a downed foe) and/or attack.
Options (a) and (b) are not available to a riding animal which is engaged.
Of course, the mounted combat rules are a bit basic, and are mostly assuming horse-like mounts on the ground.

So when those rules mention casters riding, they specifically are talking about horses, which as above are not allowed to dodge. If you are on a flying mount that is allowed to dodge, then your GM might want to consider whether or not there's a penalty for casting spells while riding a dodging flying mount, or not. I'd tend to think it would cause some penalty-worthy and maybe even roll-to-do-it-worthy distraction, and perhaps also you might want to hold on with your hands, somewhat reducing the spells you could cast while doing so.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:13 AM   #13
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Just make a magical item that allows it. That way, you don't have to mess with the rules.

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Old 02-07-2020, 10:00 AM   #14
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In Cidri magic items cast thrown spells on you.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:36 AM   #15
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In Cidri magic items cast thrown spells on you.
This is only true for some magic items. A Rod of Lightning is a magic item that does not cast thrown spells on anybody.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:17 AM   #16
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The magic items that apply thrown spells onto others only do so by enabling the wearer to cast the spell.
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