Mark Jacobs talks about the White Lion’s pets at Tentonhammer and discusses the appeal of a class where a single pet stays with it for the entire life of the character. All of the White Lion’s career paths rely on the elf working as a team with the pet.
He still manages to leave some questions unanswered for the grab bag due later this month. Some of my favourites from the questions posted so far are:
Can I have my lion as a mount? (someone has been watching too much Narnia. Or He-Man.)
Will a character have to share their xp with the pet?
Is the whole “You are my faithful pet and companion, I am also wearing your next of kin” a little strange?
Will the lion start as a cub/kitten? Can you breed from it?
Can the lion die of old age?
Can you dye your pet with blood? (well then it’d be a red lion, wouldn’t it?)
Can I brush the lion’s teeth? (I would pay good money for an animation where the lion bites your hand off if you try that!)