Fun Dungeons and Dragons session tonight. It was our first session after a month long hiatus, so it was just in-game shopping and catching up with the plot and each other's characters. This fun moment ensued between me and another player:
That sounds awesome! I'm glad the paladin is helping redeem the trope, because I totally feel you on the 'grr grr JUSTICE blah blah bully' bs lol.
I'm part of two campaigns right now- one is a solo campaign (where I basically run 2 characters while my husband DM's), the other is with some new friends we recently made. I've enjoyed ritual casting so much on my Wizard (solo) that I'm making sure to take it as a feat for my Sorcerer (group)!
If you can use 3rd level rituals, I highly recommend Phantom Steed and Leomund's Tiny Hut. Depending on how your DM rules it, Phantom Steed theoretically can be cast over and over to provide multiple horses so long as your character continues the ritualistic chanting (since it's only Verbal and Somatic, no materials and it's not concentration). You wouldn't be able to participate in any perception checks or major dialogue while that happens, but a free fast horse every hour is kinda amazing. For the sake of story rather than rules, we've allowed any additional refreshings of the spell to just reinforce the durability of the current one, rather than having to stop and dismount over and over. You don't have to worry about the horses needing to rest, tying them up somewhere, or carrying food/water for them. YMMV, but it's a great spell to add to your collection!
And Leomund's Tiny Hut makes for any sort of world adventuring so much safer when you need to take a long rest. Bonus that you don't have to worry about horses breaking the spell (only 10 creatures inside it at a time) if you have Phantom Steeds that can just go poof! when you're done with them.