What I would like to know is, can I ride a pseudodragon or get carried ( by its feetclaws) by an Imp. Without taking any attack penalties. Not really looking for cover bonuses.
I have a Halfling Warlock Height: 2' 11" Weight: 38 lb. With light armor (5lb) and arcane focus crystal (1lb) making a combined weight of 44lb.
A Imp and pseudodragon strength is 6. 6 strength on a tiny creatures carry weight is X3/4 so 0.75 X 60lb (41-60 lb is considered a heavy load) = 45lb
Which gives me a huge 1lb wriggle room on being carried.
So could it work? I don't think my DM uses the encumbered rules (It hasn't come up anyway.) I want to know if it's viable before making my pitch.
Side note: To do this I've considered what happens to all my weapons and equipment. I thought about having my other weapons and equipment in a satchel that is dropped if I try and ride my familiar. To use something inside the satchel I have to spend my movement to reach the bag and spend an action taking something out of the bag and readying it. This means for the bonus of flying and being out of melee range, I do not have access to anything other then my arcane focus. (For example no potions on hand.)