Me and my party have a plan in our upcoming session, that will need some clarifications on how summoning spells can be used.
Its all about creative targeting with the Summon Monster I spell, let me give some examples :
Is it possible to :
- Spawn a Poisonous frog inside the mouth of a person while he is talking ?
- Summon so many horses within a prison cell, that the prisoner will be trampled to death ?
- Summon an electric eel twisted around the hilt of a weapon or around a door-handle ?
This is all out-of-combat usage of the spell. Im sure some GMs would say that Summon Monster should be for combat only, but it seems weak that a spell only can be cast when the spellcaster is fighting someone.
Im guessing the question can be narrowed down to : how "precise" can the spellcaster target the summoning, and would it be possible to prevent the summoning spell by interviening ? (like the example with the Poisonous frog. Can the target person "feel" the summoning spell ? and if the person closes his mouth while the spell is being cast, will this break the spell ?)