Me and my party have a plan in our upcoming session, that will need some clarifications on how summoning spells can be used.
It's 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. I'm sure some GMs would say that Summon Monster should be for combat only, but it seems weak that a spell can only be cast when the spellcaster is fighting someone.
I'm guessing the question can be narrowed down to: how precisely can the spellcaster target the summoning, and would it be possible to prevent the summoning spell by intervening? (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?)