A practical question:
I am currently playing with a bunch of people and we are all relatively new to the game (including the DM). In our second campaign I decided to go for a druid… and was overwhelmed with the complexity.
I have since kind of gotten my head around most of it, but the Summon Nature's Ally Spell (I to IV) is still causing some trouble. In some situations I manage to summon a lot of animals using multiple levels of the spell. I know PCs can't control what the animals do, but for the sanity of my DM I handle their stats, which is taking me a lot of time. I of course have the Monster Manual next to me but when there is many different animals I have trouble keeping all the stats in my head like I do e.g. for my animal companion.
Does anyone have advice on how to deal with a lot of animals? I am aware of How should I handle a PC's pack of animals? but most of the answers seem to suggest to somehow get around the problem by not having that many permanent animals, which in my mind does not apply to Summon Nature's Ally.