And rulings are not 'House rules'. Just a DM doing what DMs are supposed to do.
And I sure I could twist **** up so that using a minion or the equivalent had a consequence for your character.
Exactly.Threads like this are indeed RAW theory-crating, since nobody can come up with any trick or strategies that pertain to predicting a DM's rulings.
And theory crafting is cool and all, but why bother? Its just theory that has no sensible application to any actual game situation.