Quote Originally Posted by Renduaz View Post
If he though so I'd likely use an undead minion or Planar Bound creature or some other acquired thrall instead, but yes, a DM can do anything with house rules.
They're not 'house rules'. They're DMing. There is no rule being applied. Just a ruling.

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.

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.
Exactly.

And theory crafting is cool and all, but why bother? Its just theory that has no sensible application to any actual game situation.