Not sure if this should go here or in Brainstorming? A mage (or ninja) summoning creatures from another realm to fight for them has been something I’ve wanted to write about for some time. Unfortunately for me the mechanics of the magic system in my current WIP won’t allow it. I don’t want to force a square peg into a round hole just to indulge some wish fulfilment. But the idea is like a loose tooth, I have to keep prodding at it. So, in the interests of an interesting World Building topic (and some personal wish fulfilment), I would like to pose some questions. Namely, examples of summoning that you like, ones you don’t, and/or how you would do it. Some broad categories can be: What are the creatures. Are they natural animals, aliens, demons, deities or Pokémon. Where are they. (E.g.) A pocket universe, the underworld, the other end of a wormhole. How are they summoned and controlled, that is, how does the magic work. Thanks all.