I want to verify something with you sodales.
Let's say I enchant an item, which my magus will hold and actvate himself, to be able to cast a protective spell on a group of persons standing in close proximity. Is touch range sufficient, since one of the group will be the item holder? I do not want my grogs to have to "hold hands" or anything. If not, what range would be necessary?
Secondary question: is the answer to the above different in 4th and 5th edition? (We are still using 4th edition in this saga, with touch-reach-near-far ranges)