My brother is starting a campaign in a few months or so where each player starts with a level 1 character with one free archetype and they don't get the second for another 3 levels, etc.
These archetypes ensure that every player has access to some form of magic.
I'm playing a Thaumaturge with a Magus dedication and the Weapon Esoterica.
Neither of us can figure out whether the Magus Dedication allows a weapon to be an Esoterica and a Casting Implement at the same time, allowing for Esoterica Empowered Spellstrikes and casting without a spellbook.
While I'm aware I'd not be getting many spell slots or much in the way of utility out of the dedication, I was thinking of getting more Martial out of my Martial class with offensive spells and the Scroll Thaumaturgy feeding into spellstrikes.
If the weapon can indeed be both implement and esoterica, it would mean that I can exploit vulnerability at the start of combat, then cast a scroll in the same hand holding the weapon/esoterica/implement through a weapon strike as an action and empower that strike for extra damage, and still have one/two actions free for a follow-up attack.