dnd 5e – Does being “paralyzed” for an extended period of time grant the effects of a rest?

To begin with, we must understand that the 10-hour paralysis is a homebrewed effect, and such a condition was decisively not in view when the rules for resting were written, but we can try to surmise the interaction between the written rules and this homebrewed effect.

On the surface, the rules for long rests make no mention of the paralyzed or incapacitated conditions. So in the strictest RAW sense, there isn’t a reason why you wouldn’t benefit from a long rest.

But we can make some inferences from the description of long rests to rule the other way:

If the rest is interrupted by a period of strenuous activity — at least 1 hour of walking, fighting, casting spells, or similar adventuring activity — the characters must begin the rest again to gain any benefit from it.

I would argue that suffering from a particularly potent paralysis poison for ten hours is going to fall somewhere in this category of “strenuous activity”, but maybe that depends on how your DM wants the poison to paralyze you. Do you simply lose nerve function in your body and can’t move, or does the poison violently lock up your muscles?

To determine if this paralysis falls under strenuous activity, you would have to ask the one who invented it.

dnd 5e – Does being “paralyzed” grant the effects of a rest

To begin with, we must understand that the 10-hour paralysis is a homebrewed effect, and such a condition was decisively not in view when the rules for resting were written, but we can try to surmise the interaction between the written rules and this homebrewed effect.

On the surface, the rules for long rests make no mention of the paralyzed or incapacitated conditions. So in the strictest RAW sense, there isn’t a reason why you wouldn’t benefit from a long rest.

But we can make some inferences from the description of long rests to rule the other way:

If the rest is interrupted by a period of strenuous activity — at least 1 hour of walking, fighting, casting spells, or similar adventuring activity — the characters must begin the rest again to gain any benefit from it.

I would argue that suffering from a particularly potent paralysis poison for ten hours is going to fall somewhere in this category of “strenuous activity”, but maybe that depends on how your DM wants the poison to paralyze you. Do you simply lose nerve function in your body and can’t move, or does the poison violently lock up your muscles?

To determine if this paralysis falls under strenuous activity, you would have to ask the one who invented it.

dnd 5e – Do racial features which grant advantage on specific ability/skill checks provide a benefit skill checks made with different abilities?

The rules for making skill checks are usually cut and dried. If a character is making a check to see if they can swim against a current, this would usually be a Strength (Athletics) check.

But the rules allow for unique circumstances to require skill checks with atypical abilities.

For example, if you have to swim from an offshore island to the mainland, your DM might call for a Constitution check to see if you have the stamina to make it that far. In this case, your DM might allow you to apply your proficiency in Athletics and ask for a Constitution (Athletics) check.

Certain races afford the character advantage on specific checks (most commonly Wisdom (Perception) checks that involve smell or vision).

I can imagine a situation where a DM might request an Intelligence (Perception) check to see if a character is able to identify which of two glasses of wine is poisoned or a Constitution (Perception) check to see if a character can keep their eyes on something flying very close to the sun without squinting.

In these atypical scenarios, does the creature’s racial benefit still give them advantage on the check in spite of the fact that the fundamental ability being used with their skill is not the one explicitly cited in the description of their racial feature?

permissions – Is there anything I can do to grant write and read access to a mounted folder on AWS Linux?

I have mounted to the remote file store that I can only seem to access via sudo. I don’t want to have to run my node application as sudo. Is there a way to grant write permissions? I’ve tried sudo chmod 755 /mnt/fsx which was successful but I still get permission denied when trying to create a file in that location w/ the ec2-user.

Other things that may be a factor:

SharePoint 2013 – MySites – SharePoint permissions grant access to file, but users get ‘access denied’?

I have a funny situation involving MySites and OneNote documents.

I have gone into SharePoint mysites site and verified that I have permissions given to a particular Document Library with permissions inherited from the Site Collection.

The MySite site collection has a Sharepoint Viewers sharepoint group, and Everyone is a member of the group. Pretty typical stuff. Nothing special.

Sharepoint search allows users to search for this document. All good.

But when they click on the document, they get permission denied.

I used the CSOM api and it also shows the same thing – the OneNote document inherits permissions from the site collection, and it is granting read access to Everyone via the Sharepoint Viewers group.

Is there some special situation where you can have sharepoint permissions set up to allow access to a doc, but you cannot view that document? Particularly something special with OneNote documents on MySites perhaps? Or perhaps the Everyone claim is special in some way causing this confusing behavior?

UPDATE: I just went back and ran this test again, and suddenly users can access the document. Maybe this is some sort of intermittent problem that I should open a trouble ticket with Microsoft about?

Azure AD app: Grant permissions to a separate site collection

Does anyone know if it’s possible to grant permissions to an Azure App to a separate site collection?

And if it’s possible, can we also grant permissions to a separate subsite and a list/library?

I will be very grateful for any comments!

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dnd 3.5e – Are there any feats that grant at-will ranged attacks that scale off of character level?

The only feat that does something somewhat similar to what you want is Magic Devotion, which gives you a ranged magic attack that scales with character level, but is usable only once a day for free, you need to expend turn/rebuke undead uses to use it more frequently than that.

Not a feat, but you could spend 100gp to undergo the Rite of Rebirth and become a Dragonborn of Bahamut, if you choose the Heart Draconic Aspect, you gain a breath weapon with damage that scales with your Hit Dice.

Generally speaking, abilities like what you describe would be too strong for a single feat, unless it has some very restrictive prerrequisites, that pretty much prohibits you from taking it unless you build your character around it, like Innate Spell.

How to grant secure setting root access with adb cuz I’m rooted and it says not rooted

My Tecno Droipad 7C don’t have services only system in accessibility options and I want to grab r some apps accessibility but I have root access and secure settings says I don’t so it’s hard for me to grant is there any other way or workaround
Please

dnd 5e – Can True Polymorph grant Legendary Resistance?

TL;DR Yes.

Supporting points:

Legendary Resistance is not part of the legendary actions. Legendary actions is a mechanic by which the legendary creature can take some “actions” while it is not their turn. Usually three legendary actions can be taken per combat round although some of these cost multiple actions.

This is an action economy resource that can be used for specific things. The legendary actions always appear as their own paragraph of the stat block detailing what they can be used for.

  • Example: Vampire

    Legendary Actions
    The vampire can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The vampire regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn. {Italics Mine}
    Move. The vampire moves up to its speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
    Unarmed Strike. The vampire makes one unarmed strike.
    Bite (Costs 2 Actions). The vampire makes one bite attack.

Legendary resistance is a trait that also appears on legendary creatures but is not part of the legendary actions paragraph.

  • Example: Vampire

    Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the vampire fails a saving throw, it
    can choose to succeed instead.

Legendary resistance and legendary actions are unrelated except insofar as they appear both on legendary creatures and are (causally related) similarly named.

imac – Grant Terminal Access to Web Cam

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic, and am attempting to identify the physical room that a set of lab iMacs are currently in. Our CMDB states that these machines are in Room A; however, another staff member states that they are in Room B. The location matters in this particular instance.

Since the subnets are the same for both rooms, we have no way of remotely identifying the location network-wise. I could, however, identify the location if I were to see through the webcam. I have SSH’d into Machine1, downloaded ffmpeg via curl and used this post to attempt taking a photo using the built-in camera.

Everything works well, except that Terminal does not have permission to access the web cam. Is there a command or CLI tool that allows me to set this permission?

Note that I am attempting to avoid enabling screen share to perform this permission setting task as I see it as more required cleanup in the end.