Does Pact of the Blade allow me to customize the weapon properties?

I am making a Pact of the Blade/Assassin Warlock/Rogue. I have Superior Pact Weapon for making a longbow while at range and a melee when not. My question is, when I create a pact weapon, do the properties stay the same as listed?

For example, a regular battleaxe is 1d8 and versatile (1d10), could I make a battle axe with finesse?

18.04.2 Server – No video over iKVM

I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 Server on a Supermicro X11SCH-LN4F based server with a Xeon E-2176g. The server supports IPMI/iKVM.

I see video output through iKVM during the initial UEFI boot, but as soon as Ubuntu starts there is no more video.

Video worked fine during the USB install.

I tried installing with the HWE kernel.

I also tried 19.04 which I was only able to install using the safe graphics option.

Results of lshw -c video:

$   sudo lshw -c video   *-display                         description: Display controller        product: Intel Corporation        vendor: Intel Corporation        physical id: 2        bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0        version: 00        width: 64 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list        configuration: driver=i915 latency=0        resources: irq:135 memory:90000000-90ffffff memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:8000(size=64)   *-display        description: VGA compatible controller        product: ASPEED Graphics Family        vendor: ASPEED Technology, Inc.        physical id: 0        bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0        version: 41        width: 32 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom        configuration: driver=ast latency=0        resources: irq:17 memory:91000000-91ffffff memory:92000000-9201ffff ioport:3000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff 

juju openstack installer doesnt quit or error

Morning all,

In a ubuntu 18.04 LTS environment, three servers are managed by MAAS (32gb, 8 cores, 1tb, dell 1950, 2950). The system will commission, test etc, and MAAS will install the servers as pods. However, when i have the servers in ready state to deploy openstack kvm, juju begins to commission the server. It commissions and never continues the process. Juju never stops, errors, or anything until i reboot the server. Who can i get into contact with to show the error and get a resolution?

in summary, when I am at step 11, I never seem to get to this point…

Can I see through my Familiar’s senses/communicate with my Familiar if they are on the other side of an Interdimensional Portal?

This question has been created to help adjudicate the question of whether a Familiar may communicate with their master inside of a Bag of Holding.

Suppose that 5′ away from a Wizard is a portal to the Feywild. On the other side of the portal, their familiar is 5′ away from the corresponding portal. The distance measured between them, using the portal, is only 10′. Does this satisfy the requirements of Find Familiar in its stipulation that its features may be used while the Familiar is within 100′ of the caster, or does the fact that they’re on separate planes of reality mean that their distance is greater than the “walking distance” through the portal?

While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can communicate with it telepathically. Additionally, as an action, you can see through your familiar’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the familiar has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.


Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must be within 100 feet of you, and it must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

Find Familiar, Player’s Handbook, pg. 240

Volume gone on 19.04?

The sound icon in the top right corner has gone. If you click there the slider is still there but has no volume icon and does nothing. I typed in a command and it opened a terminal volume mixer and that could change the volume but not the normal one. I am on a Dell Inspiron 7577 on Ubuntu 19.04. How do I fix this?

Flameskull resistant to magical piercing damage?

Most creatures in D&D 5e have specifics on what attacks or weapon damage types they are resistant to. For example

Damage Resistances: Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing From Nonmagical Attacks

However, the description of the Flameskull entails resistance to piercing damange without the phrase “From Nonmagical Weapons/Attacks.”:

Damage Resistances: lightning, necrotic, piercing

Flameskull, Monster Manual, pg. 134

Wouldn’t that mean the Flameskull is resistant to magical piercing damage as well as non-magical piercing damage?