Does the Wind Wall spell affect you and your allies’ projectiles?

The wind wall spell description includes the following line:

Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss.

Does “behind the wall” imply either side, or does it imply that the wall is a one-sided shield? In the latter case, “behind the wall” meaning everyone on the caster’s side of the wall, essentially.

Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta?

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th – one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs.

Because the flight from LA to Atlanta is domestic I must pass through customs and immigration in LA, then the reverse in Atlanta. I understand 2hrs is possible (I’m only taking carry-on luggage), but cutting it fine.

Should I be concerned that the US government shut down might create further delays?

Does the 2018-2019 US government shutdown affect travelling to and from the US?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines that departs on Feb 10 2019, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with 1 55-minute layover, then Maui. Please ping me if I ought post their return flight on Feb 24’s details. This answer advises:

There should be no customs and immigrations formalities at ORD, as YYZ is a pre-clearance airport, and CBP matters will be handled in Toronto.

  1. I’m assuming that the 2018-2019 federal gov’t shutdown persists during their vacation to Maui.

  2. On Jan 22 2019, NY Times reported some TSA agents’ refusal to work.

  3. Will Air Traffic Controllers refuse to work, or any other federal workers pertinent to travelling to and from the US?

When under the affect of a Suggestion spell, at what point does the target perform the suggested action?

First, a recap of Suggestion after the target has failed the saving throw:

On a failed save, it pursues the course of action you described to the best of its ability. The suggested course of action can continue for the entire duration. Ir the suggested activity can be completed in a shorter time, the spell ends when the subject tinishes what it was asked to do. Vou can also specify conditions lhat will trigger a special activity during the duration. For example, you might suggest that a knight give her warhorse to the tirst beggar she meets. Ir the condition isn’t met before the spell expires, the activity isn’t performed. Ir you or any of your companions damage the target, the spell ends.

If the suggestion was something along these lines:

  • I suggest you run away so you don’t get hurt!
  • I suggest you stand over there to take a more defensible position!

Note that I’m not asking about reasonableness. I consider both of these to be almost universally reasonable barring specific circumstances. These are worded to evoke opportunity attacks on the target. The first question: Does the target move after failing the save (on the caster’s turn) or do they wait until their turn to move? Please consider the following issues in your answer:

  1. Do other characters know what spell was cast?
  2. Do other characters know if the target made their save?
  3. Meta gaming by others that know this potentially sub-optimal action is coming, unless your arguing that the movement comes during the caster’s turn
  4. What if the caster’s concentration is broken before the target’s turn arrives? Again, unless you are arguing the movement happens on the caster’s turn.

If the suggestion were along these lines:

  • I suggest you let me hold that heavy shield after your long journey!
  • I suggest you hand me your spell focus to inspect it for quality!

The second question: In these instances, is this an Use an Object action on the target’s part, or would this happen immediately during the caster’s turn?

How does the size of a modifier affect light coverage?

How does the size of the modifier affect coverage? I watched a YouTube video yesterday comparing different size umbrellas, wherein they claimed that the size of the modifier does not affect the area of coverage, but only the hardness/softness of the light. Can someone confirm that this is true ONLY if you change no other variables – specifically the intensity of the light and the distance from the subject? I’m trying to reconcile this with some things I’ve read about beauty dishes, such that a larger dish (than say 22”) is needed for 3/4 and full body portraits.

How will a teleconverter affect the sharpness of a lens at a given aperture?

If I have a 200mm f2.8 lens and apply a 2x teleconverter the effective focal length and aperture becomes 400mm and f5.6. However, I am unsure about the effect this has on other aspects, such as image sharpness (not of the teleconverter) related to the aperture. Say that my lens is very soft wide open at f2.8 and tack sharp when stopped down to f5.6. Will the added teleconverter give the same sharpness as 200mm f5.6 (minus the optical imperfections of the teleconverter and the effect of enlarging the lens imperfections) when shot at its widest (at f5.6), or will it be as soft as the 200mm f2.8 (plus the imperfections of the teleconverter)?

Does the US Government Shutdown affect my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport?

Does the US government shutdown currently occurring affect either my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport? If so, what can I do to ensure I can receive my passport as quickly as possible?

By the way, this is the most similar question I have found, on the 2015 shutdown, but the question and the answer did not directly address Passports, although a comment did vaguely say passports are “being affected” Does the US governmental shutdown affect traveling to/from the US and if so, how?

Does riding a large mount as a medium or smaller character affect attack reach in any capacity?

A small or medium creature occupies one square and large creatures typically occupy four. Does this mean that a small or medium creature riding a large mount will be out of reach of melee attacks that only have 5 feet of reach ? Does this also mean that such a rider will need a reach weapon to attack enemies adjacent to his/her mount ?

How does multiclassing affect Eldritch Invocations with level prerequisites?

Ok… I’m making a Paladin of Conquest from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. At around 9th level I want to Multiclass three levels into a Hexblade Warlock (also from XGtE). I was wondering does having prior levels before Warlock affect some of the Eldritch Invocations that might have Level Prerequisites (such as the Lifedrinker and Thirsting Blade Invocations)? As in am I able to select them for having the total Character Levels or does it only count towards Warlock Class levels?