How do I tell my friends that I feel like some of the PCs are being left out?

So im in this dnd campaign and there’s two main problems I have: one my character’s personality is very bard-like but I didn’t know what bards were so now another PC is filling that role and I feel useless as a rogue, two is that there are two PCs who have been very open from the get go and have imediatly formed close connections with NPCs and such. Because of that, they’ve become the center of attention- one time the dm even said that we could do whatever and another PC even said “I don’t know, I don’t have connections like everyone else,”. I know that I need to talk to my friends about this, but I’m scared about this blowing up into something (these are my only friends, we’ve had conflicts like this in the past but we were WAY younger). And I know that we’re more mature and we can probably work things out, but I’m still terrified of doing this and don’t even know how to go about this.

only last option from theme options is being saved to the DB

I have this admin page functions where I am trying to prompt the admin for some text data.

the problem that is only the last field is being saved and existed ain the DB, the top ones do not exist in the DB at all.

adding options to admin page:

 register_setting( 'top-data-group', 'yourLogo');  register_setting( 'card1-group', 'card1_text');  register_setting( 'card4-group', 'card4_text');     add_settings_section('top-options', 'Top Information', 'top_options', 'top-data' );   add_settings_section('card1', 'Card 1', 'card1_options', 'top-data' );   add_settings_section('card4', 'Card 4', 'top_options', 'top-data' );    add_settings_field('yourLogo', 'Logo Image URL:', 'yourLogoImage_callback', 'top-data', 'top-options'  );  add_settings_field('card1_text', 'card 1 text:', 'card1_text_callback', 'top-data', 'card1'  );  add_settings_field('card4_text', 'card 4 text:', 'card4_text_callback', 'top-data', 'card4'  ); 

callback functions:

 function card1_text_callback (){     $  preText =  esc_attr( get_option('card1_text'));      echo ' <input type="text" name="card1_text" placeholder="card text" size="50" value="'.$  preText. '" > ';  }   function card4_text_callback (){     $  preText =  esc_attr( get_option('card4_text'));      echo ' <input type="text" name="card4_text" placeholder="card text" size="50" value="'.$  preText. '" > ';  }  function yourLogoImage_callback (){     $  preText =  esc_attr( get_option('yourLogoImage'));      echo ' <input type="text" name="yourLogoImage" placeholder="your Logo Image URL" size="50" value="'.$  preText. '" > <p> use external or internal image url , preferred (300 * 50 px) </p>'   ;  } 

the form page:

<h1> Top Section </h1> <?php settings_errors(); ?>   <form action="options.php" method="post" >       <?php        settings_fields('top-data-group');     do_settings_sections('top-data');      settings_fields('card1-group');     do_settings_sections('card1');      settings_fields('card4-group');     do_settings_sections('card4');      submit_button('save', 'primary sub-button', 'submit', true);    ?> </form> 

only last option is being saved to the db, top ones are all empty.

Is the Ixalan Vampire’s Bloodthirst ability balanced around being used on downed enemy combatants?

For reference…


You can drain blood and life energy from a willing creature, or one that is grappled by you, incapacitated, or restrained. Make a melee attack against the target. If you hit, you deal 1 piercing damage and 1d6 necrotic damage. The target’s hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and you regain hit points equal to that amount. The reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0.

I’m a DM. I have a player who states that RAW, he can use this ability on knocked out (downed) enemy combatants at the end of combat for a 2d6 heal per combatant (and potentially 4d6 if they succeed their final death save on their turn). It’s his intention that with party teamwork, a large majority (if not all) of the combatants will be knocked out, allowing for fairly substantial free post-combat healing.

While RAW this seems to be the case, to me it doesn’t seem balanced. What are the opinions of other DM’s about the balance of this ability with this in mind?

How does the Sending spell work if you are deceived in being familiar?

Heavily related to this question… But I don’t think it’s a duplicate.

The sending spell states:

You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar.

And there is great debate about what constitutes “familiar”. But what if you’re familiar with someone deceiving you?

  • You’re very well acquainted with the mysterious shop keeper; or so you think. It’s really 3 kobolds in a cloak!
  • You’ve had drinks numerous times with the salty dwarf named Barney Rubble. However there is no Barney Rubble. It’s just a disfigured tabaxi Warlock named Gem In Rolling Waters that only goes out using Mask of Many Faces.
  • You pass by the same gentleman sitting in his rocking chair every day. But it’s actually a doppelganger in one of their many shapes while the home owner is away.
  • You’re always doing odd jobs for the town constable, so you see him a few times a month to collect a reward. But little does anyone know, that he was assassinated last week. Instead, it’s a minion, whom you’ve only met in passing once, posing as the constable as part of a larger plot.

In all these cases, the caster is familiar with “someone”, but who the caster knows and the reality of that someone they think they know are very different.

So would the sending spell be directed to who you think you know, to the person beneath the disguise, or just fizzle out?

404.php not being displayed in a multisite

I have a multisite setup. I am creating a theme for one of the sites in that environment. I created a 404.php template. Then I entered a URL that does not exist, expecting the 404.php template to be used. Unfortunately this is not happening, and the index.php page is being displayed. I am not sure if multisite has anything to do with it, but I thought I should mention it.

How can I fix this? Thanks.

Are there any reasons for Kerberos being based on symmetric cryptography?

Kerberos is an authentication protocol that is famously built using only symmetric ciphers.

As a direct result of this, there are several attacks possible, such as

  • AS-REP Roasting
  • AS-REQ Roasting
  • Kerberoasting
  • Silver Tickets
  • Golden Tickets

While some attacks require specific conditions (e.g. AS-REP Roasting requires disabling pre-authentication), other attacks like AS-REQ Roasting cannot be prevented at all.

It seems odd to me to use symmetric cryptography for a task that just screams “Please use asymmetric cryptography for this!”. Is there something I am missing? What are the reasons for choosing symmetric ciphers?