Does the Seeking Spell Metamagic work on a weapon attack caused by a spell?

The Seeking Spell Metamagic from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything reads:

Seeking Spell
If you make an attack roll for a spell and miss, you can spend 2 sorcery points to reroll the d20, and you must use the new roll.

My question is, what exactly counts as "an attack roll for a spell"? Obviously something like Inflict Wounds does, but does the weapon attack roll generated by a spell like Booming Blade count? What about a weapon attack roll for a weapon buffed by Magic Weapon?

Can the frightened condition stack if it’s caused by the same source?

Say Faendal the Fallen Aasimar Paladin uses his Necrotic Shroud racial ability (Charisma saving throw, an affected creature can repeat the saving throw on subsequent turns to end the effect), and a target fails the saving throw and is frightened. On his next turn, while the target is still frightened, Faendal uses Wrathful Smite, which also causes the frightened condition, on the same target and they fail the saving throw (Wisdom saving throw, an affected creature can make a Wisdom check to end the effect).

Does this mean that the target must succed on both the Charisma saving throw and the Wisdom check to end the effect on their turn? Meaning that should one of them fail, the target is still frightened?

Resource Hosting Subsystem was terminated which caused Availability group to fail

The following error was occurred in cluster events and the availability group was failed which resulted the databases in non-synchronizing state.

A component on the server did not respond in a timely fashion. This caused the cluster resource ‘AG’ (resource type ‘SQL Server Availability Group’, DLL ‘hadrres.dll’) to exceed its time-out threshold. As part of cluster health detection, recovery actions will be taken. The cluster will try to automatically recover by terminating and restarting the Resource Hosting Subsystem (RHS) process that is running this resource.

Please help me to find the root cause (A component on the server did not respond in a timely fashion).

Thanks

Does the shrink effect caused by the Wand of Wonder last the full minute?

One player in my campaign just used the Wand of Wonder and got the effect:

66-69 — You shrink yourself as if you had cast enlarge/reduce on yourself.

Enlarge/reduce has a duration of:

Concentration, up to 1 minute

Does the effect last the full minute, or can you end the effect early?

We ruled that it’s the full minute because the wand is the one that cast the effect so it’s “concentrating”. Is this correct?

Since advantage and disadvantage caused in a heavily obscured area cancel out, what effect does it have in combat?

The rules say that creatures in a heavily obscured area “effectively suffer from the blinded condition”.

The blinded condition states:

Attacks rolls against the creature have advantage, and the creature’s attack rolls have disadvantage.

So when the Darkness spell (to use one example) is cast, combatants gain advantage and disadvantage when attacking others who are also inside the area, which cancel out.

Since they then cancel each other out and attacks are made normally, what really changes?

“john –format=md5” caused “Unknown ciphertext format name requested” error

  • This is known md5 hash for Kioptrix: Level 1.1 (#2)

Linux unshadow file

wolf@linux:~$   cat md5hash.txt  root:$  1$  FTpMLT88$  VdzDQTTcksukSKMLRSVlc.:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash john:$  1$  wk7kHI5I$  2kNTw6ncQQCecJ.5b8xTL1:500:500::/home/john:/bin/bash harold:$  1$  7d.sVxgm$  3MYWsHDv0F/LP.mjL9lp/1:501:501::/home/harold:/bin/bash wolf@linux:~$    

md5hash only

wolf@linux:~$   cat md5hash_only.txt  $  1$  FTpMLT88$  VdzDQTTcksukSKMLRSVlc. $  1$  wk7kHI5I$  2kNTw6ncQQCecJ.5b8xTL1 $  1$  7d.sVxgm$  3MYWsHDv0F/LP.mjL9lp/1 wolf@linux:~$    

Since I know that these are md5 format, I used --format=md5 option in john.

Unfortunately, I’m getting Unknown ciphertext format name requested error.

wolf@linux:~$   john --format=md5 md5hash.txt  Unknown ciphertext format name requested wolf@linux:~$     wolf@linux:~$   john --format=md5 md5hash_only.txt  Unknown ciphertext format name requested wolf@linux:~$    

I’ve verified that the format is similar with pentestmonkey cheat-sheet

Any idea what’s wrong here?

What damage type (and damage value) is caused when a character is streched?

If someone is attempting to stretch another character (for example, a giant holding his head in one hand and his legs in the order, as a result of the environment, etc…)

What role will the attacker/attacked need to make and what damage type will it do? Won’t it be an instakill for 90% of character if they got dismembered this way?

As a DM, what are important changes to the play caused by Detect Magic no longer being a cantrip in 5e?

In D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1, Detect Magic was a cantrip. That meant it was possible to cast it a lot / infinite number of times per day, and get useful information in 1 to 3 rounds.

In 5e, it is a 1st level spell, but a ritual. It means that it still can be used quickly, or can be used indefinite number of times per day, but not both.

Given that worlds I DM are usually magic rich, what changes to the gameplay should I expect? How can I utilize this change in Detect Magic for the benefit of the story?

I’m not looking for an essay, just for main points that came with your experience in DMing 5e adventures with significant magic to be detected, or to stay hidden.

Inefficiency of search algorithms for intranet or corporate websites caused by poor design and/or implementation

I noticed recently that some of the search features on corporate websites and intranets seem to have implemented some of the search algorithms that are commonly associated with Facebook Graph Search or Google’s SEO ranked search results.

This is commonly seen when a user enters a very specific keyword but the exact matching results are not returned or not ranked highly on the search results, whereas a partially matching result will be ranked highly.

My suspicion is that with many organizations creating social networks and doing extensive analytics on internal traffic have the tendency to implement the types of search algorithms that place more weight on criteria such as recency and number of existing page views when returning search results. Unfortunately this has also created the side-effect of exact matching keywords (e.g. document names and other exact search phrases) not returning at the top of the search result.

This is despite the fact that many of these search features allow a user to filter results by things like document type and other meta data, which should allow a more specific or targeted results returned.

Has anyone else experienced this during their research and have you found the cause for this? Other research or examples from end users would also be helpful.