On casting ‘Imprisonment / Chaining’, on changing &/or non-stable surfaces – where, where do the chains go?

The 9th level spell Imprisonment can be cast a few different ways. One possible cast-version creates ‘chains’ that keep the target restrained:

You create a magical restraint to hold a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be bound by the spell; if it succeeds, it is immune to this spell if you cast it again. While affected by this spell, the creature doesn’t need to breathe, eat, or drink, and it doesn’t age. Divination spells can’t locate or perceive the target.

Chaining. Heavy chains, firmly rooted in the ground, hold the target in place. The target is restrained until the spell ends, and it can’t move or be moved by any means until then. The special component for this version of the spell is a fine chain of precious metal.

Note that these special Imprisonment-Chains are firmly rooted in the ground (R.A.W. / above). Here are my variants on one concern, below:

  • what if the target is 60′ to 120′ up… on a wooden floor? Do the chains reach all the way to ground level as the spell takes effect?

  • what if the imprisoned is standing on any firm yet non-stable surface when this spell is cast? Examples abound: on a ship, in the air due to a kite or hot air balloon. Or even on an otherwise quasi-stable surface such as sand or ice or swamp or lava or glass – the chains would have to take root somewhere ‘in the ground’.

I admit that this question isn’t deeply serious. Still, i am darn curious where these crazy chains would end up going.

How Exactly Do Tasha’s Subclass Changing Rules Work?

I bought Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything last month and have enjoyed it thoroughly. My question has to deal with the Changing Your Subclass rules found on page 8.

The first paragraph under the title says that characters can change their subclass when they would normally gain a new subclass feature.

The next section, Training Time, goes on about how changing a subclass might take time, money, and/or a quest. How does this work with the previous paragraph’s rule of only changing subclasses when a character gains a new subclass feature? For example, if the character needs time to train or complete a quest, I’m not sure how you could align that with a new subclass feature.

The final section Sudden Change says characters could have an immediate subclass change. Does this mean immediate when a character would gain a new subclass feature or any time at all?

These three sections almost seem like different rules altogether for changing subclasses. I get that the two minor sections, Training Time and Sudden Change, shouldn’t be mixed. However, the rule about only changing a subclass when gaining a new subclass feature is under the main title. This makes me believe this rule should be applied to both of the minor sections. If not, then I feel like this should have been its own minor section as well.

Any thoughts on these rules would be appreciated!

Edit note: I’m fully aware these are optional rules and DnD generally has just guidelines. I’ve been DMing for a number of years now and have that understanding. However, I’m looking for a more rules-based interpretation. Saying that these could be used in any fashion I like doesn’t really help me.

Changing axes units

I have plotted a graph in mathematica, where the x axis is in seconds. I want to scale the axis so it displays years instead.

My plotting function is as follows:

Plot[sol1[t], {t, 0, 1 * 10^(16)},    PlotRange -> All    FrameLabel -> {"Time (s)", "Velocity (ms-1)"},    PlotStyle -> {Red, Thickness[0.01]}] 

Any help would be appreciated.

BarChart – Maintain ChartElementFunction when changing PlotRange

Here is a BarChart of some data

data = {90, 91, 95, 103, 107, 102, 107, 105, 98, 96}  {90, 91, 95, 103, 107, 102, 107, 105, 98, 96}  BarChart[data, ChartElementFunction -> "GradientScaleRectangle"] 

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When I add PlotRange the color goes away.

BarChart[data, ChartElementFunction -> "GradientScaleRectangle",   PlotRange -> {80, 120}] 

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Is it possible to work around this?

Changing familiars shapes while they are ”dead”

So, one of my players is a wizard with the find familiar spell and in the last session they had to deal with some hags. While they were scouting a manor one of the hags attacked his familiar and killed it. I am quite unsure about the wording of the spell, because to me it seems like when you recast this spell you get the same familiar as you had previously. I have a problem with this part of the wording: ”When the familiar drops to 0 Hit Points, it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again”. Can it’s form be changed when the spell is cast again? Or does he have to cast the spell once to get the familiar back and then cast it again to change its shape? Thank you for your answers in advance.

Changing attributes and EP

I’ve worked out a houserule, but is there any official ruling on what happens in BESM 3rd edition to your EP or HP total when your stats change? For example, if you drain someone’s Mind score and boost your own, your EP cap raises; does your current EP total rise to meet it? If you have your Mind score drained, your EP cap lowers; does your current EP total lower as well?

Rewrite rule for changing permalinks. Post name to permalink with Category


  1. I have an wordpress site that has existing posts.

  2. Permalink structure is currently configured to https://sitename.com/%postname%/

  3. I need to change the Permalink structure to https://sitename.com/%category%/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ but when I save these settings https://sitename.com/%postname%/ results to 404 does not redirect to https://sitename.com/%category%/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

  4. When I remove the /%category%/ and just use https://sitename.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ the 301 redirection from https://sitename.com/%postname%/ works fine

Is there a better way to achieve changing to https://sitename.com/%category%/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ with proper redirections from https://sitename.com/%postname%/?

Note: I already deactivate all plugins and just used the default twentytwenty theme. I have 11,000 existing posts.

SCENARIO B (if Scenario A does not work or there is no solution to Scenario A. Im looking at option Scenario B)

  1. The existing posts are under a category called "Local News", "local-news"
  2. Is there a way where I can just filter the rewrite rule so that if a post is under "Local News" category then the permalink structure will be https://sitename.com/%postname%/ then all other new posts will follow the main permalink structure I have set which is https://sitename.com/%category%/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ ?

Currently I have this but I’m not sure it’s working properly. When I apply this it seems to work for posts that are under "Local News" category. However it breaks my PAGES. PAGES result in 404s.

function custom_permalink( $  permalink, $  post, $  leavename ) {     // Get the category for the post     $  category = get_the_category($  post->ID);     if (  !empty($  category) && $  category[0]->cat_name == "Local News" ) {         $  cat_name = strtolower($  category[0]->cat_name);         $  permalink = trailingslashit( home_url('/' . $  post->post_name .'/' ) );     }     return $  permalink; }  add_action( 'init', 'custom_rewrite_rules' ); function custom_rewrite_rules() {     add_rewrite_rule(         '([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$  ',         'index.php?category_name=local%news&name=$  matches[1]&page=$  matches[2]',         'top' // The rule position; either 'top' or 'bottom' (default).     ); } 

Is this a correct approach or is my code correct? I’m also not sure if the rewrite rules I made affects other things. Basically I just want to retain permalink/url of the old posts and moving forward I want to follow the new permalink settings. I’m avoiding old posts to result in 404 pages.


I can’t log in to `wp-admin` after changing my domain

I created a website using wordpress. I decided to change my domain and bought it using the website: https://www.aftermarket.pl/

After buying a domain in the wordpress panel, I took the following steps:

  1. Log in to WordPress
  2. Click on the Settings menu.
  3. Select General.
  4. Update these fields with the new domain name:
  5. Click Save Changes.

after following these steps I cannot log in to wp-admin. Entering through the old domain – oldsite.com redirects me to newsite.com where I can only see File not found.