Are there any ways to make an object count as a creature, even briefly?

Objects are not creatures.

(We will ignore the undefined question of corpses….)

The object needs to remain an object, if possible. Polymorph is not an option, regardless. The idea is to make it a valid target without actually changing it into a creature.

Are there any methods which can cause an object to temporarily count as a creature for the purpose of targeting it with an effect that targets creatures?

Does a meditation count as resting?

I have a Circle of Land druid who regains spell slots by meditation during a short rest. Short rest also resets Wild Shape uses and some other abilities.

Does meditating to regain spell slots count as resting, or do I have to choose to rest properly to regain Wild Shape transformations?

I assume it counts since rest is “sleeping or light physical activity”, but I want to make sure before this becomes relevant in the game.

Do wings and tails count as limbs for Alter Self?

I’m creating a winged, tiefling, warlock, illusionist type character, but I’ve come across a possible hindrance. Although it won’t matter until later, I’ve noticed that Alter Self has a restriction that you can’t change the amount of limbs you have. Do the wings and tail of tiefling count as limbs for that purpose?

I’m interested in knowing if Alter Self will be able to ‘remove’ my wings and tail.

The specific text is

…your basic shape stays the same; if you’re bipedal, you can’t use this spell to become quadrupedal, for instance.

Responsive Tables : Adjusting row count to fit the available real estate

I’m designing a screen with tabular data, and trying to explain to the developers what is required. First off, I want to make sure that my design is feasible.

My goal is to…

  1. Have tabular data on the screen, including filters and pagination.
  2. The filters should be across the top and near the header row
  3. The header row should always be visible
  4. The pagination control should always be visible near the bottom displayed row
  5. Row height is fixed at 36px

So for responsiveness, this leaves only the displayed number of rows as a variable. If there is room for only three rows to be displayed while keeping all of the mandatory controls visible, then only display three rows. If the same is rendered on a larger screen and there is room for 25 rows, then display 25. The user should always be able to expect the mandatory controls to be roughly in the same spot, regardless of real estate size.

So do you folks have some examples of this I can send to the dev team?

Thanks

Does a familiar act on its own initiative count?

In our group we always had a familar act “simultaneously” together with its master on a single (the master´s) initative count.

But considering that

  • a familiar can act independently
  • has – in most cases, because of it´s own dexterity score – a different initative modifier than its master
  • can use the “delay action” or the “ready action” which automatically leads to a new position in the inatative order

a familiar should rather have its own initative count.

The problem now is – assuming the familiar is not being carried, sitting on a shoulder, etc – that it cannot move together with its master, if it acts on its own initative count. Even if familiar and master act immediately one after another, someone has to move first.

If master and familiar want to stay together within 5 feet, the only way to accomplish that would be to move no more than 5 feet each round, because otherwise they would lose touch.

Especially concerning the familiar´s Share Spells ability this would have consequences.

Share Spells (PHB): … If the spell or effect has a duration other than instantaneous, it stops affecting the familiar if it moves farther than 5 feet away and will not affect the familiar again even if it returns to the master before the duration expires. (emphasis mine)

Does the druid cantrip granted by cleric’s Nature Domain count as a cleric spell?

A Nature Domain cleric has the Acolyte of Nature feature:

At 1st level, you learn one druid cantrip of your choice. […]

I picked up shillelagh for my Nature Cleric 1 / Ranger X using this feature, so I can attack with Wisdom. I then realized that Acolyte of Nature is missing a phrase that bard’s Magical Secrets has:

Choose two spells from any class, including this one. […]

The chosen spells count as bard spells for you […]

Does the druid cantrip granted by cleric’s Nature Domain count as a cleric spell, or is it still a druid spell?

Cleric and druid are both Wisdom-based spellcasters, so my only real concern is the components for shillelagh. If it’s a cleric spell, my holy symbol-emblazoned shield takes care of the material components, and the somatic components can be done with my shield hand. If it’s a druid spell, I would have to use a component pouch.

Does the druid cantrip granted by cleric’s Nature Domain count as a cleric spell?

A Nature Domain cleric has the Acolyte of Nature feature:

At 1st level, you learn one druid cantrip of your choice. […]

I picked up shillelagh for my Nature Cleric 1 / Ranger X using this feature, so I can attack with Wisdom. I then realized that Acolyte of Nature is missing a phrase that bard’s Magical Secrets has:

Choose two spells from any class, including this one. […]

The chosen spells count as bard spells for you […]

Does the druid cantrip granted by cleric’s Nature Domain count as a cleric spell, or is it still a druid spell?

Cleric and druid are both Wisdom-based spellcasters, so my only real concern is the components for shillelagh. If it’s a cleric spell, my holy symbol-emblazoned shield takes care of the material components, and the somatic components can be done with my shield hand. If it’s a druid spell, I would have to use a component pouch.

Increment count

I have an SPO list where I want to do an event tracker. It will track if an instance happens it increments by one, and we keep tracking for a year. At the end of the year the tracker reset to 0, and then increments again by adding one to the list of events every time a new event is created. Any suggestions? I have tried a couple of things with formulas but cant’t seem to get it right, because I can’t call the last row of items count or value.