Can a gnome (Bard) disguise as an Orc?

My group has previously joked about my gnome Bard disguising himself as an Orc and broadly suggested that wouldn’t work because of the height difference.

However, my interpretation (based on understanding of disguise kits and deception) is that accounting for the height difference (i.e. stilts) is implied in the disguise/deception process.

If I put myself in the shoes of the GM, the only limiting factor I can see is the availability of the materials to make the disguise.

How does the game handle this attempt?

How far can I drop-kick a Gnome?

I’m just beginning to DM my first campaign, and one of my players asked this of me.

She plays an Orc with 20 strength, so theoretically I think she probably could drop-kick a Gnome, but I have no idea how to calculate it, or what kind of number I’d require her to roll on a check for it.

Forgive me if this is somewhere in the DM’s Guide, I haven’t been able to find anything.

Why try to hide the sleep button in GNOME?

Background: Where is the suspend/hibernate button in GNOME Shell?

I think this design looks clean and is convenient to use but practically impossible to discover without the help of google. It feels like the developers are deliberately discouraging the use of sleep.

  1. There are plenty of space in the drop down menu, so why not add another button for sleep?
  2. After pressing the power-off button, a prompt pops and lets user select between reboot and power-off, which is a classic design dating back to Windows 9x, so why not add a sleep or hibernate option there?

Is there a email thread that can explain for the rationale of the current design?

Is this Forest Gnome Warlock character build legal?

I’m playing a DnD-5e campaign with some co-workers; it’s my first role-playing in, oh, decades and something like my 4th character ever. I know when to ask for help. Help!

I’m instructed to create a 4th-level character to join an existing party, and I had in mind to create a very, very old female Forest Gnome Warlock; something akin to a wizened medicine woman. I’m using the PHB as a reference, as well as roll20 and other online resources.

I feel this character is quite powerful for its level, so please tell me all the mistakes I did in interpreting the build rules.


Looking at cantrips, a forest gnome gets two right out of the gate; Minor Illusion and Speak with Small Beasts (which refers to Beast Speech, which refers to Speak with Animals — if accurate, I’m still going to limit it to tiny creatures). As for the warlock, at 4th level she’d have 3 cantrip slots; adding Pact of the Tome is said to yield three additional cantrip slots. The total comes to 2+3+3 = 8 cantrips for a 4th-level forest gnome warlock. Really?

Looking at spells, at 4th level a warlock would have two 2nd-level spell slots and five slots for “known spells” (which, I gather, can only be swapped out when you gain a level).

Looking at invocations, at 4th level a warlock would have two invocation slots. I’m not quite sure about the difference between invocations and cantrips; for my character I have chosen Agonizing Blast (which functions as a permanent booster for a separate cantrip) and Mask of Many Faces (which, it seems, might as well be a cantrip?).

Then, stats. My base stats are:

STR: 8 DEX: 10 CON: 12 INT: 14 WIS: 13 CHA: 15 

but then I can add:

  • +1 DEX from Forest Gnome race,
  • +2 INT from Gnome race,
  • +2 from Warlock Level 4, which I have split between CON and CHA,

so my final stat block becomes:

STR: 8 DEX: 10+1 = 11 CON: 12+1 = 13 INT: 14+2 = 16 WIS: 13 CHA: 15+1 = 16 

and for Hit Points that should give me 8 (base) +2 (CON modifier) + 3×5 (fixed increase from each level above 1st) = 25 HP.

Does this all seem reasonable, or am I way off base here? I really don’t intend to be a munchkin; I had this person in mind before I looked into its construction.


That is the core of my question. For additional information, here are the spells I thought I could be choosing:

  • Cantrips:
    • Blade Ward
    • Eldritch Blast (with Agonizing Blast)
    • Mage Hand
    • Minor Illusion (comes with Forest Gnome)
    • Speak with Small Animals (comes with Forest Gnome)
    • Message (free with Tome)
    • Cure Wounds (free with Tome)
    • Spare the Dying (free with Tome)
  • Spells:
    • Hellish Rebuke (as 2nd level, would gain an additional 1d10)
    • Misty Step
  • Spells known:
    • Eldritch Blast
    • Hellish Rebuke
    • Unseen Servant
    • Misty Step
    • Spider Climb
  • Invocations:
    • Agonizing Blast
    • Mask of Many Faces

I extend to you most humble and sincere thanks.

How long does it take for a gnome to “bleach”?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don’t exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don’t regularly experience new and exciting things undergo “The Bleaching”, which causes their hair and skin to turn gray and their minds to deteriorate. I’m trying to find more information about this process, particularly…

  1. How long does it take? Does a gnome notice himself going gray over months or years, or can a gnome suddenly wake up bleached?
  2. Once it starts, can the progression be halted? For example, what happens if a bleaching gnome suddenly discovers a new passion?

How long does it take for a gnome to “bleach”?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don’t exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don’t regularly experience new and exciting things undergo “The Bleaching”, which causes their hair and skin to turn gray and their minds to deteriorate. I’m trying to find more information about this process, particularly…

  1. How long does it take? Does a gnome notice himself going gray over months or years, or can a gnome suddenly wake up bleached?
  2. Once it starts, can the progression be halted? For example, what happens if a bleaching gnome suddenly discovers a new passion?

Paste button disabed in 18.04 Ubuntu Gnome Desktop VNC


OS – Ubuntu 18.04

Gnome VNC Version – 3.28.4

I have my vncconfig running, and when i copy some text and try a right click and click on paste, its disabled, never works.

Screenshot of Paste Button Not Working

Is there a patch that i can try to fix this?

There are no errors found in vnc log as well, below is my xstartup file.

#!/bin/bash  [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup  export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP="GNOME-Flashback:GNOME" export XDG_MENU_PREFIX="gnome-flashback-" source /etc/profile gnome-session --session=gnome-flashback-metacity --disable-acceleration-check --debug & vncconfig -iconic & 

How to get sorted Gnome usability issues in Desktop?

I’ve instaled Ubuntu 19.04 from scratch after an issue with my old ubuntu installation.

I’ve found that now it uses Gnome instead of Unity. I like gnome, but I have a couple od important usability issues that I assume are easily configurable, and I just don’t know how to.

  1. The full name of each file used to appear in Desktop icons, and if it were too long, when I clicked on the icon the full name would appear, even in long names.

Not now, as you can see:

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  1. Besides that, as you can see in the image attached, if I click on an image, the preview won’t appear either.

  2. When doing anything in dektop before, like deleting a icon or moving it, I could easily press CTRL + Z and it would undo the action. How may I do that now?

I tried to search for these issues instead of asking, but I’ve not found anything that actually got them sorted.

Please note that I’ve installed Gnome Tweaks.