How to make a guest feel comfortable and welcome in a session?

I am currently DMing for a group of 5 players. A friend of some of the players is very interested in learning about the game.

I have decided to let her play an NPC in one of the upcoming sessions, to gain more insight into this game.

This NPC is already fleshed out and will be an integral part of the story, when she shows up. Therefore I am not able to completely adapt this NPC to the guests wishes.

I have so far tried to describe as much as possible of the NPC, it’s place in the world, family, motivation etc. to the guest. Also some key behaviours, that are relevant to the gameplay. I.e. how she needs to react, what she needs to tell the PCs when asked for it.

Nevertheless, our guest is still rather nervous about the upcoming session. As we probably all were in our first sessions. I am trying to encourage and support her as much as possible, and I am sure she will do fine.

Nevertheless, I am still wondering if there are specific things I could do to help her in this role and to make her experience great?

I know this situation is very similar to having a new player join a group. And I have read many discussions/answers regarding this situation. But this situation is slightly different since she was not able to choose her own character, but has to act out my pre-written NPC. She will be more limited, than if she could just do her own character.

Scheduling method for guest network in TPlink (TD-W8960N) ADSL modem [closed]

I have the ADSL modem like this: enter image description here

and i want to have one time scheduled sharing internet, but the TPlink page not have the time schedule as you can see here:

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I have tried this upgrade file but no change in the guest network options.

And see the page of TPlink site which said Archer D2 and TD-W9980(B) have this option,

I was thinking to find some auto web scraping script to automatically open the guest network setting page on my modem page and tick this option in the modem every day, but i have doubt which, this work have bad effect on the modem and maybe this action reset it every day and damage it!.

So what methods do you suggest to do this?

Thanks.

what is secure for banking payment and crypto thing? (host os OR guest os)

I just wanna ask if is it more secure (rather than using windows 10 host) to use windows 10 in(VirtualBox), because before I’ve been installing crack software visiting a dangerous site (activation key something like that) but not that much but then today I formating my laptop but keeping my files (so I don’t know if some virus file or installed in my laptop has been deleted) but I deleted all unnecessary files in C drive and used ESET internet security to scan(deep scan) my laptop so right now there’s no crack software running into my laptop.

I used chrome for banking and crypto thing and there’s no installed extension and I don’t usually use it for daily search but firefox. I don’t know if it’s a good idea to used different browsers to avoid something like cookies, tracking, etc..

Virtualbox, I’m planning to install windows 7 or 10 or even Linux(I’m thinking of it since I don’t know about much in Linux) but the reason is for banking and crypto that’s all or vise versa I will use it for daily search visiting other sites that’s it.

what do you think? I will appreciate some advice 🙂 Thank you

Is it a Bad Idea™ to open all IPv6 ports for devices in an isolated guest network?

At home I have a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 broadband connection, and I also have a wireless access point. The access point currently bridges all traffic into my LAN, which is not segmented in any way, so all visitors that use my wireless network have the full run of my LAN.

While I certainly do not doubt my friends’ good intentions I do see the possibility of their smartphones being compromised, and I’d rather not have compromised devices in my private LAN if I can help it. This, and also the fact that being in my private LAN does not gain my friends any benefits, makes me want to set up a separate wireless guest network, which I would then also use with my own smartphone.

I am currently considering opening all ports for incoming IPv6 TCP and UDP traffic for the devices in this separate guest network.

My reason for doing so is vastly improved service reliability. As a practical example, I use the Conversations XMPP chat app that does support sharing e.g. pictures, but this doesn’t work very well while both me and the other person are in our respective home LANs, presumably because neither of us has any ports open (IPv6) or forwarded (IPv4) for our smartphones.

Just to verify this hypothesis I opened all IPv6 ports for my smartphone only. And voilá, sharing pictures has been working flawlessly ever since.

The general implications of opening a router’s IPv6 firewall has been extensively discussed here, however I think my situation with the guest network for smartphones and other mobile devices is not quite comparable, because

  • Smartphones are designed for being directly connected to the internet any odd way, and therefore should not have problems with open IPv6 ports
  • It would only pertain to the totally separated guest network, any device in which would, from the view of a device in my LAN, just be any other device out there in the public internet

Is this sound reasoning, or is there something important I am not seeing?

Why my article is rejected to published as a guest writer? [closed]

As I’m a new article writer, told me that it’s not well-enough with SEO and quality content. But I can’t find its proper problem. So, it’ll be really nice and appreciable, if anyone can find me actually what’s the problem is?

Here is the Google docs link of my article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wvJ5-8WPx65ah_AV7YVwoBmiMW6JL-pxWsgmix3uUhE/edit?usp=sharing

How to configure a VM to protect all my hardware fingerprint from guest OS and softwares?

This question was originally Does Firefox in VM have a common enough fingerprint so I don’t need tor browser? in Tor community.

I want to know about what a web browser’s fingerprint like in a VM, if VM runs a common OS and have default system settings. Can VM be configured to not have any of host machine’s fingerprint?

(Here I just want to ask about fingerprint, ignoring IP addresses, web scripts and tracking cookies)

Here the VM software we discuss would better be FOSS, like Virtualbox or qemu.

That question could be on not just web browser, but also other kind of softwares.

Port fowarding on a guest network for server hosting [on hold]

I’ve heard about the dangers of port forwarding/server hosting. So I enable the guest network on my Netgear wifi router. The guest wifi network should be separate from the normal network, correct? If so, how would I use it to port forward to host a game server so that it’s on this guest network? So that if anything happens to the server (say it somehow got infected with a virus) it would be contained and wouldn’t affect the main network.