Does plant growth’s 8 hour effect stack? [duplicate]

If you cast Plant Growth for its 8-hour version to

[…] enrich the land. All plants in a half-mile radius centered on a point within range become enriched for 1 year. The plants yield twice the normal amount of food when harvested.

and then come back the next day and cast it again the same way for the third time, would the total crops harvested be doubled, and then, quadrupled, and then octupled?
The campaign I am in is measured in years, so the impact of a druid (or in this case, nature cleric) who can spend 8 hours to double a 1/2 mile radius circle of food would be super helpful, but I need to know if I can prioritize one spot to make the growth exponential, vs going and casting in a different spot every day to just have a net double.

How can I maintain control over a Dybbuk for over an hour?

A Dybbuk has Magic Resistance (advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects), and can cast Dimension Door at will.

This means it can get out of a Magic Circle pretty quickly, it breaks the control from Summon Greater Demon quickly as well, or at least quick enough that you can’t cast Planar Binding on it, even if you do know its true name.

Assuming it is summoned by Summon Greater Demon, how can its spellcasting be negated for long enough to bind it, or have a chance at binding it? Can it be summoned another way and controlled for over an hour? The lower the level of casters needed, and lower numbers of them, the better.

Does Wild Companion ignore the 1 hour cast time of Find Familiar?

Druid Optional class feature in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, Wild Companion, states:

You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to cast the find familiar spell, without material components.
When you cast the spell in this way, the familiar is a fey instead of a beast, and the familiar disappears after a number of hours equal to half your druid level.

Find Familiar states:

Casting Time: 1 hour
Range: 10 feet
Components: V S M (10 gp worth of charcoal, incense, and herbs that must be consumed by fire in a brass brazier)

Does this mean that a level 2 Druid has to spend 1 hour to get a Familiar for 1 hour? Does this mean that the Druid can cast a Familiar much faster than a Warlock can?

Why does my digital bank need my phone date and hour to be correct?

I’m not from Information Security or any IT related area. But I want to know if there is any security reason for my digital bank to demand my phone to be on "Automatic Date & Time"?

For example, if I’m abroad, i cannot transfer some money to a friend for because it says my date & time is incorrect.

Is that a badly programmed software or does it have a purpose?

Meenlock telepathic torment on target with 0 HP: Guaranteed 1 hour meenlock?

Consider the meenlock, a fey creature of pure terror described in Volo’s Guide to Monsters (page 170). As GM I am going to have my players encounter these creatures in our next session. They have been stalking the countryside, abducting villagers and turning them into more meenlocks. However, I have found what seems to be an inconsistency between their stats and the prose describing their behaviour.

They ‘reproduce’ by telepathically tormenting an incapacitated victim.

Up to four meenlocks can telepathically torment one incapacitated creature… If the creature is susceptible [not immune to the frightened condition] and remains incapacitated for 1 hour, the creature must make a Wisdom saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) psychic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one… The process can be repeated. A humanoid that drops to 0 hit points as a result of this damage instantly transforms into a meenlock.

Meenlocks have two strategies for this according to Volo. One strategy is “to crawl out of their tunnels to torment sleeping prey.” This is not the strategy I have questions about, as a sleeping creature typically has full health. Their other strategy raises some questions.

Meenlocks like to paralyze creatures with their claws, drag them back to their hidden den, beat them unconscious, and telepathically torture them over a period of hours.

To beat someone unconscious requires dropping them to zero hit points. Their paralysis only lasts for one minute, so unconsciousness is the only reliable way that a meenlock can keep someone incapacitated for a whole hour. So meenlocks would frequently torment creatures that are already on 0 HP.

But here we have an issue. The telepathic torment is guaranteed to deal at least 1 point of damage (unless you are resistant to psychic damage, in which case you have a 0.5% chance of avoiding damage if you pass the save). But because the target is already at 0 HP it will invariably take damage and be left at 0 HP by the telepathic torment (if not killed outright), which means that this telepathic torment will invariably take only one hour regardless of saving throws or damage rolls, or so it seems. This is in contradiction to Volo’s description that this torment lasts several hours. It is also means that a captured creature has no capacity to resist this effect despite it notionally offering a Wisdom saving throw.

An alternative interpretation is that it is not possible to ‘drop to 0 hit points’ when you are already at 0 hit points. This appears to be how death ward is interpreted. However, if we take this interpretation, then it becomes impossible for the meenlocks to perform their strategy of beating someone unconscious and then tormenting them. The meenlocks would have to wait for the target to recover hit points before they can successfully torment them, but if the target recovers hit points they stop being incapacitated so cannot be tormented.

What happens when meenlocks use their telepathic torment on a victim they have beaten unconscious?

Does the damage inflicted on the unconscious victim invariably turn them into a meenlock after the first hour? In this case Volo made a mistake when he wrote that the process lasts for “a period of hours”. It also means that the rules for damage and saving throws for telepathic torment are only useful when the meenlocks target a healthy, sleeping victim. From my own reading of the rules this appears to be the most fitting interpretation. I would have liked the process to be longer, for the sake of dramatic tension and chances of resistance and rescue, but I can make do.

Is telepathic torment unable to transform a creature already at 0 hit points? While a strict rules-as-written argument could be made for this, I feel this interpretation is directly contrary to how meenlocks are meant to work.

Is it some other outcome? Maybe I missed something. Maybe there is a plausible and consistent way for meenlocks to beat a creature unconscious and have to spend several hours (rather than just one) tormenting them before the transformation occurs. But without homebrewing the telepathic torment mechanics I can’t see how that could happen.

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What are the repercussions of being able to finish a short rest in only 10 minutes instead of taking 1 hour?

Currently we are playing a horror adventure in D&D 5e. Due to circumstances (beings locked in a haunted house, rooms changing just when we close the doors, etc.), a 1-hour rest is hardly possible.

Our DM ruled that short rests can be as short as 10 minutes. The obvious result is that we can take it. What are other changes that we, both players and DM, should be aware of?

If it matters, party consists of Lore Bard, Vengeance Paladin, Chaos Sorcerer and Divination Wizard, all level 3.

How many “8 hour” travel periods in one day? One or Two?

Follow up on how far can a horse can travel in a day.

So a “day” is 24 hours and a long rest 8 hours. By my math, thats 2 periods of travel:

Like travel 8 hours (12-8), then long rest 8 hours (sleep? 8-4), then a 2nd 8 hours (4-12) of travel

Given that RAW a horse can go 34 miles in 8 hours: 7 hours at fast pace for 28 miles, then 1 hour of gallop for 6 miles, total 34 before it needs to rest.

Would this let the total travel distance DOUBLE (to 60 or 68 respectfully), if the party was 100% focused on traveling for 24 hours straight, assuming they used my example method above?

Automatic box uncheck in posting after an hour or more

I have a post that when I want to publish it on the homepage so it’s a stick post via meta_tag.

But to remove this post from meta_key I need to go back to the post to manually wet the checkbox.

Is there any other way for this checkbox to go off automatically after it’s done an hour through function?

Example I have the ‘News-latest’ checkbox ID and meta_key => ‘The latest news’ after one hour of checkbox or ‘news-latest’ metakey to be automatically uncheck by the post in metakey.

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