Dangers of hosting .onion from my house?

so i have a pure html web page which is static, and i want to host it in an other pc , i am going to use kali linux as operation system and did not decide for web server which one do you suggest ? is there any better option for OS? i am not going to connect this pc to my personal router since i am afraid to breached instead i am going to usb tethering with my phone , this is my personal phone.

can some one help me to know what i am going to face? for internet connection i am afraid breach from my phone , i really do know much about these things i would really appreciate if some one help me to host an onion safely. thanks.

What specific threats could a haunted house contain?

I‘m currently working on an haunted house scenario and need some threats to the characters to heighten the tension.

The setting:

  • It is a Hunter the Vigil Game
  • Set in 2020 in Germany (no Corona)

The House:

  • It is a three storied building with about 15 rooms.
  • In this story, the house itself is the antagonist/monster
  • The house contains a mysterious machine that is no longer working. The purpose of the machine is not important to the story (I don’t even know it myself). But the house wants the 2 characters to fix it. The problem with that is, that some parts for the repair would need to be made, out of one of the characters bones.
  • The characters are not able to leave the house. But I don’t know how the house could try to force them to do want it wants.

Ideally each room room should have some sort of physical thread to the characters, that is not lethal but threatening. Threads I already have:

  • The gas stove will leek some gas that the house can ignite when the characters enter the kitchen. Not enough for a huge explosion but definitively threatening. Causing some burns.
  • A chandelier will swing down from the ceiling trying to hit a character.
  • Some parts of the floor a made of metal and can give the characters electric shocks.
  • Doors can suddenly slam shut hitting someone who walks through. (I don’t really like this one because it disincentivizes moving through the house to find a method of escape.)

What other threats could I use?

Are there any game breaking consequences in this multiclass house rule?

Follow up to this question.

So, as stated in that question, I feel that it is quite weird that a 3rd level paladin + 2nd level Ranger is not equivalent to a 5th level Half-caster (such as a 5th level Paladin), but weaker (being equivalent to a 4th level Paladin).

With that in mind, I intend to use the following multiclassing house-rule for determining the spell slots:

  • Sum the levels of the half-casters first. So, in the example, 3 + 2 = 5.
  • Divide by two. (Divide by three for Arcane Fighter/Rogue – both after summing them together as well).
  • Round it to closest integers, rounding .5 up.

Obviously, this only applies to classes that actually have the spellcasting feature, i.e., the Paladin and Ranger should be at least 2nd level, and the Fighter or Rogue should be at least 3rd level.

Such an idea is not novel and already appears in the Artificer, which is explicitly described as having its half-caster levels being rounded up.

From my understanding, this house-rule will mirror the behavior of single class spellcasting of half-casters and third-casters more closely (not entirely – rounding up would mirror it perfectly). Is there any weird edge case that I am missing that would make this house-rule imbalanced in any way?

The only reason I round to nearest integer rather than directly rounding up is that a 4th level Arcane Fighter would contribute as much to the spellcasting as a 4th level half-caster. Although this is what happens in single class, my gut feeling was that this would make dipping 4 levels in a Fighter, for example, be considerably stronger than before, since specifically 4th level also includes an ASI.

Would this Point Buy house rule for Maid character creation work at all?

Recently we’ve started a maid game here on the stack and we have a huge disparity of stats between the players, one of them has barely average stats, while some of the other players are pushing fours and sixes in abilities because of great rolls during generation. We have found that the standard rule that characters with good stats get fewer maid powers is insufficient.

Would a point buy system work in Maid RPG while still being able to attain the same level of play in Maid games? Using the favor base presented in the handbook I’ve come up with the following figures for point buy statistics. The standard array in Maid would be 1,1,2,2,3,3 or you could buy points at the following costs, with 200 starting favor:

0: 0 points
1: 10 points
2: 30 points
3: 60 points
4: 100 points

With the stipulation that any favor points not used during point buy are lost. Does a system like this function properly in the Maid system provided the Maid characteristics (Boyish, Sexy, Lolita, Pure, etc.) were rolled after (and only after) a character has distributed their points as they wish?

Is this house rule to balance the college of whispers bard balanced?

As a player and a dungeon master, I feel like the Psychic Blade of the college of whispers bard is really unbalanced regarding the Sneak Attack feature of the rogue.

First of all, they mostly does the same amount of damage… But the Psychic Blade does psychic damages, where the sneak attack’s damage type is the one of the weapon (bludgeoning, piercing or slashing). The problem is that psychic damage is one of the less resisted type of damage, where bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damages are the most resisted type of damages.

Second, Psychic Blade is way easier to trigger than Sneak Attack, only needing to spend a Bardic Inspiration (which come back on short rest after level 5) and you have it, where Sneak Attack require advantage or an ally to use it.

So, looking those elements, I decided to replace the cost Bardic Inspiration of Psychic Blade with a condition. To use the Psychic Blade feature, you don’t need to spend a Bardic Inspiration, you need advantage on charisma check against your target, be under the Mantle of Whispers feature effect, or the target have to be frightened or charmed before the attack hit.

To me, it keep the flavor of a bard that is also a killer, still synergyse with the others college of whisper features, but make it a little bit harder to the bard to have the Psychic Blade. But is it balanced?

Is a critical failure on a natural 1 a rule or house rule?

There’s a question about this relating to 3.5e, but I couldn’t find one for 5e.

According to RAW, is a natural 1 a critical failure? And if so, under what scenarios does it apply, and what is the expected result?

One of my players is dissatisfied with my calls relating to 1’s* but I don’t have my books handy and I’m having trouble figuring out if the whole shebang is a very popular houserule or actually in RAW.

*I have a feeling that I am likely in the wrong here and it’s more of a same-page issue than a mechanics one, but I want to check what the book’s ruling is before we sit down to have a conversation about it. Our table dynamics aren’t the question here; I just need to know the mechanics to make an informed decision.

[ Personal Finance ] Open Question : Should I let my in-laws buy my house and carry the note instead of just going through a regular refinance?

I am have great credit (785) and am currently in the early stages of refinancing (rate not locked but looking like 3,5% fixed 30 yr) I called my father and law (and his realtor fiance) just out of due diligence to see if they thought this was a good rate considering the clients they’ve seen purchase homes recently. They said it sounded pretty competitive and so I pulled the trigger with the mortgage company. Now today They called and said they were talking and think they would like to buy the house, and carry the note for us at the same interest rate and terms, but also with the option for 10-20k cash out if we want it. I wasn’t really looking for this and am not sure what to make of it. They said they were looking for somewhere to invest some money they recently made and thought it would be a win-win. I’m not sure. I trust their motives financially, but I worry about them divorcing later, or implied favors (none implied as of yet). I suppose there’s always the possibility of them being very generous with the payments or sale of the house down the road, but that’s also definitely not a given. Sounds like the same deal either way for me, but with the possibility of ugly family stuff down the road. Is there an angle I’m not seeing here?