Do YOU need to touch your opponents with your power is mine?

This is a power question about insatiable of the Beast splat

The text itself goes: An Insatiable can steal an Atavism or Nightmare from a Beast by touching her opponent and spending a point of Satiety.

Now I’m wondering if a beast has grappled the insatiable can the insatiable then use this power without “moving” aka without making an attack roll? Or does it have to manage to get control of the grapple and then use the power via an active action?

Advice for first time DM/player with first time hero players trying the Lost Mine of Phandelver with an under-sized party

After listening to and enjoying some “actual play” podcasts I’m about to try DnD with my wife and children. None of us have played before, so after some research I’ve decided to go with the official DnD 5e starter set.

Due to a slight misunderstanding I thought that the set was fine for four players including the DM, it seems that actually it’s meant for a party of four or five plus the DM.

Given that the party will only be three strong, none of them have played before, and two of them are children I would expect them to not be hugely effective to begin with.

As DM I’m planning to help as much as I can with the rules and hints about what they can do (initially they won’t have read all the rules). But I’m concerned that as a small party they might struggle.

The kids have decided that they like the wizard and rogue and my wife is happy to play any of the remaining characters. From my research I’ve suggested the cleric for her so that they have someone with high AC and good healing.

As I haven’t played before either I’m looking for suggestions on what else I can do to get things off to a good start. Obviously I can do things like reduce the number of enemies in fights, but I assume that there are a lot of other tricks that I’m not aware of to help in this kind of situation.

[ Renting & Real Estate ] Open Question : Is my landlord allowed to charge me for removing bloodstained bedding that isn’t mine?

Hi guys, I recently moved into a shared accommodation, and I asked the staff showing me around if they could remove the bed as I would rather bring my own. She said no, as that would mean the room would be left ‘part furnished’ instead of fully furnished. After moving in, I noticed the bedbase (not mattress) is covered in urine and bloodstains. I contacted the lettings to ask if they would at least let me swap the bed for another unoccupied room within the household. The landlord agreed under the condition that I dismantle and reassemble both beds. I agreed.  I swapped, but I was unable to fully dismantle the bloodstained bedbase, and another tenant also offered his help, it turns out we need specific screws to remove the wheels which was the part causing problems moving the bed, there wasn’t enough space to work with. I also found a syringe within the base as it’s torn. Point being, without being able to dismantle this very old fashioned and wrecked bedbase, I could only push it into the opposite and closest unoccupied room (but not the room I swapped the bed with). Fast forward, the landlord is now sending contractors out to put this biohazardous bed into the room it now belongs in the floor below. But he is charging me to move the bed to the floor below. Is he allowed to charge me for this? I asked them to remove the bed before I moved in. I did not cause the stains. The bedbase could put me at risk, and future tenants. Can I get some advice please. (UK tenant).

On what date do the events of the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure happen?

I bought the D&D 5e Starter Set a few weeks ago, and I’m beginning to think about how to drive the scenario as I’ve already read it and I’m at the stage to get familiar with the rules.

Yesterday I created my first character sheet with one of my future players (we’re not going to use pre-generated sheets) and we talked about his character’s lore and background – he will be playing a nobleman, a prince).

I thought that there could be a king in Neverwinter (the closest bigger city to the location of the adventure) , so we could link his background to the scenario. Again, his character would be the son of a king, who, after finishing his Paladin training, wants to go an on an adventure to gain experience and prove his value and that he is adequately trained to potentially govern one day.

However, when I searched for Neverwinter lore, I found out that while there were indeed kings, they didn’t exist towards the end of the timeline.

Given that, I tried to find out at which date the events of LMOP take place, but I didn’t manage to find it anywhere in the books.

So, based on already existing modules or deductions based on facts in existing modules, when do the events of LMOP take place?

If the date is deducted instead of directly stated somewhere, you have to support your answer with official sources, not just a more or less educated guess. The better the answer is supported by sources, the better.

Where are the NPC mages’ spellbooks in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure?

In Lost Mine of Phandelver, the party comes across (and presumably defeats) multiple mages. These are not specifically described as Wizards, but their spellcasting is Intelligence-based, and they know spells from the Wizard spell list, so it sounds to me like they are Wizards. (If it quacks like a duck…)

Wizards, in D&D5e, use spellbooks. (See the “Spellbook” sub-section in the description of the Wizard class, p. 114 in the PHB.)

However, the Lost Mine of Phandelver material nowhere mentions the mages’ spellbooks.

Should my party be able to loot spellbooks? Or are these BBEGs actually non-spellbook-carrying casters? Or am I overlooking something?

How can I tweak the Lost Mine of Phandelver for only 2 player characters?

I’m going to DM Lost Mine of Phandelver tomorrow for 2 friends who’ve never played the game before. I’ve never DM’d before either.

Would starting them off at level 2 be enough to compensate for the imbalance? Should I still scale the enemies down, and keep them at level 1, or maybe do both? Should I give them many more healing potions than what is suggested in the treasure sections?

I just don’t know. What’s the most effective way to scale this adventure down?

CUDA 10.1 Update 2 is compatible to gcc 7.3.0, mine is 7.4.0, is this the cause the installation failed?

I downloaded the cuda installer from here.

I ran the installer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) with gcc 7.4.0.

and I got this error.

[INFO]: Driver not installed. [INFO]: Checking compiler version... [INFO]: gcc location: /usr/bin/gcc  [INFO]: gcc version: gcc version 7.4.0 (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04.1)  [INFO]: Initializing menu [INFO]: Setup complete [INFO]: Components to install: [INFO]: Driver [INFO]: 418.87.00 [INFO]: Executing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.87.00.run --ui=none --no-questions --accept-license --disable-nouveau --no-cc-ver$   [INFO]: Finished with code: 256 [ERROR]: Install of driver component failed. [ERROR]: Install of 418.87.00 failed, quitting 

This table indicates the compatible gcc is 7.3.0, is this the reason causes installation failed? Do I need to reinstall or downgrade gcc?