Given their huge variety, why is it so often concluded that the penalties needed to use a Weapon of Legacy are never worth it?

A common trend when discussing Weapons of Legacy is to compare their benefits to that of normal magical items, notice that they pretty much match up, and then conclude that because the Weapons of Legacy have extra penalties associated with them, they are clearly inferior to any comparable normal magical item. However, some of the benefits of some of the Weapons of Legacy are as good as unique (for there level, at least), so how is it so frequently and easily concluded that their extra penalties outweigh their unique benefits? What I’ve just linked does a fairly good job of assessing the value and rarity of said benefits, but despite the frequency with which I’ve seen the claim that the penalties for Weapons of Legacy always outweigh their benefits, I’ve never seen any such analysis of their penalties, which are rather varied. What property of these penalties is so severe that it allows the Weapons of Legacy to be disregarded without any further analysis, despite the variety in these penalties?

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What is an ‘appropriate number’ of ‘significant foes’ for the purposes of Never Conquered, Never Feared?

So, I’m giving the players in my campaign a free Story Feat because I think they’re cool from a hand-curated list of choices that they and I feel are appropriate to their characters backgrounds and their motivations.

One of my players has chosen the feat ‘Never Conquered, Never Feared’ from the AP War of the Crown, which states as its goal:

You must individually slay an appropriate number of significant foes in succession, without retreating or withdrawing from a fight.

I’m trying to figure out exactly how to interpret this and would welcome some other peoples’ opinions. Looking at the rules for story feats an ‘Appropriate Number’ of foes is defined as:

These are either creatures whose individual CRs add up to 20, or creatures whose individual CRs add up to 5 times your character level, whichever is greater.

But these rules also define a ‘Challenging Foe’ as:

This is a foe or group of foes with a total CR of 10 or a CR of 3 plus your character level, whichever is higher.

However, the feat’s wording does not state ‘Challenging Foes’ but ‘significant foes’, so can I assume the definition of a Challenging Foe does not apply?

Also, would I be correct in assuming that ‘individually slay’ means ‘by yourself, with no help’?

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But in your heart, you know that YOU would prefer to hear it in person, don’t you? Would you want to agonize ALONE over the possible reasons why your relationship just ended? When would you truly get closure?

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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

Does the following, very cheesy character concept, violate any RAW? Please cite rules or official rulings in your answer. (Apart from RAW, I expect my DM to disallow or limit the concept, in the interest of balance. That is not part of my question.)

Elf. Multiclass: Sorcerer 2+ / Warlock 1+ / Bard 1

  • Never takes a long rest. Ever. See question, Must 5e elves take a long rest? Specifically, whether adventuring or not, she makes sure that every 8 hour block includes more than 2 hours of combat or strenuous activity, to ensure that no interpretation of long rest rules would allow a long rest to be automatically triggered.
  • Converts warlock spell slots into sorcery points. See @JeremyECrawford’s tweet.
  • Converts sorcery points into sorcery spell slots (or into spellcasting spell slots, once also multiclassing Bard) via Flexible Casting
  • Spell slots created from sorcery points disappear upon long rest, as per Flexible Casting and a tweet from @JeremyECrawford; therefore these created spell slots will not disappear until used, e.g. for a character taking no long rests
  • Spell slots created from sorcery points are in addition to, and not restoration of the sorcerer’s spell slots which refresh on a long rest. This is not 100% clear from RAW or clarifications. But:
    (a) Flexible Casting uses the phrase, “additional Spell Slots”;
    (b) the rule stating that created spell slots disappear on long rests is superfluous if created spell slots can only replace expended spell slots — to have meaning it must be possible to create spell slots which are not replacements;
    (c) flexible casting does not use the word “recover”, which is the word used for wizards’ Arcane Recovery
  • Restores warlock spell slots on a short rest, and repeats the cycle above, converting warlock spell slots to sorcery points to sorcerer (or spellcasting) spell slots
  • During periods of downtime, takes as many short rests per day as permissible, to build up a stockpile of created sorcerer spell slots
  • Stockpiling requires using bonus actions out of combat, discussed elsewhere
  • Stockpiling requires having short rests on downtime days, discussed in a comment below
  • While adventuring, during combat, uses created spell slots to cast spells, and/or uses flexible casting to convert those spell slots back into sorcery points
  • While adventuring, after combat, will use created spell slots with Bard spells to restore hits points, since restoring hit points via long rest is unavailable, and via hit dice is mostly unavailable

I’m pretty sure this is not RAI, but does it violate RAW in some way?

How to identify why two-factor code SMS messages are never received from certain websites

I have accounts with three financial websites which only offer two-factor authentication codes to be sent via text message or phone call, but when I request codes via text message, the messages are never received. When I choose the phone call option, however, I do receive the call.

Some notes:

  • Requesting codes multiple times does not solve the issue – I never receive any texts.

  • I’ve verified that I have not blocked any phone numbers, either on my phone’s local settings or within my account with my cellular carrier.

  • I can receive codes from all other websites on which I use two-factor authentication and receive codes via text message. This only happens with these three websites. Also, there is no relation between these three sites – they are all for completely separate financial institutions.

  • Reaching out to the customer service/technical support departments of these three websites has not produced any helpful information or solutions.

  • I’ve had this phone number for over 15 years so I’m wondering if at some point my number has inadvertently ended up on an SMS blocked list that these three websites subscribe to.

I want to be able to figure out why this happens and make it so I can receive texts, so that in the event that the phone call option is removed or temporarily unavailable for any of these sites, or I start using a new site which also has this issue but does not offer the phone call option, I won’t lose access to my accounts.

Are there SMS block lists that text messaging services subscribe to? If so, is there a way for someone to find out if their number is blocked? If not, would there be any way to troubleshoot this problem?

In Pathfinder 2e, if a 20th level caster fails to learn a spell, can they never try again?

On page 238 of the Core Rulebook, under "Learn a Spell", the rules state:

Failure You fail to learn the spell but can try again after you gain a level. The materials aren’t expended.

Since character level is capped at 20th, does this mean that a 20th level caster who fails to Learn a Spell can never try to learn that spell again?

Can a character with the Defensive Duelist feat who never makes an attack with the finesse weapon still gain the benefit of the feat?

The description of the Defensive Duelist feat says (PHB, p. 165):

When you are wielding a finesse weapon with which you are proficient and another creature hits you with a melee attack, you can use your reaction to add your proficiency bonus to your AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss you.

Assume a spellcaster who has the Defensive Duelist feat is holding a dagger and an arcane focus. For the duration of combat, they cast spells and never make a melee weapon attack. Do they still gain the benefit of the feat?

Why did “terminal commands” never get a version of SQL “parameterized queries”?

I was taught horrible bad practice when I initially "learned" SQL, which baked in user-submitted input with quotes and attempted to "escape" this (in the beginning, I didn’t even escape it at all…). I then had to spend many years unlearning this, to instead do things like:

SELECT * FROM table WHERE id = $  1; 

And then the $ 1‘s data is sent separately to the database, not part of the actual query string, to make it impossible for "SQL injections" to happen.

However, terminal commands frequently need to be sent untrusted user input, such as:

generate_PDF.exe --template="a path goes here" --title-of-report="arbitrary title from user" 

Every time I have to run such a command, I’m scared to death that my "terminal argument escape" function isn’t working correctly, or has some unknown bug, so that users can make a title along the lines of "; rm -rf /; to execute arbitrary code on my machine.

This becomes even more of a serious issue when the normal "OS quotes" cannot be used, such as:

pg_dump --format custom --file "a real path" --exclude-table="schema name"."table name" 

The "schema name"."table name" part has to be provided in full from the user, and thus I have to attempt to verify the syntax myself, as it cannot just be quoted in its entirety with the "terminal argument escaper" function wrapping it all. (Even if it might be possible in this specific context, I’m talking in general and just using this as an example of when it gets "hairy".)

This has made me wonder why the terminal commands, for example in PHP (since I use this myself for everything) cannot be done like this:

pg_dump --format custom --file $  1 --exclude-table=$  2 

And then we send the actual arguments separately as an array of strings, just like with the "parameterized queries" in SQL databases?

Please note that the $ 1 and $ 2 here do not refer to PHP variables, but to "placeholders" for the "engine" which interprets this and which lives either in PHP or the OS.

Why is this not a thing? Or maybe it is, only I haven’t heard of it? I’m continuously baffled by how many things which I constantly need and use just "sit there and rot" while they keep releasing a new programming language every week which nobody uses. I feel more and more frustrated about how "stale" everything I care about seems, but this risks getting off-topic, so I’ll stick to the question I’ve just asked for now.