Do Ability Score Limits permanently change from features that change it? [duplicate]

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  • Can you ever use an ASI to increase an Ability Score above 20? 2 answers

In D&D 5E, there are multiple different ways to increase ones Ability Score permanently, for example, like the Ability Score Increase and Primal Champion (Barbarian Capstone) class features, or the various manuals/tomes magic items (e.g. Manual of Gainful Exercise). For the examples provided, all of these methods specify the maximum limit for which an Ability Score can reach:

  • Ability Score Increase increases an Ability Score by 2 up to a limit of 20
  • Primal Champion increases Strength/Constitution by 4 up to a limit of 24
  • Manual of Gainful Exercise increases Strength by 2 and the limit by 2

For a hypothetical scenario, I’m playing a Barbarian with 18 Strength, and my character reads the Manual of Gainful Exercise which increases my Strength to 20. Am I able to increase my Strength beyond 20 from an Ability Score Increase due to the Manual of Gainful Exercise increasing my Ability Score limit by 2, or does the Ability Score Increase feature override this limit to be 20, thus not being able to increase my Strength in this matter?

Does Arcane Abjuration permanently banish creatures below the threshold?

Arcana domain Clerics get a Channel Divinity option called Arcane Abjuration. Here’s the relevant part of the description:

After you reach 5th level, when a creature fails its saving throw against your Arcane Abjuration feature, the creature is banished for 1 minute (as in the banishment spell, no concentration required) if it isn’t on its plane of origin and its challenge rating is at or below a certain threshold, as shown on the Arcane Banishment table.

The spell description for banishment says:

If the target is native to a different plane of existence than the one you’re on, the target is banished with a faint popping noise, returning to its home plane. If the spell ends before 1 minute has passed, the target reappears in the space it left or in the nearest unoccupied space if that space is occupied. Otherwise, the target doesn’t return.

It sounds like a creature below the CR threshold for Arcane Banishment is permanently returned to their home plane. However, the phrasing “banished for 1 minute” could be interpreted to say that after one minute they return.

Are creatures banished by Arcane Abjuration sent back to their home plane permanently, or only for one minute?

Need to add something permanently to my PATH

I’m really struggling with the different tutorials as I keep getting errors or I keep getting told that what I’m doing isn’t recognised as a command so I would really appreciate it if someone could walk me through this. I’ve been trying to install HaskellToolStack because I think it’s something I need? I don’t know, I’m starting university soon and they suggested that learning some Haskell before starting is a good idea. Near the end of my installation I get this message in my terminal.

Stack has been installed to: /usr/local/bin/stack

WARNING: ‘/home/kester/.local/bin’ is not on your PATH. For best results, please add it to the beginning of PATH in your profile.

And I’ve tried to follow the tutorials and have found no success so I would really appreciate it if someone could just tell me step by step what I should type into my terminal

Permanently add Custom resolution to Kubuntu 18.04

I am using kubuntu 18.04 and ultra wide monitor with 2560×1080 resolution but my OS doesn’t detect that resolution instead of stuck at 1980×1080.

I already tried this solution (Jacob Vlijm) answers, it worked,.

But the next time i logged in, my display back to 1980×2560 and my display name changed from HDMI-1 to HDMI-1-1. enter image description here

So i am asking about correct way to solve this problem.

Positive and negative effects of being permanently deaf PC

I’m creating a deaf Fighter for a campaign, which I hope will last a while (10-12 sessions). The DM has allowed it, but we have not yet agreed on how the deafness affect my PC mechanically (I used gestures and sign language known only by the party, kind of home sign language, for the roleplay). However, we have agreed that the deafness must have a meaningful impact to the PC mechanically.

This answer suggest that there are both pros and cons being deaf. Except failing ability checks that require hearing, what is the complete list of other effects (both positive and negative) of being deaf?

Things I’m not sure of is whether there is penalty to passive and active perception and when casting spell (I heard there is failure chance?)

ubuntu 18.04 disable ip forwarding permanently

does anyone knows how to disable ip forwarding permanently on Ubuntu 18? I don’t want any device connected via Ubuntu Hotspot to be able to reach any remote subnet, not even the Internet.

I manually edited /etc/sysctl.conf like this: net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0 and reloaded the NT Manager, so I would get

$ sysctl net.ipv4/ip_forward

net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0

After this, I tested the configuration. I created a WiFi Hotspot and I got this:

$ sysctl net.ipv4/ip_forward

net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1

and

$ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

1

which is not what I wanted. So, how could I disable ip forwarding permanently?

How can I permanently change the default audio output device to speakers if bluetooth headphones connect/disconnect frequently on 18.0.4?

I’m using pulseaudio 11.1 and Ubuntu 18.0.4.

My audio devices include: monitor (HDMI), docking station’s 3.5mm jack (analog), speakers (analog; connected directly to mobo), and Bluetooth headphones that connect/disconnect frequently.

My preferred setup is, if the headphones are connected via Bluetooth, use them. If disconnected, use my speakers.

Right now, headphones do take priority if connected. But when it disconnects or if I reboot my system, it falls back to the docking station as default.


I can change the default device temporarily with:

$   pacmd set-default-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_28_00.3.analog-stereo 

This gets cumbersome because I connect/disconnect my headphoens frequently so I need to run that command every single time.


Things I’ve done:

1) I followed ArchLinux docs on PulseAudio in which it says “To set a system wide default, add the source name in the default.pa file:”

set-default-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_04_01.0.analog-stereo 

So I did that with my preferred sink at the bottom of /etc/pulse/default.pa. Then, I rebooted and it still didn’t work.

2) This answer was not a permanent solution when I tried it.

3) This answer is the closest I’ve come to what I want. When I boot up, it uses the speakers as default. If I connect my headphones, it uses them.

But, the problem is, if I disconnect my headphones, it goes back to the docking station as fallback.


I’ve wasted hours and hours on this issue. Please give me some ideas on how I can achieve my preferred setup.