Can I cast a Magic Initiate spell using my own spell slots if the spell is also in my class spell list?

yes, I know, this question is very similar to others I’ve found.

Can you cast a magic initiate spell using spell slots?

The above post concludes that if the caster does not choose their own class, they cannot cast the spell learned through the feat Magic Initiate.

My question is this: if the spell learned through Magic Initiate exists in my spell list, but I chose another class for some reason, can I still not cast it using my own spell slots?

For example, let’s say I have a wizard and decided to take the Magic Initiate feat, and chose to take the spell from the bard class. The spell of choice: Tasha’s Hideous Laughter (or Hideous Laughter).

Since this spell is both on the bard and wizard’s spell list, could I use my own spell slots to cast it?

Should I use the same OpenPGP keys in certificates used to provision the YubiKey PIV slots?

I know PIV and OpenPGP are separate standards and independent applications in the YubiKey, but for newcomers like me they look very similar with their signing, encryption and authentication keys, use cases, etc.

After setting up my YubiKey with OpenPGP keys I’m wondering: is it advisable, useful and/or secure to load the PIV slots with certificates issued for the same keys used for OpenPGP?

How many spell slots should a Fighter 11/Ranger 9 have?

I’ve been DM for like 2-3 months and one player who’s playing a Fighter (arcane archer) wants to multiclass into Ranger. Arcane Archer is not a spellcaster so assuming he will go Fighter 11/Ranger 9 how many spellslots should he get as 9th lvl Ranger. Should it be 4/3/2 or 4/2 only? I don’t know too much about multiclassing yet so guys help.

Why do Warlocks only have spells up to 5th level? What’s the correct progression for their slots?

Instead of a “Spell Slots for Spell Level” table, the warlock just has two columns: one for number of slots and one for slot level, because all of their slots are the same level.

However, the table on PHB p. 106 only goes up to the 5th slot level. It looks like the higher levels are misprinted as they should go up to 9th level slots (as the warlock’s spell list has spells of 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th levels). What is the correct progression? Is a warlock’s slot level the same as the maximum slot level of a wizard of the same class level?

What happens to a Warlock’s expended Spell Slots when they gain a Level?

Suppose a Level 6 Warlock has expended both of their Level 3 Spell Slots. Then, upon receiving XP, they gain enough to level up to Level 7. They immediately gain access to their new spell (and their replacement spell if they so choose), but what happens to their spell slots?

  1. They now have 2 4th Level Spell slots, ready to be used, and their expended 3rd level spell slots vanish
  2. They now have 2 expended 4th Level Spell Slots, and they cannot be used until they take a Short Rest

Which is it?

Would “upcasting” extra Free Access slots into the next tier thereof be balanced?

I’m currently playing a spellcaster who’s making a lot of short dips into the lower paths, to the point that I believe I may have learned all the Free Access spells that I am actually interested in for the lowest level (for there are cheaper and better variants in the paths I have taken), if not all the spells that I could learn, from the level 1-10 Free Access spell list in the core book. (Aside from Sheeles in general and the rule on spending DP to get magical learning, this campaign has not yet touched on the Arcana Exxet, so please do not answer with subpaths; I don’t want to reverse-engineer the subpath spells to work like core spells do and otherwise refuse to use them out of principle.) Leaving aside the thought of simply inventing spells to fill in the gaps, I had a thought of combining two slots of a lower level to make a slot of a higher level.

Would it be potentially unbalancing to convert two 1-10 slots into a 1-20 slot and so on? (two 1-20 to a 1-30, etc. etc.)

How would it imbalance gameplay at the table when allowing a multiclassed wizard12/sorcerer8 to cast spells for which one has spell slots?


Background

I’m playing an eladrin wizard in a homebrew game of a friend. After hitting level 6 I’m thinking of multiclassing into sorcerer, because it fits thematically. I’m an accidental traveler from The Feywild and, through adventuring and study, I’m slowly learning more about my origins while getting more in touch with my “instinctive” side of understanding the weave.

Party composition at level 5 (currently): dwarf barbarian, half elf assassin/fighter, wood elf ranger, high elf arcane archer.

Other possibly relevant details about my wizard:

  • I’m a Conjurer who focusses on utility and crowd control over blasting.
  • I have +5 Intelligence and +3 Charisma.
  • Thinking of multiclassing into Dragonic Bloodline or Divine Soul.

Research

According to Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook?

You determine what spells you know and can prepare for each class individually, as if you were a single-classed member of that class.

[…]

If you have more than one spellcasting class, this table might give you spell slots of a level that is higher than the spells you know or can prepare. You can use those slots, but only to cast your lower level spells.

(emphasis mine)

So by RAW, a wizard12/sorcerer8 would have one 9th level spell slot but would not be able to prepare and cast spells of that level.

Question

How would it imbalance gameplay at the table when allowing a multiclassed wizard12/sorcerer8 to cast spells for which one has spell slots? Please include player and DM perspective in your answer, and support it with first hand experience. I’m not looking for “just” opinions.

I’m mostly interested in how it would imbalance play at my table. For other tables, it’s good to include how this example of wizard12/sorcerer8 compares to a wizard20 or sorcerer20.

The DM is thinking about whether to allow it or not, so I’m helping in acquiring information. I’m asking about the multiclass of wizard and sorcerer specifically because their spell options seem quite similar, which doesn’t sound game breaking to us. As always, please support your answer with (similar) experience(s) at your table.

Are the amount of spell slots per caster level derived with math or decided arbitrarily? [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here:

  • What's the math behind spell slot count for magic using classes? 6 answers

I’m attempting to make a spreadsheet in google sheets that would function like an automatic character sheet. I know there a pages and charts in the phb concerting spell slot, but I was wondering how the math behind the multiclassing chart specifically worked in 5e. Other than the certain classes having their levels full, half, or 1/3 counted for caster level. I need the math formula for how each leveled slot is decided based on total caster level.

Weird RAM issue, after getting new RAM, old RAM only works in slots it hasn’t been used in before

I’m having a very odd issue. I have an ASUS X99-E WS motherboard. I recently purchased 4 sticks of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RGB pro RAM 3600 MHz, with each stick being 16GB.

I previously had 2 sticks of DDR4 HyperX Fury Black 2133MHz, with each stick being 8GB. These were plugged into DIMM slots C2 and C1. The manual recommends D1 and B1, however these are awkward to reach on my computer (though not impossible) so I just used C2 and C1, and both were detected and worked correctly for the past ~4 years.

I removed these old sticks and plugged in the new RAM into slots C2,C1,A2,A1. However, the computer did not boot. All the fans started and the hard drive were running, but the computer did not give any output to the monitor, and usually when my computer runs correctly the fans start at full speed then after a few seconds they slow down, whereas now the fans went to full speed and stayed at full speed. All the RAM sticks were getting power as the lights on them were on.

The motherboard gave error code 53 which means “Memory initialization error. No usable memory detected”

I then uninstalled all the RAM except for one stick and tested it in every slot and had the same problem with every slot. I pressed the MemOK! button when testing each slot as this is supposed to test different parameters for the RAM until it successfully boots, but this did not help anything.

I then tried different sticks in random slots (only one at a time), and nothing worked. (I did not try every stick in every slot as this would take all day, but I tried enough that I’m confident no stick works in any slot). I then tried CLR_CMOS (when my computer was turned off and unplugged) and it still did not work, and I also tried switching the EZ XMP switch from EZ to XMP, and it still did not work (I then switched it back to EZ).

I then tried to reinstall my old RAM into the same slots it used to be in, C2 and C1, and I had the exact same issue. I tried solving it the same way, testing with one stick in every slot and pressing MemOK! and it did not work in any slot.

I then tried booting with no RAM installed at all, and I still get error code 53, even though I should be getting error code 55 as this is “Memory not installed”

However I then tested the other stick, and it seemed like I was having the same issue, until I put the other stick into slot D1 and then it instantly booted (before even pressing MemOK!), even though it would not work in the same slot it used to be in. I then tried inserting the other RAM stick into another slot, but every slot I try to insert it in the RAM is not detected.

Is there something I need to do to get my new RAM to be detected? (or even just to get the second stick of my old RAM detected).

I’m particularly confused as to why my old RAM will now only work in a slot it previously wasn’t even in, and only one stick will work in any slot.