Which class has access to the best ‘stay at home’ adventuring methods?

Assuming a 20th level character, which class would allow them to remotely assist a party of adventurers without ever leaving a well-warded personal sanctum? In 3.5e/PF, there existed a plethora of spells mostly based around the Wizard to support this kind of ‘off-site meddling’ but I know less about 5E and what Wizards and their ilk can accomplish there (especially at higher levels).

For the purposes of this question, assume the following;

  • The character is completely unwilling to leave their sanctum unless they have some inherent way to cheat death that is 100% reliable (paying a powerful cleric to resurrect you after X time doesn’t count for our paranoid and suspicious protagonist).
  • Class features that are mobile (such as Familiars or Animal Companions) can leave the sanctum, as can summoned or bound creatures.
  • They have intentionally chosen their class and even found some way of acquiring reasonable magic items towards this goal – they are a purpose-built ‘remote assistance’ character.

‘Best’ is not simply damage-per-round but overall quality of assistance – a battery of divinations doesn’t directly do damage but does allow the party to bypass encounters, effectively doing all the damage of the enemy hp of that encounter. Remote healing is not damage but can keep party members alive to do more damage, so on. In this case I am not looking at any specific character level for the party being assisted, but rather at spells, techniques, or class features that would apply to the widest range of parties successfully. Consider this less ‘bob stays at home and still helps the party’ but more ‘Mordenkainen’s Magical Assist (MMA) Incorporated’.

Would the Magnificent Mansion if cast on a moving object remain where it was cast or stay with the object?

The question has arisen in my mind on whether when a mage has cast a Magnificent Mansion (5e) while on an object that is in motion (boat, airship, giant alpaca, etc), would the doorway to the Mansion then remain static in place?

The relavent wording from the spell: "You conjure an extradimensional dwelling in range that lasts for the duration. You choose where the entrance is located. The entrance is 5 feet wide and 10 feet tall…"

I could see that this would indicate that the mage has chosen the location to be the giant alpaca and as such that is where the door would remain located. Or that the mage has chosen the place in space that the door is located and as such the door would remain there despite the alpaca continuing to move forward. Or perhaps something else might occur…?

Does Hold Person cast on a Spider Climbing NPC affect their ability stay on a vertical surface?

An NPC spell caster that is using spider climb at the top of a 30′ pillar where it meets the ceiling is magically held by hold person. I have two related questions:

  1. When Hold Person goes into effect, does the NPC fall, or does the Spider Climb magic (which is still in effect) keep his hands and feet bound to the pillar and leaving him suspended 30′ off the floor?

  2. Assuming he does not fall immediately, if the party shoots him with an arrow or other ranged attack, since Dex checks auto-fail when Paralyzed, would that knock him off (and thus fall for 3d6 damage).

How to manage players who stay in the gamemaster mindset when they are only player?

The situation takes place in an online Pathfinder 2 community. Here everybody have PCs and can play on any session with a level that more or less matches the level of one of his PCs. A handful of those persons are also GMs and organize the sessions (by vocal+a VTT). There are guidelines about many aspects of the games (like the amount of xp per session so that each encounter is worth a certain amount of xp depending on its difficulty).

The problem I encounter is that when I have the most ancient members of the community as players on my games they tend to behave like they were the gamemaster, and have expectations that the game is ran as they would run it, which can be more or less troublesome. For example:

  • They ask other player for checks

  • They correct me by quoting the rules of the book when I want to enforce rule of cool

  • They look at the monster’s stats to correct me on how they work in the middle of a fight

  • They are bad sports when I correct them about a rule they got wrong

  • They grumble about the amount of xp I give to them because they think the combat encounters are worth more

Outside of those games they are nice people, but the more I play with them as players the worse it gets. What can I do? I don’t have any issue with the other players on this community.

There are similarities with this question but as here I am in the GM position and it is an online roleplaying community I think it is worth a different question.

Are MS SQL’s temporal tables here to stay?

We’re considering different approaches to save records’ history in an application.

Some of the managers in charge are concerned that as this is a relatively new feature of SQL server, Microsoft may cease to support it.

Are these concerns justified?
Is there a roadmap to this feature that says what MS intends to do with this feature in the future?

Time complexity – Head stay transition – Turing Machine

I’m checking time complexity in a turing machine. There is a transition that don’t move the head, it justs stays (not right nor left movement) .

Should I count that state transition to calculate the complexity, -even though- the head don’t move? I understand that it should be counted as that step would take a time unit anyway, but i’m not sure really.

Thanks! Sorry for my english!

How can I stay safe when I’m visiting potentially harmful websites on Android 9.0+ or similar MIUI?

I mean harmful by the fact that they might have ads, popups or other ways in which they might transfer malware to my phone or exploit vulnerabilities. And by visiting I mean interacting, clicking on items found on them, playing videos on them, like adult sites for an example of such a website.

Is there a sandbox or a VM on such Android phone that might help? Or am I secured if I have a basic antivirus, NoScript and an adblocker? Is there any you would recommend?

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Where can a party stay in Zhentil Keep in the 1350s DR?

I’m running a campaign set in the 1350s DR and the party has traveled to Zhentil Keep. The party has legit papers from High Hall courtesy of a Zhent merchant they accompanied to the city. They are not aligned with either major faction of the period, the Zhentarim or Harpers. Ruins of Zhentil Keep lists many inns in different parts of the city, in the chapter Zhentil Keep – Then.
Would they be restricted to the Foreign Quarter or could they lodge elsewhere in the city?
What restrictions could there be on their lodgings as neither Zhent or Zhentarim?