How do I stop a “more senior” user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG [migrated]

How do I stop a “more senior” user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG?

I’m starting to feel very pushed away by certain user(s), who seem to enjoy claiming ‘I cant follow your logic”

Insinuating I’m “stupid” & trying to push me away from explaining my logic with thinly veiled “pokes”

Is there an effective way to have it delt with other than burning this account and making a new “fake-user” to escape them

Most of the issues are interpretations of RAW in DnD_5e

How can I tell a player to stop something without seeming like I’m restricting them too much?

I have been running VtM in the form of the players playing as ghouls however one of my recent players has made a charmer character. I am okay with characters wanting to get laid however he considers these things to be fluff and says that he believes the flirting part is important for character development. He does not insist on roleplaying the sex part however he does wish to roleplay how he showers his love interest with kisses and most of his interactions with NPC’s involve similar things.

He seems rather invested in the game so I don’t want to just tell him to stop or tell him that we will be glossing over the flirting but I am starting to feel uncomfortable having to play these NPC’s. It’s been about two weeks since he joined and he has slept with his fellow ghoul,a prostitute and he attempted to sleep with his domitor each involving a fair bit of flirting. (As a note. I have been running him private sessions to catch him up to the group both immersion and experience vice.)

So my question is that how can I make him dial this type of stuff back without seeming judgemental or like I am telling him to change his character?

Can you Repeat, Empower, and Maximize Time Stop?

I’m aware of an FAQ-based argument against Persistent Time Stop that also rules out Extended Time Stop. However, is there any RAW argument against Repeated Empowered Maximized Time Stop? By my (hopefully correct) calculations, a Deity casting this via Alter Reality would get 14 rounds of Time Stop for 10 rounds of rest, letting them persist the spell without actually persisting it (because they can cast it again during the spare 4 rounds).

Does Counterspell stop the Eldritch Knight’s War Magic feature?

War Magic PHB pg. 75 states:

When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action.

Counterspell states:

You attempt to interrupt a creature in the process of casting a spell. If the creature is casting a spell of 3rd level or lower, its spell fails and has no effect. If it is casting a spell of 4th level or higher, make an ability check using your spellcasting ability. The DC equals 10 + the spell’s level. On a success, the creature’s spell fails and has no effect.

For example, say I have an EK and I am wanting to cast Booming Blade. If someone casts counterspell on my Booming Blade, do I get the bonus action attack?

How to stop players from making the game X-rated

After 30 years, a few of my friends and I finally managed to get together and play D&D. We’ve managed to play 2hrs once a week for the last 6 weeks.

I unfortunately ended up being the DM. My problem is that the players, in spite of being given an obvious quest and hooks into multiple possible adventures, seem completely uninterested in doing anything other than sleeping with every NPC.

It’s not just Ingsaw the Tiefling Barbarian sweeps Lady Winsome off her feet and carries her to the bedroom where they spend the night. They want graphic details of every act. Also the two women players are just as bad as the three guys.

At the beginning of the last session, I even said that I was uncomfortable with the X-rated content our game was generating. I declared that starting with that session that any hint of having sex with an NPC would stop at the first lewd line and then be boiled down to a persuasion attempt and if successful a d20 roll, 1-5 horrible, 6-10 forgettable, 11-15 ok, 16-20 time of your life and that would be all the details I would give. After a couple attempts to see if I was going to stick to it, the session was spent with the player’s characters sleeping with each other. About half way though I got up from the table and spent the rest of the time puttering around the kitchen until everyone eventually left.

I realize the last time any of us played we were about 14 and this may be the way they remember D&D (although I don’t). Or maybe we’re all over 40 and this is the only way their sexual fantasies are going to ever happen. Regardless I don’t want it in the game. Since these are all friends I need a polite way of getting through to them. After last session I’m not sure what to do other than start cancelling at the last minute until everyone gives up on coming.

Update: I sent basically the suggested email in the answer I accepted. While it didn’t prevent all drama and hard feelings, at least it is over, they’re going to continue SexyTimes while I go find another group, and most importantly we’re all still friends.

When do the extra turns from Time Stop happen?

Time Stop says “you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row”. My question is, when do the additional turns happen? Here are two scenarios I can think of.

Scenario 1: The caster casts time stop. This immediately ends the caster’s current turn and begins the first of the additional 1d4+1 turns. If this was the first action at the beginning of the caster’s turn, he effectively loses any potential movement, bonus actions, or even additional actions (if he were hasted) on the turn he cast time stop.

Scenario 2: The caster casts time stop, which immediately freezes all other creatures, but the caster can still complete his current turn and all associated actions. The first of the additional 1d4+1 turns begin after the current turn is complete.

Casting the Time Stop spell during Time Stop?

I’m wondering what happens when casting time stop during time stop; especially given that the overlapping spells rule exists:

The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don’t combine, however. Instead, the most potent effect–such as the highest bonus–from those castings applies while their durations overlap, or the most recent effect applies if the castings are equally potent and their durations overlap.

My current idea would be the following:

  • Turn 1 of normal time (cast time stop #1)
    • Turn 1 of time stop #1
    • Turn 2 of time stop #1 (cast time stop #2)
      • Turn 1 of time stop #2
      • Turn 2 of time stop #2
    • The rest of turn 1 of time stop #1
  • The rest of turn 1 of normal time.

However, I’m unsure what happens with the overlapping spells rule, especially since the spell doesn’t have a duration besides “Instantaneous”, making me unsure whether the rule applies at all. How would this scenario play out? What happens if you cast time stop mid time stop?

How to stop shrinking mobile web and start scaling instead?

I have standard PC web + mobile web. Using:

<meta name=viewport content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
@media (min-width: 1023px) { }
@media (max-width: 1022px) { }

But this website contains object that is 480px wide. So once the shrinking mobile web reaches 480px and under I would like to lock shrinking. And start scaling the screen instead. So the 480px website is 100% of the screen without overflowing even…

How to stop shrinking mobile web and start scaling instead?

What’s the least resource-intensive way for a wizard/sorcerer to cast a Persistent Time Stop spell?

This question made me curious: How does a wizard/sorcerer (with or without prestige class) can cast Persistent Time Stop?

To my knowledge (assuming non-epic):

  • There is no sudden persistent spell feat
  • No metamagic Rod of persistent spell
  • I could had make it work with Incantrix+Easy Metamagic+Practical Metamagic (sorcerer)+ Arcane thesis (Time Stop) abuse with 2-3 +0 metamagic feats (invisible + 1-2 other) (but lots of DM don’t accept this)
  • Divine Caster have it easy with Divine Metamagic and Bard 10/Sublime Chord 9 with Metamagic Song can also achieve that it seems

How can that be achieved? (I would like to know the cheapest way and other options and if the sorcerer have other options I’d like to know as well)

Wishing using the “greater effects” option is not acceptable as an answer for me.

3.0 material can be mentioned but separately please. Dragon/Dungeon Magazine can all be used; not 3rd-party content, though.