Specifics of Time Stop

This question concerns this sentence in the spell’s description:

This spell ends if one of the Actions you use during this period, or any Effects that you create during this period, affects a creature other than you or an object being worn or carried by someone other than you.

When exactly does the spell end? Before the action/effect affects the creature or after?

Here is the specific situation I am thinking about:

Alice is attempting to steal an object off of Bob’s person. Alice casts Time Stop and begins to go through Bob’s pockets to find the object. Can Alice use her action to search Bob, find/take the object, and use their movement to run away before the spell ends?

Would this be valid according to the language of the spell? If not, what is the correct way to resolve this?

How to stop Google search, by using “noindex” and “nofollow,” from offering options to private pages on a website

I have a family history website, call it "my_family.com". The primary file, index.php, has some introductory remarks of explanation and an html form into which one puts the website’s password (there’s a single password used by all family members). If one runs "my_family.com" and inserts the correct password and clicks on the "Submit" button, the php code in the file takes you to the first of several html files — call it "first.html," which gives one links to further html files. All of these files contain family trees, copies of letters, photos, reminiscences, obituaries, etc., and none of which should be available to non-family-members. I soon found out found that if one put the phrase "my_family.com" into the Google search window (whether on computer of smartphone), one got a list of options, not just a Login option but about eight to ten 3-4 word excerpts from html files on the website; and if one clicked on any of these latter options, one bypassed the password process and was taken directly to other files on the website, i.e., files that should never be publicly revealed.
What I’ve done to avoid such access is to create a cookie in the original index.php file. If the user inserts the correct password, the cookie is set to "passwordCorrect" Each subsequent html file then checks whether the cookie has that value before the user is allowed to move on Putting in the cookies has solved the problem of public access, but nevertheless a Google search still shows the 3-4 word excerpts. I have tried to stop Google search from doing this by putting into the header section of first.html: ”” (without the outer quotes). But that has been in the file for about three weeks and has proved useless. I tried using Google Search Console to get Google to make an early "crawl" of the file my_family.com, but am frustrated by the lack of examples about how to use it, and don’t think I succeeded. Maybe I should be asking for a crawl of the file my_family.com/first.html, instead of the basic my_family.com website? I’d appreciate any advice anyone has about this. For example, how do I determine when the last crawl was, when can I expect the next crawl, is the meta tag in the correct file, etc? Thanks

Could Control Weather stop natural disasters?

Ok, I’m kinda curious about this-provided you had a high enough level caster, could one disperse the Category 5 hurricane heading for the defenseless coastal town? Re-aim or destroy the F4 tornado threatening to shred your little village?

According to the spell description, it says ‘When the spell ends, the weather gradually returns to normal’ (link to Roll20)

So does this mean that the hurricane/tornado/blizzard/sandstorm would only be temporarily stopped according to RAW? Or would the storm be dispersed and not return?

If a player who is flying is made to stop when does the falling damage happen? [duplicate]

If a player is flying in DnD and then for some reason is made to stop flying.

For instance a Druid in beast form if an eagle takes enough damage to drop eagle form, or a wizard flying due to an enchantment has that enchantment ended by an enemy or trap.

Are they considered to hit the ground immediately in the instance it happens or do they get an turn to try and do something about it? Is it dependant on how high they are, or where they come in initiative order?

Can a flying character choose to fall, and then use a reaction to stop falling before hitting the ground?

As a flying character there are a few scenarios that I’d like to know are valid/RAW, invalid, or up to the DM.

Assume in these scenarios that all characters fall at 1000ft/round (this is not up for discussion (no matter how strongly you feel about it) as my DM has made this ruling.) Also assume the fall is intentional (on my turn/not done by an enemy or enemy’s turn).

  1. Fly at 1,005ft, fall (drop prone?) in 1 round (1000ft), next round recover (stand up from prone), land safely or continue to fly.

  2. Fly at 600ft, fall, to 60ft recover to fly normally.

  3. Fly at 600ft, fall, to 60ft cast feather as a reaction to falling. This scenario could also include carrying a halfling (600ft), then dropping her, and she can cast feather fall (as a reaction) 60ft before hitting the ground.

Feel free to add additional cool scenarios that could work. Or if a scenario doesnt work, what would be needed to make it work.

If possible please use citations, especially if any of the scenarios are invalid/against the rules.

How to stop players from trying to gauge success of meta-ideas via meta questions?

I am running a campaign in The Dark Eye, the Year of the Griffon to be exact.

Due to having quite an abundant downtime by having taken initiative quite early

the group had about 2 and a half months of downtime. That in itself is not a problem. Yet my group did spend the downtime in ways that start to make me think carefully: The siege-engineer did recruit all the carpenters and masons to fix up the walls

while the Maga did start to research a variant of Greek fire. That luckily took her most of the time… But exactly there lies the problem:

My players are all students, some of them with at least a good degree of chemistry and physics knowledge (including the Maga, who has 2 semesters of chemistry behind her). As a result, they tend to come up with ideas that make incredible sense in themselves… but the rules for TDE explicitly state that some stuff is simply not possible. For the most part, they did swallow that gunpowder simply can’t be made due to “it’s just like that” and that the recipe for fireworks is not only highly complex but also so arcane, that nobody knows it.

YET this makes them try to figure out how to use the little Greek fire they managed to produce up to now (4 flasks) much more efficiently – as in getting more area of effect. While they did not yet test it, they had ideas like

  • How about training a dog to carry a jar of greek fire into the orc camp and then shoot the jar from the walls with a flaming arrow?

On ideas like this I did say up to now “I did look into that topic in the books and I will have to make a ruling as there are no rules written yet. I have a vague idea how to rule on it, but would you mind stopping to speak in hypotheticals and bring this up in character through action or prompting that in an officer’s meeting?” Pretty much I try to go by In Character Action = In Character Consequences and Not Said = Not Done.

The idea to weaponize the results of a failure on the alchemy I could squat luckily: “You don’t exactly know how you made it create the poison gas it made… you could try to recreate the experiment though. Do you want that?”

Up to now, the only three things they did act on based on sentences like those was to build up some siege engines for defense (a trebuchet, 2 catapults, repairing one ballista), re-inventing greek fire (which did blow up the Maga twice already for it is so dangerous to work with as established in the rules) and digging ramparts1 around the city wall (ongoing, they are about 2/3rds done) and will be finished by the end of the months.


How can I discourage the players from directly adapting ideas from modern warfare methods (like gas, using chemical waste (dioxin) or trained dogs with bombs) and instead staying in the established canon, that puts greek fire at the pinnacle of chemical warfare and lobbing corpses as the pinnacle of biological warfare?


1 – Yes, they made Ramparts, not moats.

Abilities of my ISP to stop me from browsing

I visited a football site yesterday to stream a match online, and since then my connection is unstable. Like, I get connected at times and loses at times. I was over at my friends’ and did the same and the network in his house was also weak while trying to visit that website, although I was able to visit the site using cellular data, later.

Can my ISP can do such a thing?

How do I stop an Image Address from loading in the Browser?

Ultimately, I want to be able to disable the Right Click option across a website I am working on. I have managed to disable this across the Blog Content and all of the Images that appear within the Blog.

I have noticed that when you enter the Image address directly into the Browser, the Right Click still works. I have tried modifying the Code Snippets I have, as well as various Plugins, but nothing seems to work. Would it be a case that it is not possible to disable the Right Click option when loading the original image, by entering its Image address into the Browser?

Assuming this is the case, is it possible to prevent the Image from loading when entering the Image Address directly within the browser?

If there is a way, would this prevent the image from loading in Blog Posts etc too?