Being the best animal I can: How to successfully convince NPCs as a wild-shaped druid?

I’m a relatively new player with D&D 5th Ed. and chose to play a druid. I’m still learning quite a bit about how the game mechanics and spells work. In one encounter so far, where I was wild-shaped into a goat (as bait to lure an enemy out (I’m a team player, what can I say?)) I was asked to roll a charisma check to determine if I was convincing.

Charisma is my lowest stat, favoring wisdom, intellect and dexterity to bolster nature, survival, animal, and archery related skills. I would expect that to be a convincing animal, one’s knowledge of how those animals behave, rather than charisma, is more important.

I read through the post "How easy is it to make the distinction between a druid in beast form and a normal animal?" and it seems that charisma is typically used for deception, bluffing, and acting. I think Aviose put it well in their answer, that the check depends on the type of animal and type of deception.

While I understand it is ultimately up to my DM, is there any "official" guidance on passing scrutiny when Wild Shaped?

Context clarification:

Our party was tasked with dispatching some unknown attacker that had been killing farmers’ livestock. Maybe wolves but possibly something more sinister. We surveyed the area and decided a farm animal that appeared to be lost and alone might have the best chance of drawing out the target. We positioned party members in various hidden locations in brush and trees while our putting-on-a-brave-front-but-actually-pretty-scared "goat" wandered out into the fields like a lost child.

The DM wanted charisma checks to determine whether this goat was convincing to the unknown nemesis or if it would suspect something strange. The first attempt failed (which became a point of humor), but a later attempt worked, and we managed to eradicate a few skellies.

Email sent to 2 addresses with shared same organization domain @123abc.com and one bounced back. Was it successfully delivered to the other address?

It is my first time asking questions, so my apologies if there is any mistakes. I sent an email to 2 addresses (2 different departments in same organization with shared @123abc.com), one bounced back from mailer-daemon@googlemail.com due to ‘address not found’. I later found out it was a generated email address. Could someone please tell me if my email was successfully delivered to the other ‘good’ address (the other department)? Thank you very much for your great help in advance.

In general, how does a DFA know how to successfully process a string the intended way?

Suppose we have:

$ $ A\text{ }\colon=\{x, y, z\}$ $

$ $ M\text{ }\colon=\text{some DFA using A}$ $

$ $ S\text{ }\colon=xyzxyzxyz$ $

Intuitively, one might say $ S$ is fed to $ M$ on a per-character basis.

This means that somehow we have an undisclosed mechanism that can tell where a symbol starts and ends.

One might say, simply use the maximum valid substring similar to how Lexers tokenise plaintext. To that I say, suppose instead that we defined $ A$ as: $ $ A\text{}\colon= \{x, xx, xxx\}$ $

Now we have 3 unique symbols, that, as it so happens, using the maximum valid substring will yield in a restriction to what our our $ M$ can actually process, because any string longer than 2 characters will always be assumed to start with $ xxx$ rather than perhaps, $ x$ and $ xx$ .

One way I see around this is to actually have a character synonymous to a symbol. That is, $ x$ and $ xxx$ (from $ A$ ) are both a single character each.

Thoughts?

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My DM insists on rolling a single save for groups affected by AoE save spells. How does this affect my odds of successfully affecting the enemy?

As the title question, my DM rolls a single d20 save for groups affected by my area of effect spells that require a save, in order to save time. I can’t help but feel like I’m being ripped off by this as a wizard with primarily AoE save-or-suck spells. I don’t know if this is just a feeling or if the probabilities actually back this up. I know this can also work in my favor but it still feels off.

How are the probabilities affected when a (homogenous) group gets a single save vs. each individual in the group having their own save? I want to know specifically if this works more in my favor or more in the favor of my enemies, or if it is statistically speaking a 50/50 split. I am looking for evidence that this is a bad idea (whether it benefits me or harms me) and that the DM should roll separately for each affected target in the area of effect.

I realize this probably puts the odds in my favor when targeting weak saves in the group (i.e., WIS save on a group of ogres or orcs), but this will not always be the case and especially when there are mixed enemies in the AoE. So far we have only faced groups that contained single enemy types so I don’t know what happens when there are two different enemies with two different saves.

Ideally answers will address a sliding group size (2..N group members, 5 is probably a good stopping point) and a range of save DCs — DC 14-19 should address most levels of play.

How to create a character with the best chance of successfully betraying three other player characters?

I am new to D&D. I played a few times when I was much younger, but have been reintroduced to the game by a group of friends. We get together weekly to play through a custom campaign our DM has worked up. In this campaign (and pretty much every game I play D&D or otherwise) I am playing a good character doing what’s right.

For Halloween our DM is cooking up a one shot campaign for a completely separate set of PCs than our normal party, set in a different world. I’d like to play against my normal type and play an evil character with the explicit intention of betraying the rest of the party at the end of the session.

I’ve already discussed the idea with our DM and he thinks it’d be fun to play through. He’s made sure that I understand that the likely hood of my character taking out the rest of the party is pretty low and the chances of my character dying are high. I’m okay with that and given that its a one shot I believe the other players will enjoy me playing against type.

Everyone in the party will be a 5th level character. The DM has given us a few clues as to the type of adventure we will be undertaking, but it boils down to a dungeon fetch quest with a big bad at the end.

Being new to D&D I am unsure of the type of character to build which would have the best chance of success of robbing / killing the other PCs at the end of the quest. I am thinking a lawful evil Drow (not wedded to this idea), but outside of that general outline am not sure what skills, spells, or stats to emphasize.

Obviously, taking the party by surprise as we defeat or just before defeating the big bad will be best bet, but how do I tip the odds even further in my favor:

  • Are there particular classes with a better chance to pull this off?
  • Would a different race be a better choice?
  • When rolling my character should I emphasize particular stats over others?
  • Cantrips or spells available to certain classes that make success more likely?
  • Are there feats which will give me a leg up?
  • Am I even thinking about this correctly or am I missing something I should be considering entirely?

Bottom line, how do I build a level 5 PC that has the best chance to survive betraying their own party of other level 5 characters?

How to tell pair of RAID1 drives is successfully mirroring?

This is not an urgent problem, but I would like to know if I am currently making use of both of my hard drives (and/or if I can fix that).

Essentially, I purchased this computer without an OS and I have successfully installed Ubuntu Server on it.

The computer comes with 2 3TB hard drives.

My understanding is that I can either have a RAID0 configuration to have 6 TB of storage space, or a RAID1 configuration where 1 3 TB drive mirrors the other 3 TB drive.

Given that I have started to run analysis on the server, I am OK with mirroring the hard drive (RAID1).

However, I don’t think I have successfully done that. For example, if I check my /proc/mdstat file, this is what it says:

Personalities : [raid1] [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md126 : active raid1 sda[1] sdb[0]       2930264064 blocks super external:/md127/0 [2/2] [UU]  md127 : inactive sda[1](S) sdb[0](S)       5040 blocks super external:imsm  unused devices: <none> 

Likewise, this how those drives are recognized using lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,TYPE,MOUNTPOINT

NAME         SIZE FSTYPE          TYPE  MOUNTPOINT sda          2.7T isw_raid_member disk └─md126      2.7T                 raid1   ├─md126p1  512M vfat            md    /boot/efi   └─md126p2  2.7T ext4            md    / sdb          2.7T isw_raid_member disk └─md126      2.7T                 raid1   ├─md126p1  512M vfat            md    /boot/efi   └─md126p2  2.7T ext4            md    / sr0         1024M                 rom 

However, this is the available space that I have using df:

Filesystem      1K-blocks      Used  Available Use% Mounted on udev             16370772         0   16370772   0% /dev tmpfs             3280440       940    3279500   1% /run /dev/md126p2   2882700496 223265236 2512931992   9% / tmpfs            16402180         0   16402180   0% /dev/shm tmpfs                5120         0       5120   0% /run/lock tmpfs            16402180         0   16402180   0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/md126p1       523248      6152     517096   2% /boot/efi tmpfs             3280436         0    3280436   0% /run/user/1000 

So, my questions are as follows:

  1. Am I actually mirroring my hard drive with a RAID1 configuration?
    If so, how can I recover my hard drive is something goes wrong?

    From the /proc/mdstat file, it looks like there is some sort of the link between the drives (since md126 is listed with super external:/md127/0, on the 2nd line)

  2. If both hard drives are not currently being used (for RAID1 mirroring), what do I need to change? Can I start mirroring my first hard drive without erasing everything currently on the first drive?

What are the grappling rules for the caster of the spell Entangling Staff when it successfully grapples a creature?

The spell Entangling Staff (Spell Compendium p.83) states that once you are grappling from the effect of the spell:

If your grapple check succeeds, your quarterstaff’s vines constrict your foe, dealing 2d6 points of damage (you can choose to deal nonlethal damage instead of normal damage if you wish). You then have two choices:

Release: You release your opponent from the grapple. Some vines remain clinging to your foe, leaving it entangled for the duration of the spell. You can attack different enemies in later rounds with the staff, potentially grappling and constricting or entangling them.

Maintain: You maintain your hold. In subsequent rounds, you deal constriction damage with a successful grapple check. You can then choose to release or maintain the hold again.

Does this spell limit the options available to the caster while grappling, or does it add options?

For example, if a hill giant druid uses this against a party and establishes a grapple, does that hill giant have to specifically roll a grapple check to do damage with the staff, or does the staff simply add constriction damage to regular grapple checks effectively giving the creature a lesser form of constrict?

If the giant must roll specifically for the staff to constrict, are multiple rolls allowed based on the creature’s remaining iterative attacks, or can it only make a single check per-round due to the wording of the spell?

answerInlineQuery was successfully sended but no result actually

I have code for cover inlineQuery:

  • inline mode was turned on in BotFather
  • webhooks with InlineQuery correctly recived
  • result for answerInlineQuery is: { "ok": true, "result": true }

Bot JavaScript code (BJS) written on Bots.Business:

results = []; item = {   type: "article",   id: "13",   title: "Test item",   input_message_content: { "message_text": "this is text" } } results.push(item);  Api.answerInlineQuery({   inline_query_id: request.id,   results: results,   cache_time: 0,   on_result: "/trackResult" }) 

/trackResult command (it handle after answerInlineQuery method):

throw inspect(options) 

In error log (I just track successfull notice as error):

correct response from Telegram Api

So: answerInlineQuery was sended but actually no any inline results for user in the Telegram chat.