As a GM, how do I encourage PCs to share and play out their backstories?

My players have trouble creating deep backstories for the characters. I have decided to go with that but provide opportunities in-game for filling out the gaps. I’m considering introducing some flashbacks, which I have never done and have no idea how to do. I would also want those stories to have real impact on the game (so that the players feel the story is important).

How do I go about stimulating the players to tell and expand and play out the back stories of the characters?

What can a dragon use to increase their armour class?

It is hard to survive as dragon – and yet they do. Despite being known for their nasty claws+bite, fear radiance and breath weapon – thus becoming a high priority target for nearly any ranged attack – they survive past eight centuries. How is this done?

Any long-lasting dragon would fathom bounded accuracy and 150’/600′ range of bows. For example, a single-accidental pass of a small yet well-hidden community of wood elves (‘longbow proficiency + high dexterity = +4 to hit’) requires an AC of 25+, lest this wyrm suddenly become a pincushion.

How does a dragon increase their armour class? Possibilities abound: barding (need it be mithril for flight)? A shield (would it stack with their regular AC)?, retro-fitting magic plate armour (can a dragon wear dragon-scale armour? would-could-should they have a chest plate fitted)? What magic items fit ‘gargantuan’? The list goes on / i have no idea where to begin… i just want a better armour class for a Great Wyrm.

I was hoping this would gain some kind of general answer rather than a slew of over-simplistic questions (‘Could a dragon wear boiled leather barding – or must it be supple due to flexibility required for dragon-flight???’ etc.)

Do crossbows and other noted exceptions miss past their long range underwater?

The rules is written as

A ranged weapon attack automatically misses a target beyond the weapon’s normal range. Even against a target within normal range, the attack roll has disadvantage unless the weapon is a crossbow, a net, or a weapon that is thrown like a javelin (including a spear, trident, or dart).

My question is if this part:

A ranged weapon attack automatically misses a target beyond the weapon’s normal range.

Is a complete clause on its own independent of the next sentences, or is a part of the later sentences. Do all ranged weapon attacks miss past their normal range, or only weapons that aren’t listed as exceptions?

How exactly do cylinder spells and effects “ignore obstructions” in their areas? Or what kinds of obstructions they can realistically ignore?

So, Spell descriptions on Area entry says:

When casting a cylinder-shaped spell, you select the spell’s point of origin. This point is the center of a horizontal circle, and the spell shoots down from the circle, filling a cylinder. A cylinder-shaped spell ignores any obstructions within its area.

I feel like "any" is a bit to strong claim for how it does actually work.

Could someone elaborate step-by-step, how do you actually target such a spell when there are:

  • a low wall in a spell’s area;
  • a wall, higher than the height of cylinder’s point of origin, selected by a caster;
  • ceiling above one of desireable "targets", but lower then a mentioned point of origin?

Should all of them really be ignored?

How one would go about making their own YouTube video recommendation engine? [closed]

I’m looking into the possibility of creating a website that would serve as an alternative to YouTube’s video recommendations, attempting to recreate the old experience of getting lost in YouTube before the algorithm drastically changed and became what it is today.

What are the hurdles that one has to go through when building such a project? How would one pull the necessary information to use? What is the common approach when building recommendation engines? Is it even allowed by Google?

Self-research was already done, yet no sufficient answers were found.

Do schools save your search history on their computers they issue out? [duplicate]

So I received a laptop from the school and I was wondering if your logged into your own home network but signed into the computer (not in like a google account but like when your first turn on the computer you got to enter the username and password however the login for the computer is universal meaning to say it’s the same log in for all the students) if they could still receive the search history on the computer even if you were on a home network but logged into the computer with the universal login without physically having the computer in their possession and if so is it stored somewhere so they can go back and look at it? If you know the answer please let me know covid has gotten me going a little bit nuts

Are there features that actually specify their own bonus action timing?

The PHB States:

You choose when to take a bonus action during your turn, unless the bonus action’s timing is specified, and anything that deprives you of your ability to take actions also prevents you from taking a bonus action.

I’ve found lots of triggering specifics, but nothing that says WHEN you have to take it.

Are there example(s) where the exact timing of the bonus action is dictated and not just the triggering requirement FOR a bonus action that you then choose when or if to use.

Missing out of my inbox who can go and somebody’s inbox and delete their stories still working on it

I was working on a story about Google Play services people say it's hacked or some type of bugs in it's really weird what's going on with it and now it's missing have they got this place too? I've been having privacy issues with my mobile devices to I've noticed some really strange things going on with your apps and I'm I don't know I think somebody should look into this that knows it has a little more skill at getting around within the walls. Please tell me what you find let's talk…

Missing out of my inbox who can go and somebody's inbox and delete their stories still working on it

Individuals Search by Cell Phone – Easy to Do Tips on How to Find People With Their C

In this universe of science and innovation, the men of science invest their energy in research facilities looking for something new. We additionally witness their push to manage natural products. Presently this time, it is an iPhone from the place of Apple that has been pulling in all the considerations worldwide in the course of recent months. 
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The device irregularities of US can purchase this iPhone right now. Yet, the individuals of Asian nations like India need to hold up to mid 2008 to lay their hands on such an enchantment development. The telephone has joined screen and consolidates the highlights of a cell phone, ipod, advanced coordinator and remote web gadgets. It is a progressive telephone. It does things that no telephone has ever done previously yet it has likewise been said that it needs includes found even on the most essential telephones. So it has welcomed both praise just as analysis. 
 
iPhone is a small, thin, exquisite hand-held PC whose screen is a piece of touch touchy glass. The $500 and $600 models have 4 and 8 GB stockpiling and can store 825 and 1825 tunes individually. The iphone is assemblage of cellphone, video ipod, email terminal, internet browser, camera, morning timer, palm type coordinator and one hell of superficial point of interest. The telephone is so smooth and slender that makes Treos and Blackberrys look large. At the point when the glass of the telephone get smudgy, a sleeve cleans it off yet it doesn’t scratch without any problem. However, the greatest accomplishment in this telephone is the product accessible. It is quick, excellent, menu free and extremely easy to work. The main physical catch underneath the screen consistently opens the landing page showing the symbols for the iphone’s 16 capacities. Records look with a flick of finger; CD fronts flip over as it is flicked. The clients don’t need to check the phone message yet it itself checks the client. The just one catch press uncovers the holding up messages, recorded like email. There is no dialing in, no secret word. To answer a call, the client can tap answer on the screen, or squeeze the minuscule amplifier. iPhone has a speaker telephone and vibration mode however both are powerless. The music or video playback delays until you hang up. In any case, while making a call, be that as it may, the clients need to follow a protracted procedure containing 6 stages: wake the telephone, open its catches, gather the home screen, open the telephone program, see the ongoing calls or speed dial list and select a name. The call quality is simply normal yet email is fabulous. Approaching messages are completely designed, total with illustrations. The clients even can open Word, Excel and PDF reports however can’t alter. The internet browser is extremely commendable. It has different open pages, textual styles, designs, spring up menus, check boxes, interactive connections and dial-capable telephone number. Everything is finished with the tap of a finger.

Discovering Someone’s Name From Their Cell Phone Number

In the event that you resemble me, your telephone contacts mean everything to you. Have you at any point had that lost inclination, subsequent to losing a wireless? No doubt, the telephone is gone and you are pitiful, however something significantly more significant has gone: your contacts. That implies your significant other or sweethearts number, your mothers number, your PC expert’s number and in conclusion, however in no way, shape or form, least, your work contacts! Aaggghh.. That is an appalling inclination. 
Buy Mobile Database In any event, when you purchase that sparkling new telephone that you basically should have, its a truly bother attempting to get your contacts moved to it from your current telephone. What’s more, on the off chance that you’ve change telephone makers, at that point you’ve had it. 
 
Yet, I will uncover to you an incredibly basic way that will work, regardless of where you are or which telephone you have or which supplier you are utilizing. Regardless of whether you are in the US or in Africa, whether you are utilizing Cingular or Orange, Nokia or Sony Ericsson. This strategy takes a shot at practically any good GPRS telephone. 
 
This is what we’ll do. We will utilize the sync administration offered by zyb.com. (Indeed, its FREE). Presently, what precisely is a sync administration. A sync or synchronization administration, permits you to fundamentally keep your information (contacts, calender and so forth.) on to another worker. This implies at whatever point you lose your gets in touch with, you need to just contact the worker with your new telephone and every one of your contacts will mysteriously show up in under 60 seconds!
First class Android cell phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) are amazing, however sadly, they don’t have interminable battery life. Truth be told, numerous Android telephone clients would be glad to endure a solitary day, trusting that a daily revive is adequate.
 
Tragically, it some of the time isn’t. Various components have schemed to lessen contraption perseverance in the course of recent years. More slender structures with less space for batteries, bigger and more splendid screens, quicker quad-center processors, more programming that runs out of sight, and force hungry GPS radios all offer obligation. The move from 3G to 4G systems a couple of years back especially of the LTE assortment has likewise incurred significant damage.
 
Yet, there’s substantially more to helpless battery life results than that. Luckily, there’s bounty you can do to stem the progression of juice from your Android gadget. To compose this article, I utilized a Google Nexus 5, as it’s running the most recent variant of Android 4.4 KitKat with no additional interface upgrades, however these tips ought to apply across pretty much any Android telephone. Attempt these tips to broaden your handset’s battery life: