@DnDPaladin @ChrisPerkinsDnD @JeremyECrawford @matthewmercerIf a player came to you wanting to play an illithid, how would you deal with it Compromise – play a character who was enslaved by illithids, escaped, might have a weird psionic virus from captivity
— Mike Mearls (@mikemearls) May 22, 2017
Unless I was running a very weird D&D campaign, I would say no. #wotcstaff https://t.co/IP0WhYzqSS
— Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) May 22, 2017
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So at the very least a mindflayer as it appears in the Monster Manual is an 8th level evil character. So if you plan to run a high level and evil campaign, I;d say yes, However Evil campaigns tend to be short lived. I had such a game, His name was the Infamous Mr, Ott, even though mindflayers don’t have gender he was living beneath a city working as the chief torturer of a thieves guild.