@Dan_Dillon_1 Got a weird one for you
Hypothetically, if someone wanted to play as an Illithid
Is there an existing race you would suggest re-flavoring that could work fairly well?
— John Appleton (@jaa0109) December 6, 2020
Githzerai Aberrant Mind sorcerer. If your DM is amenable, swap their Wis bump for Cha, and chance the spellcasting ability of their Githzerai Psionics trait to Cha.
Or if you’re in a swapping frame of mind and DM is down, change all that Cha to Int, including for sorc casting. Kalashtar also works pretty well.
— Dan Dillon (@Dan_Dillon_1) December 6, 2020