Just an update on the progress of the character.
Polymorph self has saved the day for my beholder, as she can now turn into a troll to go to stores and enter many areas.
The first map of the west road has placeables that block any big monsters - orcs are tactically clever.
A quick and easy fix to give these skins access would be to offer polymorph potions in the Micidal centre. They will not unbalance the game - unless we get an army of player character killer pixies in the goblin forests, of course.
Another option would be to add polymorph self to the beholder abilities item usabe once per day, which would be plenty.
At any rate, the beholder skin is playable as it is, though it goives you all the frustration that you can expect from large skin, which is not so bad.
For now, players should consider devoting 7 levels to sorcerer or wizard, 15 levels to ranger, 9 levels to cleric (with animal domain
) or 5 druid levels so that you can either polymorph or shapeshift when necessary.