Recently, my home game encountered a mind flayer. It’s a new campaign, and so far everyone is 1st level. Regardless, we all obviously know a mind flayer when we see one. It’d be hard not to!
But our characters are still 1st level. Would they know what an illithid is? And if so, how? I’ve read the mind flayer statblock a million times, but why would my sheltered young noble alchemist have even the slightest clue? Shouldn’t it just be a weird gross purple thing with tentacles?
There’s always been solutions to this, but it would be nice to have a more… specific sort of answer. So, to get to that, click on through below and learn all about common knowledge!
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