In this question about Polymorph and Alter Self, one of the answers claims that using Alter Self might effectively reduce the caster's hit dice to match the form chosen, thus making a higher-HD creature/character vulnerable to effects with hit dice limitations.

Does Alter Self have that potential effect?



You retain your own ability scores. Your class and level, hit points, alignment, base attack bonus, and base save bonuses all remain the same.

...and from the d20 SRD

The creature’s Hit Dice equal the number of class levels it has plus its racial Hit Dice.

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