I am playing as a changeling in a new campaign where every officially published races are accepted. We told the DM the races and classes we wanted to play in advance and he was OK with it. However, during the first session, he said that my changeling will only be able to change their appearance once per day, during a long rest.
I am going to try to negotiate a bonus in exchange for this restriction.
There are two options I'd like to propose, but don't know which one would be fair:
- The Actor feat (PHB, p. 165) - So even if my character can't change very often, they are very good at it.
- The Unsettling Visage trait, from the UA: Eberron Races version of the changeling - It's in theme and could be fun to describe.
I like "Actor" more, but would it be balanced to get it at first level?
After exchanging a few messages with our DM, I've decided to propose a third option: another way to limit my character's power. I've asked about it as a separate question:
Is this modified version of the changeling's "Shapechanger" trait fair?