Welcome Adventurers' to the FIGHTING FANTASY : Beyond the Pit. This area of the Official Fighting Fantasy website has been created as an ongoing project to present the entire resource of all Fighting Fantasy related monsters and encounters in the series past and present.
Through this alphabetical index, you can explore all the entries held in Beyond the Pit.
This new field replaces the intelligence field used in the original OOTP. It is a general indicator of how well learned, clever, knowledgeable or intelligent a creature is. There are six ratings under this category as seen below. Scores range from 1 to 12 and most humanoid and animals will be of average WITS. In general only plants will have no WITS at all. Really high WITS scores usually occur where a creature is civilized, has learnt to use sophisticated tools or magic, or has the ability to reason and think, understanding language and know right from wrong, good and evil.
WITS: Very Low (1-3)
WITS: Low (4-5)
WITS: Average (6-7)
WITS: High (8-9)
WITS: Very High (10-12)
WITS is a useful field as it allows a GamesMaster to determine the reaction of a particular creature. More intelligent and clever creatures will be more cunning in encounters and use tactics to possibly defeat an opponent or prey. They may possess the ability to wield magic or have a special weapon and will use them in combat. Creatures with lower WITS will flee or leap straight into battle regardless of what size or who their opponent is.
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