Beyond the Pit continues to crawl gradually to completion. I'm aiming for 250 creatures with a stat block similar to the original Out of the Pit, but with added entries for Attacks, Weapon, Armour and Damage Modifier.
I'm not including anything else, because of space, but the monster descriptions should be enough for people to go on, if they want to create their own personalised monsters with skills and talents and so on. It's a fairly subjective process anyway to move down to that level of granular detail, and one of the things I like about FF and AFF(2) is the overall simplicity.
Anyway, some monster write-ups may be cut as they are irrelevant in light of recent work. One such is the Crown of Kings campaign, which adds Steve Jackson-inspired backstory to the curious hairless creature you find in the depths of Mampang, who is armed with a battleaxe but dies from only one blow.
Before reading Graham Bottley's book, I had tagged this creature as a Minion Champion, but this now incorrect. So, in an attempt to free up space and share a new monster, I present to you the:
WEAPON: Sword or Battleaxe
ARMOUR: Leather Cuirass
DAMAGE MODIFIER: -1 to Damage Roll
HABITAT: Dungeons, Towns, Ruins
NUMBER ENCOUNTERED: 1-2
Occasionally, some Minions will break their cycle of servitude and, owing to their much stockier and broad-shouldered build, become MINION CHAMPIONS. These creatures will usually be armed with swords or axes, and wear a studded leather cuirass. They will be given some out-of-the-way room or chamber to guard in a much larger dungeon complex, which satisfies their cravings for a small measure of power. Despite their muscular appearance and war-like accoutrements however, Minion Champions are remarkably easy to kill, usually with just one blow, and this is why they are kept out of harm's way in the dungeon's outer reaches. To a lost adventurer that stumbles into their domain however, and who is unfamiliar with their race, the Minion Champion may well seem powerful, bossy and demanding, and best treated with the respect they so desperately desire!