Attributes - Fixed or Increasing? in Pillars of Eternity: Stories (Spoiler Warning!) Posted June 28, 2013 I have to disagree, you're speaking of aptitude when you say the ability and or rate at which you can learn things, intelligence is things already learned. I think of an intelligence score as a measure of knowledge learned, not the potential to learn more. To put it simpler; you can gain intelligence from reading a book or attending a lecture, going out into the world and actually using the knowledge gained is where wisdom comes in. You're thinking a little gamey. Common sense and science wouldn't use these terms in the way you do. Maybe this would mean a bit too "realistic" approach, but I think this could make the game understandable. Intelligence isn't simply gained through reading a book. It consists particularly of the memory but is also the ability to gain knowledge. Wisdom is all about the "right" or efficient use of it (which is also a part of the intelligence from a scientific viewpoint ^^). My question is meanwhile: Why should we use these terms of DnD at all? How does the stat system work in P:E yet? They have developed the character classes up to level 5 or so. Why don't they show their stat system?