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Robert Searing
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Ok, I'm not sure why I'm getting hung up on this - but if I was to reduce a roof at level 3 by half, rounded down, isn't that 1?

1) 3 * 1/2 = 1.5
2) 1.5 rounded down is 1

How is it that 3 decreased by 1/2 is 2?

UNLESS - what you're trying to determine is the "factor by which to reduce it by" - thus, the "1" result in step 2 is what you reduce the 3 by - not the end result?

Again - please don't criticize the Math stupidity - it's been awhile and I'll accept I'm being a newb about this.

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Suprise it is worded weirdly.
Reduce it by half it's level rounded down.
Roof level 3
half of it is 1.5
Round down 1
Now reduce the original level by 1
Final level 2

A better way to say it would be "subtract 1\2 current level then round up"
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TY, makes sense - just wish they worded it differently unless that is a common way of explaining that in games these days.
 
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Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is nowhere near a stupid question, and a very important aspect that needs clarification.
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It is indeed worded weirdly, but the examples in the rulebook are clear about that: you always round down in order to please the players.
 
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The Z-Man edition uses the same awkward wording. Instead of saying, "Divide current level by 2 and round up", it essentially says, "The loss is divided by 2, rounding down."

Using the latter wording requires two computations:
- Calculate the loss amount
- Subtract the loss amount from the current level

Using the former wording only requires one calculation.
 
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I'm late to the game here and came trying to make sense of the directions but perhaps (and I could be wrong) if there aren't too many levels to deal with it might be simplest just to include a little chart:
current level | adjusted level
3 | 2
etc.
 
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