[RPG] What does 1-1/2 mean


In Pathfinder I've seen the phrase "adds 1-1/2 the creature's strength bonus on damage rolls"

Does that mean multiply by 1.5?

Best Answer


When the rules say "1-1/2" they mean 1.5 times. Remember to round down.

This is a holdover from 3.5, which also phrased it that way. Frankly I think "1.5" or "one and a half" would have been a better choice, precisely because it would avoid this kind of confusion, but that's neither here nor there.