I'm having a little understanding the values of modifiers. I get that a -1/2 means it costs half as much. But what about -1? Does that mean it costs one less? Or one less per rank?
Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:03 AM
-1/2 doesn't mean it costs half as much -- it means it costs two-thirds as much. You divide by 1 + (value of modifier). So in the case of -1/2, you divide by 1.5, yielding two-thirds the Active Point total in Real Points. (Ignore the - notation and just use the value of the Limitation; the + and - on Power Modifiers are just to distinguish Advantages from Limitations.)
So -1 means it's half the cost, since you're dividing by 1 + 1, or 2.
If that doesn't clarify things sufficiently, please post a follow-up or PM me directly.