According to the Contacts section:

Contacts that hate you are half cost.


Affiliated Contacts

Affiliations give “free” contacts. Work-mates, partners, friends, former subordinates and so on. Take the cost paid for the affiliation and divide it in half.

But in a section immediately after:

Affiliated Goods

Lastly, an affiliation earns the character discounted goods or services—a one-time resource point bonus to be spent in character generation. This represents the perks afforded to the organization’s members. Divide the affiliation cost by 5 (round down) for the resources point bonus.

Since it specifies 'round down' here, what was the default before? Round up? Also round down? Or potentially having a half-point?


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In the Contacts section right before Affiliated Contacts,

Always round point costs up.


This is Burning Wheel Classic, I presume? (2002 printing) I'd say round down as a default. That system is completely changed in Revised (2005) and Gold (2011).

  • \$\begingroup\$ Why round down, in particular? Is there some textual or other support for this? \$\endgroup\$
    – Tommi
    May 23, 2018 at 20:10

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