The bestiary doesn't read like it's intended for the uninitiated. And i certainly don't feel initiated (though I've only been playing for 4 or 5 weeks).

The hit points of the monsters in the bestiary feels like an equation that must be solved. Taking the first monster, Ankheg, as an example; it's hit points read thus, 39 (6d10 + 6).

But I can't find where it says how you're supposed to mean that. I can only assume.

Is it algebra? Do you work out what's in the brackets and then multiply it by 39?

The most logical answer that I can think of is like this; it has 39HP or 6d10+6, at the DM's discretion. (Some DMs might decide that any roll under 39 HP is invalid, so 39 basically becomes the minimum score. Personally I'd allow some scores that below 39... To a point; anything lower than about 20 (or there about), for a monster such as the Ankheg, might be too low).

At least that's what feel's the most logical; sadly what we consider 'most logical' generally what we determine to be so via occum's razor, but that doesn't seem to be helping. What 'seems' most logical to me is quite literally feels right, and logic isn't about what you feel, right?

The hit points of the monsters in the bestiary feels like an equation that must be solved. Taking the first monster, Ankheg, as an example; it's hit points read thus, 39 (6d10 + 6).

But I can't find where it says how you're supposed to mean that. I can only assume.

Is it algebra? Do you work out what's in the brackets and then multiply it by 39?

**Doubtful**. That would mean my monster's hit points are anything between 234 and 2574The most logical answer that I can think of is like this; it has 39HP or 6d10+6, at the DM's discretion. (Some DMs might decide that any roll under 39 HP is invalid, so 39 basically becomes the minimum score. Personally I'd allow some scores that below 39... To a point; anything lower than about 20 (or there about), for a monster such as the Ankheg, might be too low).

At least that's what feel's the most logical; sadly what we consider 'most logical' generally what we determine to be so via occum's razor, but that doesn't seem to be helping. What 'seems' most logical to me is quite literally feels right, and logic isn't about what you feel, right?