Under the description of the massacre spell's effect, the area is stated to be a "60-ft. line"; however, under the spell description, it says:

You unleash a wave of necromantic energy that snuffs out the life force of those in its path. This wave pulses out from you in a line 5 feet wide and 30 feet long. [...] If the spell does not kill any creatures, the unreleased necromantic energy violently explodes in the final square of the 60-foot line

Is there an explanation for the discrepancy between the descriptions of it as a 30-foot line or a 60-foot line? Or is one of those numbers a typo?

What is massacre's area of effect?


The Horror Adventures FAQ includes this entry:

Massacre: In two places, massacre says it’s a 60-foot line, but in another, it says it’s a 30-foot line. Which is correct?

It’s a 60-foot line of death.

In other words, change the 30 in the massacre spell's description to 60, and all should be well… for the caster, anyway.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe the wave is supposed to be 5 ft thick and 30 ft wide? Otherwise the shape is not much of a wave, considering this is a 9th level spell. \$\endgroup\$
    – MikeQ
    Nov 5 '18 at 16:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MikeQ Honestly, I don't think it matters either way. It's not much of a spell period. Seriously, just take instead shapechange, wish, or even wail of the banshee. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 5 '18 at 18:10

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