I am just starting an illusionist in a first edition game, and the GM has given me this spell. I am confused about how it works. Let me quote the text
Explanation/Description: Upon casting this spell, the illusionist causes a vivid fan-shaped spray of clashing colors to spring forth from his or her hand. From 1 to 6 creatures within the area of effect can be affected. The spell caster is able to affect 1 level or hit die of creatures for each of his or her levels of experience.
OK that seems simple enough. I am a second level illusionist, and can therefore affect two first level baddies. But
Affected creatures ore struck unconscious for 2 to 8 rounds if their level is less than or equal to that of the spell caster; they are blinded for 1 to 4 rounds if their level or number of hit dice is 1 or 2 greater than the illusionist; and they are stunned (cf. power word, stun, seventh level magic-user spell) for 2 to 8 segments if their level or number of hit dice is 3 or more greater than the spell caster. All creatures above the level of the spell caster and all creatures of 6th level or 6 hit dice are entitled to a saving throw versus the color spray spell.
Hmm. If I can only affect 1 HD per level of the spell, how can I affect creatures higher level than me? It is clearly intended that you can, as about half the spell description is about affecting high level things.
So I think it's clear that there is a typo here.
Could anyone advise me how this is supposed to work?