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Origomar
2009-12-20, 10:41 PM
When they say 10 ft square does that mean 4, 5 foot squares and a 15 foot square would be 9, 5 foot squares?

Krazddndfreek
2009-12-20, 10:56 PM
Yes I would believe so. But I think that AoE spells are generally listed "10ft. radius" meaning a "circle" with a 10ft. radius starting from a corner. You should really look in the DMG glossary for this.

KillianHawkeye
2009-12-21, 12:27 AM
A 10-foot square is a square area that is 10' x 10' in dimensions. This is equal to 4 normal squares.

Similarly, a 15-foot square would 15' x 15' or 9 normal squares.

So, yes.

Oh, and Krazd, there are plenty of area spells that don't have radius burst/spread shaped areas, such as grease which fills a 10-ft. square, or soften earth and stone which affects one 10-ft. square per level.

Krazddndfreek
2009-12-21, 12:38 AM
Well, I stand corrected then. As I totally expected because I have actually never played a caster class in my entire DND career.:smalltongue:

bosssmiley
2009-12-21, 05:35 AM
Oh, and Krazd, there are plenty of area spells that don't have radius burst/spread shaped areas, such as grease which fills a 10-ft. square, or soften earth and stone which affects one 10-ft. square per level.

Ah, legacy mechanics. From the good ole days when maps were light blue and scaled at 10'/sq. :smallamused:

KillianHawkeye
2009-12-21, 09:27 AM
Ah, legacy mechanics. From the good ole days when maps were light blue and scaled at 10'/sq. :smallamused:

:smallconfused: ::shrug::