Magic 8-Ball

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(   Magic 8-Ball   File:Eight ball.png
Base item eight ball
Affiliation unaligned
When carried
When applied
When invoked none
Base price 5000 zm
Weight 20

The Magic 8-Ball is an artifact that appears in EvilHack. It is unaligned, and its base item is a plastic eight ball.


The Magic 8-Ball cannot be wished for due to its generation method, but does not affect wishing for other artifacts.

The Magic 8-Ball is always found in the possession of the Oracle on her level.


The Magic 8-Ball is implied to be the source of the Oracle's knowledge.[1] It grants warning while carried, and can be applied to divulge a random rumor - the rumor will be true or false based on the artifact's beatitude: true if blessed, false if cursed, and an equal probability of each if uncursed. Additionally, there is a 1100,000 chance that applying the blessed Magic 8-Ball will grant the user a wish, which causes it to disappear.

Reading the Magic 8-Ball randomly generates one of twenty responses that have no effect.


A Magic 8-Ball is a plastic sphere made to look like an oversized billiards eight-ball, used for fortune-telling or seeking advice. It was invented in 1946 by Albert C. Carter and Abe Bookman, and is currently manufactured by Mattel; originally designed as a paperweight, it has since become a popular office toy and children's toy. The Magic 8-Ball contains a blue twenty-sided die with white letters in a pool of blue liquid; the user asks a yes–no question to the ball, then turns it over to reveal an answer in a window on the ball.

In fiction, the Magic 8-Ball is often used for humor, with it giving very accurate, very inaccurate, or otherwise statistically improbable answers. The standard Magic 8-Ball has 20 possible responses when read - 10 affirmative answers, 5 non-committal answers, and 5 negative answers - that the artifact in EvilHack uses.

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