Forum:Magic whistles via polypile

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I sometimes play pacifists as I like the challenge and not actively killing anything in terms of role-playing. However, several of them have a hard time finding a whistle before the castle, whereas all of my regular characters typically find 4 or 5 before the castle. I cannot help but be paranoid and think their is RNG programming against my Conduct.

Does a tool have to be magical to get a magic whistle via polypile? I have zapped 100's of items at this point, via a wand, and have yet to receive any. I have yet to encounter many unicorns due to my low level. I always use stacks of six in rows of 7.

The guidebook states: "As magic whistles are fairly common magical tools, it is a good idea to collect them. You can then try to polypile your surplus ones into magic markers."

--User (talk) 07:07, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

The Polypiling article says magical tools have a 40% chance of producing a magical tool, whereas if you start with an unmagical tool you only have a 0.3% chance. So polypile-wise 1 figurine of a gray ooze is worth more than 133 expensive cameras, but if that's all you have... Luna (talk) 14:51, 12 December 2017 (UTC)