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 is always found in the possession of the Oracle on her level. It cannot be wished for due to its generation method, but does not affect wishing for other artifacts.


The Magic 8-Ball is implied to be the source of the Oracle's knowledge.[1] It grants warning when 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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