Talk:Scroll of genocide

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In Wizard Mode, if you genocide yourself do you get to live? 23:48, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Well you die, but if you're in wizard mode, every time you die, it says
Die? [yn] (n)
and you can live if you want. Addps4cat 10:54, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

I wonder if it is possible to acend from Charon's boat, say by genociding self while polymorphed into something else and wearing an amulet of unchanging.

It is, at least in wizard mode.

Petrified by genocidal confusion

How on earth did this occur? DeathRobin did it about 6 years ago (it should be 7068 on that list), but there's no dump file given? Did this somehow involve getting petrified on the same turn as self-genocide? -Ion frigate (talk) 03:07, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

It's possible because of the delayed_killer bug (see C343-219, which is probably related). To reproduce:
  1. Polymorph, e.g. into a titan. This is necessary for step 4 to work.
  2. Confuse yourself.
  3. Eat a cockatrice egg, starting delayed petrification; delayed_killer is set so you will be petrified "by a cockatrice egg".
  4. Read an uncursed scroll of genocide; as you are confused, your base race will be genocided. This means that normally, you'd die when you revert; delayed_killer is updated to reflect that you're going to die to "genocidal confusion".
  5. Wait for the petrification to kill you. As it's petrification that actually killed you, killer will (correctly) be "petrified", but delayed_killer will still be "genocidal confusion".
The same should work for some other interactions of deaths using delayed_killer. —bcode talk | mail 12:14, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
This doesn't seem to actually work. Maybe the timing of when you'd unpoly needs to match when you get petrified? I tried it in wizmode and just got "petrified by a cockatrice egg" even though my base role was genocided. Wooble (talk) 18:32, 31 October 2014 (UTC)