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Are spears really that rare?

In the 3.6 gnomish cavewoman game I finished yesterday, it seemed every 2nd or 3rd elf I killed had a spear. I had no trouble amassing a stack of them even without polypiling. Was this just pure chance? This game was the first time I've actually used a spear as a (backup/ranged) weapon (surprisingly effective when multishot at expert skill, even before enchanting). Funcrunch (talk) 00:59, 1 March 2016 (UTC)