# horn of plenty question

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How rare is a horn of plenty?

In the past year I have found five wands of wishing, before the castle, and
purchased a bunch of magic lamps from Izchak which were immediately blessed
but I have never, ever come across a randomly generated horn of plenty.

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I have run into three and two respectively in my last two significant
games, i.e. games in which I reach medusa, and usually find one if I
get to Ghennom. In my experience they are rare but certainly not as
rare as wands of wishing of which I have only ever found 3 in three
years of play.

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Haakon Studebaker <heptapod@gmail.com> wrote in
news:Xns9632C62BA5D77heptapodyahoocom@216.196.97.131:

> How rare is a horn of plenty?
>
> In the past year I have found five wands of wishing, before the castle, and
> purchased a bunch of magic lamps from Izchak which were immediately blessed
> but I have never, ever come across a randomly generated horn of plenty.
>

I've run across it a few times since 1994 or so when I began playing
(probably less than 50), but then I don't pay much attention to horns
usually.

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Haakon Studebaker <heptapod@gmail.com> was moved to say:

>How rare is a horn of plenty?
>
>In the past year I have found five wands of wishing, before the castle, and
>purchased a bunch of magic lamps from Izchak which were immediately blessed
>but I have never, ever come across a randomly generated horn of plenty.

In my past half-dozen games in which I have reached Minetown, I have
found three horns of plenty and zero wands of wishing, as well as
about five magic lamps not all of which were blessed.

According to the spoilers, lying around in the main dungeon wands of
wishing are a 1/5000 probability and horns of plenty are 1/6250. This
suggests that wands of wishing are indeed more common than horns of
plenty, but so much that it should be noticeable. They are both
relatively rare, and you can count yourself lucky I guess.

--

JPD

SGFN

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Haakon Studebaker wrote:

> How rare is a horn of plenty?

Depends on where in the dungeon you are. A horn of plenty is a tool, and
tools are more common in the mines than in the main dungeon, for
example.

It also depends on the amount of shops potentially carrying tools that
are generated.

All in all, it's almost impossible to compute the chance of at least one

--
Boudewijn Waijers (kroisos at home.nl).

The garden of happiness is surrounded by a wall so low only children
can look over it. - "the Orphanage of Hits", former Dutch radio show.

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Lichen Fodder wrote:

> I have run into three and two respectively in my last two
> significant games, i.e. games in which I reach medusa, and usually
> find one if I get to Ghennom. In my experience they are rare but
> certainly not as rare as wands of wishing of which I have only ever
> found 3 in three years of play.

I have been playing for 5 years and i have only once back in the day
ran into a horn a plenty. Now on NAO i have finally found a another.
2 in five years. I have found way more wands of wishing lying around
in the dungeon than horns of plenty. (not including the castle or
bones files.)

Jorge

#### Chuck

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> I have been playing for 5 years and i have only once back in the day
> ran into a horn a plenty. Now on NAO i have finally found a another.
> 2 in five years. I have found way more wands of wishing lying around
> in the dungeon than horns of plenty. (not including the castle or
> bones files.)

I guess that's randomness for you one person gets hardly any of one another
gets hardly any of the other...

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So what is a Horn of Plenty ?
I've found wands of wishing, and horns of cold but never HoPlenty..I used to
play 3.3.0 (for years) and now play 3.4.3(couple of months) - Has it always
been there ?

"JPD" <john_p_darcy@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
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> Haakon Studebaker <heptapod@gmail.com> was moved to say:
>
>>How rare is a horn of plenty?
>>
>>In the past year I have found five wands of wishing, before the castle,
>>and
>>purchased a bunch of magic lamps from Izchak which were immediately
>>blessed
>>but I have never, ever come across a randomly generated horn of plenty.
>
> In my past half-dozen games in which I have reached Minetown, I have
> found three horns of plenty and zero wands of wishing, as well as
> about five magic lamps not all of which were blessed.
>
> According to the spoilers, lying around in the main dungeon wands of
> wishing are a 1/5000 probability and horns of plenty are 1/6250. This
> suggests that wands of wishing are indeed more common than horns of
> plenty, but so much that it should be noticeable. They are both
> relatively rare, and you can count yourself lucky I guess.
>
> --
>
> JPD
>
>
> SGFN

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##### Guest

> So what is a Horn of Plenty ?
> I've found wands of wishing, and horns of cold but never HoPlenty..I used to
> play 3.3.0 (for years) and now play 3.4.3(couple of months) - Has it always
> been there ?

Horns of plenty were added in 3.1.0.

--
: Dylan O'Donnell http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/ :
: "Peek-a-boo, I can't see you, everything must be grand; :
: Boo-ka-pee, you can't see me, as long as I've got me head in t'sand..." :
: -- Michael Flanders, "The Ostrich" :

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Dylan O'Donnell wrote:
>
>>So what is a Horn of Plenty ?

Applied, while charged, it will spill out mostly (92%) food but also
(8%) specific potions (booze, sickness, acid, fruit, oil, and water).

>>I've found wands of wishing, and horns of cold but never HoPlenty..I used to
>>play 3.3.0 (for years) and now play 3.4.3(couple of months) - Has it always
>>been there ?
>
> Horns of plenty were added in 3.1.0.

Janis