Fun Times in a New FFIX Playthrough

I think this is the first time this has ever happened (to me, at least).

I started a new game, and, as always, attempted to steal the Mage Masher from Baku (Or “The Masked Man”) at the beginning of the game.

In this battle, Baku has 3 items to steal:  A Potion (100% steal rate), a Wrist (25% steal rate), and the Mage Masher (6.25% steal rate).

I stole all 3 in only 3 steal attempts.  It was absurd.

If you do the probability on that, that has a 

1.00 * 0.25 * .0625 = .015625 = 1.5625% chance of happening.

Pretty wild, man.

Don’t believe me?  Luckily for you, you’ll be able to see for yourself, because I recorded it and will be posting it online soon.  And then I’ll post the rest of this playthrough, because I’m finally getting back on the Let’s Play horse.

#FFIXBLP is back, baby.

(…  That stands for “FFIX Blog Let’s Play”, and I just made it up now.  Tell your friends.)