so you're saying EACH TIME he won?
i say lies. that's statistically impossible although plausible. however i've NEVER seen anybody win 3 rolls in a row.
I've seen it. It's not normal but it does happen.
Now 8/8 isn't very likely but 3/3 isn't a big stretch.
But I do agree with the OP that you should not be able to roll need on an item that you cannot use.
Preferably the rolls would be:
self need, companion need, greed, pass (reverse engineer)