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Gamers: Rolling 20's since 200 A.D.

Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:24 am

This is absolutely awesome. That is all.


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A Roman glass gaming die: circa 2nd century A.D.

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4205385&sid=e1f6256f-efac-45b6-859a-7466e677b6b7

Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:26 pm

It turns out that Ceasar was killed because of a heated discussion involving the THAC0 system!

:lol:

Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Malachi wrote:It turns out that Ceasar was killed because of a heated discussion involving the THAC0 system!

:lol:


We don't talk about that evil abomination.

Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:56 pm

I like THAC0!

- or maybe I don't but I love saying it.

Re: Gamers: Rolling 20's since 200 A.D.

Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:58 pm

Korrigan Drochlann wrote:Image
A Roman glass gaming die: circa 2nd century A.D.

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4205385&sid=e1f6256f-efac-45b6-859a-7466e677b6b7



"Several polyhedra in various materials with similar symbols are known from the Roman period. Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used. "

Indeed... when geeks figure out how to go back in time to Roman era, accidently they immediately try to re-establish dominance through a game of D&D!

And you thought some other dice were difficult to read? Are those roman letters or numbers, or something else?
... I wonder if Crystal Caste will make similar versions to this by GenCon... hmmm... it wouldn't make a bad die color either.

Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:59 pm

I would probably buy a replica.

Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:58 pm

I think numbers, I see 1 and 5 and I think the H is 1 million.

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:01 am

1 million...and i thought a +23 to hit was ridcockulous....

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