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


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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:24 am

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

This is absolutely awesome. That is all.


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

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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:26 pm

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

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Post 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.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:56 pm

I like THAC0!

- or maybe I don't but I love saying it.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:58 pm

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




"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.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:59 pm

I would probably buy a replica.
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:58 pm

I think numbers, I see 1 and 5 and I think the H is 1 million.
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:01 am

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

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