Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rolling the d20 in Rome

Kevin pointed me towards: Romans Used 20-Sided Dice Two Millennia Before D&D | Geekdad from Wired.com

The article's pretty short, and just notable for it's cool picture of a ancient roman d20, made from glass, and used for a game that's been lost to the ages. Good education for anyone who thought polyhedrons were invented by modern nerds. The die in question sold in auction for over $17,000, totally putting my dice collection was shame.

It's good to know, too, that if my time-machine breaks down while I'm in Rome, there'll at least be gamers around I can hang with.

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