Monday, June 16, 2008

The real meaning of "Old School"

Back when you really could get your throat cut when you rolled a natural "1"...

A Roman Glass Gaming D20 For Sale



This is just too cool. Pity the price is a little steep at $18K, but maybe thousands of years of karma built up into it can come in handy for all those times you really need a bit of luck on your side before you throw the dice. Hrm, maybe that Cup of Janus can be put to good use in "priming the die", as so many gamers do before an important throw? A little Roman magic never hurt anyone, just ask Simon Magus...

2 comments:

PWR said...

Agreed, infinitely cool. If those aren't numbers etched into it, I wonder what they could be? Maybe glyphs representing STR, DEX, CON, etc?

Badelaire said...

Yeah, it says in the article that no one has ever figured out what game such polyhedral dice like this one were used for back in the day, but this is one of several dice of its type that have been found over the years.

Definitely makes you think, eh? I almost wonder if it was a divining tool of some sort, like a Roman version of the Magic 8-Ball.