Gaming in Ancient Rome

by john on December 1, 2003

Roman Gaming Die

Any RPGers out there? No that’s not just any beat up old gaming die, that’s a beat up old gaming die from ancient Rome. Christie’s is auctioning it off and expects to get $4-$6K for it. I hope the geek that buys it can abstain from actually using it in next Friday’s game.

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Joe Grossberg December 2, 2003 at 11:10 am

Whatever … with all the publicity it’s gotten among the internet geek set, I think it’ll go for ten times that amount.

Conspir8or December 3, 2003 at 1:18 pm

Some of my earliest game dice, bought before the more durable clear-plastic dice were common, looked more dinged up than this one after only _one_ year, to say nothing of 2,000!

Elaine Nelson December 6, 2003 at 3:00 pm

Conspir8or – no kidding, some of my husband’s dice from his first gaming days (jr. high) look more beat up than that one too.

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