Of the many gaming items I’ve acquired of late, perhaps the oddest is some new dice. No, not the D10s I ordered from Chessex, I’m talking about a pair of perfectly ordinary D6s I was given as a present. Well, when I say ordinary, I mean 24K gold plated reproduction 1st century Roman dice, so perhaps not entirely run-of-the-mill.
Now I’ve got them, I’m not quite sure what to do with them. Those of you that know your dice history will remember that Roman dice are rarely (if ever) entirely accurate cubes. Instead they are often endearingly wonky, as are these. That may rule out using them in anger, so to speak, though I don’t expect that most of my regular opponents would object to them representing heroes, and so on. I’ve no idea whether their wonkiness is a help or a hindrance.
Does anyone else have any ostentatious gamer bling?