Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dice

Back in LA after several weeks on the road, wherein I did many things one might expect the proprietor of something called D&D With Porn Stars to do.

Dice I was tempted to buy, but did not, on this trip:

-A pair of pre-Revolutionary War George III-stamped dice at the Medina Antique Mall, (discussed previously).

-A pair of trick d6s that always roll the same number, packaged along with another real pair done in exactly the same size and color at a 99 cent store.

-A replica of that ancient roman die (d6? d20? can't remember) they found that has esoteric symbols instead of numbers.
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In unrelated dice news, the pictures here are some dice from my favorite exhibit at LA's Museum of Jurassic Technology--some "decaying" dice from the collection of magician Ricky Jay.

If anybody's looking to start a gameblog, there's your header image.

8 comments:

TJ said...

that picture is f'ing awesome.

Gratuitous Saxon Violence said...
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TheCramp said...

This thing:
http://boingboing.net/2008/06/12/ancient-roman-d20-fo.html
I love it. A replica seems lame though.

Carlisle said...

Thanks for posting the link Cramp. That's awesome! Ironic that Zak posts about dice and I was also planning on writing a blog about dice sometime within the next couple of weeks LOL.

mordicai said...

Where was this replica? Unlike TheCramp I don't think it (a replica) sounds lame, I think it sounds awesome...depending on the price. I think about getting some dice made of meteors or dinosaur bones or whatever, often. Then I think "wtf is the point of buying dice too nice to roll?"

Ithryn Luin said...

A replica could be interesting. I have bone dice, they're nice to play with. And their finished well so it's not really creepy.

mikemonaco said...

GSV -- that's what I though this would be about too. Update?

Those are great pics though. I think the Roman dXX sold for about 2K at auction.

mikemonaco said...

Oh, just saw the link. Off by an order of magnitude.

All right, but apart from the d20, the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?