Oldest D-20 Spinner Die Found – Ancient Romans Played D&D and Magic: the Gathering?
News like this is always fascinating. The Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed a D-20 Spinner Die dating somewhere between 304 and 30 B.C., a time also known as Egypt’s Ptolemaic Period. So there were ancient Egyptian and Roman D&D players? Imagine the level their warriors would be at today! Try and beat my level 354 wizard! I dare ya dungeon master! Hit the jump to see another ancient Spinner counter that was knocked off the “worlds oldest’ pedestal thanks to this amazing find
Well this breaks the previous ‘worlds oldest spinner die’ that was held by a Die made out of a Deep blue-green Glass (picture below) dating back to the 2nd Century A.D.
Very cool, just wait till I find one made out of dinosaur bone!