Were Ancient Romans D&D gamers?

I have absolutely no idea what a 2nd century roman citizen would have done with a D20 Dice, but it seems they were being used WAYYYYY before people started playing Dungeons & Dragons in the 70’s. Unfortunately, researchers have not yet established the game for which these dice were used, but I really doubt people were playing RPG’s back then. This particular polyhedra dice was sold in December 2003 for a paltry $17,925.

[Via Gizmodo]


5 Responses to Were Ancient Romans D&D gamers?

  1. Who's to say that Hercules wasn't just a character from an ancient greek D&D campaign?