Did the Ancient Egyptians Play D&D?


It seems that D&D goes way back further than Wizards of the Coast (or TSR!). Well, not really – but it seems Egyptians were playing with d20s long before anyone else. All the way from Egypt’s Ptolemaic Period (that’s somewhere around 304-30 B.C.) comes the oldest 20-sided die we have yet to see.

It’s interesting to imagine what the Egyptians might have used this for. Were they doing initiative checks in a version of D&D that involved the gods and fighting jackals in the desert? Or perhaps it was a religious item, designated as the voice of Ra on Earth?

What do you think the Egyptians did with the oldest d20?

[Via Geekologie]

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