Oh wow it’s a d20 from 2nd Century Rome
Best part? The lot notes:
Several polyhedra in various materials with similar symbols are known from the Roman period. Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used.
QVIRINVS, YOV CAN’T CAST MAGIC MISSILE “AT THE DARKNESS”, YOV NEED AN ACTVAL TARGET. FVCK’S SAKE. - actual Pompeiian graffiti
LMAO Obviously they spent much time playing Mazes & Minotaurs (TM).
Attack Caesar, roll for damage. Natural 20, critical hit.
They didn’t need the natural 20 to attack Caesar; they had a flanking bonus.
“Alea iacta est!”
“Why are you casting the die? There’s nothing to attack here.”
“YOU CAN’T ATTACK IT, IT IS A POMPEIIAN GAZEBO!”
obeunte te mors ego quo prius uindicare ab possessiones tuas*
- Martial, ca. AD 77, in one of the many, many supplements to his Magno Libro Ludos Delineandis Aliis Personis**
*When you die, I call first dibs on your stuff.
**Bumper Book of Role-Playing Games.
Sobs and laughs at the same time.
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