You’re looking at the world’s oldest twenty-sided die, dating back to somewhere in the realm of 300 B.C., circa the Ptolemaic Dynasty. According to The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, where the the ancient d20 is held, this particular relic was property of the Reverend Chaunchy Murch, who acquired it while conducting missionary duties in Egypt around the late 1800s.
I’d wager the Egyptians had some wicked tabletop adventures with this thing, given its worn condition. Good Dungeon Masters may have been highly revered, ranking right up there with cats. Maybe they weren’t even Dungeon Masters, per se. Pyramid Masters, perchance?Tweet
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|Mark A. Brooks uses the A. initial in his name so as to seperate himself from the teeming legions of other Mark Brookses (there are at least 65,000 in the state of Michigan alone).
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