I have (had) been a gamer for many years before the computer style games took control – I loved spending weekends playing table-top Role Playing Games with my friends I even joined a group that met an hour north of my house just to play ShadowRun… Was that wrong of me?? No because I enjoyed it and I got to get out of the mundane world and do something I wanted to.
These memories and more came flooding back thanks to a post on boingboing (link). A real life Roman D20… circa 2nd Century… it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that something that I did (would still like to do) has a link back to the past… Maybe it wasn’t a RPG the Romans used the die for – but that they had them… makes you wonder what. What about all the mythology they had back then… maybe that was all based on rule books for a massive fan base of RPGers and we have misinterpreted them… smiles