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John Treadaway25 Jan 2010 7:01 a.m. PST

Does anyone make a set of Roman numeral dice?

I'm not quite sure what I would want to achieve from them – to some extent it depends if any were made. Something like a percentile set, I guess, or a D10 just marked up in Roman numerals.

Wanted to incorporate them in a game I'm thinking of but I could build ideas around a dice if any were available.

John T

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 7:10 a.m. PST


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 7:23 a.m. PST

Hi John:

I stock D6 with Roman Numerals (popular with the DBA crowd) and can order D10s as well. Here are teh D6:


Oddly, I was just thinking of adding the D10s to my stock…

Mark "Extra Crispy" Severin
Owner, Scale Creep Miniatures

John Treadaway25 Jan 2010 7:28 a.m. PST

Gosh – that was quick!

Thanks – I'll take a look

John T

Personal logo lewis cannon Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 7:49 a.m. PST

Don't roll snake "I"'s!

RudyNelson25 Jan 2010 8:01 a.m. PST

We too have some in stock for convention selling.

thosmoss25 Jan 2010 8:50 a.m. PST

Valley Games' reprint of Hannibal includes a die in Roman numerals and another die in Carthaninian numerals.

Someone call IXII

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 9:09 a.m. PST

Someone call IXII

Is that 9,1,1 or nine hundred and eleven? If the latter, it'd be CMXI.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 9:47 a.m. PST

I keep seeing a d12 numbered I to IV three times. I may even have one. I can't imagine the reason for them.


Forager Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 10:52 a.m. PST

Yeah, I have a couple dVIs. I think I got them at GenCon from Chessex. I like to use them to annoy my friends, especially for games in which the dice must be added together.

CeruLucifus25 Jan 2010 1:13 p.m. PST

thosmoss: Someone call IXII …
12 minus 1, eh? (Or 9 plus 2.) You can also write that XI. :)

Just kidding, I got what you meant, pretty funny.

Andrew Walters: … d12 numbered I to IV three times … I can't imagine the reason for them.
For the people who hate the tetrahedral D4s because "they don't roll" or because "I keep poking myself with them".

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 1:52 p.m. PST

I'd guess they were used for a game and someone already had tooling etc. for that shape…

thosmoss25 Jan 2010 1:53 p.m. PST

> Someone call IXII

Good Lord, people, bonus points if you know the Disney cartoon I'm quoting.

Personal logo GreyONE Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 2:07 p.m. PST

Roman Seas game rules uses D10s… I would like to have a set or two of D10 dice with Roman numerals for my games.

Lentulus25 Jan 2010 4:32 p.m. PST

For particularly twisted odds, roll 2DX and the roller gets to form any legal roman numeral from the results.

pahoota Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 8:11 p.m. PST

Despite my geeky dice snob preference for the platonic solids, I can't stand how the tetrahedral d4s roll. Does anyone make a twelve-sider numbered 1-4 three times, but not in Roman numerals? Or a d8 numbered 1-4 twice? I still use twenty sided dice numbered 0-9 twice as percentiles…

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 11:37 p.m. PST

I'll check and see if I can find those for you pahoota..if not, I can get a blank D8 or blank D12 – add Sharpie and voila!

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member26 Jan 2010 3:28 a.m. PST

Someone call IXII

Good Lord, people, bonus points if you know the Disney cartoon I'm quoting.

Hercules, I'd assume. Sounds like one of Phil's lines. Fighting the Hydra?

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member26 Jan 2010 3:39 a.m. PST

I still use twenty sided dice numbered 0-9 twice as percentiles…

Why shouldnt we still use two twenty sided die?
The numbers in the chipped rocks are still fresh! grin

I also like to roll two twenty sided die. I have them. I wanna use them. Why not? evil grin

Kevin Cook Inactive Member26 Jan 2010 4:54 a.m. PST

It depends on what you are looking for

Here is what I have


If you have questions about who made a particular example on this page … look at the URL for the photo … it often contains the name of the manufacturer … if not … feel free to email me direct

pahoota Inactive Member26 Jan 2010 9:56 a.m. PST

Thanks for the help Extra Crispy… I've been on the fence about buying some of KOPLOW's blank d12s and doing the Sharpie thing for some time now. I've just always wondered: would it be more or less cost effective for a company to keep the same die shape but simply change the numbers stamped on the side. A company could produce d4s, d6s, and d12s all with a single shape (with a color scheme to avoid confusion).

"The numbers in the chipped rocks are still fresh!" Yup! And my dice bag is made from wholly mammoth skin!

RudyNelson26 Jan 2010 2:02 p.m. PST

I just checked two distributors and both were OOS. There must have been a run on them. A lot of Romans armies!!
Jump on any that Mark at EC has in stock.

Last Hussar29 Jan 2010 5:01 p.m. PST

DON'T DO IT. They are confusing the II on VII tends to merge at a distance.

Sunjester has about 4, and one game we play 0 is 0, and low is good. So he rolls X and I get excited thinking he's failed, and he hasn't.

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