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wyeayeman01 Mar 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

I have seen Roman or Latin dice. But does anyone do Greek or Hellenic sort of dice.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

In Classical times, they used letters in the Greek alphabet for numerals 1-10. I'm sure someone could make them for you, but you might be a bit before you could read them as fast as Arabic or Roman, and I imagine your opponents will be something less then thrilled.

Now, if you're doing the Trojan War, in Cretan Linear B, 1-6 would just be a matter of hash marks, which is readable, but dull.

My advise would be to put a Spartan--or Athenian or Theban-shield device in place of the 1 or the 6 and leave it at that.

Vigilant02 Mar 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

The response at our club would be "BANNED". We have enough trouble with Roman numerals without adding another form that we can't read.

N Drury21 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

For dice marked with Roman numerals I've wondered if IIII in place of IV (as on a clock face) might be easier to read, less easy to mistake for VI viewed from any orientation.

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