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|WarWizard||06 Jul 2012 10:04 a.m. PST|
|epturner ||06 Jul 2012 10:05 a.m. PST|
And being a re-enactor I can tell you they work about as badly for me as dice.
Nice gamey bit, though. And useful in their own right.
| John the OFM ||06 Jul 2012 11:55 a.m. PST|
I bet they would work well with my TSATF AWI games.
Are there any suitable D20 carved from beef bones?
|epturner ||06 Jul 2012 12:16 p.m. PST|
D20 are SOOOO 21st century, John. You need to use proper D6s for proper 18th century games
| John the OFM ||06 Jul 2012 12:54 p.m. PST|
I will NOT go back to ist ed D6 firing charts.
We have excavated Roman D20 from Pompeii. I see no reason why proper 18th C gamers need do without.
|LordNth ||06 Jul 2012 2:36 p.m. PST|
I have a set from US Playing Co. For not being laminated they lasted a long time. I would hope these do the same. Great for poker games until someone draws a 6 Iron.
| Darkoath ||07 Jul 2012 6:46 a.m. PST|
Can we see a photograph of the back side please?
|Ranger 3||07 Jul 2012 7:51 a.m. PST|
With most period cards, the back side is blank. Gamblers thought patterns on the back of cards would just enable cheating.
Don't know about this set, but that is the way it is with others I've worked with (I dabble in living history, too).
|allthekingsmen ||08 Jul 2012 11:29 a.m. PST|
Ranger 3 has it correct. The backsides are blank; an off-white color.