hist-games: Pre-15 Centure Dice

Teceangl tierna at agora.rdrop.com
Sat Apr 21 05:02:46 PDT 2001


> On a little reflection, I can believe that ceramics might not have been
> used for dice in period. Most period ceramics I've seen aren't all that
> durable (at least relative to modern ceramics), and dice get abused
> pretty regularly. It seems like anything less hardy than bone might not
> survive long enough to be worth the effort. (But some real primary
> information would be far more useful than speculation...)

I exhausted local dice resources awhile back for an arts project.  All I
found for dice materials was bone (I learned many htings to NOT do if making
bone dice, by the way) and wood and nothing else.

- Teceangl
-- 
In response to radio announcer with tangled tongue:
                  "He washed his mouth and can't do a thing with it."
						     - SJK  8-28-96  04:23

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