Ancient Roman D20 | 3D Printed Metal D20 – DnD Dice – Gaming Dice – Ancient Roman Dice

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

Steel, Brass, Bronze

The design of this 20-sided die is based on peculiar artefacts from the ancient Roman world known as Roman Dodecahedrons. Nobody is sure how the dodecahedrons were used - they range from about 4 to 11 centimetres in diameter, were mostly made of bronze (though some stone examples are known), and had holes of variable sizes on each face. Suggestions for their purpose have ranged from tools for aiming weapons, observing the stars, calculating the right time to plant crops, and indeed being used as dice! I took the latter suggestion as inspiration, and created an icosahedron of similar design. Perfect for adding some historical flair to your tabletop gaming!

This item was digitally designed, and can be 3D printed in your choice of a range of materials. It is displayed in the key image in polished bronze. For more information on each of the available materials, please see the FAQ section on my shop page: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/3DbyOspreyDesign

The body of the die is 2.3cm in width face-to-face, and the balls on each point are 2mm in diameter. The design has been balanced, though minor variations will always result from the 3D print process.


For fans of The Legend of Zelda, check out my Triforce D20 here: https://etsy.me/2YKVzMw


***Please Note*** These dice are heavier than a typical plastic D20, and can dent or scratch surfaces - rolling trays are recommended when using them.
The design of this 20-sided die is based on peculiar artefacts from the ancient Roman world known as Roman Dodecahedrons. Nobody is sure how the dodecahedrons were used - they range from about 4 to 11 centimetres in diameter, were mostly made of bronze (though some stone examples are known), and had holes of variable sizes on each face. Suggestions for their purpose have ranged from tools for aiming weapons, observing the stars, calculating the right time to plant crops, and indeed being used as dice! I took the latter suggestion as inspiration, and created an icosahedron of similar design. Perfect for adding some historical flair to your tabletop gaming!

This item was digitally designed, and can be 3D printed in your choice of a range of materials. It is displayed in the key image in polished bronze. For more information on each of the available materials, please see the FAQ section on my shop page: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/3DbyOspreyDesign

The body of the die is 2.3cm in width face-to-face, and the balls on each point are 2mm in diameter. The design has been balanced, though minor variations will always result from the 3D print process.


For fans of The Legend of Zelda, check out my Triforce D20 here: https://etsy.me/2YKVzMw


***Please Note*** These dice are heavier than a typical plastic D20, and can dent or scratch surfaces - rolling trays are recommended when using them.

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Brass –
An alloy of 15% zinc, 5% tin, and 80% copper. Its colour is a pale yellow. Brass will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface. The Natural Brass material has a rough, matte surface, whereas the Polished Brass has a smooth, reflective surface.

Bronze –
An alloy of 10% tin and 90% copper. Its colour is a warm, reddish yellow. Bronze will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface. The Natural Bronze material has a rough, matte surface, whereas the Polished Bronze has a smooth, reflective surface.
The base for all of the plated metals is brass (15% zinc, 5% tin, and 80% copper), and the thickness of the plated metal is 0.25 microns. Please note that plated metals will wear away over time when subject to friction.

14k Gold Plate –
A bright, pale yellow, similar in hue to champagne. The surface is smooth and reflective.

18k Gold Plate –
A warm, golden yellow similar in hue to honey. The surface is smooth and reflective.

Rose Gold Plate –
A rosy, pinkish gold colour. The surface is smooth and reflective.

Rhodium Plate –
A silver-coloured finish.The surface is smooth and reflective.
Sterling silver (92.5% silver) will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface.

Natural Silver –
A rough, matte surface.

Antique Silver –
Recessed details are blackened, and raised details are polished.

Polished Silver –
The surface is polished and smooth, though not mirror-reflective.

High-Polish Silver –
The surface is finely polished and highly reflective.
14k Gold –
A pale yellow gold with a champagne-like colour, composed of 58% gold, 31% copper, 10% silver, and 1% zinc. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

18k Gold –
A warm, redder gold with a honey-like colour, composed of 75% gold, 15% silver, and 10% copper. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

14k Rose Gold –
A pinkish gold with a rosé-like colour, composed of 58% gold, 40% copper, 1% silver, and 1% zinc. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

14k White Gold –
A silver-coloured gold, composed of 58% gold, 24% copper, 9% zinc, and 9% nickel. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

Platinum –
A silver-coloured alloy of 95% platinum and 5% ruthenium. The surface is highly polished a reflective.
All of the varieties of steel are composed of 60% steel and 40% bronze. The layering of the 3D-print process is visible in their textures.

Steel –
A pale grey colour which can exhibit varying amounts of bronze colouration. The surface is rough and matte.

Bronze Steel –
A brown-coloured steel with a rough and somewhat reflective surface.

Black Steel –
A dark-grey to black coating is applied to the steel, and the surface is rough and matte.

Nickel Steel –
A silvery coloured steel with a thin nickel coating which can darken over time and with exposure to skin. The surface is rough but shiny.

Gold Steel –
A thin layer of 24k gold gives this material a bright, golden hue. The surface is rough and matte.

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