Assorted Runic d20

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Runic DiceThe second of our ancient numbering systems, Norse Runes, predates the Japanese use of Kanji; but their use has long since been abandoned. Runes were in active use from right around 150 AD to 1100 AD and span three different but related alphabets: Elder Futhark (around 150–800 AD), the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (400–1100 AD), and the Younger Futhark (800–1100 AD). The Vikings sometimes used the Runic alphabet as shorthand numbers. Though typically numbers were spelled out. Researchers have found instances where the first letter of the number’s name is used as a place holder for the number. The means that the symbol ? or feoh could mean wealth or the ordinal number one (first in the English language).  Using this system of shorthand numbers, we get these symbols standing in for their Viking numbers.

Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Viking fyrstr annarr þriði fjórði fimmti sétti sjaundi átti níundi tíundi
Rune ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Number 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Viking ellifti tólfti þrettándi fjórtandi fimtándi sextándi sjautándi átjándi nítjándi tuttugandi
Rune ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

 Many thanks to the Viking Answer Lady for posing a list of ordinal numbers in Old Norse.

These are made from assorted exotic woods and the specific wood for your die will be chosen at random.

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Wooden, Soapstone

3 reviews for Assorted Runic d20

  1. Alexandra (verified owner)

    I got this dice in and it was bad arse! The runes look amazing and my group is eager to use it in in-game gambling D&D. Thank you guys for the amazing die!

  2. Javier Blesa (verified owner)

    Amazing detailed runes, and the edges of faces are very sharp so the checks will be properly random. But I guess the varnish was applied with spray so the touch is too grainy, far from wooden organic touch.

  3. Bud

    Cool looking dice. I just wish the site here had the actual runes. All I see are “?” on my phone and desktop.

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