Rattle Bones and the Death Throw

Rattle Bones and the Death's Throw 600x413.jpgRattle Bones is a common Martian dice game that is played with five eight-sided dice carved with various symbols and runes. Traditionally these dice were carved from bones of the enemy, though they are sometimes carved from wood or even stone. Originally some priests or shaman of Galbran and pagan tribes used these dice for divination and when all dice turned to show a skull, that was considered to be a sign of death, and became known as “death’s throw”. Often this meant that prisoners would be killed or sacrificed instead of meeting some slightly less horrible fate.

 

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