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Wow, I've never seen those before! I'll have to track them down.
I was thinking more this kind of thing when I saw the blog title: http://www.gmdice.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/4/d4-crystal-oblivion-red.jpgI picked up a set of them a few years back, and the only one I use anymore is the D4. The D20 only seems happy when it's disappearing off the edge of a table...
That just seems unnecessary to me. What advantage does it have over a standard D4? I guess I've never felt my pyramidal D4s were not 'rollable.'
Some people like their dice to roll on the table, rather than throwing them in the air and having them land where they may, like knucklebones.But strictly speaking the oblong d4 wouldn't roll either (you'd need an octagonal cross section).Not to mention avoiding the usual tendency of d4s to sink to the bottom of a big box of dice and to act as lethal caltrops.
For those whose Google-fu isn't very strong, but whose interest was piqued: http://paizo.com/products/btpy7ucu?Roman-d4-Die-Speckled
I've got a set of those twelve-sided d4s too, and I love them.
I have a few Koplow twelve-sided d4s, but they ended up larger than I wanted. How big are these Roman numeral dice?
They look to be the same "standard" size of a typical d12 (perhaps a 1/2" tall)
They are, in point of fact, the same standard size of a typical dodecahedron.