Depictions of Tabletop Role-Playing
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This geeklist collects images showing players engaged in pen&paper role-playing.

Most rulebooks contain a section explaining What is a roleplaying game?. But while this may be difficult and at the same time nauseatingly overdone already, there are relatively few attempts to depict role-playing. That's why I've started this list.

There are thousands of photos available, of course. I'm less interested in these. Instead, I'm looking for drawings etc. Please include as much information as possible: artist, source, date, title (if the picture has one), hyperlink...

What I find interesting, among other things, is to see how the artists try to make clear that we're seeing people engaged in an RPG, what is considered typical, how players are portrayed (age, gender, racial background), etc.
My first impression is that (apart from photographs) most depictions are humorous: cartoons, comics, surprisingly often inverted: fantasy creatures playing humans.

Symbolic stuff on the table: dice, GM screen, sheets of paper. Sometimes: rulebook, miniatures and a playing board.
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101. Board Game Artist: David Revoy
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David Revoy: Pepper & Carrot (web comic),
Episode 13: The Pyjama Party (2015)



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102. RPG Designer: Victoria Poyser
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Cover for the Book Club edition (1983) of Dicing with Dragons by Victoria Poyser:

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103. RPG Item: Mazes and Monsters [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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Ooh, that wicked game!
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104. RPG Designer: Marc Schirmeister
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Marc Schirmeister's cover for APA-L (Issue 521 - May 1975) shows "Fandom's latest game sensation: Basements and Iguanas" (quoted from the table of contents.



APA-L contributors had developed a rapidly growing interest in Dungeons & Dragons, see The "D&D" Issues of APA-L.
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105. Board Game Designer: Admin Test Person
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RPG. An Interview comic by Jess Ruliffson. Words by Sgt Paul David Mansfield. (2015).

https://medium.com/the-nib/rpg-9d45eda73160#.4441k3vjx



There are several depictions of roleplaying throughout the short story.
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106. RPG: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:58]
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Guardians of the Galaxy - just the Avengers roleplaying together?

Tumblr user Blu and Orange (Nicholas Kaye*) posted about his personal headcanon, also drew a few comic panels, and several others have taken up the idea (and quibbled about which Avenger plays which Guardian).


http://bluandorange.tumblr.com/post/101827855795/so-ive-got-...
http://bluandorange.tumblr.com/tagged/avengers%20play%20gotg...
http://www.tor.com/2015/01/07/guardians-of-the-galaxy-avenge...
http://damnitjillkatherine.tumblr.com/post/104255433025/so-i...
http://capnseamus.tumblr.com/post/103686265047/obsessiforge-...


*not the Privateer Press artist Nicholas Kay!

You can visit Nicholas' Tumblr Blu and Orange and support him via Patreon.
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107. Board Game Artist: Elif Siebenpfeiffer
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Iconic characters from Das Schwarze Auge (DSA) (5th Edition) playing an RPG.
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Joshua Wright: Slack Wyrm #50: Dungeons and Dragons



It's a short storyline (#50, 51, 52, 54, 55) revolving around a D&D session that slightly goes off the rails.

http://www.joshuawright.net/slack-wyrm-050.html
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109. RPG: Wrath & Glory [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:541]
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Wrath & Glory, Example of Play webcomic
5 pages, drawn for Ulisses North America by Kaiser (from the WH40K webcomic Eagle Ordinary)

http://www.ulisses-us.com/comic/wg-example-p1/

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110. RPG Item: I'm a Guide! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Critical Hits in the Classroom. Dungeons & Dragons & Education
by Phil McAndrew. Posted August 8th, 2018 to The Nib.

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112. RPG Item: Like Father, Like Son (Trial of Dr Null) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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user trevorhalligon on reddit posted this:
My dad got me into D&D when I was a kid, but hasn't been able to play in years. So I drew this for him on his birthday, along with an offer to run a game for him for the first time

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113. RPG Item: Kobold Guide to Gamemastering [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Artist: Eva Widermann
published 2017
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