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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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1. Series: Common Ground added by jasri on 2013-07-28 04:23:05
2. Board Game Artist: Leo Lingas added by jasri on 2013-07-28 03:31:16
3. Board Game Artist: Kurt Komoda added by jasri on 2013-07-28 03:40:05
4. Board Game Artist: Claudia Cangini added by jasri on 2013-07-28 03:40:31
5. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 04:41:01
6. Family: Dungeons & Dragons added by jasri on 2013-07-28 04:42:41
7. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 04:46:30
8. Board Game Designer: Aaron Williams added by jasri on 2013-07-28 05:29:44
9. Periodical: Knights of the Dinner Table added by jasri on 2013-07-28 05:36:24
10. Periodical: Dork Tower added by jasri on 2013-07-28 05:42:53
11. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 05:55:07
12. RPG Artist: Rebekah Bennington added by jasri on 2013-07-28 04:38:17
13. Thread: Share RPG related pictures, videos, and comics! added by jasri on 2013-07-28 08:42:24
14. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 09:03:23
15. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 09:15:27
16. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 09:20:46
17. RPG Item: A Lump of Coal added by jasri on 2013-07-28 09:26:35
18. RPG Item: Octopus' Garden added by schizoid on 2013-07-28 15:08:19
19. Board Game Publisher: Fanpro added by jasri on 2013-08-04 11:50:39
20. Thread: Webcomic Recommendations added by jasri on 2013-08-05 07:55:42
21. Board Game Designer: Zach Weinersmith added by jasri on 2013-08-05 08:03:41
22. RPG Designer: Simon Matthews (II) added by jasri on 2013-08-06 07:25:24
23. Setting: Warhammer 40,000 added by jasri on 2013-08-06 07:30:48
24. RPG Designer: Comfort Love added by jasri on 2013-08-06 07:56:14
25. Genre: Action / Adventure (Superheroes) added by Renwmn on 2013-08-07 17:58:45
26. RPG: Star Frontiers added by Red Wine Pie on 2013-08-08 02:05:16
27. RPG Item: Unorthodox Modern Cheerleaders added by jasri on 2013-08-08 13:21:44
28. RPG: Generic / Universal added by jasri on 2013-08-11 10:22:58
29. RPG Item: The 1920s Investigator's Companion added by Red Wine Pie on 2013-08-17 00:19:06
30. Genre: Horror (Cthulhu Mythos) added by Stelio on 2013-08-19 13:49:43
31. Genre: Horror (Cthulhu Mythos) added by Stelio on 2013-08-19 13:57:18
32. RPG Item: Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e) added by Red Wine Pie on 2013-08-24 00:53:40
33. Video Game: Unepic added by jasri on 2013-08-24 03:33:15
34. RPG Item: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game added by jasri on 2013-09-10 05:14:57
35. Video Game: Bigfoot: Chasing Shadows added by Renwmn on 2013-09-10 09:40:26
36. Board Game Artist: Rolland Barthélémy added by jasri on 2013-09-25 14:43:00
37. RPG: Strip D&D added by jasri on 2013-10-03 03:50:05
38. RPG: Roleplaying is Magic added by jasri on 2013-10-03 04:03:55
39. Setting: My Little Pony added by jasri on 2013-10-03 04:20:44
40. Board Game Artist: Rob Gonsalves added by jasri on 2013-10-19 04:00:36
41. RPG: Lamentations of the Flame Princess added by jasri on 2013-10-20 07:14:10
42. Board Game Artist: Nils Hamm added by jasri on 2013-10-28 07:18:47
43. RPG Designer: Linda Budinger added by jasri on 2013-11-10 09:52:11
44. RPG Designer: Marko Laine added by jasri on 2013-11-10 10:06:35
45. RPG Item: Deviant Database added by jasri on 2013-11-16 11:22:52
46. Board Game Designer: Georg Heinrich Rudolf Johann Baron von Reiswitz added by jasri on 2014-01-01 09:09:39
47. RPG Item: Legendary Duck Tower and Other Tales added by jasri on 2014-01-26 07:52:28
48. RPG Item: Everything Goes added by jasri on 2014-01-26 08:37:42
49. RPG Item: Short Order Heroes added by jasri on 2014-01-30 11:47:12
50. RPG Item: The Supercrew added by LurkingMeeple on 2014-02-01 20:26:47
51. Board Game Artist: Sabine Weiss added by jasri on 2014-02-11 13:39:46
52. RPG Item: Toying With Humans added by jasri on 2014-02-11 14:05:06
53. RPG Item: Dark Dungeons added by jasri on 2014-02-28 16:11:45
54. RPG Artist: Amos Orion Sterns added by jasri on 2014-02-28 16:20:09
55. RPG Item: Player's Strategy Guide added by Renwmn on 2014-03-17 00:50:29
56. Board Game Designer: (Uncredited) added by jasri on 2014-03-28 13:38:58
57. RPG Item: Tenra Bansho Zero added by CarpeGuitarrem on 2014-03-28 15:12:32
58. Board Game Artist: Bryan Talbot added by jasri on 2014-03-29 02:42:38
59. Franchise: Disney added by Stelio on 2014-04-13 13:35:39
60. RPG Item: Philosophical Differences added by jasri on 2014-04-22 00:41:30
61. Board Game Designer: (Uncredited) added by jasri on 2014-05-11 10:36:50
62. RPG Designer: Kiel Chenier added by jasri on 2014-05-18 03:55:12
63. RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set added by wavemotion on 2014-05-18 07:05:58
64. RPG Artist: Paul Taaks added by jasri on 2014-05-25 03:21:30
65. Board Game Artist: William McAusland added by jasri on 2014-05-26 01:58:09
66. Board Game Artist: Molly Ostertag added by jasri on 2014-05-27 09:15:25
67. Board Game Publisher: Black Book Editions added by wusselpompf on 2014-06-02 02:04:33
68. Board Game Artist: David E. Petersen added by intrepideddie on 2014-06-07 08:09:30
69. Genre: Animal (Anthropomorphic) added by jasri on 2014-06-09 08:55:36
70. Board Game Artist: Helmut W. Pesch added by jasri on 2014-06-09 09:38:15
71. RPG Designer: Hartwig Nieder-Gassel added by jasri on 2014-06-09 09:41:06
72. RPG Item: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game added by lorddillon on 2014-06-13 09:44:17
73. RPG Item: High Road to Hell added by dysjunct on 2014-06-13 20:47:31
74. RPG Item: Miniatures Battles added by Renwmn on 2014-06-14 15:33:58
75. RPG Item: Inventarium: Das Zubehör- & Bastelbuch added by jasri on 2014-10-08 12:07:26
76. RPG Item: Heroes and Villians added by Renwmn on 2014-10-08 12:59:34
77. Board Game Artist: Avery Liell-Kok added by jasri on 2014-10-12 12:54:08
78. Board Game Artist: Matt Morrow added by jasri on 2014-10-14 01:20:49
79. RPG Artist: Jens Hölderle added by jasri on 2014-10-14 01:24:58
80. Board Game: Dogs added by Renwmn on 2014-10-14 01:32:37
81. RPG Item: PHBR8: The Complete Book of Elves added by Renwmn on 2014-10-14 01:39:29
82. Board Game: Storm Hollow: A Storyboard Game added by Renwmn on 2014-10-14 01:46:18
83. RPG Designer: Juan Carlos Ochoa Mantilla added by jasri on 2014-10-15 07:31:50
84. RPG Artist: Monique Hagel added by jasri on 2014-11-23 01:52:40
85. RPG Item: The Dungeon Master added by jasri on 2014-11-23 10:54:18
86. RPG Item: Titan: The Fighting Fantasy World added by Renwmn on 2014-12-08 01:05:27
87. RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition) added by intrepideddie on 2014-12-10 15:07:53
88. RPG Item: Snakes! added by lorddillon on 2014-12-15 17:59:00
89. Board Game Artist: Cyril Van Der Haegen added by jasri on 2014-12-22 00:45:42
90. Board Game Publisher: Marvel Entertainment added by jasri on 2015-01-20 11:02:18
92. Board Game Artist: Jenna Fowler added by jasri on 2015-03-14 08:52:00
93. RPG Artist: Christoph Riedl added by jasri on 2015-03-22 03:03:29
94. RPG Artist: Wolfgang Hoppe added by jasri on 2015-05-11 01:41:17
95. Periodical: The Strategic Review added by jasri on 2015-05-27 12:48:37
96. Board Game Artist: Lissanne Lake added by jasri on 2015-05-31 11:51:28
97. Board Game Artist: Aviv Or added by jasri on 2015-07-05 06:53:01
98. RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition) added by MCutter on 2015-08-12 03:54:10
99. Issue: Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 83 - Sep 2015) added by jasri on 2015-09-20 06:27:55
100. RPG Artist: Kaleigh Barton added by jasri on 2015-11-07 07:15:05
101. Board Game Artist: David Revoy added by jasri on 2015-12-09 06:11:22
102. RPG Designer: Victoria Poyser added by jasri on 2016-01-18 06:50:32
103. RPG Item: Mazes and Monsters added by ctimmins on 2016-07-12 17:35:23
104. RPG Designer: Marc Schirmeister added by jasri on 2016-11-02 09:02:09
105. Board Game Designer: Admin Test Person added by jasri on 2016-11-22 07:50:49
106. RPG: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying added by jasri on 2017-03-13 12:47:07
107. Board Game Artist: Elif Siebenpfeiffer added by jasri on 2017-03-14 11:51:03
108. Family: Dungeons & Dragons added by jasri on 2017-04-01 03:15:18
109. RPG: Wrath & Glory added by jasri on 2018-02-27 10:47:42
110. RPG Item: I'm a Guide! added by jasri on 2018-06-22 09:06:33
111. Family: Dungeons & Dragons added by jasri on 2018-08-12 04:45:28
112. RPG Item: Like Father, Like Son (Trial of Dr Null) added by jasri on 2018-09-06 03:03:27
113. RPG Item: Kobold Guide to Gamemastering added by jasri on 2019-06-09 08:08:31