I woke up this morning with a bit of a strange idea. I don’t know where it came from–I swear I wasn’t looking at classical art before I went to bed. But take a look at this, and ask yourself, what does it remind you of?
This is the famous painting of Leonaredo Da Vinci’s Last Supper–featuring Jesus Christ, his followers, and their girl freinds. Doesn’t it look lke a gaming group to you?
In the center is the charismatic leader of the group–obviously Christ is the Game Master. The group is predominantly male with just a couple of gamer girls. It’s obvious that this is a LARPER group–everyone is in costume, and everyone is talking at once. You don’t see any dice, so they have a group where talk and play-acting is the main mechanic.
Da Vinci painted this back in 1498. If he had done it today, they would have pizza to eat and Mountain Dew to drink.
The idea of friends getting together for a gaming session is perenially popular. Take a look at these pictures.
I don’t want to carry this idea too far, but as you can see, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Gaming never dies!