The Last Supper–Gaming Group   3 comments

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?

Everybody starts out with 20 style points . . .

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.

Geek girls get together too.

Looks like a Call of Cthulhu game in progress. I feel my sanity slipping away by just looking at it.

Luke says, "Can't you guys cool it with the Cosplay for even one evening?"

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!


Posted September 23, 2010 by atroll

3 responses to “The Last Supper–Gaming Group

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  1. Somehow I missed this entry. I thought this was a brilliant analysis!

  2. Tried using the Like button, but it doesn’t like Android and won’t let me play eith it. I shall sulk later when I have more time.

    You’re right on all counts — it is a weird thought to have upon waking, an dit does beg the question of Why Does a Staged Scene at a Table Have to Look Staged? We wrestled with that one in my stagecraft classes, but even the Knights of the Dinner Table can’t seem to solve the problem.

  3. Hi, can you please mention the last supper girls’ image (Greek Girls …) source? Just curious to know. 🙂

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