A Portrait of Young Geeks Playing Dungeons & Dragons, 1984

D&D 1984

Shaving kit bags were often used as dice/accessory bags. A brilliant solution, really. I also “borrowed” a few faux leather coin purses from my mom: no latch, you just squeezed the sides of the thing and it popped open.

One of the guys has a Trapper Keeper, and there’s another one on the shelf. Wish I could see what those books were.

(Photo via schmooksdad)

5 Responses to “A Portrait of Young Geeks Playing <em>Dungeons & Dragons</em>, 1984”


  1. 1 James Mishler April 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I love that map on the wall! Lovingly hand drawn and taped together… that’s classic!

    Any way you can get a bigger scan of the pic? Then you could maybe make out what some of the books were and we can get a better look at that map… and the magazine the one player is reading.

  2. 3 Kobold Curry Chef April 24, 2016 at 3:11 am

    I can identify a handful of the paperbacks two shelves below the trapper keeper. To the left are two volumes of The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Silmarillion. About ten books to the right of that, I see two of John Norman’s Gor books, probably Outlaw of Gor and Priest-Kings of Gor.

  3. 4 Bagelpriest April 29, 2016 at 2:06 am

    I STILL use a shaving kit bag to hold my dice collection!


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