In this Michael Dashow illustration, a bunch of geek male elves play D&D whilst female elves walk past and mock them. This sort of nested humour is not a new idea. Other cartoonists have played with people playing a game inside of a game and I’m sure it has cropped up in one or two adventure modules. However I cannot remember any of them. Can anyone help me out with other examples?
Looking at Michael Dashow’s other work, as well as being a fine illustrator, he does have a cheeky sense of humour. I particularly like this one with the sock puppet.