Lomography the Roll-Playing Game


Rav’s Lomography the Roll-Playing Game!

Before we start the game there are just a few things you will need. The first is a camera and film. Next is a 10 sided dice. Ten sided dice can be found in book stores, gaming stores, online or anyplace roleplaying games are sold. Also, if you want to keep track of all your rolls and photos you will want a pencil and paper to record your camera frame number and your rolls.

When you are ready to play all you need to do to start is roll your 10 sided dice. This roll is for your Point of Desire! Use the table below to match what you rolled with the desire of your first photograph. Example: You rolled a 3 so you’ll want to photograph some type of plant or plant themed item.

Point of Desire!
1 – Weather
2 – Urban
3 – Plant
4 – Animal
5 – Person
6 – Sky
7 – Time / Bulb
8 – Ground
9 – Object
0 – Self

Next you want to roll once or twice for the Golden Rule to Follow. If you are new to the game just roll once. If you are playing the advanced game just roll twice. Example: You rolled a 4 so you will be shooting from the hip.

Golden Rule to Follow
1 – Anywhere
2 – Anytime
3 – Part of your life
4 – From Hip
5 – Be Close
6 – Don’t Think
7 – Be Fast
8 – Don’t Worry (Before)
9 – Don’t Worry (After)
0 – No Rules

Combine your rolls and this creates your first Lomo Mission! Let’s use the example rolls from above; 3 and 4. This means you want to stop and photograph something plant related from the hip. If you are playing the advanced game you roll twice for the rules. An example might be 3,4,7 — The object of your desire would be a plant and you’ll be shooting from the hip and being fast.

Credits: rav_bunneh

If you are playing as a group one person will make all the rolls for the first Lomo Mission. Everyone will use their camera and shoot that mission. Then you pass the dice to the next person. They will roll for desire and rules and then everyone will shoot that mission. The game will progress until you have used up your rolls of film.

Develop your film and have a look! If you wrote down a log of all the Lomo Missions you can now see how you did. If you were playing as a group you can all decide who won each roll and even who was the over all Lomo Mission Master. Who won is very subjective and, in fact, everyone is a winner. However, we will all have our personal favorite shots that we took and that our friends took.

PS. If you do play this game and post images here please tag the photos with “rollplay” and send me a message so I can check out your shots!!

written by rav_bunneh on 2011-02-21


  1. adrienne-is
    adrienne-is ·

    Very cool. Think I will play this one day.

  2. kribbzor
    kribbzor ·

    I will play this next weekend with my girlfriend :D it sounds awesome!

  3. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

    :O That's brilliant!
    Roll the dice and give those first number and I'm in!

  4. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    I will mention this at my next photo club meeting. Great idea!

  5. ghost
    ghost ·

    so gonna do this! this is amazinggg!!!! :D

  6. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    hehe thx!

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool idea!

  8. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    very cool, i'll look for a 10 sided dice tomorrow

  9. troch
    troch ·

    Great idea, man! Will have to give it a toss or three.

  10. kamoteatbp
    kamoteatbp ·

    awesome! thanks for sharing :D

  11. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    Great idea! I love scavenger hunt type games like this.

  12. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    @deepfried_gooness That is a good point. If you pre-roll all the missions and photocopy the list you can form Lomo Teams and set a time limit. Each team must stick together and work together. -- If you like team scavenger hunt type games. This works great if LomoEmbassies or LomoStores want to want to challenge each other.

  13. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Ooooh this sounds fun!! Great idea!

  14. jimhalpert
    jimhalpert ·

    sounds fun! just need to find a 10-sided dice, haha :)

  15. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    Wooh! Awesome idea!

  16. sharktopus
    sharktopus ·

    This is amazing!!!

  17. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Cool! Nice idea~ :DD

  18. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·


  19. nick_a_tron
    nick_a_tron ·

    Love it!

  20. gm_mcleod
    gm_mcleod ·

    this is great! i just have to find someone to to play with!

  21. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    fun idea!

  22. beni
    beni ·

    that´s fun!

  23. sammi80
    sammi80 ·

    This would be awesome to play if you decide to do film swaps aswell. Such a cool game :)

  24. weedos
    weedos ·

    Love it! I'm digging out a ten sided die! :-)

  25. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Cool idea!

  26. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent idea !!! Good job mate ! : )

  27. gittlob
    gittlob ·

    Sounds fun might give this ago sometime!!!