This iconic image by the late Dave Trampier from the first edition A&D Players Handbook epitomises Dungeons and Dragons for me.
Here’s a figure on horseback firing Magic Mssile spells while a conviently heavily-armed warrior rushes out of a tavern to confront him.
It’s just like a scene from a western. Except it’s in medieval European dress.
Which, when you actually stop and think about the tropes, is what Dungeons and Dragons is all about.