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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM, last modified Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM
The Fantasy Network Lives!

The Fantasy Network Lives!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 03, 2018 01:13 AM

The visionary creator, Ben Dobyns is currently a guest of honor at Gen Con, and at last, The Fantasy Network is alive! Fellow role-playing gamers and creators of The Gamers, Journey Quest, Demon Hunters, Mythica, and more. Check it out! Join the experience!

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Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research

Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 20, 2018 04:05 PM

We have updated our list of currently open opportunities at RPG Research. These include Game Masters, American Sign Language GM, RPG Facilitators, RPG Advocates, Player Archetype Specialists, Webmaster, Social Networker, Marketing, Real-time Artist for Twitch Show, Music / Drum-circle Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator, Game Writer, Game Designer, Therapeutic Recreation Program Planner, Administrative Assistant, Broadcast / Streaming Technician, Close Captions & Transcript Writer, Project Manager, & Research Assistants. Apply today!

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Nominate RPG Research to Speak on: "TED Talk - Ideas Worth Spreading"

Nominate RPG Research to Speak on: "TED Talk - Ideas Worth Spreading"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 14, 2018 10:36 AM

An increasing number of people have been asking about how they could make it possible for us to speak on TED Talk "Ideas Worth Spreading", here is the information you requested so you can undertake the nomination process...

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A week in the life of RPG Research

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 22, 2018 01:23 PM

Here is an example of the work we did this week, a typically busy week at RPG Research...

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Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018

Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 18, 2018 03:24 PM

If you can make it to the Spokane, Washington area June 23rd, 2018, come by for a full day of gaming fun! Also a great chance to check out the RPG Bus, RPG Trailer, RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, and more!

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Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party

Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 14, 2018 12:41 AM

In response to someone at the Ph.D. level, who recently released a podcast and shockingly made the completely erroneous claims that there is not _any_ existing legtimate, peer-reviewed, research on tabletop RPG, RPGer traits, any correlative data on RPGers, any publications in respected journals, any studies from psychologists or psychiatrists, or any research on the effects of RPGs, I have whipped up this page in order to help. Working together and sharing will help float all boats. Pulling apart and isolating will continue to founder the ship.

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RPGs, Working Memory, Thinking Illustratively and Elaborately

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:16 PM

In a TED talk by Peter Doolittle, he talked about two memory constructs, multitasking and working memory, and in this particular talk focused on Working Memory. This is something where role-playing games may support his recommendations in trying to improve how important things are remembered...

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Brooke Lively

Brooke Lively

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 19, 2018 06:19 PM

Brooke joined RPG Research in April 2018. She is the organization's Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Fundraising & Marketing.

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Great Western RPG Research Awareness & Fundraising Tour Sep 16 - Oct 8 2018: See Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus, meet RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics.

Great Western RPG Research Awareness & Fundraising Tour Sep 16 - Oct 8 2018: See Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus, meet RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 07, 2018 06:02 PM

The wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and RPG Trailer will be on the road for weeks, meeting with people, providing tours, example music and RPG sessions, presentations, and more. Anyone can request a stop location along the route. The current route will be updated daily as stop requests come in. Follow this page for the latest tour updates! Current schedule is September 16th through October 8th schedule subject to change daily). We are getting ready for our longest tour yet. From Spokane Washington, to Sand Diego California, to Tucson Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and back!

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RPG Talk Show Community Live Broadcast 20180609

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 09, 2018 01:41 PM

Join us for the RPG Talk Show community live broadcast at 11:00 am Pacific time every 2nd Saturday of the month. We cover the latest community news related to use and research on the educational, professional, or therapeutic considerations of role-playing games in all formats.

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Auditions Open for Tabletop RPG Twitch Stream Players (Ends June 21, 2018)

Auditions Open for Tabletop RPG Twitch Stream Players (Ends June 21, 2018)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 19, 2018 11:57 AM

We are accepting applications and auditions for players to be in the upcoming Twitch tabletop RPG show "Heroes of the Mist" for RPG Research. Applications/auditions close June 21st. Announcement of selected candidates June 22nd. Show launches June 24th (weekly, Sunday nights).

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Significant Progress on Paperwork for Pilot Research Study Using RPGs Within the Constraints of a University Setting

Significant Progress on Paperwork for Pilot Research Study Using RPGs Within the Constraints of a University Setting

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 09, 2018 01:39 PM

Significant progress made today in the paperwork process for putting together the study on "Efficacy Assessment of Role-playing Games as an Instructional Technique within the Constraints of a University Academic Setting from the Neuropsychology Perspective"...

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Reminder of RPG Research Breadth of RPG Formats, Genres, Systems, & Settings

Reminder of RPG Research Breadth of RPG Formats, Genres, Systems, & Settings

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 03, 2018 07:26 AM

There has been some misrepresentation about our focus and breadth, so here is a quick clarification for people abut the game genres, systems, settings, we use in our research and community programs, far beyond just D&D..

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Incorporating RPG into Clinical Practice Presentation at WSTRA 2018 by RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics

Incorporating RPG into Clinical Practice Presentation at WSTRA 2018 by RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:07 PM

RPG Research and RPG Therapeutics LLC representatives are presenting at the upcoming 2018 Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) annual professional conference. The topic: "Role-Playing Game (RPG) Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) Game Master (GM) Step 1: How to Develop and Integrate Role-Playing Games as an Intervention Modality into Therapeutic Recreation Programs."

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New ASL RPG Website Launched

New ASL RPG Website Launched

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 20, 2018 08:49 PM

The new ASL RPG community sub-website is launched on the RPG Research server.

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Braille Dice from FigmentsOfFilaments

Braille Dice from FigmentsOfFilaments

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:08 PM

Unfortunately the dice we purchased were very poorly made, with holes through them, inconsistent sizing, too light, and poor design for those with visual impairment. Also I was unable to easily contact the seller for support. At this point I'm sorry to say I can't recommend them. If the issues are addressed in the future by the seller, and pending feedback from Nexus center and others, I will update this posting accordingly.

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Help RPG Research Acquire Role-Playing Game Books and Materials

Help RPG Research Acquire Role-Playing Game Books and Materials

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 19, 2018 12:24 PM

Help RPG Research acquire role-playing game books and supplies for research and community programs.

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Preference for competitive or cooperative games?

Preference for competitive or cooperative games?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:08 PM

A question that came up from others elsewhere (social network poll): "How do you rather play games? Cooperatively, no preference, competitively?"

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Professional Ethics, Friendly vs. Friends

Professional Ethics, Friendly vs. Friends

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:08 PM

This came up in an Alignable social network thread, and I thought others might enjoy it being shared here. "What do you think is an appropriate relationship with a client/customer? " This also addresses some of the topics of RPG Professionals / Paid Game Masters, etc.

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Recent Discussion Partial Short List of RPG Benefits

Recent Discussion Partial Short List of RPG Benefits

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:09 PM

Here are excerpts from a recent email summarizing just a few of the many benefits of RPGs...

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Using RPGs to correct misbehaviour

Using RPGs to correct misbehaviour

by Shaun Low — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:09 PM

I've had a lot of students over the years, many of whom would display acts of misbehaviour in and outside of class. Today, I would like to discuss my experiences with using RPGs to correct such traits. I also have a short anecdote that would hopefully inspire parents and educators out there.

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Volunteer ASL proficient Game Master for Role-Playing Game sessions. Deaf & HoH Community in Greater Spokane Area

Volunteer ASL proficient Game Master for Role-Playing Game sessions. Deaf & HoH Community in Greater Spokane Area

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 21, 2018 09:56 PM

RPG Research, a non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization, is looking for a volunteer American Sign Language proficient game master for tabletop role-playing games.

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Should Game Masters for Role-Playing Games be Paid? It Depends.

Should Game Masters for Role-Playing Games be Paid? It Depends.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 23, 2018 11:05 AM

Increasingly heated debate has been growing in recent years about whether role-playing game masters (RPG GMs) should be paid or not. It depends... NOTE: This article focuses on pure entertainment RPG Professionals, not RPG Professionals in educational or therapeutic settings. To be clear, this is a blog posting, as an opinion piece, not a formal essay or research paper. For more formal essays, see the research sections of the site. This informal article is from the first-person experiential perspective, that attempts to include persuasive argument components, as someone involved with RPGs since the 1970s running many sessions per week, and paid as a GM (when desired) since the 1980s.

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Join Us At ZoeCon III Feb 16-18, 2018, Bellevue, WA: RPG Research, RPG Trailer, RPG Therpeutics

Join Us At ZoeCon III Feb 16-18, 2018, Bellevue, WA: RPG Research, RPG Trailer, RPG Therpeutics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 15, 2018 08:32 AM

Join us. 6 of us will be at ZoeCon III in Bellevue, WA. We'll be there with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, running RPG sessions, speaking on panels, doing presentations, providing tours, etc.

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Wizards of the Coast D&D Dragon Talk Broadcast Notes

Wizards of the Coast D&D Dragon Talk Broadcast Notes

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 07, 2018 01:35 PM

Here are notes from the January 22nd, 2018 interview broadcast at Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons, "Dragon Talk" with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble, interviewing John Welker & Hawke Robinson of RPG Research, Spokane Area Gaming Alliance, & RPG Therapeutics LLC, about role-playing game education, therapy, and more. Currently a work in progress. I am working on it each day in small snippets of time while juggling everything else. I will let folks know when it is ready for sharing.

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Photos of Hawke's new studio and gaming setup

Photos of Hawke's new studio and gaming setup

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 10, 2018 11:37 PM

New Years eve, 2017/2018 I consolidated resources from all over my house, into the broadcast area. Here are some early photos.

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New artwork for RPG Research, RPG Trailer, and other projects by Hawke Robinson

New artwork for RPG Research, RPG Trailer, and other projects by Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 27, 2017 01:13 AM

In preparation for our being on Wizards of the Coast's Twitch Channel broadcast show "Dragon Talk", I've been scrambling to get some artwork and video intro/outro files created by a variety of talented artists.

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Can you help? Spokane community volunteer and donor needs help finding an affordable warehouse to store wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Can you help? Spokane community volunteer and donor needs help finding an affordable warehouse to store wheelchair accessible vehicles.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 21, 2017 02:28 PM

I have been parking the wheelchair accessible trailer and bus we use to help the community, in my driveway for a little over a year. Now the neighbors are complaining. Can you help in this search?

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Famous IP without RPG

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:10 PM

This has come up a few times and was recently renewed, so I thought I would post this page as an ongoing list to update. As far as I know, there are no _licensed_ games for these intellectual property items...

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My First 20 or 50 Hours in the New Life is Feudal MMO

My First 20 or 50 Hours in the New Life is Feudal MMO

by Drake — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:10 PM

A thoughtless and quirky remembrance of Life is Feudal, the MMO

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