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RPG Research at Spocon 2013

RPG Research at Spocon 2013

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:41 PM

I will be at Spocon throughout the weekend in Spokane, Washington performing research...

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RPG Research at Spocon 2013

RPG Research at Spocon 2013

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

Representatives from RPG Research will be at Spocon throughout the weekend in Spokane, Washington performing research, this August 9th through 11th.

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Live from Tolkien Moot IX - Middle-earth Talk Show Episode 50! August 4th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Live from Tolkien Moot IX - Middle-earth Talk Show Episode 50! August 4th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:48 PM

Be sure to join Michael Martinez, Hawke Robinson, and special guest Professor Chris Seeman for the 50th episode of Middle-earth Talk, broadcast live from Tolkien Moot IX, Sunday, August 4th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific Time. Live Broadcast of Middle-earth Talk Episode 50 - August 4th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Don't miss the 50th episode of Middle-earth Talk, with special guest Professor Chris Seeman, live at Tolkien Moot IX!

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Live from TolkienMoot IX - RPG Research First Public Discussion. August 3rd at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

Live from TolkienMoot IX - RPG Research First Public Discussion. August 3rd at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:46 PM

RPG Research First Public Meeting, August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific) - The Role-Playing Gaming Research Project will be having their first public discussion meeting on the therapeutic and educational effects of role-playing games on participants. This will be both in-person, and simulcast live over the Internet from the Tolkien and gaming convention, TolkienMoot IX....

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RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

We are going to have our first public discussion meeting discussing the therapeutic and educational effects of role-playing games on participants. This will be both in-person, and simulcast live over the Internet....

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RPG Research First Public Meeting, August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

RPG Research First Public Meeting, August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:50 PM

We are going to have our first public discussion meeting discussing the therapeutic and educational effects of role-playing games on participants. This will be both in-person, and simulcast live over the Internet via TolkienMoot IX streams.

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RPG Research at Spocon 2013 - Gender-bias Questionnaire, Stage 2

RPG Research at Spocon 2013 - Gender-bias Questionnaire, Stage 2

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:53 PM

Just received the good news that I will be allowed to perform the gender-bias questionnaire at Spocon this year, August 9-11.

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Should We Create Monthly RPG Research Discussion Group Meetings?

Should We Create Monthly RPG Research Discussion Group Meetings?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:55 PM

Just curious if folks would attend (on site and/or online) a monthly community discussion meeting group, if it was formed, discussing the therapeutic and educational aspects of role-playing gaming?

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PBS Off Book Documentary on Dungeons & Dragons

PBS Off Book Documentary on Dungeons & Dragons

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 12:59 AM

Dungeon's Master commentary on PBS short 7 minute documentary on D&D.

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Common (mis?)-conception that role-playing gamers are also avid comic book fans?

Common (mis?)-conception that role-playing gamers are also avid comic book fans?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:01 AM

I recently received a private message on Academia.edu from a member informing me about a comic-book-culture-related topic he thought I would find of interest. Though I've been an avid role-playing gamer since 1979, I was never really hooked by comic books, graphic novels, etc...

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Hypothesis of the Role-playing Gamer "Floater"

Hypothesis of the Role-playing Gamer "Floater"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 03, 2016 06:48 PM

Originally posted Jun 04, 2013 02:35 PM: I have a new hypothesis as to why the stereotypes about role-playing gamers have become stronger over the decades rather than being disproved over time (as all the research indicates). I call it a hypothesis of the "Role-playing Gamer Floater"...

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Hypothesis of the Role-playing Gamer "Floater"

Hypothesis of the Role-playing Gamer "Floater"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:20 PM

I have a new hypothesis as to why the stereotypes about role-playing gamers have become stronger over the decades rather than being disproved over time (as all the research indicates). I call it a hypothesis of the "Role-playing Gamer Floater"...

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First Send of RPG Questionnaire to a Senator and a Representative

First Send of RPG Questionnaire to a Senator and a Representative

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:12 AM

I just sent the first two government representatives, on my extensive list, a form of the questionnaire about their views regarding role-playing games and gamers. Will see if they respond, and what the responses are like. The first I contacted were Washington state eastern Washington United States Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), and United States Senator (for Washington) Patty Murray (D).

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My best ICT lesson: algorithms and binary meets fantasy scenarios

My best ICT lesson: algorithms and binary meets fantasy scenarios

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 03, 2016 01:53 PM

Inspired by the book Computational Fairy Tales, Chris Leach created a fantasy world for his ICT class to introduce them to computational thinking - Re-posted here for archival purposes, an interesting article on how an information and communication technologies instructor used fantasy settings, that could be tied into role-playing gaming to help explain mathematical and computer science based concepts in ways that might be more accessible to a wider audience....

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Opinion - Big Bang Theory episode on Dungeons & Dragons - The Love Spell Potential

Opinion - Big Bang Theory episode on Dungeons & Dragons - The Love Spell Potential

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:21 AM

Last week, the sitcom The Big Bang Theory spent almost an entire episode on Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). This was episode 23 of Season 6, titled "The Love Spell Potential". If you were not a tabletop Role-playing gamer before, did their representation in any way alter your view of tabletop RPG? Did it increase, decrease, or not at all impact your view of role-playing games and gamers? If you are already a tabletop RPGer, how did you feel about the representation on the show? How did you feel about the sexual rules added? The stereotypes?

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Results from first day of Questionnaires on Gender Bias at Gamers Haven

Results from first day of Questionnaires on Gender Bias at Gamers Haven

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM

This sample was taken at The Gamers' Haven in Spokane Valley, Washington. I will be adding the results to this page as I work out the calculations. Here is some initial data (I will be updating this specific page), I will comment on this page when it is updated....

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Just left Gamers Haven - Research Questionnaire on Gender-bias

Just left Gamers Haven - Research Questionnaire on Gender-bias

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:33 AM

Day 1 for research on the topic of gender bias in the gaming community and gaming culture.

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Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games

Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 10, 2016 11:32 PM

Comments on the recent comments by Pat Robertson on the 700 Club regarding his claims about the supposed harm cause by Dungeons & Dragons (completely disproved by 30+ years of research)...

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Current RPG Market

Current RPG Market

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:46 AM

I recently received an email asking about any current Role-playing game market information I might have...

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Gender Bias in Gaming

Gender Bias in Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM

I am currently in a course titled "The Psychology of Women" and we are covering various gender-bias topics. Recently on the CAR-PGa email list a link was sent related to gender-bias in gaming. Have you seen/experienced gender-bias related to gaming?

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What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?

What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM

I had a recent question on Facebook about my posting: "Finished session 5 with RPG Preliminary Observation group 1, using Ea d20 RPG in a Tolkien Middle-earth setting." The question was from Sarah Lynne Bowman, author of The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity. She asked: "What's the research question/hypothesis?"

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RPG's Approved by a VA Hospital for Trial Use for PTSD Veterans

RPG's Approved by a VA Hospital for Trial Use for PTSD Veterans

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:16 AM

Far from official, but Timothe Loya on Facebook has stated he has been given approval for potentially using tabletop RPG's as a possible therapeutic treatment of PTSD veterans at his local VA hospital....

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Had presentation today on RPG Therapy for TBI clients.

Had presentation today on RPG Therapy for TBI clients.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 17, 2016 01:28 PM

Had presentation today at EWU: Role-playing Game Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury clients. Will be posting slides, recorded video, and documents over the next few days on the RPG Research website.

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RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions

RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM

As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up hypothetical scenarios with hypothetical clients. This is one with several types of scenarios with hypothetical bipolar clients using tabletop role-playing gaming as the core activity. This is a high level overview, rather than a detailed activity analysis.

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Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Visual Impairment

Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Visual Impairment

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:54 PM

This is an excerpt from the RPG Handbook of Practice book I have been working on. This section is for clients with significant to complete visual impairment due to traumatic brain injury to the occipital lobe. It can be extrapolated for the whole range of visual impairments. The client wants to participate in a non-therapy-setting leisure activity of tabletop role-playing gaming. The Recreation Therapist will need to evaluate and write up the potential challenges and modifications that may be necessary for the client to participate in this activity with as little difficulty as possible....

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RPG Research Status Update Video on Youtube Channel

RPG Research Status Update Video on Youtube Channel

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 02:28 AM

Just posted a status update video, 10 minutes long, providing a status update on RPG Research. Please check it out, and comment.

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New RPG Website for the Greater Spokane Area Role-Playing Gamers

New RPG Website for the Greater Spokane Area Role-Playing Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 18, 2016 04:44 PM

A new site - www.spokanerpg.com - dedicated to role-playing gamers (tabletop and LARP) in the greater Spokane and C'dA area.

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New Sections: RPG Therapy and RPG Education Example Lists

New Sections: RPG Therapy and RPG Education Example Lists

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 12:24 PM

Created two new lists on the website. One is a list of role-playing gaming therapy examples, another a list of role-playing gaming used for educational purposes.

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Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens?

Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:24 PM

In conversation on Facebook yesterday, I mentioned, as I have done a number of times in recent years, about my reading two different research reports about inpatient groups and role-playing gaming. I seemed to recall the papers mentioning they were schizophrenic, and one report was a disaster, while the other was an outstanding success....

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