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Notes from experiments on RPG optimization (Standard Non-therapeutic/education settings)
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified May 26, 2017 01:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here is a summary of many observations I have made through various experiments in trying to optimize the RPG experience. These are based both on observations (most of which include thousands of hours of recorded RPG sessions), verbal feedback, and formal assessment forms from participants. Scores of variables were taken into consideration and repeatedly tweaked to try to find some level of causal changes, but at this stage are probably only at best correlative, in the enjoyment levels of participants. There are plenty of potential confounds here, and so every statement should have that taken into consideration that these should be further researched with more rigorous techniques. However, implementation of these observations does seem to have lead to consistently higher assessment & observation scores. I hope others find this useful for trying to optimize your own RPG setting. This was a non-therapeutic and non-educational setting, it was only for standard leisure activity of tabletop role-playing games.
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Notes from experiments on RPG optimization
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 06:11 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here is a summary of many observations I have made over the decades through various experiments in trying to optimize the RPG experience. This is from a huge pile of hundreds of documents I have written, spanning over 15+ years of research (and nearly 40 years of RPG experience). It will likely take me a year or more to finish integrating all that information into this document.
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Who first used RPG for Therapy?
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 12, 2017 — filed under:
This is a challenging question to answer definitively, and may have to be updated over time, but here is a best estimate about, at least published in some form, who first started using role-playing games intentionally as a modality to achieve therapeutics goals (rather than just the incidental or accidental benefits from RPG participation)...
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The RPG Research Patreon Goals
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 21, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Here is a list of the RPG Research Project goals for the Patreon fundraising.
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The RPG Research Patreon Individual Rewards
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 21, 2016 last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:52 PM — filed under: , ,
Here is a list of the RPG Research Project Patreon Supporter Individual Rewards.
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What is RPG?
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 28, 2017 last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:58 PM — filed under:
RPG is an abbreviation for Role-Playing Game. Despite many misconceptions by media and the general public, the activity Role-Playing Gaming, has been show through decades of research to be able to provide many benefits to participants beyond just entertainment, including educational and therapeutic benefits. More information is provided below.
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What are the typical inculcated concepts about role-playing games and gamers?
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 12, 2016 — filed under:
The general public has a variety of inculcated ideas about RPGs and RPGers.
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RT or TR
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 01, 2016 last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:57 PM — filed under:
Why do you list both Recreation Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation? Why not just one or the other?
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