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Mockery of Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 20, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:23 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
In a Facebook group posting, someone stated: "I question why America sees LARPing as something to be mocked". Here is a response...
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Does RPG reading complexity impact participant development of intrinsic reading motivation, speed of development, and total reading advancement?
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 22, 2017 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:45 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
RPGs are well known to spark interest in reading, and may promote overall reading advancement. That being said, how much does the reading comprehension required for RPGs impact this overall advancement? Using "Adult" RPG Systems with youth, rather than "bringing down" a system to "their level". This is one anecdotal example that I can share, since it is my own kids, but I have seen repeated many times in practice with others, over the years. But have not (yet) run a controlled study to validate or negate these observations. Your thoughts and experiences?
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Ethics in Fantasy: Morality and D&D Part 3: The Moral Imperative of Fantasy
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 01, 2017 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:33 PM — filed under:
This is the THIRD in a series of three articles which I wrote concerning Christian perspectives and misunderstandings about Role-Playing Games, by Tracy Hickman.
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UPDATE! Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, "No" to any use of Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer or other helping services.
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2017 last modified Nov 01, 2017 02:15 PM — filed under: , , ,
UPDATE: JULY 2017 WIZARDS OF THE COAST PROVIDED US WITH A LICENSE! - After years of trying to get any kind of response, the only one we could get for using D&D publicly, was "No" to any use by our company, RPG Therapeutics, or The RPG Research Project, or The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, and all of our community endeavors, including charity, special needs populations, brain injury recovery, veterans, Autism Spectrum, etc. Hopefully this is just a Tier 1 Support issue. But we just can't get a hold of a human being to speak to. Here is what has happened far...
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Notes from experiments on RPG optimization - Maximizing enjoyment, benefit, immersion, flow, safety, etc.
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified Apr 28, 2018 12:43 PM — 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. All of the placeholder topics I currently have documents to fill in the blanks, but I time is the challenge in doing so. Bit by bit I am uploading all that content to here.
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File Microsoft Word Document the results of playing the game of social studies knowledge in an eighth grade classroom
by Hawke Robinson last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:30 PM — filed under:
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Using Role-Playing Games to Treat PTSD at the VA Hospital
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 03, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:32 PM — filed under: , , ,
Timothe Loya served six years as a U.S. Marine, also serving in Iraq, and has proposed using tabletop role-playing games to treat returning veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
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What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM — filed under: , , , ,
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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Significant Progress on Paperwork for Pilot Research Study Using RPGs Within the Constraints of a University Setting
by Hawke Robinson published May 09, 2018 last modified May 09, 2018 01:39 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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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Social Workers’ Perceptions of the Association Between Role Playing Games and Psychopathology
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 04, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Whereas role-playing and table-top role-play games (RPGs) have been proven to have potential as therapeutic tools, playing RPGs is often stereotypically associated with social incompetence and psychiatric disorders.
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