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The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Sep 22, 2015 05:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
With less than 3% of the mainstream media and press reports providing even remotely positive coverage, it is not surprising that the general public has so many misconceptions about this cooperative recreational activity ...
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The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role Playing Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:43 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature.
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Role-playing Games Used as Educational and Therapeutic Tools for Children, Youth, and Adults
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 15, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:20 AM — filed under: , , , ,
An essay providing examples of existing efforts, and potential possibilities for using role-playing games with children, youth, and adults for education and therapy.
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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 Sep 19, 2017 11:39 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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2007 - RPGR-A00002-FR La bataille autour du jeu de rôle
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 12, 2016 — filed under: ,
30 ans de controverse autour du JdR - © 2007 par W.A. Hawkes-Robinson.
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RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 14, 2016 06:14 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here is some additional information on the upcoming conferences I am planning to attend in the first half of 2016. This includes the topics of presentation/discussion at each, schedule, location, etc.
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Amalgamation of News Coverage, Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 12, 2015 last modified Sep 10, 2017 07:10 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. I've spoken at 3 conventions/conferences, sat on panels and presentations, and been in a live Q&A chat session, and had multiple interviews. All about the effects of role-playing games, and their use to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many different populations. Here is a listing of all these in one location for your convenience...
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An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role Playing Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 23, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:31 PM — filed under: , , ,
There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature. Role playing gaming is by design a cooperative past time, which in and of itself may have significant benefits in the world where everything is becoming competitive at all ages and levels of society...
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Confirmed: Writing entire chapter on RPG for 4th edition textbook "Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation"
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified May 30, 2017 10:17 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Wonderful news, I just received an email today confirming they wish for me to proceed with writing the entire chapter on using role-playing games as a facilitation technique for therapeutic recreation!
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