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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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Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 30, 2016 last modified Jan 30, 2016 05:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Late last night I returned home from speaking at the 2016 Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference...
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Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 29, 2015 last modified Dec 30, 2015 05:57 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
A very kind and supportive video from Andy Dopieralski, Scott C. Brown, & Brian Lewis of The Two Bards Podcast, and The Gamers movies, Journey Quest series, etc. Talking about The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.
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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 - Maximizing enjoyment, benefit, immersion, flow, safety, etc.
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified Aug 15, 2018 03:18 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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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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RPG Research & Hawke Robinson at WorldCon
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
Two different groups requested my participation in WorldCon 73 (Sasquan) so as per request here is my short bio and schedule from August 19th to 23rd. I hope to see many of you there.
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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 Jul 10, 2018 12:38 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. we have spoken at many conventions/conferences, sat on panels, provided presentations, been in live Q&A chat session, and had many 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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RPG Related Panel Recordings from WorldCon 73 Sasquan
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 23, 2015 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
If you missed the 3 panels I was on, or wished to review them if you were able to attend them at the 73rd Annual World Science Fiction convention aka Sasquan, here are links to recordings of each.
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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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