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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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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 Nov 07, 2017 05:24 PM — 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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Opinion - Big Bang Theory episode on Dungeons & Dragons - The Love Spell Potential
by Hawke Robinson published May 13, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:21 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games
by Hawke Robinson published May 03, 2013 last modified Nov 10, 2016 11:32 PM — filed under: , , , ,
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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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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Maine State Senator Playing Orc on World of Warcraft Elected Despite Opponents Attacks On Her Gaming Hobby
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 03:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Colleen Lachowicz, Democrat for Maine state senate, won despite attacks claiming concern over her "fitness for office" due to her online "disturbing alter ego". These attacks from her opposition were targeting her online gaming in World of Warcraft...
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"Knock it off" Shows and Writers Still Perpetuating Negative RPG Gamer Stereotypes, Even in Webisodes
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 02, 2012 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
As Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS Idea Channel, said to the writers of Big Bang Theory, that keep perpetuating all the negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers, "Knock it off." A challenge to writers to try something different.
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Thoughts on RPG player stereotypes.
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 14, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
This was in response to some of the comments at the youtube PBS Idea Channel topic on D&D, but of course the very limited 500 characters to respond was insufficient to provide much detail other than just my summarized opinion. Here I hope to elaborate a bit more regarding role-playing gamer stereotypes over the past 30+ years, and the variants I have observed...
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1990 - Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 23, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:28 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
DeRenard, Lisa A. and Kline, Linda Mannik (1990). Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons. Psychological Reports, 66, 1219-1222. This study examined differences in feelings of alienation between 35 active players and 35 nonplayers. Gamers diverge from peer-culture in mass media awareness, but not in more significant aspects. 4 small pages.
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1995 - Gamers & gaming: an ethnographic survey of male role-playing game enthusiasts in and around Athens, OH
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 17, 2012 last modified Sep 15, 2015 04:25 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Tremlett, Jim (1995, Summer). Gamers & gaming: an ethnographic survey of male role-playing game enthusiasts in and around Athens, OH. Ohio University.
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