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2014 - Experiences of Hobby Game Players: Motivations Behind Playing Digital and Non Digital Games | GrogHeads
by admin published Jun 21, 2017 last modified Jun 13, 2018 11:20 PM — filed under: ,
Central to our understanding of why people play digital games (either video or computer games) is to understand the reason people want to “play” a game in the first place. Playing, once reserved for only real-life interactions among people, is now the venue for interacting with digital manifestations of reality; but the question remains, is this digital-based playing different than real-based playing? The purpose of this study was to investigate the patterns of motivation and usage by card, role-playing, computer, and board game players, known in this study as hobby game players. Through an online survey, we measured the reasons people play these games, as well as the milieu in which they play these games are played. What does the game player like in a game? Why does the gamer like this? What motivates continued game play and preferences for types of games? The results indicate that digital game playing shares several underlying motivations with its pre-digital predecessors, but in ways that are still different than tabletop gaming.
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Bleed: The Spillover Between Player and Character
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2017 last modified Aug 15, 2017 10:25 PM — filed under:
Participants often engage in role-playing in order to step inside the shoes of another person in a fictional reality that they consider “consequence-free.” However, role-players sometimes experience moments where their real life feelings, thoughts, relationships, and physical states spill over into their characters’ and vice versa. In role-playing studies, we call this phenomenon bleed.[1]
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Post LARP Depression
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2017 last modified May 14, 2018 03:45 PM — filed under: ,
Live-action role-playing (larp) occupies a unique place among analog games, for it demands as much from players’ bodies as it does from their minds. It comes then as no surprise that many players find themselves in the situation of feeling confused, exhausted, and emotionally raw after a larp event.1 In fact, larpers frequently exhaust themselves in advance through the leisure labor of planning their costumes, character actions, possible outcomes, and interactions...
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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 Dec 14, 2018 03:17 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. 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 WSTRA Con 16 RPG Research Presentation Proposal Hawkes Robinson 20150110f
by Hawke Robinson last modified May 06, 2017 05:01 PM
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File Microsoft Word Document 2015 Webinar Session Proposal RPG Research Hawkes Robinson 20140919a
by Hawke Robinson last modified May 06, 2017 04:39 PM
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The Personality of Fantasy Game Players
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 29, 2017 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:30 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Neil A. Douse & Ian Chris McManus (1993). The Personality of Fantasy Game Players. British Journal of Psychology, 84 (4), 505-509.
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What is D&D?
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 29, 2017 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Dungeons and Dragons™ (commonly known as D & D™) is an elaborate fantasy game which evolved from the war games popular in the late 1950's. Instead of a historical battlefield and battle, D&D™ games are fought in the minds of the players as the DM (dungeon master, or god) sets the stage in the fantasy world. Each player assumes the identity of the character he creates. His creature is based on chance roll of the dice. Each character will have six basic abilities: strength, intelligence, wisdom, constitution, dexterity, and charisma. The manual guideline will determine whether the character will be "good" or "evil."
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by Hawke Robinson published Apr 29, 2017 last modified Apr 29, 2017 02:51 PM — filed under:
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Comment Suggested Reading List
by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 25, 2017 09:02 PM
Post various books and other reading materials worth checking out. These should be science related, especially TR, psychology, neurosciences, alternative therapies, etc.   RPG-related       Recreation Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation     Music Therapy Related The Music Instinct, Science of Song, Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVA0T2-xw8o - excellent introduction to the power of music, neuroscience of music, and music therapy fundamental concepts.       Drum Circle Facilitation Related     Psychology Related     RPG Therapy Related        
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