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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 Sep 25, 2018 08:30 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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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 Projects History List
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 30, 2018 last modified May 01, 2018 10:47 AM — filed under: , ,
While we have posted textual and photo lists of the history of RPG Research at a high level, we haven't created an organized list, in timeline approach, of the actual research we've performed since 1983.
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RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 10, 2015 last modified May 15, 2017 06:27 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The schedule for the Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference has been confirmed. I will be presenting at the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on "The use of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as an Intervention Modality" on January 29th, 2016, from 2:20 pm to 3:50 pm.
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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 Research Short Status Update
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
Just a quick status update about today's activities related to the RPG Research Project's recent activities...
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Preparing for RPG Research Presentation at WSTRA 17
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 04, 2017 last modified Apr 24, 2017 05:53 PM — filed under: , , , ,
UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO A CLERICAL OR OTHER ERROR, THEY ARE NOT INCLUDING MY PRESENTATION IN THE SCHEDULE, SO IT TURNS OUT I WILL _NOT_ BE SPEAKING AT THIS YEAR'S WSTRA. - - - May 6th is the 17th annual conference for the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association. I will be presenting on Using Role-Playing Games to Achieve Therapeutic & Educational Goals: The First Steps, and showing the 50-100+ professionals the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.
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RPG Research Podcast Episode 1
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 21, 2016 last modified Feb 23, 2017 07:54 PM — filed under: ,
The RPG Research Project's Podcast, Episode 1, with Hawke Robinson and John Welker.
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RPG Research Podcast Episode 2
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 21, 2016 last modified Feb 11, 2017 04:23 AM — filed under: ,
The RPG Research Project's Podcast, Episode 2, with Hawke Robinson and John Welker.
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