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How far to go with trolls?
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM — filed under: , ,
Recently in a Facebook conversation regarding the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, I had some interaction with what turned out to be a troll. At first I thought it might be a legitimate interaction, but only too late was it clear they were otherwise... I thought it would be fun to post the interaction here for future reference.
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Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 13, 2018 last modified Jun 14, 2018 12:41 AM — filed under: ,
In response to someone at the Ph.D. level, who recently released a podcast and shockingly made the completely erroneous claims that there is not _any_ existing legtimate, peer-reviewed, research on tabletop RPG, RPGer traits, any correlative data on RPGers, any publications in respected journals, any studies from psychologists or psychiatrists, or any research on the effects of RPGs, I have whipped up this page in order to help. Working together and sharing will help float all boats. Pulling apart and isolating will continue to founder the ship.
rpgpaper the stigmas and benefits
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 13, 2018 — filed under:
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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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How to get started using RPGs
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 09, 2017 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under:
After resolving the many myths and inculcated attitudes about role-playing games and gamers, and then showing people the research supporting the efficacy of using role-playing games to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for a broad range of populations, the next question invariably is, "Okay, how do I get started?". This post will provide you with a possible road map.
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Recent Discussion Partial Short List of RPG Benefits
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 30, 2018 last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:09 PM — filed under: ,
Here are excerpts from a recent email summarizing just a few of the many benefits of RPGs...
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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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Vision of the future
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 05, 2004 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:23 PM — filed under: , , , ,
It is still far to early to be sure that this vision for the future will even be relevant several years from now, as the research data begins to roll in, but if any of the core assumptions hold even remotely true, then the long term goal of creating RPG therapy modules could become a reality.
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Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 29, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
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What Tools Do You Use for Your Campaigns?
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:11 PM — filed under: , , , ,
As asked in Geek Therapy Community on Facebook by Pâris Conte, "To those here that write campaigns, build campaign settings, etc... What system do you use to store and organise your notes? A hand written journal? Specific software? Why did you chose what you use?". Such a lengthy response would be a terrible wall of text on FB, so I'm answering it here where both longevity and formatting are MUCH better...
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