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3 Years in a Row - RPGs Booming, while Video Games are Down
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 11, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:31 AM — filed under: , ,
For three years in a row now, the sales of hobby games including tabletop role-playing games, have been experiencing a significant boom in sales growth, while the video game industry has been down year after year since 2010. Apparently equal to the Pokemon CCG boom of early 2000's, but spread across a broader range rather than a single product, the entire hobby and role-playing gaming industry is benefiting...
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Online role-playing games hurt marital satisfaction, says BYU study
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A BYU study claiming that MMORPGs have a damaging impact on marital satisfaction. "Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published Feb. 15 in the Journal of Leisure Research."
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RPG Trailer: Legends Through Shadow
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 24, 2017 — filed under:
A fun little trailer the show creator put together for the weekly Internet show in which I have a supporting role as one of the adventurers.
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UPDATE! Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, "No" to any use of Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer or other helping services.
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2017 last modified Nov 01, 2017 02:15 PM — filed under: , , ,
UPDATE: JULY 2017 WIZARDS OF THE COAST PROVIDED US WITH A LICENSE! - After years of trying to get any kind of response, the only one we could get for using D&D publicly, was "No" to any use by our company, RPG Therapeutics, or The RPG Research Project, or The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, and all of our community endeavors, including charity, special needs populations, brain injury recovery, veterans, Autism Spectrum, etc. Hopefully this is just a Tier 1 Support issue. But we just can't get a hold of a human being to speak to. Here is what has happened far...
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RPG Research Mentioned at PAX South 2016
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 10, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
The Wheelhouse Workshop founders Adam Johns and Adam Davis were discussing RPG's and therapy, and mentioned the RPG Research Project website as a useful resource...
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The RPG Brain Trust 2017 Trustee - Hawke Robinson of RPG Research Project and The RPG Trailer
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 02, 2017 last modified Oct 25, 2017 07:24 PM — filed under: , ,
A kindness from The RPG Brain Trust, "2017 Trustee".
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Adventures in Middle-earth D&D 5e Tolkien-based Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 30, 2016 last modified Oct 30, 2016 02:22 AM — filed under:
While I received the PDFs many months ago, I finally received the hard copies of the d20 Tolkien RPG System based on The One Ring (TOR) by Cubicle 7: "Adventures in Middle-earth Players guide" for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. You can count on this version being at next year's Tolkien Moot XIII!
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Setting Up for LARP, RPG, & Drumming at MDA Camp
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 21, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Here is a photo and short video clip of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer being setup at this year's Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) summer camp in Idaho. RPG Research volunteers, using the RPG Trailer, preparing to provide adaptive drum circles, tabletop role-playing (RPG), and live-action role-playing (LARP) to children ages 6-17 with Muscular Dystrophy (MD), July 18th and 20th.
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Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 29, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Japanese researcher, Kohei Kato, has shown promising measurable results using role-playing games to improve the quality of life for people on the Autism Spectrum...
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Role-Playing Gaming at The Spark Central, Spokane, WA, provided by RPG Research volunteers.
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 28, 2017 last modified Sep 24, 2017 01:55 PM — filed under: ,
On the third Friday of each month, beginning August 18th, 2017, thanks to Spark Central and The RPG Research Project, volunteers will be providing role-playing gaming sessions at The Spark Central in Spokane, Washington, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Pacific Time), open to the public. Spark Central location and contact information: 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA, 99201509.279.0299info@spark-central.org
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