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1994 - Role-playing games to treat suicidal schizoid
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 13, 2012 last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:24 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Conclusion portion of Blackmon's report sums up the many possibilities that developing and establishing use of role-playing games for targeted therapeutic benefit may be able to provide for those in serious need:
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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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Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 17, 2018 last modified Jul 20, 2018 04:05 PM — filed under: ,
We have updated our list of currently open opportunities at RPG Research. These include Game Masters, American Sign Language GM, RPG Facilitators, RPG Advocates, Player Archetype Specialists, Webmaster, Social Networker, Marketing, Real-time Artist for Twitch Show, Music / Drum-circle Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator, Game Writer, Game Designer, Therapeutic Recreation Program Planner, Administrative Assistant, Broadcast / Streaming Technician, Close Captions & Transcript Writer, Project Manager, & Research Assistants. Apply today!
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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Should Game Masters for Role-Playing Games be Paid? It Depends.
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 20, 2018 last modified Mar 23, 2018 11:05 AM — filed under:
Increasingly heated debate has been growing in recent years about whether role-playing game masters (RPG GMs) should be paid or not. It depends... NOTE: This article focuses on pure entertainment RPG Professionals, not RPG Professionals in educational or therapeutic settings. To be clear, this is a blog posting, as an opinion piece, not a formal essay or research paper. For more formal essays, see the research sections of the site. This informal article is from the first-person experiential perspective, that attempts to include persuasive argument components, as someone involved with RPGs since the 1970s running many sessions per week, and paid as a GM (when desired) since the 1980s.
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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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