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Delayed for an Indeterminate Period of Time, Working Toward Solutions
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 19, 2016 last modified Sep 06, 2016 08:35 PM — filed under:
It is increasingly looking like, for an indeterminate amount of time, I may have to set aside all the volunteer work with populations that have special needs, and Therapeutic Recreation, RPG Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology related efforts of the past 12 years (since 2004). I may have to go back to the tech industry to rebuild funds to resume these efforts...
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En Route to Journey Quest 3!
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 08, 2016 last modified Apr 11, 2016 12:20 AM — filed under: ,
I am now on the road to the Seattle / Tacoma area. Tomorrow I have a one line bit part in a tavern scene for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment's web series "Journey Quest 3"...
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2 Day Workshop Intro to Compassion Focused Therapy
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 28, 2016 — filed under:
I am attending a 2 day workshop on CFT this week, all day Thursday & Friday, in Spokane, Washington...
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Call for RPG/LARP Bibliography Volunteers
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 02, 2016 last modified Jun 02, 2016 01:23 PM — filed under: ,
The RPG Research Project community website needs you! We need some volunteers to help create and organize some bibliography pages on LARP, RPG, and related topics...
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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
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 06:11 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.
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Preview & Review of Middle-earth Adventures D&D 5e Role-Playing Game by Cubicle 7 & Mike Mearls
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 05, 2016 — filed under: ,
The creators of The One Ring Role-Playing Game, and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Francesco Nepitello, Mike Mearls, and others, worked very hard to collaborate in creating the first licensed Tolkien-based game using d20!
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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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Avista (Energy Company) Worker and RPG Research Discussion on RPG-based Professional Training
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 25, 2016 last modified Jul 25, 2016 12:31 PM — filed under: , , ,
I just had a surprising dialog with some Avista (my local power company) workers regarding role-playing games...
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Middle-earth d20 Loremaster's Guide Delayed
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 23, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Those that preordered the Loremaster's Guide for the Open Game License (OGL) of D&D 5th Edition (5e) adaptation to Middle-earth based on Cubicle 7's The One Ring RPG (TOR) back in April 2016, recently received notification that there will be a further delay in release of the PDF...
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