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by Hawke Robinson published Mar 24, 2016 10:20 AM, last modified Jun 05, 2016 10:39 AM
About The RPG Research Project Community, contact information, staff information, legal disclaimers, FAQs, and related resources.

Disclaimers

Various disclaimers for the website, projects, and authors.

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RPG Research Core Volunteer Team Members

The RPG Research Project is a conglomeration of volunteers from around the world. This page highlights some of our most involved core volunteer team members. If you would like to be added to this list, please email volunteers@rpgresearch.com with your bio matching the same formatted information and your headshot photo.

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Here you can find information on volunteer positions available. Some of these opportunities include training that can help you get the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to pass various RPG related certifications.

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And So It Begins

The first kernels of the RPG Research Project Community began around 1985, and became more formal in 2004...

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About The RPG Research Project Community Website

The original seeds began initially around 1985, and then became more formalized around 2004...

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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

This project involves participation from individuals and organizations from around the world.

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MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, including...

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MISSION

The mission of the RPG Research Project is...

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OVERVIEW

Prior to 2006, approximately 80 studies were published related to participation in role playing games and their effects on participants. Since 2006, there has been a significant increase in related research from many disciplines...

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VISION

It is hoped through the efforts of RPG Research that it will be possible to clearly define the specific causal therapeutic and educational aspects of participation in role playing gaming with the eventual possibility of developing effective educational and therapeutic modalities using role playing games.

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PROJECT

There are many sub-projects contained in the overall RPG Project, from demographics gathering and case studies, to small shorter term research projects, building towards a larger body of data planned over the years of research efforts

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HISTORY

The first stages of this project began in 1985, with an active revival in 2004 through interaction with various universities and organizations.

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POTENTIAL AREAS OF EFFECT

The effects of RPGs upon participants are influenced by many variables, including the RPG format: Tabletop, Live-action (LARP), Choose Your Own Adventure / Interactive Solo, and computer-based

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GOALS

Over many years, the long term intention of RPG Research is to implement a series of studies using many different population groups meeting the following goals:

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EXPLORE THE EFFICACY OF ROLE-PLAYING GAME THERAPY

As the body of knowledge grows, indicators may be found suggesting the development of a distinct treatment modality, potentially "role-playing game therapy", may develop as an effective tool for the treatment of many population groups with varied needs.

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PARTICIPATE IN THE RPG RESEARCH PROJECT

If you are interested in participating in the RPG Research Project, we welcome you to the team of volunteers. Please read the following information on how to join, collaborate, receive free training (if necessary), etc.

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About The RPG Research Project Community Website (All on one page).

This community-focused website began with efforts, starting initially around 1985, and advancing since 2004, to identify the effects of role-playing games upon participants. Furthermore research efforts consider the potential uses of RPGs as intervention modalities to achieve educational and therapeutic goals for diverse populations. RPG Research is loose consortium of contributors and completely volunteer-run.

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Contact

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Multimodal Assessment

Multiple methods and diagnostic tools are used for baseline assessment and ongoing progress evaluation...

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Relevant Websites

Here is a list of some relevant website you may also find of interest...

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Role-Playing Gaming at The Spark Central, Spokane, WA, provided by RPG Research volunteers.

Role-Playing Gaming at The Spark Central, Spokane, WA, provided by RPG Research volunteers.

by Hawke Robinson last modified Sep 20, 2017 04:26 PM

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 5:00 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and potential answers.

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Photographic History of RPG Research

Here are some snapshot photos from the RPG Research Project since 2004.

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Media: About RPG Research

For those media interested in summarized information about the RPG Research Project, this page is to help you get started.

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List of Potential Research Questions

Here is a list of documents on the site (found by keyword "Potential RPG Research Question").

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