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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

by Hawke Robinson published Jul 28, 2017 04:55 PM, last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:59 PM
Here you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and potential answers.
Notes from experiments on RPG optimization (Standard Non-therapeutic/education settings) by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 26, 2017 01:15 PM
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.
Notes from experiments on RPG optimization by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 04, 2017 06:11 AM
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.
RT or TR by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:57 PM
Why do you list both Recreation Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation? Why not just one or the other?
The RPG Research Patreon Goals by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM
Here is a list of the RPG Research Project goals for the Patreon fundraising.
The RPG Research Patreon Individual Rewards by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:52 PM
Here is a list of the RPG Research Project Patreon Supporter Individual Rewards.
What are the typical inculcated concepts about role-playing games and gamers? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 12, 2016 09:05 PM
The general public has a variety of inculcated ideas about RPGs and RPGers.
What is RPG? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 28, 2017 04:58 PM
RPG is an abbreviation for Role-Playing Game. Despite many misconceptions by media and the general public, the activity Role-Playing Gaming, has been show through decades of research to be able to provide many benefits to participants beyond just entertainment, including educational and therapeutic benefits. More information is provided below.
Who first used RPG for Therapy? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 12, 2017 03:52 PM
This is a challenging question to answer definitively, and may have to be updated over time, but here is a best estimate about, at least published in some form, who first started using role-playing games intentionally as a modality to achieve therapeutics goals (rather than just the incidental or accidental benefits from RPG participation)...

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