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An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role Playing Gaming (2004)

by Hawke Robinson published Oct 23, 2012 02:45 PM, last modified Jun 13, 2018 10:44 PM
Originally written in 2004, and periodically tweaked over the years. After decades of using RPGs in educational settings, this was the paper that started the therapeutic focus and building of the RPG Research website. There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature. Role playing gaming is by design a cooperative past time, which in and of itself may have significant benefits in the world where everything is becoming competitive at all ages and levels of society...
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