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The RPG Research Patreon Goals

by Hawke Robinson published Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM, last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM
Here is a list of the RPG Research Project goals for the Patreon fundraising.

Whether the funds come from donors, or other means, this provides an outline of some specific roadmap goals for the project...

 $1 - IT'S ALIVE!
Thank you for acknowledging this Patreon Project exists!

Achieved!

 

$50 Audible Glamer - PATREON EARLY ACCESS TO MONTHLY PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PODCAST!
Monthly RPG Research 15+ minute audio podcast by Hawke Robinson. May include special guests. Topics include the latest research information about role-playing games, RPG-related news and discussion.

 

$100. Projected Image - MONTHLY PRE-RECORDED VIDEO PODCAST!
Monthly RPG Research 30+ minute video podcast.

 

$200. Contact Other Plane - PATREON LIVE MONTHLY BROADCAST/HANGOUT!
Monthly live 30+ minute video broadcast, with interactive Patreon audience. Live for Patrons, recorded for later release to general public. Broadcasts begin after 2 sustained months in a row at this level.
3 to 6 months at this level also pays for a 10' to 12' wheelchair ramp extension for electric wheelchairs & scooters for the RPG Trailer!

 

$250Detect Magic. 1st ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FREE RPG FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS! (RPG TRAILER 50 mile radius).
This level provides additional funds to cover the costs for providing additional weekly RPG sessions for a group of people with special needs within a 50 mile radius of RPG Research HQ.
Begins after 2 months sustained at this level.

 

$500. Write. MONTHLY RPG RESEARCH ESSAYS FUNDED!
Patrons will receive early access to exclusive RPG research content from Hawke Robinson (and/or potentially others in the field of RPG Research) 2 weeks before the general public.

 

$750. Dimension Door. 2nd ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FREE RPG FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS! (RPG TRAILER 100 mile radius).
This level provides funds sufficient to cover providing a 2nd weekly free RPG group for people with special needs.

 

$1,000. Quest. FORMAL RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED!
When this level if achieved and sustained for 3 months, funds at least one per year smaller formal research topics on the RPG Research Project list (on website: http://rpgresearch.com), including application fees/process for IRB waiver or acceptance, and other research costs.
With these smaller RPG Research projects, it typically takes between 3 to 12 months from beginning the process to release of results.
Patrons receive exclusive research status updates and the research paper at least 1 month before the public.

 

$1,500. ...... 3rd ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FREE RPG FOR SPECIAL NEEDS (3)! (RPG TRAILER 250 mile radius).
This level provides funds to cover a 3rd weekly free RPG group for people with special needs.

 

$2,000. ...... 4th ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FREE RPG FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS! (RPG TRAILER 500 mile radius).
This level covers the costs to provide a 4th weekly free RPG group for people with special needs.

 

$2,500. .... HIRE 1 PART-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT AND GM!
When this level sustained for 3 consecutive months, will be able to pay for a person filling the role of part-time assistant and additional GM

 

$3,000. ..... 5th ADDITIONAL WEEKLY FREE RPG FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS! (RPG TRAILER 750 mile radius).
Covers the costs to provide a 5th weekly free RPG group for people with special needs.

 

$4,000 = FULL-TIME RESEARCHER AND GM!
When this level sustained for 3 consecutive months, will be able to pay for a person filling the role of full-time research and additional GM.

 

$5,000 = MEDIUM RPG RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED!
When this level is funded for 3 consecutive months, funds at least one of the INTERMEDIATE sized research goals on the RPG Research Project list (on website: http://rpgresearch.com), including application fees/process for IRB waiver or acceptance, and other research costs.
These more involved research projects can take anywhere from 6 months to 1-5 years for the entire process from beginning to release of a report on the results.
For research approval, it costs a minimum of $2,700 for submission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for just an IRB waiver as an independent researcher (as opposed to through a university).
This helps cover longitudinal studies and other increased costs for more in depth research, especially trying to establish causal relationships rather than just correlative.

 

$7,000 = 2ND ASSISTANT AND GM HIRED!
When this funding level is achieved, will begin the process of interviewing and hiring, another 1 additional either part-time or full-time research assistant, general assistant, and/or Game Master to help with providing research and services to more people.
This means also more free RPG sessions for special needs populations can be scheduled since we will have more Game Masters available!

 

$8,000. ....... FREE RPG SESSIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS (6)!
This will extend the range of free services provided to special needs populations to 1 or more additional locations within 750 miles of the RPG Research Project HQ (Spokane, WA). Must be accessible to the RPG Trailer.
Once the RPG Trailer is funded and built (this funding level would pay for the initial down payment within 5 months).
This expansion will begin once the trailer is built and this funding level is achieved and sustained for 3 consecutive months thereafter.
Once the trailer is built and delivered, The RPG Trailer will already be used for some regular visits for special needs populations throughout the Northwest, once this level is achieved monthly, it will become affordable to provide ongoing free services will expand farther to within a 750 mile radius of home base (currently Spokane area).

 

$10,000. ....... MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT FUNDED!
When this level is funded for 6 consecutive months, will fund at least one of the major research goals on the RPG Research Project list (on website: http://rpgresearch.com), including application fees/process for IRB waiver or acceptance, and other research costs.
These more involved research projects can take anywhere from 6 months to 1-5 years for the entire process from beginning to release of a report on the results.
For research approval, it costs a minimum of $2,700 for submission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for just an IRB waiver as an independent researcher (as opposed to through a university).
This helps cover longitudinal studies and other increased costs for more in depth research, especially trying to establish causal relationships rather than just correlative.
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$20,000. ...... BUILD 2nd WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY RPG TRAILER, with TRANSPORT, & ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT AND GM HIRED!!!
After 3 consecutive months at this level, will make the down payment on building a second larger capacity RPG Trailer.
After 9 consecutive months at this level, 1-2 additional people will be hired as Assistant Researcher / Aide / Game Master, to help deliver these services twice as much as one trailer.
Provide weekly free RPG sessions with 2 RPG TRAILERS to people with special needs throughout all of North America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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