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The RPG Research Project

by Hawke Robinson published Aug 16, 2017 03:55 PM, last modified Aug 17, 2017 11:34 AM
Choose your interest background in The RPG Research Project: Focused Research on Role-Playing Games, or research-based services implementation of role-playing games to help people.

 

Focused Research

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The RPG Research Project primarily exist as a repository of international research on the effects

of all forms of role-playing games.

Mission Statement Part 1: To clearly establish, through rigorous scientific testing, the effects of all

forms of role-playing gaming (RPG):

  • Tabletop (TRPG)
  • Live-action (LARP)
  • Computer-based (CRPG)
  • Solo adventure books/modules (SABM) aka Interactive Fiction

on participants. In addition to determining the potential relevance of correlated factors, significant

emphasis is focused contributing to the body of causal research information.

 

 

 

 

Research-based Services Helping People

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A number of volunteers for The RPG Research Project,

also use the research to provide services

(which often feeds back into the body of research),

using role-playing games and music, to help

participants achieve entertainment, educational,

and therapeutic goals.

 

 

 

Populations with special considerations, include (but not limited to):

  • Autism Spectrum (ASD, PDD, Asperger's, etc.)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • At-risk youth
  • Brain injury recovery (stroke, TBI, etc.)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Impairments
  • Incarcerated youth & adults, and transition programs
  • In-patient youth & adults, and transition programs
  • In-patient to out-patient substance dependency rehabilitation transition
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Social skills development
  • Social phobias & Agoraphobia

Furthermore, some volunteers use a mobile wheelchair accessible facility (trailer) to provide these

services in under-served (small-town) and un-served (rural) locations,

with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.

 

 

 

The RPG Research Project

1312 N. Monroe Street

Suite #114

Spokane, WA 99201

Voicemail: (509) 252-0800

Email: rpgresearcher at gmail dot com

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