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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM, last modified Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM

Fun and Function, How RPG Can Heal

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:05 PM

An interview from some months ago, "FUN AND FUNCTION: HOW RPGS CAN HEAL YOUR MIND AND BODY" Posted on March 21, 2016 by Kit Partin...

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Classcraft.com

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 16, 2017 12:10 PM

No time to research this right now, but stumbled across: http://www.classcraft.com will be interesting to delve into after finals are over. Anyone had any experience with it?

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Hipsters & Boardgames

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 07, 2016 10:16 AM

A recent article was floating around proclaiming "Let’s thank hipsters for the return of board games", apparently written by what others described as a "hipster". My attempt to comment to the article with examples/proof that it is more likely economically driven was however "declined, reason: other"...

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Planning for VR/AR integration/supplementation of RPG/LARP

Planning for VR/AR integration/supplementation of RPG/LARP

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 19, 2017 11:33 PM

I am in the middle of finals right now, but will be looking into trying to test out Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) TRPG & LARP using a combination of items...

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1985, The First Kernels of The RPG Research Project

1985, The First Kernels of The RPG Research Project

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 03, 2016 01:57 AM

Someone recently questioned how I could have first started the initial threads of research that lead to The RPG Research Project as far back as around 1985. Here is some information...

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Call for RPG/LARP Bibliography Volunteers

Call for RPG/LARP Bibliography Volunteers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 02, 2016 01:23 PM

The RPG Research Project community website needs you! We need some volunteers to help create and organize some bibliography pages on LARP, RPG, and related topics...

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RPG in Prisons

RPG in Prisons

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2017 06:52 PM

An archived article from 2010 was recently doing the rounds in Facebook RPG groups, here is more information on the topic and some of my relevant thoughts and experiences.

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Approximate Group Demographics

Approximate Group Demographics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:21 PM

This is just a rough approximation summarizing the demographics of the players in my groups since coming to Spokane in 2004...

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Intense PTSD Class Yesterday

Intense PTSD Class Yesterday

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:17 AM

In yesterday's class on trauma & PTSD, with the mid-term taking place tomorrow, at the end of the class we had a young Afghanistan veteran share his experiences with PTSD, it was intense to say the least...

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2 Day Workshop Intro to Compassion Focused Therapy

2 Day Workshop Intro to Compassion Focused Therapy

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 28, 2016 10:33 AM

I am attending a 2 day workshop on CFT this week, all day Thursday & Friday, in Spokane, Washington...

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En Route to Journey Quest 3!

En Route to Journey Quest 3!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 11, 2016 12:20 AM

I am now on the road to the Seattle / Tacoma area. Tomorrow I have a one line bit part in a tavern scene for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment's web series "Journey Quest 3"...

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Harassment and Worse in RPG Industry & Community

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 29, 2017 02:33 PM

A blog article was posted to the CAR-PGA (The Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games) mailing list today, regarding terrible behavior by the RPG industry & Community...

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Very busy week! EWU, TSU, WSTRA, & WSU.

Very busy week! EWU, TSU, WSTRA, & WSU.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 01, 2016 04:33 PM

I am taking a quick few minutes for a mental break to provide just a quick blurb in case you thought I fell off the planet... :-)

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WSTRA Conference 17

WSTRA Conference 17

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 29, 2016 11:07 AM

I am Presenting on RPGs for Therapy & Education at Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association 17th Annual conference (WSTRA Con 17), April 2nd.

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Working on RPG Research Presentation Videos

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 24, 2016 11:30 AM

I am now working on a presentation video from the PNWATRA conference.

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How far to go with trolls?

How far to go with trolls?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM

Recently in a Facebook conversation regarding the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, I had some interaction with what turned out to be a troll. At first I thought it might be a legitimate interaction, but only too late was it clear they were otherwise... I thought it would be fun to post the interaction here for future reference.

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JourneyQuest is at Death's Door - 34 Hours Remain to Save JourneyQuest

JourneyQuest is at Death's Door - 34 Hours Remain to Save JourneyQuest

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 18, 2016 01:03 PM

We now have 34 hours (and counting down!) to raise over $125,000 and save JourneyQuest. - Don't let this fantastic series die. Save them now!

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Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland

Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2016 05:12 PM

Late last night I returned home from speaking at the 2016 Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference...

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PNW RPG Research – RPG Therapy

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 07, 2016 07:08 PM

Posted on January 27, 2016. "In a previous blog post a few years ago, I mentioned the social and developmental benefits of roleplaying games." by Chad Knick...

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Mockery of Gamers

Mockery of Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:23 PM

In a Facebook group posting, someone stated: "I question why America sees LARPing as something to be mocked". Here is a response...

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ADD/ADHD Students Part 1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 19, 2016 01:56 PM

I am currently taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...

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ADD/ADHD Classroom Modifications: Gamification - Competitive vs. Cooperative

ADD/ADHD Classroom Modifications: Gamification - Competitive vs. Cooperative

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 04, 2016 12:39 AM

This is a less formal, discussion posting. Not really cleaned up, since I have other deadlines looming where I need to focus my time. But I wanted to post it while thinking about it, before it gets buried by other projects. It is a slightly lengthy, not quite essay, regarding my concerns about the recommendations for "gamification" of instruction in the classroom, especially competitive versus cooperative. It is posted more as a forum discussion request. I look forward to everyone's comments. At the time of this posting I was taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...

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Invited to Speak at WSTRA Con XVII

Invited to Speak at WSTRA Con XVII

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 14, 2016 09:21 PM

I was just contacted by Professor Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS, President of the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association. She has invited me to speak again at their upcoming 17th annual conference...

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Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 21, 2017 10:31 AM

An article about researching indicating that Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers score higher on empathy measurement tools. Thank you CAROL PINCHEFSKY ON JANUARY 13, 2016, for posting this on Geek & Sundry.

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RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 14, 2016 06:14 PM

Here is some additional information on the upcoming conferences I am planning to attend in the first half of 2016. This includes the topics of presentation/discussion at each, schedule, location, etc.

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RPG Research 2015 Update

RPG Research 2015 Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 22, 2016 02:20 AM

Here is a video summary of the past year, and upcoming year, for the RPG Research Project.

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Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 30, 2015 05:57 PM

A very kind and supportive video from Andy Dopieralski, Scott C. Brown, & Brian Lewis of The Two Bards Podcast, and The Gamers movies, Journey Quest series, etc. Talking about The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.

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Effects of Trait Hostility and Violent Video Games

Effects of Trait Hostility and Violent Video Games

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 18, 2015 10:14 AM

Effects of Trait Hostility, Mapping Interface, and Character Identification on Aggressive Thoughts and Overall Game Experience After Playing a Violent Video Game - Younbo Jung, PhD, Namkee Park, PhD, and Kwan Min Lee, PhD - Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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Thank you Anonymous for your donation!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 10, 2015 08:30 PM

A donor preferring to remain anonymous kindly supported the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer with a donation.

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RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 15, 2017 06:27 PM

The schedule for the Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference has been confirmed. I will be presenting at the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on "The use of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as an Intervention Modality" on January 29th, 2016, from 2:20 pm to 3:50 pm.

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