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Help Fund Gaming at WorldCon & Future Spokane Area Events

Help Fund Gaming at WorldCon & Future Spokane Area Events

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 07, 2015 02:19 PM

The 73rd Annual WorldCon Science Fiction convention (aka Sasquan) has a separate gaming portion. The organizer John Welker has a fundraiser to help make the gaming experience at WorldCon the best possible. Please hurry and donate so he can cover the costs of special guests and events!

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RPG Research & Hawke Robinson at WorldCon

RPG Research & Hawke Robinson at WorldCon

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM

Two different groups requested my participation in WorldCon 73 (Sasquan) so as per request here is my short bio and schedule from August 19th to 23rd. I hope to see many of you there.

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Hawke's Gaming Areas, Materials, & Collections, for Tabletop, Live-action, and Computer-based RPG

Hawke's Gaming Areas, Materials, & Collections, for Tabletop, Live-action, and Computer-based RPG

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 21, 2015 07:53 PM

Here are photos of my primary gaming room at my house. I also have secondary, tertiary, and quarternary game rooms in the house, plus several at the office. Feel free to post links to your game room photos in the comments.

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The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM

I already regularly run (for free) non-modified role-playing games that include players with Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, and at-risk youth in the Spokane area. I would like to be able to provide these games to a much broader geographic area, including rural areas, and groups that do not have their own facilities. The Role-playing Gaming trailer will make it possible to provide these sessions to many more people over a much wider area and populace.

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RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

by admin — last modified Mar 06, 2016 12:55 PM

90 minute video of the presentation "The Therapeutic and Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective" at Seattle Children's Hospital for the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) 16th annual conference. The live version of this presentation was certified for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). This the sound fixed, and includes the slideshow added to the video to be easier to read. Closed captions coming soon too.

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Summary List of RPG Research Activities of Note

Summary List of RPG Research Activities of Note

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:32 PM

Here is a shortened list of just a few key activities I am involved with related to RPG Research...

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RPG Gender Bias Research Stage 2 - Status Update

RPG Gender Bias Research Stage 2 - Status Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 04, 2017 03:59 PM

Just a quick update to let folks know where I am at on this project....

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RPG Therapeutics Presenting at WSTRA 16

RPG Therapeutics Presenting at WSTRA 16

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

Founder of RPG Therapeutics LLC, W. A. Hawkes-Robinson, will be presenting at the 16th Annual Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association - WSTRA​ Conference, Saturday, April 11th.

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Volunteers Needed - Spokane

Volunteers Needed - Spokane

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

Help facilitating cooperative group tabletop recreation on Monday and Wednesday nights. Training begins October 6th, gaming sessions begin October 13th and 15th.

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RPG Program Plan for Public Transit Education, ASD, PDD, & Others

RPG Program Plan for Public Transit Education, ASD, PDD, & Others

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 03, 2016 11:12 PM

This program is usable for any populations, and professionals in other disciplines, wishing to teach participants to gain competence and confidence in using their local public transit system. This posting is an older prototype posting, there are now more updated versions of this program.

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Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

by admin — last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

The monthly RPGResearch.com meetings will begin broadcasting through Google Plus Hangout and Youtube.com/rpgresearch, on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to Noon (Pacific Time). Please join in the conversation regarding the therapeutic and educational uses of role-playing gaming in all forms (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, etc.).

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Now Playing D&D Next 5th Edition Starter Set July 2nd 2014 at Local Hobby Gaming Store...

Now Playing D&D Next 5th Edition Starter Set July 2nd 2014 at Local Hobby Gaming Store...

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 06:38 PM

We're at the local hobby/gaming story, Merlyn's in Spokane, playing the brand new 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons (aka D&D Next).

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Various Articles and Discussions on Role-playing Game Stigma

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:08 AM

Since this has been a fairly lively discussion when I have brought it up on rpg.net and geekandsundry.com forum, I thought I'd perform a brief search on current articles and discussions related to role-playing game and gamer social stigma. This is just a quick list for further research and discussion...

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Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers Are Important to Address

Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers Are Important to Address

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 22, 2016 04:43 PM

Here is an example of how pervasive the inculcation of misinformation and myths of negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers has become in the united states.

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2014 Summer Release Schedule for the New Tabletop D&D 5th Edition - "Free to Play" and Staggered Release (Grumble)

2014 Summer Release Schedule for the New Tabletop D&D 5th Edition - "Free to Play" and Staggered Release (Grumble)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 07:21 PM

Why is WotC spreading out the release of the Players Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide, and Monster Manual over several months, rather than releasing those core components in the same month??? They are making a free PDF of the Basic set available for download, but the initial download will only be a basic Players Handbook, with no rules to actually run a game. They are planning to emulate the online gaming world's "Free to Play" approach. They will be releasing future free basic versions of the rules via PDF that will include some rules for play, and then also staggering the release of the hardcovers. Internal Correspondence reports the release dates for many of the new D&D products that Wizards of the Coast has announced for the Summer, beginning in July.

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Study Playing RPG for 5 Minutes, "Alignment" Impact on Real-world Behaviors (Computer-based RPG)

Study Playing RPG for 5 Minutes, "Alignment" Impact on Real-world Behaviors (Computer-based RPG)

by admin — last modified Jun 21, 2017 09:37 AM

Though this is a computer-based RPG (Role-Playing Game) study, pending testing with tabletop, it seems possible that it could apply in tabletop RPG, LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing), and maybe even CYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) forms of RPG as well? I would be interesting to perform the same style study with the other formats to see if the format changes the results (or not). Received 10/26/13; Revision accepted 12/11/13

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RPG Research Status Update, May 17th, 2014

RPG Research Status Update, May 17th, 2014

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 07:28 PM

Here is a status update on some projects from the past month developing tabletop and live-action role-playing games for use as educational and therapeutic intervention modalities for autism spectrum adults.

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First Prototype for the PAVE Group of Tabletop RPG as a Modality for Therapeutic / Educational Intervention

First Prototype for the PAVE Group of Tabletop RPG as a Modality for Therapeutic / Educational Intervention

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 26, 2017 01:34 PM

This is an early prototype version. There are newer, more complete and updated, versions created since this article was posted years ago. This is useful for various populations and professionals from other disciplines wishing to teach participants how to find and use civic resources (police, fire department, doctor, hospital, theater, etc.)

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RPG Research Status Update

RPG Research Status Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:23 PM

A lot has happened over the past several months, and there is actually a backlog developing, so I thought I would take a minutes to organize the backlog, update folks on what has been completed, and look ahead to what is coming down the pipe. If there is anything I forgot to include, please let me know so I can integrate it into this article. Many of the items in the queue might unfortunately be stuck until the summer holiday from university. Consider this also my public TODO list...

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LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

by admin — last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:09 AM

Join the discussion with the panel regarding the therapeutic uses of role-playing gaming, especially LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing). Featuring Dr. Sarah Bowman, Hawke Robinson, Chris Shell, and Jamie Metzger, hosted by Kristin Brumley. Additional details below...

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When Does Role-Playing Gaming Become "Bad" For Participants?

When Does Role-Playing Gaming Become "Bad" For Participants?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM

What do you think is a reasonable baseline for "safe" RPG participation? With different populations, when is there "too much of a good thing"? Do you have any anecdotes, or better yet research data that validates any particular stance? I am slowly building up the background for extensive research on the potential therapeutic uses of role-playing games in various formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based) for various populations (TBI, PTSD, Autism-spectrum, LD's, etc.), with the assumption that there is potential benefit. But what are the potential risks?

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Creating LARP Program for Autism Spectrum Toddlers

Creating LARP Program for Autism Spectrum Toddlers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:27 PM

Due to excessively strict NDA of the organization, I am very limited in what I can post, but letting those following the RPG Research, beginning working with autism-spectrum toddlers today from a recreation therapy approach, and developing an activity program that is LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing) quest-style for this population group, that we will actually implement in the next few weeks.

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Creating LARP Program for Autism Spectrum Toddlers

Creating LARP Program for Autism Spectrum Toddlers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:27 PM

Due to excessively strict NDA of the organization, I am very limited in what I can post, but letting those following the RPG Research, beginning working with autism-spectrum toddlers today from a recreation therapy approach, and developing an activity program that is LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing) quest-style for this population group, that we will actually implement in the next few weeks.

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Original D&D White Books 2013 Reprint Special Collector's Edition Boxed Set - Unboxing

Original D&D White Books 2013 Reprint Special Collector's Edition Boxed Set - Unboxing

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 07:54 PM

A walk down a path of RPG nostalgia / history, Wizards of the Coast has reprinted the original D&D white book set, and bundled it in a wooden box with dice. Here you will find many photos of the unboxing process with a few comments, and a comparison my ancient original of one of the the Blackmoor supplement...

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Original D&D White Book Box Set

Original D&D White Book Box Set

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 07:57 PM

Just received this reprint of the ultimate in retro / nastalgic role-playing gaming, the Original D&D in a full box set.

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Using Therapeutic Role-Playing Gaming to Help in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Victims

Using Therapeutic Role-Playing Gaming to Help in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Victims

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 29, 2017 02:27 PM

A Christian gamers podcast group calling themselves "Saving the Game" recently interviewed a representative of The Bodhana Group regarding A PROPOSAL for using role-playing games for therapeutic treatment of sexually abused children and adolescents, as well as the abusers.

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UPDATE: JCAL Special Issue on 'Learning Analytics in Massively Multiuser Games, Virtual Environments and Courses' (clarification of scope and extension of proposal-submission deadline)

UPDATE: JCAL Special Issue on 'Learning Analytics in Massively Multiuser Games, Virtual Environments and Courses' (clarification of scope and extension of proposal-submission deadline)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:03 PM

Date: Sat Sep 14 14:15:21 2013 - Dear colleagues, Following the posting of the Call for Papers for the abovementioned special issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, several prospective authors have enquired as to what constitutes a 'massive' number of learners for the purposes of the special issue.....

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Join the RPG Research Email Discussion List

Join the RPG Research Email Discussion List

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:05 PM

Join the RPG Research Email discussion list. Some people find it easier to discuss complex topics via email. We have setup such an option for you if you wish...

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Using Role-Playing Games to Treat PTSD at the VA Hospital

Using Role-Playing Games to Treat PTSD at the VA Hospital

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:32 PM

Timothe Loya served six years as a U.S. Marine, also serving in Iraq, and has proposed using tabletop role-playing games to treat returning veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 21, 2017 08:53 AM

Originally presented as a slide show presentation for Eastern Washington University class "Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities". This video is a presentation on the hypothetical use of role-playing games to help a patient with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) progress through various recovery stages. This includes Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA), Computer-based RPG, Tabletop, and Live-action role-play (LARP).

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