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RPG Research Project Patreon Goal #3 Unlocked! All Thanks To You!

RPG Research Project Patreon Goal #3 Unlocked! All Thanks To You!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 02, 2017 09:43 PM

Thanks to the kind support of Patreon supporters like you, we have just crossed the threshold for goal #3!

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Volunteer Game Master IV Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 30, 2017 12:10 AM

The Level 4 Game Master will run regular sessions with various people, at various locations. The GM IV is also the master trainer of all other GMs, and the senior level team leader. The GM IV provides advocacy, public speaking, training for players, game masters, educators, and therapists for Role-playing games. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer Game Master III - Therapist & Trainer, Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 30, 2017 12:07 AM

A senior level position. The Volunteer Game Master III (GM) Trainee provides role-playing game, and optional music, services to people with specific therapeutic needs (RPG Therapy), and provide RPG training (RPG Education) to people wishing to learn similar skills. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer Game Master II & Entry-Level GM Trainer, Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 30, 2017 12:05 AM

A senior level position. The volunteer Game Master II (GM) provides role-playing game, and optional music, services to people with specific needs, and provide RPG training for entry-level Game Masters to those wishing to learn similar skills. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer Game Master I & Player Trainer, Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 30, 2017 12:01 AM

A mid-level position. The Volunteer Level 1 Professional Game Master (GM) Trainee will learn to run regular sessions with various participants, at various locations, and provide training, where necessary, to players on how to play the applicable role-playing game. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer Role-Playing Game Writer I Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 11:58 PM

An entry-level position. The Role-Playing Game Writer I, working with other staff members, develops, documents, and updates our TR based role-playing game adventures and related documents. Adventures are created for various projects, and created on a project specific basis as needed. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer RPG Facilitator I Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 11:55 PM

An entry level position. Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG and related events using role-playing games, drum circles, and other recreational activities at various locations, conventions, and other events. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

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Volunteer RPG Advocate I Trainee

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 11:50 PM

An Entry Level Position. The Volunteer RPG Advocate Trainee, Level 1, promotes and advocates for role-playing games and related endeavors, including: RPG advocacy and therapeutic recreation advocacy.

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Volunteer RPG Player Archetype II Trainee - Education Settings

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 11:46 PM

This is an entry-to-mid-level volunteer position with potential for optional peer-training possibly available. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types" in education settings. The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help train Game Master Educators to learn how to address such situations more effectively. Education Types include: disruptive student, zone-out student, argumentative student, etc.

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Volunteer RPG Player Archetype II Trainee - Therapeutic Settings

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 10:56 PM

This is a mid-level volunteer position with free peer-training potentially available. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The Level 2 Player Archetype is trained to fulfil this role in therapeutic settings. The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help train Game Master Therapists to learn how to address such situations more effectively. Therapeutic Player Archetype II examples include: Autism spectrum, MD, CP, brain injury, etc. This is an approach similar to roles played in First Aid and Search & Rescue training programs. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other professional RPG positions.

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Volunteer RPG Player Archetype I Trainee (Volunteer / Entry-level / Trainee)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 10:26 PM

This is an entry-level volunteer position with the possibility of optional free peer-training available. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help training Game Masters learn how to address such situations more effectively. Types include: Munchkin, Rules Lawyer, Murder-hobo, etc. For people with little-to-no prior professional RPG experience, this is an excellent means of getting started gaining that experience.

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Ryan Allison (Past Volunteer)

Ryan Allison (Past Volunteer)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 20, 2017 09:27 PM

Ryan is an avid RPG player and training as an RPG Advocate and Trainer. He is also a master of the culinary arts and hospitality. Another specialty of Mr. Allison is the art of Garde Manger (Fruit and Vegetable Artistry).

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Jacob Jones

Jacob Jones

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 08:52 PM

Jacob is an avid RPG player, Game Master, and training as an RPG Advocate and Trainer. He is also an excellent professional master of the culinary arts.

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Danielle Whitworth

Danielle Whitworth

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 08:50 PM

Danielle is training as recreational therapist at Eastern Washington University, she is also training as an RPG Advocate and RPG Trainer.

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John Welker

John Welker

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 10:20 AM

John Welker received his Licensed Practical Nurse certification in 1995 and has worked in many care facilities, he has been involved with role-playing games since 1979, and is working toward being the first fully certified RPG Therapeutic RPG Trainer. He is also a military veteran.

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Brad Kane

Brad Kane

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 17, 2017 03:46 PM

Brad joined the core volunteer team in November 2017. In addition to his diverse and extensive RPG background he is a professional firefighter, dispatcher, and EMT.

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Charles Loyd

Charles Loyd

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 17, 2017 09:49 AM

Charles joined the core volunteer team in September 2017.

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Daniel Ivey

Daniel Ivey

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 17, 2017 03:48 PM

Daniel joined the core volunteer team in November 2017. He has years of experience with D&D from 2nd edition on up.

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Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons D&D Conference Call Results

Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons D&D Conference Call Results

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 28, 2017 05:32 PM

Here are the results from our conference call with Wizards of the Coast (sub of Hasbro), regarding permissions for using Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) for education, therapy, entertainment, training, etc. in free and paid settings...

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Hawke Robinson

Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 29, 2017 04:59 PM

Hawke Robinson is the founder of The RPG Research Project, Primary Investigator (PI), is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist, and working toward his national CTRS.

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Drake Robinson

Drake Robinson

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 28, 2017 11:20 AM

Drake is an aspiring writer, an avid role-playing gamer since 2004, has co-written and been game master for a number of the adventures used in gaming conventions, and written a number of (unpublished) fantasy and science fiction short stories and novellas.

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Heather Allison (Past Volunteer)

Heather Allison (Past Volunteer)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 20, 2017 09:30 PM

Heather is an avid tabletop role-playing gamer, and a wonderful volunteer!

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Karla McCallum (Past Volunteer)

Karla McCallum (Past Volunteer)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 20, 2017 09:28 PM

Karla was very briefly associated with The RPG Research Project, but for only a few weeks in June and July of 2017.

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Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Now has Ramp Extensions thanks to generous donation from Veteran referred by the MDA!

Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Now has Ramp Extensions thanks to generous donation from Veteran referred by the MDA!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 23, 2017 04:55 PM

The Wheelchair Friendly now has the ramp extensions to accommodate electric wheelchairs and scooters. And actually this version also includes handrails for those that can walk but need some extra support.

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Which RPG System to Use? RPG System Impact on Play Style? It Depends...

Which RPG System to Use? RPG System Impact on Play Style? It Depends...

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 24, 2017 07:13 PM

While it does appear to be true about game system differences "in the wild" having a notable impact on play style, arguably the setting and Game Master may have a much greater impact than the RPG system.

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UPDATE! Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, "No" to any use of Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer or other helping services.

UPDATE! Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, "No" to any use of Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer or other helping services.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 01, 2017 02:15 PM

UPDATE: JULY 2017 WIZARDS OF THE COAST PROVIDED US WITH A LICENSE! - After years of trying to get any kind of response, the only one we could get for using D&D publicly, was "No" to any use by our company, RPG Therapeutics, or The RPG Research Project, or The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, and all of our community endeavors, including charity, special needs populations, brain injury recovery, veterans, Autism Spectrum, etc. Hopefully this is just a Tier 1 Support issue. But we just can't get a hold of a human being to speak to. Here is what has happened far...

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These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 16, 2017 12:07 PM

Here is an interesting article detailing some of the Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) structures, with some interesting insights and commentary summing up a few of the examples.

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Average Setup And Preparation Time

Average Setup And Preparation Time

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 04, 2017 08:52 PM

A great question on the Facebook RPG Connection group page: "All right dungeon Masters listen up let us know what you do to prepare for a game and how long does it usually take you." Here is my lengthy response for a wide range of variables...

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Summer 2017 Schedule

Summer 2017 Schedule

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 15, 2017 12:39 PM

Is it nearly June, and here is a quick overview of what is already scheduled for this summer...

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Confirmed: Writing entire chapter on RPG for 4th edition textbook "Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation"

Confirmed: Writing entire chapter on RPG for 4th edition textbook "Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 30, 2017 10:17 AM

Wonderful news, I just received an email today confirming they wish for me to proceed with writing the entire chapter on using role-playing games as a facilitation technique for therapeutic recreation!

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