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PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

by admin — last modified Sep 22, 2015 02:57 AM

Last week the PBS Idea Channel ran a piece on Dungeons & Dragons benefits. Today they responded to comments from last weeks video, and mentioned in the comments section of their video (towards the end of the video on Justin Bieber), mentioned RPG Research and suggested people should check out the website.

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Added Youtube Channel, Google Plus, and Orkut for RPG Research

Added Youtube Channel, Google Plus, and Orkut for RPG Research

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:53 PM

Initially this may just be a video blog, or similar less formal means of sharing ideas about the RPG Research Project. But over time hopefully more formal presentations will be made available. I also hope to engage in live broadcast discussion on the topics of the therapeutic aspects of role-playing games. These are in addition to the existing Twitter and Facebook areas.... Added Youtube Channel, Google Plus, and Orkut for RPG Research

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Thoughts on RPG player stereotypes.

Thoughts on RPG player stereotypes.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:56 PM

This was in response to some of the comments at the youtube PBS Idea Channel topic on D&D, but of course the very limited 500 characters to respond was insufficient to provide much detail other than just my summarized opinion. Here I hope to elaborate a bit more regarding role-playing gamer stereotypes over the past 30+ years, and the variants I have observed...

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How do different physical settings impact tabletop sessions?

How do different physical settings impact tabletop sessions?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:10 PM

I'm getting ready to get a couple of new groups together, and was thinking about how to setup the seating and such. Here are some thoughts (additional thoughts from others are welcome)...

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Well, so much for RPG.net as a useful resource

Well, so much for RPG.net as a useful resource

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:13 PM

I guess I should have staged the polls more slowly. Clearly too much attention was drawn by posting too many new polls too closely together. RPG.net just moved ALL the polls effectively to their bit-bucket the Ads/Open Promo Classifieds section, basically spelling the death of those polls. :-(

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Oops! Stepped on a transgender argument landmine in rpg.net

Oops! Stepped on a transgender argument landmine in rpg.net

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:20 PM

Two of the polls on rpg.net have been closed because they triggered transgender debate. No offense was ever intended, and the listed of transgender separate from male and female was meant to be inclusive not exclusive.

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More polls on RPG.net

More polls on RPG.net

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:22 PM

In addition to reviving the earlier polls, I have added several more polls in rpg.net, here is a list of the current polls running there. I hope to replicate these on other sites as well. It has been a useful process however unscientific the data itself maybe it, it is still interesting....

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Anecdotal Experiences of Stigma as a tabletop role-playing Gamer

Anecdotal Experiences of Stigma as a tabletop role-playing Gamer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 02, 2016 03:13 PM

This is a copy of the posting I made on the rpg.net forum back around June 2012, regarding role-playing gamer stigma. It is a very long post. What have your experiences been with role-playing gaming, gamers, and any social stigma?

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"Gamer folk are more cunning than most"

"Gamer folk are more cunning than most"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:24 PM

An entertaining quote from the Serenity RPG...

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A couple of new polls on RPG.net

A couple of new polls on RPG.net

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:29 PM

I posted a couple of (unscientific) polls on rpg.net related to the demographics of role-playing gamers. The first one is average income (in estimated annual United States Dollars), the other on current relationship status (married, single, divorced, etc.). This is specific to tabletop role-playing gamers.

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Dialog on rpg research on rpg.net

Dialog on rpg research on rpg.net

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:30 PM

A little bit of a thread on the rpg.net site about RPG research...

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Participation Registration Progressing

Participation Registration Progressing

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:41 PM

Though it has been slow, people are bit by bit registering to participate in the research project in one form or another.

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Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010 s

Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010 s

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

According to reports from vendors, sales of Video Games were actually down 8% during the first 7 months of 2010, while Hobby games, including Role Playing Games, sales were all up across the board...

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New Section added to website: Books

New Section added to website: Books

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:43 PM

I recently added a new section to the website under the Documents section, books. These are various books that I have read, am reading, or plan to read. They are related in some way to any of the following: role-playing gaming, therapy, psychology, psychology research, recreation therapy, play therapy, neuropsychology, cognitive neuropsychology, bio and neuro feedback, and similar topics. I hope this resource will be helpful for others in their research as well.

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Psychology Today Articles on Role-playing Games

Psychology Today Articles on Role-playing Games

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 04, 2017 05:23 AM

Some notes for future reading, research, and commentary.

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Road Map draft

Road Map draft

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:45 PM

I have had many conversations with folks about where this project is at, and where it is planned to go, and I have blogged a bit about the overall vision of the future, but now I need to write down the approximate road map of the next few stages that has been discussed with others but not written down until now...

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RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

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

Both the online and print registration forms and questionnaires are now available to the general public to fill out and submit...

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Lack of RPG's at Whiz Kids

Lack of RPG's at Whiz Kids

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:48 PM

I was running around town trying to track down various books for my son and others today. While I was at the downtown Riverside Mall en route to the Auntie's book store there (they had one of the books I needed on hold for me), I noted a store I had not seen before calling itself "Calendar Club Go Games". I decided to find out if they carried any role-playing games...

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Brochures and Questionnaires beta stage now under way, setup at Merlyn's

Brochures and Questionnaires beta stage now under way, setup at Merlyn's

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:51 PM

Many thanks to John, the owner of Merlyn's in Spokane, for allowing me to setup the trifold brochure stand, with sign, with questionnaire, and drop box, at his store.

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Wading back into Warhammer FRP again

Wading back into Warhammer FRP again

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 15, 2015 12:08 AM

Since hearing that the folks in Israel claimed that WHFRP is less combat oriented than D&D 4th edition, I once again am trying to wade through the Warhammer rpg rule books, and will actually begin making some characters, though the whole setup of the game grates my nerves almost as much as World of Warcraft MMORPG does...

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Vampire: The Requiem RPG

Vampire: The Requiem RPG

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 17, 2016 02:14 PM

Though I've had the books for some time, it was not until this weekend that my eldest son finally indicated he wanted to make a character.

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Anima - Beyond Fantasy RPG

Anima - Beyond Fantasy RPG

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 15, 2015 12:14 AM

I bought the core rulebook and the Gaia Volume some time ago, but folks we not quite ready for learning yet another system.

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Serenity RPG

Serenity RPG

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 15, 2015 12:16 AM

We have been playing the Serenity (aka Firefly) Role-playing Game now for several weeks in a row. It is very much enjoyed by everyone due to the feel and setting of the game. Here are a few thoughts about the game so far...

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Israeli group attempting to use RPG's as therapy tool

Israeli group attempting to use RPG's as therapy tool

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 15, 2015 12:20 AM

I was just running the usual periodic search for anything related to RPG research or RPG therapy, and found out there is a group in Israel recently attempting to use role playing games as an assist to therapy for children. The original site is in Hebrew, so I have to rely on the postings from "Purple Pawn" to keep posted. Though my stepfather is Jewish, if I could talk him into reading it for me....

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New RPG Research Trifold Brochure nearly complete

New RPG Research Trifold Brochure nearly complete

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 16, 2015 02:46 PM

Another important step in building momentum on the RPG Research Project is nearly complete...

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We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

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

We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

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Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures

Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 16, 2015 03:04 PM

Found this for only $10 including with 30 day play.

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Irritated with DDO

Irritated with DDO

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 16, 2015 02:49 PM

I did not play DDO for several months. The characters that I had advanced some levels are now all completely gone (free account). Irritating.

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