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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM, last modified Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM
Delayed for an Indeterminate Period of Time, Working Toward Solutions

Delayed for an Indeterminate Period of Time, Working Toward Solutions

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 06, 2016 08:35 PM

It is increasingly looking like, for an indeterminate amount of time, I may have to set aside all the volunteer work with populations that have special needs, and Therapeutic Recreation, RPG Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology related efforts of the past 12 years (since 2004). I may have to go back to the tech industry to rebuild funds to resume these efforts...

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Google Business offers no industry categories for Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, or even generic "Therapy"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2016 12:23 PM

In creating the Google "My Business" page, I found there are no categories even close to Recreation Therapy (RT), Therapeutic Recreation (TR), Music Therapy, or even a generic "Therapy", and yet they have "Reiki Therapy" and other far more obscure offerings...

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Interdisciplinary RPG Therapeutics

Interdisciplinary RPG Therapeutics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 11, 2016 06:28 PM

While listening to some research on neurological music therapy program descriptions, I was struck by the overlap of the RPG Therapy programs as a very interdisciplinary delivery of services...

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Have Fun Learning InfoSec Through Role-playing Gaming

Have Fun Learning InfoSec Through Role-playing Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 08, 2016 05:01 PM

Tonight I begin play-testing the brand new Cryptomancer RPG by Chad Walker. It is a role-playing game specifically useful for teaching the basics of Information Security (InfoSec) to laymen (and professionals), in a fun way. It is first and foremost designed as a fun fantasy RPG setting (with the InfoSec twist), that just happens to teach basic InfoSec concepts and good (and bad) practices as a byproduct of participation.

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Avista (Energy Company) Worker and RPG Research Discussion on RPG-based Professional Training

Avista (Energy Company) Worker and RPG Research Discussion on RPG-based Professional Training

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 25, 2016 12:31 PM

I just had a surprising dialog with some Avista (my local power company) workers regarding role-playing games...

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Game to Grow Episode 1

Game to Grow Episode 1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 11, 2016 03:42 PM

Join the live broadcast Monday, July 11th, 5:00 pm Pacific time. The first episode in the monthly series on the benefits and uses of games...

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The Original Cast & Story "The Gamers" Movie Funding Now Underway!

The Original Cast & Story "The Gamers" Movie Funding Now Underway!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 05, 2016 11:31 AM

In 2002, it all began with the original "The Gamers" movie. Now 15 years later, it is time to finish the story, and you can make it happen!

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Escapism and Gaming

Escapism and Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 21, 2017 08:54 AM

The arguments about "Escapism" often recur, and I recently saw someone posting about it again. This topic is addressed in the presentations at Washington State and Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conferences, so here is a snippet on the topic...

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RPG Training Programs

RPG Training Programs

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:38 PM

The RPG Therapeutics LLC website has updated the section of the site listing training options for "Introduction to RPG Training Series", "Role-Playing Game Advocate", "RPG Facilitator", "Game Master in Education", and "Game Master in Therapy" and "Introduction" series of training and certification programs.

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Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Video Summary

Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Video Summary

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 14, 2016 10:45 AM

A video summary about the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer ...

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Presention on Conflict and Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness Addressing Inculcated Stereotyping and Prejudice toward RPG

Presention on Conflict and Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness Addressing Inculcated Stereotyping and Prejudice toward RPG

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

A presentation I created back in 2014 for PSYC 315 "Pyschology of Human Relations" course at Eastern Washington University (EWU) on the biases and stereotyping between RPG, gamers, and non-gamers.

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Hawke Mostly Offline over the Summer

Hawke Mostly Offline over the Summer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:21 PM

This won't impact the RPG Research community. Just an FYI for folks that I am personally going to be mostly offline most of the coming summer. This _may_ include periodically being in the wilderness where there isn't any cell phone signal (let alone Internet)...

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King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:16 PM

King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite, study confirms Weapon was made by hammering in 14th century BC, 600 years before iron smelting developed in Egypt.

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Call for Participants - ASL Gaming!

Call for Participants - ASL Gaming!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:24 PM

Do you know ASL? Are you Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Hearing with ASL? Do you like fun games? There is a group putting together an online (via video) gaming group, and they would love to hear from you!

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Gender bias issues in RPG Industry

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:14 PM

June 1st, 4:43 pm, 2016. There is an article making the rounds titled "Publishers: STOP HIRING ARTISTS WHO CAN’T FOLLOW DIRECTIONS", which includes includes issues related to some of the current research on gender experiences in the gaming industry and community...

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RPG Trailer Benefits FAQ

RPG Trailer Benefits FAQ

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:09 PM

June 2nd, 12:59 am, 2016. Someone was recently asking again, "what are the benefits of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer", so I am re-posting it here for others in case you had similar questions and missed the FAQs section of the trailer's website...

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Presentation Video for Texas State University / Living Games Pre-Conference

Presentation Video for Texas State University / Living Games Pre-Conference

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 18, 2016 02:25 PM

A short 14 minute summary, created for the Texas State University (TSU) / Living Games 2016 Conference/Pre-conference

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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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