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Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 1 of 3
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 21, 2015 last modified Oct 30, 2020 09:21 AM — filed under: ,
Hawke Robinson is founder and Primary Investigator for The RPG Research Project, and the creation of the RPG Trailer. Michael Tresca: "I've known Hawke Robinson, Washington State registered Recreation Therapist (#RE60526204) for some time but haven't gotten a chance to interview him before." This is part 1 of 3 parts to this interview...
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When Does Role-Playing Gaming Become "Bad" For Participants?
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: ,
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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Intense PTSD Class Yesterday
by Hawke Robinson published May 03, 2016 last modified May 10, 2016 11:17 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Comment New after-school T-RPG program in Nashville TN
by Josh Unruh last modified Oct 11, 2016 04:26 PM
Hello there! Firstly, I wanted to thank Mr. Hawke Robinson on all of the great work put in on this project.  I can see that it has been a life-long passion, and I for one, completely support, and share in your vision for using T-RPGs for educational and therapeutic benefits. To introduce myself, my name is Josh Unruh, a 32 year old game-master living in Nashville Tennessee.  I've been playing T-RPGs for two decades, and have dreamed of building a community in my area to share these awesome games with local youth (specifically at risk youth, though all would be welcome).  I, as well as many of my gaming colleagues have first hand experience at the power of cooperative storytelling games.  We know there is truth behind the research you've gathered here because we've all felt the profound impact of gaming in our own lives. Myself and several other local game masters have begun the process of forming an organization with the title "The Heroes' Guild", with the intention of running after-school programs for local children.  While we are just in the infantile stages, I felt it pertinent to reach out and offer whatever we can to your research and to your community.  I have spent a fair bit of time pouring over your research documents on your site, and frankly, am using much of the information presented here in my "pitch" to help legitimize our claims of the power of these games.  We hope to return the favor in whatever way we can. We have established a website , and forum , and have begun the process of collecting materials to provide everything needed for these kids to tell infinite adventures.  We hope to start on a crowd-funding site soon to collect funds for supplies in the coming weeks.  We are also in the talks with local community centers and YMCA's about hosting the events. Our ultimate goal for the program is to provide all of the necessary tools to open these kids up to the multitude of benefits provided by T-RPGs, to break down socioeconomic boundaries, to put down our screens, and to come together around tables, forming communities under the white flag of adventure; not to mention "tricking" kids into learning through fun activities.  The longer-term goal is to organize periodic community outreach events, to encourage children to be heroes not only at the table, but within their communities as well. The world is becoming a strange and dark place of recent.  Fear is taking hold, and driving folks apart. We intend to bring people together, to provide role-models for young people, and to fight back the darkness with our favorite past-time.  I believe Samwise Gamgee said it best. "But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something... That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for." Thanks for your time, and I look forward to sharing in whatever capacity we can, to make this world a better place.  Cheers!
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File Microsoft Word Document 2015 Webinar Session Proposal RPG Research Hawkes Robinson 20140919a
by Hawke Robinson last modified May 06, 2017 04:39 PM
Located in Archives / / Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy / Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association 2015 Annual Conference
Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 13, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2020 11:08 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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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List of ASD TR RPG For Posting on Social networks
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 10, 2017 last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:29 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Located in Archives / / 1. Primary List of Documents for Research on RPGs (Others' Research) / Full Text Documents Waiting for permission to publish publicly
Thoughts on RPG Assessment Process
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 20, 2016 last modified Sep 19, 2017 12:04 PM — filed under: , , ,
This was triggered by someone's question in a Facebook group, and I thought it worthwhile to repost here, in a more legible format, and more useful platform...
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A Visual History of RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, the RPG Trailer, & The RPG Bus
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 28, 2017 last modified Aug 06, 2019 05:40 AM
Here are some snapshot photos from the RPG Research Project since 2004.
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About
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 23, 2015 11:07 AM
Here is a much longer version of the "About" page for the RPG Research Project.
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