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Maine State Senator Playing Orc on World of Warcraft Elected Despite Opponents Attacks On Her Gaming Hobby
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 03:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Colleen Lachowicz, Democrat for Maine state senate, won despite attacks claiming concern over her "fitness for office" due to her online "disturbing alter ego". These attacks from her opposition were targeting her online gaming in World of Warcraft...
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"Knock it off" Shows and Writers Still Perpetuating Negative RPG Gamer Stereotypes, Even in Webisodes
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 02, 2012 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
As Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS Idea Channel, said to the writers of Big Bang Theory, that keep perpetuating all the negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers, "Knock it off." A challenge to writers to try something different.
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Abstract - Encounters at the Imaginal Crossroads: An Exploration of the Experiences of Women in Role-playing Games
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 07:32 PM — filed under: , ,
This is a doctoral thesis by Christopher J. Dyszelski, Candidate for the Degree: Doctor of Philosophy. This study was a critical, archetypal, feminist ethnography and psychological inquiry into the experiences of women in tabletop role-playing gaming and its culture.
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MMORPG research, some initial thoughts.
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 06, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:45 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
A few months ago I tried out a number of computer-based RPGs. I've dabbled with different ones over the decades and always felt they were flat, 2-dimensional, boring, hack-n-slash and quickly uninteresting. I thought I would get a more up to date view of the most popular ones. Here are some of my initial experiences. I plan to spend more time over coming months digging deeper of course...
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Some independent variables to consider
by Hawke Robinson published May 05, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:49 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Just some thoughts on some of the independent variables to modify and then observe the different results (if any)...
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Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 29, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
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Had presentation today on RPG Therapy for TBI clients.
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 11, 2013 last modified May 17, 2016 01:28 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Had presentation today at EWU: Role-playing Game Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury clients. Will be posting slides, recorded video, and documents over the next few days on the RPG Research website.
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Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens?
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 23, 2013 last modified Jun 28, 2020 07:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In conversation on Facebook yesterday, I mentioned, as I have done a number of times in recent years, about my reading two different research reports about inpatient groups and role-playing gaming. I seemed to recall the papers mentioning they were schizophrenic, and one report was a disaster, while the other was an outstanding success....
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Experiences with Classic Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming Via Google Hangout
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 22, 2013 last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:06 AM — filed under: , , , ,
If you can't find anyone to join you in your favorite tabletop RPG, Google's Hangout might be your solution. We have been experimenting with 5 participants since November, here is information about how it is going so far...
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Miscellaneous RPG Research Reports Out There
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 25, 2012 last modified Jun 11, 2020 04:39 PM — filed under: , , , ,
I was recently performing some general searching for any other research related to role-playing games that I might have previously missed, and found a few odds and ends. I'm posting links to what I found here. I will later go over them in more depth, analyze, and comment accordingly. Of course, the much larger list is here: http://rpgr.org/documents/list-of-other-rpg-research-projects
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