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RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 25, 2013 last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up hypothetical scenarios with hypothetical clients. This is one with several types of scenarios with hypothetical bipolar clients using tabletop role-playing gaming as the core activity. This is a high level overview, rather than a detailed activity analysis.
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Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Visual Impairment
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 25, 2013 last modified Apr 02, 2018 06:54 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
This is an excerpt from the RPG Handbook of Practice book I have been working on. This section is for clients with significant to complete visual impairment due to traumatic brain injury to the occipital lobe. It can be extrapolated for the whole range of visual impairments. The client wants to participate in a non-therapy-setting leisure activity of tabletop role-playing gaming. The Recreation Therapist will need to evaluate and write up the potential challenges and modifications that may be necessary for the client to participate in this activity with as little difficulty as possible....
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RPG Research Status Update Video on Youtube Channel
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 19, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2015 02:28 AM — filed under: , ,
Just posted a status update video, 10 minutes long, providing a status update on RPG Research. Please check it out, and comment.
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Which RPG Therapy Book Cover do you Prefer?
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 21, 2013 last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:11 AM — filed under: , ,
Which of these three book cover mockups do you prefer (hypothetically of course)...
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How “Dungeons & Dragons” saved my autistic son
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 26, 2015 last modified Aug 26, 2015 05:40 PM — filed under: , , ,
" D&D has always appealed to introverts with rich inner lives. For my boy, it was a lifeline to the outside world. Delani Bartlette, The Good Men Project" Article from Salon.com archived here in case it disappears...
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Health and obesity rates of different types of role-playing gamers? LARP, Computer-based, Tabletop.
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 24, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:19 PM — filed under: , , ,
Another variable to consider when researching different RPG medium participants (LARP, Computer-based, Tabletop) is the physical health and conditioning of role-playing gamers...
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Cooperative RPG Versus Competitive RPG
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 24, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:23 PM — filed under: , , ,
Tabletop role-playing games are generally speaking a cooperative play situation (of course there are exceptions). LARP and video-game-based "RPG" are generally competitive. Does changing tabletop RPGs to more competitive approaches impact any of the potential therapeutic value compared to "normal" cooperative role-playing gaming?
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Any causal differences on participants between heroic versus evil campaigns?
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 24, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:25 PM — filed under: , , ,
If there are indicators that role-playing games have a causal impact on participants, attempt to determine if there are any differentiations in impact on test subjects between "heroic" and "evil" game campaign settings.
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An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role Playing Gaming (2004)
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 23, 2012 last modified Jun 13, 2018 10:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
Originally written in 2004, and periodically tweaked over the years. After decades of using RPGs in educational settings, this was the paper that started the therapeutic focus and building of the RPG Research website. There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature. Role playing gaming is by design a cooperative past time, which in and of itself may have significant benefits in the world where everything is becoming competitive at all ages and levels of society...
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Demographic idiosyncrasies of role-playing gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 22, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 10:35 PM — filed under: , , ,
Goal 4, determine/validate if there are any correlative demographic idiosyncrasies in variables found between intensely dedicated role-playing gamers, more casual but experienced role playing gamers, and the general population.
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