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by Hawke Robinson published Mar 21, 2019
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Early theory thoughts - Overview
by Hawke Robinson published May 05, 2005 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Just the general overview theory I have about participation in RPGs. These ideas will be tested as I work out more detailed hypotheses to test these concepts for validity...
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Public Drop in and RPG - 2nd & 4th Friday each Month 4-7 pm by RPG Research at Spark Central
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 28, 2017 last modified Aug 10, 2018 01:01 PM — filed under: ,
Now on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Role-playing games Drop in and Play since August 18th, 2017, thanks to non-profits RPG Research and the Spark Central community center, volunteers are providing role-playing gaming sessions at The Spark Central in Spokane, Washington, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Pacific Time), open to the public. Spark Central location and contact information: 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA, 99201509.279.0299info@spark-central.org
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Anima - Beyond Fantasy RPG
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 14, 2011 last modified Aug 15, 2015 12:14 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Media Kit: About RPG Research
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 29, 2017 last modified Jan 27, 2018 12:15 PM
For those media interested in summarized information about the RPG Research Project, this page is to help you get started.
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Does RPG reading complexity impact participant development of intrinsic reading motivation, speed of development, and total reading advancement?
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 22, 2017 last modified Jul 12, 2020 08:14 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
RPGs are well known to spark interest in reading, and may promote overall reading advancement. That being said, how much does the reading comprehension required for RPGs impact this overall advancement? Using "Adult" RPG Systems with youth, rather than "bringing down" a system to "their level". This is one anecdotal example that I can share, since it is my own kids, but I have seen repeated many times in practice with others, over the years. But have not (yet) run a controlled study to validate or negate these observations. Your thoughts and experiences?
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File Microsoft Word Document Markus response Turkle 1994
by Hawke Robinson last modified Mar 28, 2016 12:32 PM — filed under:
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2005 (March) - Working Hard at Play - Kestrel
by Hawke Robinson published May 14, 2018 last modified Jul 12, 2020 07:50 AM — filed under:
Many educators acknowledge the learning potential of out-of-school literacies. Here, I'd like to discuss the merits of roleplaying games (RPGs). The genre is very broad with games such as Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, Lord of the Rings, and Stargate SG-1 produced by a variety of companies. The oldest formal roleplaying game is Dungeons & Dragons® which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, in 2004. This is the best selling game of its type. Currently, there are over 4 million players worldwide, ranging in age from preteens to senior citizens. These are the players of the paper-based, book product, not the computer game variants. I'll draw my specific examples from the newest edition of the game (version 3.5 published in 2003), but the general points are applicable to any RPG.
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2009 - Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 06, 2009 last modified Jun 21, 2020 06:11 AM — filed under: ,
by Stuart Brown, MD.
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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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