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Overview
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 13, 2016
Prior to 2004, there were only about 80 published studies on the psychological and/or educational aspects of role-playing games.
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Welcome to the RPG Research Project Website.
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 19, 2016 last modified Jan 23, 2018 02:36 PM
RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Beginning in 1985 at a school for gifted & talented children, evolving and online since 2004, and incorporating as a non-profit in 2017, this website is a volunteer repository of research information on the effects of all forms of role-playing games.
Volunteer RPG Facilitator I Trainee
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 29, 2017 last modified Jun 18, 2018 10:54 PM — filed under: ,
An entry level position. Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG and related events using role-playing games, drum circles, and other recreational activities at various locations, conventions, and other events. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.
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Welcome to the RPG Research Project Website.
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 19, 2016 last modified Apr 30, 2018 06:57 PM
Researching since 1985, and since 2004 providing an online research repository and an open, international community of researchers investigating the effects of all role-playing game formats: tabletop, live-action (LARP), computer-based, and solo adventures.
Significant Progress on Paperwork for Pilot Research Study Using RPGs Within the Constraints of a University Setting
by Hawke Robinson published May 09, 2018 last modified Jul 24, 2020 01:06 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Significant progress made today in the paperwork process for putting together the study on "Efficacy Assessment of Role-playing Games as an Instructional Technique within the Constraints of a University Academic Setting from the Neuropsychology Perspective"...
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RPG Related Panel Recordings from WorldCon 73 Sasquan
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 23, 2015 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
If you missed the 3 panels I was on, or wished to review them if you were able to attend them at the 73rd Annual World Science Fiction convention aka Sasquan, here are links to recordings of each.
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RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16
by admin published Jun 13, 2015 last modified Nov 07, 2020 08:09 AM — filed under:
90 minute video of the presentation "The Therapeutic and Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective" at Seattle Children's Hospital for the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) 16th annual conference. The live version of this presentation was certified for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). This the sound fixed, and includes the slideshow added to the video to be easier to read. Closed captions coming soon too.
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Curated RPG Research List
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 21, 2018 last modified Jun 21, 2018 02:10 PM — filed under:
There are thousands of documents on the effects and use or role-playing games from many perspectives. This can be an overwhelming amount for those starting out researcing this fascinating topic. This page is designed to help you get started, and useful for quickly finding the topic of discussion to respond with theory and research appropriate to the topic.
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Average Setup And Preparation Time
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 04, 2017 last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:14 PM — filed under: ,
A great question on the Facebook RPG Connection group page: "All right dungeon Masters listen up let us know what you do to prepare for a game and how long does it usually take you." Here is my lengthy response for a wide range of variables...
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Notes from experiments on RPG optimization (Standard Non-therapeutic/education settings)
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified Jun 27, 2020 03:47 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here is a summary of many observations I have made through various experiments in trying to optimize the RPG experience. These are based both on observations (most of which include thousands of hours of recorded RPG sessions), verbal feedback, and formal assessment forms from participants. Scores of variables were taken into consideration and repeatedly tweaked to try to find some level of causal changes, but at this stage are probably only at best correlative, in the enjoyment levels of participants. There are plenty of potential confounds here, and so every statement should have that taken into consideration that these should be further researched with more rigorous techniques. However, implementation of these observations does seem to have lead to consistently higher assessment & observation scores. I hope others find this useful for trying to optimize your own RPG setting. This was a non-therapeutic and non-educational setting, it was only for standard leisure activity of tabletop role-playing games.
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