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2004 - RPGR-A00001 An Overview of the History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role-playing Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 30, 2004 last modified Jun 07, 2020 12:20 PM — filed under: , ,
Role-playing gaming (RPGing) has its roots as far back as ancient history with the development of war-gaming. War-gaming is the simulation of combat strategies and tactics represented in reduced scale with various rules, often with some sort of randomizing agent such as dice or cards to add an element of “realistic” unpredictability. As long as there has been organized warfare, there appears to have been some form of war-gaming in every culture throughout history. Chess and the Chinese game Go both are very much based on war-gaming, but considered lacking by some because of the lack of unpredictability offered by “true” war-gaming using some degree of randomization. The RPG Research Project Document ID #RPGR-A001-A-20120927A-CC
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2007 - An exploratory study on the players of "Dungeons and Dragons"
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 31, 2007 last modified Sep 17, 2015 06:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Wilson, David Louis, Ph.D., INSTITUTE OF TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2007, 51 pages; 3275681
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2007 - RPGR-A00007-part 1 - RPG Adapted for the Deaf Using ASL
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 12, 2011 last modified May 10, 2016 11:14 AM — filed under: , , ,
“Hands-On-Adventure” - (ASL signed role playing gaming) - Role-Playing Gaming Adapted for the Deaf Using - American Sign Language - by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - (c) 2007 - Revised for Creative Commons 2012-10-01
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2008 - RPGR-A00004 Role-playing Games Used as Educational and Therapeutic Tools for Youth and Adults
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 10, 2008 last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:58 PM — filed under: ,
by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - Original Version 2008-12-10 - Revised 2011-12-06 - Revised for release under Creative Commons: 2012-09-30
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2011 - RPGR-A00005 Analysis of the Report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 03, 2016 last modified Jun 28, 2020 07:28 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This is an analysis of the report "ALIENATION AND THE GAME DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS" by Lisa A. Derenard and Linda Mannik Kline. Psychological Report, 1990, 66, 1219-1222. O Psychological Reports 1990. The Analysis and commentary on the report is written by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson.
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2011 - RPGR-A00005 Analysis of the report ALIENATION AND THE GAME DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
by Hawke Robinson published May 09, 2011 last modified May 14, 2018 03:57 PM — filed under: , ,
Analysis and commentary by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - RPG Research Document ID: RPGR-A00005-20120930-D.cc
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2014 - Experiences of Hobby Game Players: Motivations Behind Playing Digital and Non Digital Games | GrogHeads
by admin published Jun 21, 2017 last modified Jun 13, 2018 11:20 PM — filed under: ,
Central to our understanding of why people play digital games (either video or computer games) is to understand the reason people want to “play” a game in the first place. Playing, once reserved for only real-life interactions among people, is now the venue for interacting with digital manifestations of reality; but the question remains, is this digital-based playing different than real-based playing? The purpose of this study was to investigate the patterns of motivation and usage by card, role-playing, computer, and board game players, known in this study as hobby game players. Through an online survey, we measured the reasons people play these games, as well as the milieu in which they play these games are played. What does the game player like in a game? Why does the gamer like this? What motivates continued game play and preferences for types of games? The results indicate that digital game playing shares several underlying motivations with its pre-digital predecessors, but in ways that are still different than tabletop gaming.
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A couple of new polls on RPG.net
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 04, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:29 PM — filed under: ,
I posted a couple of (unscientific) polls on rpg.net related to the demographics of role-playing gamers. The first one is average income (in estimated annual United States Dollars), the other on current relationship status (married, single, divorced, etc.). This is specific to tabletop role-playing gamers.
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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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About The RPG Research Project Community Website (All on one page).
by admin last modified Aug 14, 2017 09:25 PM — filed under: ,
This community-focused website began with efforts, starting initially around 1985, and advancing since 2004, to identify the effects of role-playing games upon participants. Furthermore research efforts consider the potential uses of RPGs as intervention modalities to achieve educational and therapeutic goals for diverse populations. RPG Research is loose consortium of contributors and completely volunteer-run.
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