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What is D&D?
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 29, 2017 last modified Jun 27, 2020 02:22 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Dungeons and Dragons™ (commonly known as D & D™) is an elaborate fantasy game which evolved from the war games popular in the late 1950's. Instead of a historical battlefield and battle, D&D™ games are fought in the minds of the players as the DM (dungeon master, or god) sets the stage in the fantasy world. Each player assumes the identity of the character he creates. His creature is based on chance roll of the dice. Each character will have six basic abilities: strength, intelligence, wisdom, constitution, dexterity, and charisma. The manual guideline will determine whether the character will be "good" or "evil."
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What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM — filed under: , , , ,
I had a recent question on Facebook about my posting: "Finished session 5 with RPG Preliminary Observation group 1, using Ea d20 RPG in a Tolkien Middle-earth setting." The question was from Sarah Lynne Bowman, author of The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity. She asked: "What's the research question/hypothesis?"
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What Tools Do You Use for Your Campaigns?
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Aug 02, 2020 08:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
As asked in Geek Therapy Community on Facebook by Pâris Conte, "To those here that write campaigns, build campaign settings, etc... What system do you use to store and organise your notes? A hand written journal? Specific software? Why did you chose what you use?". Such a lengthy response would be a terrible wall of text on FB, so I'm answering it here where both longevity and formatting are MUCH better...
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When Does Role-Playing Gaming Become "Bad" For Participants?
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: ,
What do you think is a reasonable baseline for "safe" RPG participation? With different populations, when is there "too much of a good thing"? Do you have any anecdotes, or better yet research data that validates any particular stance? I am slowly building up the background for extensive research on the potential therapeutic uses of role-playing games in various formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based) for various populations (TBI, PTSD, Autism-spectrum, LD's, etc.), with the assumption that there is potential benefit. But what are the potential risks?
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Which RPG System to Use? RPG System Impact on Play Style? It Depends...
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 23, 2017 last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:14 PM — filed under: ,
While it does appear to be true about game system differences "in the wild" having a notable impact on play style, arguably the setting and Game Master may have a much greater impact than the RPG system.
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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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