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by Hawke Robinson published May 30, 2016 05:45 PM, last modified Jul 20, 2017 11:02 AM
This page summarizes the topics of most interest to people that already participant in some form of role-playing gaming (tabletop, live-action, or computer-based), and would like to know more about the research here from the gamer perspective...

You already know how much fun RPGs can be, but you may not know all the benefits you get from participating in Role-Playing Games.

Hawke in movie "The Gamers 3: Hands of Fate", as "Cass Fanboy".

If you are a role-playing gamer, this page will provide additional information the research showing that your favorite recreational activity may actually be good for your health in a number of ways...

There is 30+ years of research on the many benefits of RPG



More information coming soon...


G. Ralph Kuntz, MD
G. Ralph Kuntz, MD says:
Jul 20, 2017 05:59 AM
I started a Dungeons and Dragons game at the Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville, FL about 6 months ago for the elderly residents. We play every Saturday morning and the game has become very popular -- the player ask the staff about the game every Friday.

It is a little different from "traditional" D&D in that I have to prompt the players more than usual for their actions (for example, "Do you want to bash the orc with your sword or your javelin?"), but the players really engage with game.

Of course, I have no formal evidence that the game improves the players' health or mental state, but it is fun none-the-less.

Others looking for a way to volunteer in their communities might consider doing something similar, perhaps at a homeless shelter or a half-way house.