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Volunteers Needed - Spokane

Volunteers Needed - Spokane

by admin last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:39 AM

Help facilitating cooperative group tabletop recreation on Monday and Wednesday nights. Training begins October 6th, gaming sessions begin October 13th and 15th.

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Scott Thorne's thoughts on the future of the RPG market.

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

e points out the 80/20 factor, that 80% of the market is controlled by the top 3 (or so) products, and all the remaining products only account for 20% of the sales. He also comments on the continuing downturn of paper RPG sales, but the increasing up swing in eBook RPG material...

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RPG Therapeutics Presenting at WSTRA 16

RPG Therapeutics Presenting at WSTRA 16

by admin last modified Nov 07, 2020 11:40 PM

Founder of RPG Therapeutics LLC, W. A. Hawkes-Robinson, will be presenting at the 16th Annual Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association - WSTRA​ Conference, Saturday, April 11th.

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Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010 s

Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010 s

by admin last modified Jan 05, 2021 07:26 AM

According to reports from vendors, sales of Video Games were actually down 8% during the first 7 months of 2010, while Hobby games, including Role Playing Games, sales were all up across the board...

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RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

by admin last modified Jan 05, 2021 07:35 AM

Both the online and print registration forms and questionnaires are now available to the general public to fill out and submit...

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RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

We are going to have our first public discussion meeting discussing the therapeutic and educational effects of role-playing games on participants. This will be both in-person, and simulcast live over the Internet....

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RPG Research at Spocon 2013

RPG Research at Spocon 2013

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

Representatives from RPG Research will be at Spocon throughout the weekend in Spokane, Washington performing research, this August 9th through 11th.

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RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

by admin last modified Nov 07, 2020 08:09 AM

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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PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

by admin last modified Sep 22, 2015 02:57 AM

Last week the PBS Idea Channel ran a piece on Dungeons & Dragons benefits. Today they responded to comments from last weeks video, and mentioned in the comments section of their video (towards the end of the video on Justin Bieber), mentioned RPG Research and suggested people should check out the website.

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Request For Comments on Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice Drafts

Request For Comments on Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice Drafts

by admin last modified May 17, 2016 01:11 PM

A dedicated section of the site has been setup for this proposal and drafts. Both as a repository for PDFs and Wiki pages for more direct community involvement. As I continue to peruse in depth the Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice, and tracking the sections of the book that could use role-playing gaming as a treatment (see my eaarlier posting notes for example), I'm considering trying to take on the (overwhelming) task of creating an RPG specific version of the book...

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We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

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12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons to help scientist dad with his research

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

The paper describing the results—delightfully entitled “Monsters are people too”...

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LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

by admin last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:09 AM

Join the discussion with the panel regarding the therapeutic uses of role-playing gaming, especially LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing). Featuring Dr. Sarah Bowman, Hawke Robinson, Chris Shell, and Jamie Metzger, hosted by Kristin Brumley. Additional details below...

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Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

The monthly RPGResearch.com meetings will begin broadcasting through Google Plus Hangout and Youtube.com/rpgresearch, on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to Noon (Pacific Time). Please join in the conversation regarding the therapeutic and educational uses of role-playing gaming in all forms (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, etc.).

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Israeli Army Frowns on D&D Players

Israeli Army Frowns on D&D Players

by admin last modified Jun 22, 2015 04:03 AM

By Hanan Greenberg - Published: 02.28.05, 14:17 / Israel News - IDF says “They're detached from reality and suscepitble to influence,” regarding role-playing gamers and so D&D players are automatically given a low security clearance... PLEASE NOTE THERE MAY BE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS WITH THE VALIDITY OF THIS ARTICLE.

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Join RPG Research's Hawke Robinson Live Q&A on #RPGNET Hosted by Dan Davenport

Join RPG Research's Hawke Robinson Live Q&A on #RPGNET Hosted by Dan Davenport

by Hawke Robinson last modified May 10, 2016 11:12 AM

Join the Q&A Session on the #RPGNET Chat server. Dan will be hosting as Hawke Robinson, founder of The RPG Research Project, discusses his research on the effects of role-playing games, and discusses the wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer campaign. Join us live Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time...

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24 Hour Gaming Event - Fund Raiser for Children's Miracle Network - Extra Life

24 Hour Gaming Event - Fund Raiser for Children's Miracle Network - Extra Life

by Hawke Robinson last modified Nov 03, 2015 10:04 AM

Join the fun: 24 hour Spokane Gaming Event - Saturday to Sunday, November 7-8 - Fund Raiser for Children's Hospital - Extra Life Event

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Website User Account Self-Registration Now Available

by admin last modified Oct 27, 2020 02:14 PM

We had some technical issues requiring disabling of users creating new accounts. We believe those issues are now resolved. You can now create your own accounts on the website so that you can participate in the forum, comments, uploads, etc. Thank you for your patience and support!

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New artwork for RPG Research, RPG Trailer, and other projects by Hawke Robinson

New artwork for RPG Research, RPG Trailer, and other projects by Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 31, 2020 09:28 PM

In preparation for our being on Wizards of the Coast's Twitch Channel broadcast show "Dragon Talk", I've been scrambling to get some artwork and video intro/outro files created by a variety of talented artists.

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Reminder of RPG Research Breadth of RPG Formats, Genres, Systems, & Settings

Reminder of RPG Research Breadth of RPG Formats, Genres, Systems, & Settings

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 24, 2020 01:10 AM

There has been some misrepresentation about our focus and breadth, so here is a quick clarification for people abut the game genres, systems, settings, we use in our research and community programs, far beyond just D&D..

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Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party

Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jun 14, 2018 12:41 AM

In response to someone at the Ph.D. level, who recently released a podcast and shockingly made the completely erroneous claims that there is not _any_ existing legtimate, peer-reviewed, research on tabletop RPG, RPGer traits, any correlative data on RPGers, any publications in respected journals, any studies from psychologists or psychiatrists, or any research on the effects of RPGs, I have whipped up this page in order to help. Working together and sharing will help float all boats. Pulling apart and isolating will continue to founder the ship.

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Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018

Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 24, 2020 12:34 AM

If you can make it to the Spokane, Washington area June 23rd, 2018, come by for a full day of gaming fun! Also a great chance to check out the RPG Bus, RPG Trailer, RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, and more!

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A week in the life of RPG Research

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jun 22, 2018 01:23 PM

Here is an example of the work we did this week, a typically busy week at RPG Research...

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Nominate RPG Research to Speak on: "TED Talk - Ideas Worth Spreading"

Nominate RPG Research to Speak on: "TED Talk - Ideas Worth Spreading"

by Hawke Robinson last modified Aug 17, 2021 08:32 AM

An increasing number of people have been asking about how they could make it possible for us to speak on TED Talk "Ideas Worth Spreading", here is the information you requested so you can undertake the nomination process...

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Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research

Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 24, 2020 12:38 AM

We have updated our list of currently open opportunities at RPG Research. These include Game Masters, American Sign Language GM, RPG Facilitators, RPG Advocates, Player Archetype Specialists, Webmaster, Social Networker, Marketing, Real-time Artist for Twitch Show, Music / Drum-circle Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator, Game Writer, Game Designer, Therapeutic Recreation Program Planner, Administrative Assistant, Broadcast / Streaming Technician, Close Captions & Transcript Writer, Project Manager, & Research Assistants. Apply today!

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