Our roots began in 1984 studying the effects of all RPG formats, and online since 2004 sharing their potential with the world. We also provide accessible community programs, building upon the body of research, and helping a wide range of people, with diverse needs. Through our programs we help them achieve their educational and therapeutic goals. We extend our geographic reach for research and helping, both online and with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer & RPG Bus mobile facilities. Our volunteers travel the country, especially to those in under-served and un-served rural locations, providing services to those that benefit the most. The RPG Trailer provides people with a comfortable, safe, wheelchair accessible gaming and music “living room” on wheels, for the optimal experience.
2017 RPG Research at Spokane Convention Center with Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer with Cosplayers:
2005 RPG Research & MerpCon I
2017 Spokane Convention Center RPG Research GM John Welker with youth: No Thank You Evil RPG
2007 RPG Research with EWU & North East Youth Center (NYEC): Fantastic Fun for All: Extreme Medieval Sports: Hawke's Lance-A-Lot
2017 RPG Research & Muscular Dystrophy Association: Battle Royale Boffer LARP, Summer 2017
2009 RPG Research & Middle-earth Talk Show Youth Panel
2007 RPG Research and the Northeast Youth Center (NYEC) & EWU, Left: Lord Wiezel of Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), Hawke, Right: Professor Barbara Brock
2017: RPG Research & MDA: Shield Painting for Battle Royale LARP
2015 RPG Research Community Gaming session, includes Participants with Cerebral Palsy
2017 RPG Research at SpoCon Convention
2015: RPG Research Community Gaming with Cp
2010: RPG Research & MerpCon VI
2017 RPG Research Tolkien Moot XIII
2016 RPG Research Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Tour #1. Seattle with Wheelhouse Workshop's Adam Johns & Adam Davis, Hawke, and The Two Bards Podcast Andy Dopieralski
2015 WorldCon: Sasquan Gaming by John Welker of Spokane Area Gaming Alliance & RPG Research
2015 RPG Research & The Spartan Show's Adventurer's Guild on Twitch
2014 Program for Autism Spectrum ASD / PDD Toddlers 2-5 years old at Eastern Washington University (EWU): Save the Royal Family Adapted LARP
2017 RPG Research insite Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype at FanNex.us
2017 RPG Research Observing, Assessing, & Advising Wheelhouse Workshop's RPG Social Skills Youth Program, Seattle. Hawke with Adam Davis & Adam Johns
2014 RPG Research Autism Program, 1940s Gumshoe, for Civic Resource Skills Development
2015 RPG Research one of many of our Gaming Rooms
2014: Extra-Life 24 hours Gaming Fundraiser for Children's Hospitals
2016 RPG Research & Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Tour #1, Tacoma: Writer: Matt Vancil of The Gamers, Journey Quest, etc.
The RPG Research website is an open, international, repository of research information on the effects of Role-Playing Games (RPGs).
Studying the effects & uses of all RPG formats:
RPG Research is a Washington State non-profit company.
We are an international team of volunteers aggregating research in a public repository and providing community and adaptive programs, using RPGs to empower people to achieve their educational, recreational, and/or therapeutic goals for a measurably better quality of life.
The data from these community programs is fed back into research repository, and shared with the public, furthering the body of knowledge.
Support The RPG Research Project
You can directly support more research and services, through our Patreon page.
Since 1984 RPG Research's founder, Hawke Robinson, has been researching the effects & uses of RPGs. He is a Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, with an interdisciplinary background in recreation therapy, music therapy, neuroscience, computer science, and research psychology. He has been involved with RPGs since the 1970s, using RPGs for client education goals since 1985, and for client therapeutic goals since 2004.
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