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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM, last modified Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM

2017 Schedule So Far

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 15, 2017 01:42 PM

Things are really ramping up. Here is what the schedule for the year is looking like so far...

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RPG Research Podcast Episode 6

RPG Research Podcast Episode 6

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 08, 2017 04:42 PM

Just finished recording episode 6 of The RPG Research Podcast w/ John Welker & Hawke Robinson. Includes video this time.

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Adventures in Middle-earth Group 2

Adventures in Middle-earth Group 2

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 29, 2017 12:32 AM

It is increasingly looking likely that this will, for those participating in Fantasy TRPG, become the standard system platform and setting for RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, etc. To have a more consistent baseline to compare between groups.

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The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Second Tour - Feb 2-4, 2017

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Second Tour - Feb 2-4, 2017

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 27, 2017 05:27 PM

The RPG Trailer will be on a second tour February 2nd through 4th, from Spokane, Washington, to Portland, Oregon (and back).

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Interactive Complexity Coding

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 08, 2017 11:04 PM

Where this will be accepted is still unclear, but it is something I came across during my time with Play Therapy, that seems very appropriate for Recreation Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation (RT / TR) and possibly some forms of RPG Therapy. It might only be applicable for mental health clients. I ran it by several professors, and facilities managers, and they were intrigued, but unable to provide further clarification. I welcome additional feedback from others.

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Middle-earth d20 Loremaster's Guide Delayed

Middle-earth d20 Loremaster's Guide Delayed

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 23, 2016 10:55 AM

Those that preordered the Loremaster's Guide for the Open Game License (OGL) of D&D 5th Edition (5e) adaptation to Middle-earth based on Cubicle 7's The One Ring RPG (TOR) back in April 2016, recently received notification that there will be a further delay in release of the PDF...

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Preview Review of Adventures in Middle-earth Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player's Guide

Preview Review of Adventures in Middle-earth Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player's Guide

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 12, 2016 11:20 AM

The creators of The One Ring Role-Playing Game (TOR), have created the first licensed D&D-based Middle-earth RPG, "Adventures in Middle-earth". Here is a preview from a decades-long Tolkien-based gamer. While I received the PDFs many months ago, I finally received the hard copies of the d20 Tolkien RPG System based on The One Ring (TOR) by Cubicle 7: "Adventures in Middle-earth Players guide" for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Definitely plan for this to be at Tolkien Moot XIII!

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Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum

Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 29, 2016 11:31 AM

Japanese researcher, Kohei Kato, has shown promising measurable results using role-playing games to improve the quality of life for people on the Autism Spectrum...

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RPG Research Podcast Coming Soon!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 28, 2016 12:07 PM

John Welker & Hawke Robinson will be recording the first monthly RPG Research podcast shortly!

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RPG Handbook of Practice Wiki Back Online

RPG Handbook of Practice Wiki Back Online

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 11, 2016 10:47 AM

As per request, an updated wiki version of the handbook is now available, for public contribution...

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Preview & Review of Middle-earth Adventures D&D 5e Role-Playing Game by Cubicle 7 & Mike Mearls

Preview & Review of Middle-earth Adventures D&D 5e Role-Playing Game by Cubicle 7 & Mike Mearls

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 05, 2016 03:13 PM

The creators of The One Ring Role-Playing Game, and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Francesco Nepitello, Mike Mearls, and others, worked very hard to collaborate in creating the first licensed Tolkien-based game using d20!

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RPG Handbook of Practice Update

RPG Handbook of Practice Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 09, 2016 12:07 PM

A new draft of the Therapeutic Recreation Role-Playing Gaming Handbook of Practice has been uploaded. This is as always a Request for Comments (RFC), and additional contributors. Would folks be interested in contributing if I once again setup a Wiki version?

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A Good Problem to Have, So Many Opportunities to Help Others! But Sharing Warning to Self...

A Good Problem to Have, So Many Opportunities to Help Others! But Sharing Warning to Self...

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2016 12:01 AM

Sharing Caution to Self, Beware Too Many Brands in the Fire, This is a reminder to myself, but also to share (because it is a good "problem" to have), about needing to throttle back from adding too many brands in the fire (to mix metaphors)...

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 03, 2016 11:31 PM

Finished a wonderful meeting at the Spokane HQ for the MDA. They are interested in collaborating on efforts to use Role-Playing Games to help those people with Muscular Dystrophy (MD).

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Adventures in Middle-earth D&D 5e Tolkien-based Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 30, 2016 02:22 AM

While I received the PDFs many months ago, I finally received the hard copies of the d20 Tolkien RPG System based on The One Ring (TOR) by Cubicle 7: "Adventures in Middle-earth Players guide" for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. You can count on this version being at next year's Tolkien Moot XIII!

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DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2016 12:00 PM

An article on Killscreen.com, "DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY" by Chris Berg was just published. It includes a range of RPG researchers and therapists from a variety of disciplines including: drama therapy, family therapy, sociology, recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation, and more!

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The new Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer prototype, the RPG Research International Community, and RPG Therapeutics, Featured on KREM 2 News & Northwest Cable News!

The new Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer prototype, the RPG Research International Community, and RPG Therapeutics, Featured on KREM 2 News & Northwest Cable News!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 23, 2016 10:14 PM

On Monday, October 10th, 2016, Hawke Robinson, Founder of the RPG Research Project Community Website, President of RPG Therapeutics LLC, and creator of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, was interviewed over a 4 hour period from 5:00 am to 9:00 am by KREM 2 news reporter Kaitlin Loukides, with 4 short 1-3 minute live broadcast segments (one each hour)!

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RPG Trailer First Tour Scheduling

RPG Trailer First Tour Scheduling

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 08, 2016 05:05 PM

Now that I have the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype, I need to think about scheduling... How about a little mini tour!

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The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype Is Now A Reality

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype Is Now A Reality

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 04, 2016 11:34 AM

The wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer prototype is now a reality! Based in Spokane, and hoping to provide services throughout North America. The first session is scheduled for next week...

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Picking up Wheelchair Friendly RPG Research Trailer Prototype Thursday September 29, 1:00 PM

Picking up Wheelchair Friendly RPG Research Trailer Prototype Thursday September 29, 1:00 PM

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 29, 2016 10:07 PM

After an 18 month-long search, a previous attempting falling through last week due to vandalism/theft, scheduled for 2nd attempt at picking up a prototype of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Thursday, September 29th, 2016, at 1:00 pm...

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Thoughts on RPG Assessment Process

Thoughts on RPG Assessment Process

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 20, 2016 12:15 PM

This was triggered by someone's question in a Facebook group, and I thought it worthwhile to repost here, in a more legible format, and more useful platform...

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2nd Attempt RPG Research Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype Purchase

2nd Attempt RPG Research Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype Purchase

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 26, 2016 06:47 PM

UPDATE 20160926 Second Attempt: Well, I did it, I went ahead and bought the Forest River Vengeance 19V using my own funds. I didn't dip into the donation funds. Still saving donations money for the more optimal custom-build down the road, while I use the prototype to work out logistics, legal, and other hoops...

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"Are you available to develop a therapeutic role play video game?"

"Are you available to develop a therapeutic role play video game?"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2016 01:10 AM

Someone just emailed me this question today. Considering my 30+ years in tech, my 30+ years in RPGs, and 12+ years in recreation therapy and RPG therapy, certainly my overall default answer would be a resounding YES! But in reality it depends on the details of course...

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Delayed for an Indeterminate Period of Time, Working Toward Solutions

Delayed for an Indeterminate Period of Time, Working Toward Solutions

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 06, 2016 08:35 PM

It is increasingly looking like, for an indeterminate amount of time, I may have to set aside all the volunteer work with populations that have special needs, and Therapeutic Recreation, RPG Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology related efforts of the past 12 years (since 2004). I may have to go back to the tech industry to rebuild funds to resume these efforts...

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Google Business offers no industry categories for Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, or even generic "Therapy"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2016 12:23 PM

In creating the Google "My Business" page, I found there are no categories even close to Recreation Therapy (RT), Therapeutic Recreation (TR), Music Therapy, or even a generic "Therapy", and yet they have "Reiki Therapy" and other far more obscure offerings...

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Interdisciplinary RPG Therapeutics

Interdisciplinary RPG Therapeutics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 11, 2016 06:28 PM

While listening to some research on neurological music therapy program descriptions, I was struck by the overlap of the RPG Therapy programs as a very interdisciplinary delivery of services...

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Have Fun Learning InfoSec Through Role-playing Gaming

Have Fun Learning InfoSec Through Role-playing Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 08, 2016 05:01 PM

Tonight I begin play-testing the brand new Cryptomancer RPG by Chad Walker. It is a role-playing game specifically useful for teaching the basics of Information Security (InfoSec) to laymen (and professionals), in a fun way. It is first and foremost designed as a fun fantasy RPG setting (with the InfoSec twist), that just happens to teach basic InfoSec concepts and good (and bad) practices as a byproduct of participation.

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Avista (Energy Company) Worker and RPG Research Discussion on RPG-based Professional Training

Avista (Energy Company) Worker and RPG Research Discussion on RPG-based Professional Training

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 25, 2016 12:31 PM

I just had a surprising dialog with some Avista (my local power company) workers regarding role-playing games...

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Game to Grow Episode 1

Game to Grow Episode 1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 11, 2016 03:42 PM

Join the live broadcast Monday, July 11th, 5:00 pm Pacific time. The first episode in the monthly series on the benefits and uses of games...

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The Original Cast & Story "The Gamers" Movie Funding Now Underway!

The Original Cast & Story "The Gamers" Movie Funding Now Underway!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 05, 2016 11:31 AM

In 2002, it all began with the original "The Gamers" movie. Now 15 years later, it is time to finish the story, and you can make it happen!

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