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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM, last modified Oct 21, 2016 09:51 AM
Results from first day of Questionnaires on Gender Bias at Gamers Haven

Results from first day of Questionnaires on Gender Bias at Gamers Haven

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:28 AM

This sample was taken at The Gamers' Haven in Spokane Valley, Washington. I will be adding the results to this page as I work out the calculations. Here is some initial data (I will be updating this specific page), I will comment on this page when it is updated....

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Just left Gamers Haven - Research Questionnaire on Gender-bias

Just left Gamers Haven - Research Questionnaire on Gender-bias

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:33 AM

Day 1 for research on the topic of gender bias in the gaming community and gaming culture.

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Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games

Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 10, 2016 11:32 PM

Comments on the recent comments by Pat Robertson on the 700 Club regarding his claims about the supposed harm cause by Dungeons & Dragons (completely disproved by 30+ years of research)...

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Current RPG Market

Current RPG Market

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:46 AM

I recently received an email asking about any current Role-playing game market information I might have...

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Gender Bias in Gaming

Gender Bias in Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:52 AM

I am currently in a course titled "The Psychology of Women" and we are covering various gender-bias topics. Recently on the CAR-PGa email list a link was sent related to gender-bias in gaming. Have you seen/experienced gender-bias related to gaming?

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What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?

What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 02:12 AM

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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RPG's Approved by a VA Hospital for Trial Use for PTSD Veterans

RPG's Approved by a VA Hospital for Trial Use for PTSD Veterans

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:16 AM

Far from official, but Timothe Loya on Facebook has stated he has been given approval for potentially using tabletop RPG's as a possible therapeutic treatment of PTSD veterans at his local VA hospital....

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Had presentation today on RPG Therapy for TBI clients.

Had presentation today on RPG Therapy for TBI clients.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 17, 2016 01:28 PM

Had presentation today at EWU: Role-playing Game Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury clients. Will be posting slides, recorded video, and documents over the next few days on the RPG Research website.

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RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions

RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM

As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up hypothetical scenarios with hypothetical clients. This is one with several types of scenarios with hypothetical bipolar clients using tabletop role-playing gaming as the core activity. This is a high level overview, rather than a detailed activity analysis.

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Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Complete Visual Impairment

Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Complete Visual Impairment

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 12, 2017 10:51 PM

As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up scenarios for clients with specific needs. This is one for a client with complete visual impairment due to traumatic brain injury to the occipital lobe. The client wants to participate in a non-therapy-setting leisure activity of tabletop role-playing gaming. The Recreation Therapist will need to evaluate and write up the potential challenges and modifications that may be necessary for the client to participate in this activity with as little difficulty as possible....

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RPG Research Status Update Video on Youtube Channel

RPG Research Status Update Video on Youtube Channel

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 02:28 AM

Just posted a status update video, 10 minutes long, providing a status update on RPG Research. Please check it out, and comment.

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New RPG Website for the Greater Spokane Area Role-Playing Gamers

New RPG Website for the Greater Spokane Area Role-Playing Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 18, 2016 04:44 PM

A new site - www.spokanerpg.com - dedicated to role-playing gamers (tabletop and LARP) in the greater Spokane and C'dA area.

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New Sections: RPG Therapy and RPG Education Example Lists

New Sections: RPG Therapy and RPG Education Example Lists

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2015 12:24 PM

Created two new lists on the website. One is a list of role-playing gaming therapy examples, another a list of role-playing gaming used for educational purposes.

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Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens?

Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:24 PM

In conversation on Facebook yesterday, I mentioned, as I have done a number of times in recent years, about my reading two different research reports about inpatient groups and role-playing gaming. I seemed to recall the papers mentioning they were schizophrenic, and one report was a disaster, while the other was an outstanding success....

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Experiences with Classic Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming Via Google Hangout

Experiences with Classic Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming Via Google Hangout

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:06 AM

If you can't find anyone to join you in your favorite tabletop RPG, Google's Hangout might be your solution. We have been experimenting with 5 participants since November, here is information about how it is going so far...

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Which RPG Therapy Book Cover do you Prefer?

Which RPG Therapy Book Cover do you Prefer?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:11 AM

Which of these three book cover mockups do you prefer (hypothetically of course)...

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Role-playing Gaming Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice Cover Mockup

Role-playing Gaming Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice Cover Mockup

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:13 AM

Here are two mockups of covers for the hypothetical RPG RT Handbook of Practice...

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Develop a Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice?

Develop a Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:33 AM

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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Join CAR-PGa (Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games)

Join CAR-PGa (Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:37 AM

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games (RPGs). This organization has been around for decades and has a rich treasure trove of resources available.

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

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

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:39 AM

He 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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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 as Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities - Relevant Notes - Part 1

RPG as Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities - Relevant Notes - Part 1

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

Based on The Recreational Therapy Handbook of Practice, and WHO ICF (World Health Organization) (International Classification of Functioning). This will be edited periodically, and is only in a notes format for now. It is hoped to turn this into a more comprehensive document at a later date.

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Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities

Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:45 AM

Glad to have finally started Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities course today at EWU.

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Role-playing Game Therapy Related Domains

Role-playing Game Therapy Related Domains

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:48 AM

Added a section to the front page enumerating the existing psychological domains that are applicable in a role-playing game therapy context...

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Analysis of the Report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”

Analysis of the Report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 03, 2016 04:52 PM

One important note from this report is "role-playing gamers are 2.7 times less likely to have feelings of meaninglessness than non-gamers."

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Alas, Comment Deleted from geeksdreamgirl.com

Alas, Comment Deleted from geeksdreamgirl.com

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:11 AM

I had attempted to comment on a posting from the geeksdreamgirl.com website, related to depression and the holidays. This seemed perfectly relevant to the RPG Research Project's goals. Alas, she/they deleted the posting immediately, apparently considering it spam. That is a real shame, since it is so relevant to the goals of the project. Here is what was attempted to be posted in reply...

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The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers

The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 22, 2015 05:44 AM

With less than 3% of the mainstream media and press reports providing even remotely positive coverage, it is not surprising that the general public has so many misconceptions about this cooperative recreational activity ...

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The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role Playing Gaming

The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role Playing Gaming

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:18 AM

There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature.

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