Timeline

RPG Research Timeline

Some of the most notable events, (detailed version) here:

1983

  • 8 page paper on "The Myths & Realities of Role-Playing Games".
  • Players paying for RPG sessions. $1 per player per session.

1984/5

  • High school course on RPGs, 5 days per week, at Realms of Inquiry A School for Gifted & Talented Children. (Realms of Inquiry).

1985-1988

  • Organize, host, and run RPGA conventions.
  • Run RPGs for gold miners in wilderness.

2000-2003

  • RPGing in Silicon Valley / Bay Area, California.

2004

2006

2007

2008

2011

2013

2014

2015

Gender Bias in the Gaming Community and Industry, Phase 2, Status Update - http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/rpg-gender-bias-research-stage-2-status-update-1

Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) 16th Annual Conference, Presentation  on - "The Therapeutic and Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective" Certified by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/enhanced-video-rpg-as-therapy-presentation-seattle-childrens-hospital-wstra-con-16

2016

2017

2018

  • Launch of RpgEducation.com "RPG Education Platform" by RPG Therapeutics LLC
  • RpgNetwork.net "RPG gig economy platform" planned launch later in year.
  • INTERVIEW - Wizards of the Coast Dragon Talk - January 22nd. http://www2.rpgresearch.com/blog/wizards-dragon-talk-jan-22-2018
  • CONVENTION - ZoeCon III - February 16-18 - https://zoecon.net/
  • BOARD MEETING - RPG Research Board - March
  • CONFERENCE - WSTRA Conference - April
  • BOARD MEETING - RPG Research Board - June
  • EVENT - MDA Summer Camp - July - Rathdrum, Idaho
  • EVENT - Tolkien Moot XIV - July - Spokane, WA.
  • EVENT - SpoCon - August - Spokane, WA.