RPG Research: A 100% Volunteer-Run 501(c)3 Non-profit Charitable Role-Playing Game Research & Human Services Organization.
Mission - Vision - Impact
Our Founders & Volunteer Staff Have Been Providing the Benefits of Role-Playing Games & Community Programs Since 1977!
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Pardon the Dust - Our Volunteers Are Scrambling to Move Servers, Content, and Fix Breaks
MANY THANKS to Dimension 20 / dropout.tv for kindly donating 25%
of their Crown of Candy Series Custom miniatures auction
profits to RPG Research!

  

The RPG Museum

Based on how it goes with your donation support, we are planning to open the experiential learning Role-Playing Game Museum to the public in early-to-mid-2023
  

RPG COMMUNITY CENTER -- PUBLIC ACCESS HOURS

Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 1-5 pm. 101 N. Stone Street, Spokane, WA 99202. - [ DONATE ] - [ VOLUNTEER ] -- Ages 4 through 104+ welcomed!
[ Ages 4 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. -- Ages 13-17 need signed parent/guardian release forms ]
Resuming soon: Dedicated TRPG table for blind and visually impaired players and American Sign Language table for Deaf/HoH players!

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Support RPG Research on Twitch - Up Vote Adding RPG Research as Charity on Twitch.tv

IMPORTANT: Please up vote adding RPG Research as charity on Twitch so it can be supported by Twitch channels - also Follow and/or Subscribe. Spread the word.

Wow! We have unboxed a LOT of games recently, check out this list! And  many more on the way! - Cover Image
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Wow! We have unboxed a LOT of games recently, check out this list! And many more on the way!

RPG Research has a weekly live-broadcast of "Games Unboxing and Actual Play Evaluations", Sundays 6-9 pm PST on https://twitch.tv/rpgresearch. This is not your everyday unboxing or game evaluations sh

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Next Batch of Role-Playing Game Master Level 1 Trainees Starting Soon - Sign Up today!

The 501(c)3 non-profit charity, RPG Research, offers the world's most rigorous role-playing game master training available in a diploma format. We offer it freely to our volunteers, only asking that i

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RPG Community Center Public Hours Update, August 25th, 2022

This posting covers details on the updated schedule and programming options for the RPG Community Center in Spokane, as of August 26th, 2022.

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RPG Community Center Status Update August 26th With Some More Insurance and Logistics Updates

Role-Playing Game Community Center Status Update and Some More Insurance and Logistics Updates - The challenges of opening an all-RPG community center for children, senior adults, neurodiverse, ...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: "All I've seen is Dimension 20 and Critical Role. What are "real" sessions like?"

We ran a 3 year actual play taletop series specifically to address this unintended "Mike Mercer effect" where people were expecting game masters to be performing in a similar fashion which was prevent

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Good News! Approval received to resume access for younger and older players!

We finally have the okay from the insurance company to resume allowing access to our programs for younger and older participants! In order to get insurance we had to temporarily limit our programs to

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Pardon the Dust - We're Scrambling to Move Servers, Content, and Fix Breaks

We are frantically moving to our brand new servers and daily moving content as fast as our volunteer staff can accomplish. Thank you for your patience and support.

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RSVP for TolkienMoot XVIII Today!

TolkienMoot XVIII is just 2 weeks away! RSVP today! July 30th and 31st.

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Status Update on RPG Community Center Public Hours: Delayed until August 26th, 2022. Meanwhile join TolkienMoot XVIII July 30-31

We were hoping to begin regular weekly public hours at the RPG Community Center, but we still have some bureacratic and practical items that need to be wrapped up before we can offer regular weekly pu

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Status Update on Insurance for RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research and RPG Community Center

May 27th, 2022 Status Update

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How To Use Knowledge of Role-Playing Game Play Styles (update)

How To Use Knowledge of Role-Playing Game Play Styles to Optimize the RPG Experience - Beware current popularity leading to increased "Balkanization"by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson

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RPG Research Status Update on Insurance for Role-Playing Game Research and RPG Community Center

As per May 2022 update

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Question: How do role-playing games in general help neurodiverse individuals on the Autism spectrum?

Question: How do role-playing games in general help neurodiverse individuals on the Autism spectrum? - What does the research and evidence in practice by the company RPG Therapeutics LLC show are the

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Overview List of the Pros and Cons of Each Role-Playing Game Format Updates

Overview List of the Pros and Cons of Each Role-Playing Game Format by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson

Critically Important RPG Research Board Meeting - All Volunteer Staff Welcomed
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Critically Important RPG Research Board Meeting - All Volunteer Staff Welcomed

Critically Important RPG Research Board Meeting - All Volunteer Staff Welcomed - We have a very important open board meeting Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Don't miss it!

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RPG Research Forced to Focus on Only RPG Community Center Role-Role-Playing Game Programs For Now

As per May 2022 posting...

RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research Focusing on Only RPG Community Center Tabletop Role-Playing Game Programs Now Due to Insurance Restrictions - Cover Image
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RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research Focusing on Only RPG Community Center Tabletop Role-Playing Game Programs Now Due to Insurance Restrictions

RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research Focusing on Only RPG Community Center Tabletop Role-Playing Game Programs Now In order to comply with requirements to get insurance, this page lists the focused scope

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RPG Research Suspending All international Services and Most Other Operations In Order to Get Insurance

As originally posted on our other server in early May 2022.

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RPG Community Center & Museum Property Acquired!

Non-profit 501(c)3 RPG Research just signed the lease on new dedicated property!