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by Hawke Robinson published 2018/08/28 19:05:29 GMT-6, last modified 2018-08-28T19:05:29-06:00
In this collection you will find the latest RPG Research community Blog Postings throughout the entire RPG Research website. These are less formal but usually more timely postings, provide the more human community connection with the international volunteers helping make RPG Research possible. Remember, we are all unpaid volunteers, doing what we can to help improve the overall human condition, so please be kind and supportive.
Searching for Old West RPG
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 08, 2019 02:28 PM

In our consideration of games research and community game offerings, we are trying to find the "right" Old West TRPG, that does not have magic or science fiction or other blended genres. Here is where we will post updates on our search.

Nominate RPG Research as Your Favorite KREM/STCU Charity Nominate RPG Research as Your Favorite KREM/STCU Charity
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 04, 2019 11:01 AM

Polling opens February 14th to 24th. Please vote for us as your favorite charity. RPG Research is a 501(c)3 research and human services charitable organization, 100% volunteer run, providing community programs using collaborative music and games to help various populations including: ADHD, anxiety, ASD, at-risk populations, brain injuries, CP, Deaf/HoH, depression, mental health, muscular dystrophy, substance dependency transition, and many others.

Why "waste" so much time discussing the past? Why "waste" so much time discussing the past?
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2019 05:31 AM

The past is still very present for many. We regularly meet people in the gaming community who do not understand why we "waste" time talking about all the misconceptions of the past regarding role-playing games and gamers. This is because outside of the fandom bubble, a very large percentage of people unfortunately still believe the negative myths and stereotypes. If we don't address those issues up-front and head-on, it is literally the difference between our programs being accepted or denied.

Removing Star Wars from our Tier 1 Game Offerings Removing Star Wars from our Tier 1 Game Offerings
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 29, 2019 04:35 AM

Important update to the games we are offering from our level 1 Game Masters. We are removing Star Wars and replacing it with Doctor Who. This is mostly applicable to at-risk populations. For non-at-risk populations Star Wars may still be an option depending on the GM and session circumstances. Read further for more details...

RPG Professional Game Master Coaching
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 02, 2019 08:44 PM

A question posted that I stumbled across brought this to mind about professional Dungeons Masters (DM), and coaching to help those wanting to become better game masters (GM).

Drop in and RPG Spokane Valley January 4 2019 Drop in and RPG Spokane Valley January 4 2019
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 29, 2018 11:09 AM

The public is welcomed to join Drop In and Role-Playing Game in Spokane Valley this January 4th, 2018, 4-7 pm Pacific Time on the corner of Pines and Sprague. Look for the wheelchair accessible RPG Bus (and possibly also the RPG trailer depending on weather).

Happy Holidays & Upcoming New Content from RPG Research Happy Holidays & Upcoming New Content from RPG Research
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 26, 2018 11:22 AM

Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for your wonderful support of the non-profit 501(c)3 RPG Research this year. We have been working hard researching the effects of all RPG formats, how they impact lives, and providing real-world programs in the community applying this information and feeding that information back into the body of knowledge.

Meaningful Religions for Your Game
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 24, 2018 02:51 PM

Many games include priests as a source of healing magic, but religion is integral to every human society. How can you do more with religion(s) in your game? Spocon 2018 Panel discussion. Audio.

Gaming With Children
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 11, 2018 12:41 PM

2018 August 12th. Panel 7: Elizabeth Alix, Austin Wilmerding, Hawke Robinson, John Welker.

RPG In Prisons
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 24, 2018 01:53 AM

After multiple requests from inmates, and discussions with others, we are finally going to begin undertaking plans for trying to convince the Department of Corrections in multiple states to modify or remove their ban on role-playing games in prisons and related detention and mental health facilities...

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