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RPG Research Game Training Day - Mondays & Thursdays (alternating)

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/06 08:50:00 GMT-6, last modified 2018-09-14T13:58:38-06:00
Alternating Mondays and Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm Pacific Time. (see Schedule Summary Page). Evaluate new role-playing games, or train new staff on our 10+ "standard" RPG systems/settings.
Title: RPG Research Game Evaluation and Training Days
Live Broadcast Schedule: Alternating Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Pacific time).
Summary: Weekly evaluation of new role-playing games and/or training new staff on our "standard" RPG systems & settings.
Purpose: This is a fundraiser for RPG Research. http://www.rpgresearch.com/donate
Patreon Supporters Early Access Page: https://patreon.com/rpgresearch
We either train one of our core volunteer staff, on one of the games we're currently standardize to use in our research and community programs, or trying out new games to evaluate for addition and application in research and various programs. We also often cover a quick summaries of RPG Professional related topics for improving the RPG experience, and provide feedback to the GM on how to improve.
As of September 2018 we were at 18 staff members in our programs, and hope to be at least 30 by end of the year, over 50 by end of summer 2019, and we've had over 34 general volunteer staff this past year for various programs), not counting the hundreds of adjunct volunteers over the years with specific projects/programs.
Recorded Sessions
The higher quality locally recorded video & audio is uploaded to our Patreon supporters, as a thank you for their support, about a month before it becomes available to the general public on our Youtube channel.
Example Evaluation Games
Recent games we have, (or will shortly be) evaluated include (but not limited to):
  • Gumshoe system, Trail of Cthulhu (horror)
  • Top Secret, New World Order (espionage)
  • Paranoia (new) (darkly humorous sci-fi genre)
  • Hero Kids (Kids on Bikes 80s style)
  • Mutant Year Zero (dystopian / post apocalyptic)
  • The Expanse RPG
  • Cypher System RPG (Monte Cook Games)
"Standard" Games
  • Game systems include (but not necessary limited to):
  • Wizards of the Coast D&D 5e (fantasy genre)
  • Cubicle 7 / D&D5e Adventures in Middle-earth (fantasy genre)
  • Cubicle 7 The One Ring RPG  (fantasy genre)
  • Hobbit Tales, from the Green Dragon Inn (cooperative story telling card game as ice breaker to RPG sessions)
  • Monte Cooke Games No Thank You Evil (children's imagination mixed genres)
  • FFG Star Wars RPG (science fiction genre)
  • Palladium Heroes Unlimited (super heroes genre)
  • Chaosium Call of Cthulhu (horror genre)
  • Cubicle 7 Doctor Who RPG (police procedural or science fiction genres)
  • Steve Jackson Games GURPS Cops (police procedural genre)
  • Kenzer & Company Aces & Eights (wild west genre) (evaluating as non-mystic Old West RPG versus GURPS Old West, Original Boot Hill and d20 3.x Boot Hill) 

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