RPG Research Training: Applied Gaming

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/06 07:50:00 GMT-7, last modified 2022-09-28T11:21:23-07:00
Applied gaming sessions. We evaluate new role-playing games, train new staff on our tier 1,2, & 3 level RPG systems/settings, baseline new GM trainees, etc.
Title: RPG Research Training - Applied Gaming
Summary: Evaluate new games, train new staff on our tier 1-3 games, baseline new GM trainees, train PASs, Facilitators, Advocates, etc.
Participate in meeting remotely: https://meet.jit.si/rpgresearch
Patreon Supporters Early Access Page: https://patreon.com/rpgresearch
Training of all staff on gaming, may include new games to evaluate, or one of the Tier 1 through 3 games we are standardizing on, to use in our research and community programs, or trying out new games to evaluate for addition and application in research and various programs. Also baseline assessment of new GM trainees, and ongoing training. 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, we were at 44 by end of 2018, and at volunteer number 55 by February 2019! 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)
See our Game Offerings list of Tier 1 through 3.
 Some other game systems being considered:
  • 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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