2018 - Amalgamation of News Coverage, Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson

by Mark published 2022/11/12 09:25:00 GMT-7, last modified 2023-02-05T09:49:47-07:00
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. we have spoken at many conventions/conferences, sat on panels, provided presentations, been in live Q&A chat session, and had many interviews. All about the effects of role-playing games, and their use to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many different populations. Here is a listing of all these in one location for your convenience...

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Below is a combined listing about the project and the project founder Hawke Robinson, including: panel sessions, Q&A sessions, interviews, articles, essays, presentations on the effects of role-playing games, rpg therapy program plans, rpg education, research and examples from using role-playing games to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many populations including Autism spectrum (ASD/PDD/Asperger's), ADHD, brain injury (TBI, stroke, etc.), spinal cord injury (SCI), at-risk youth, incarcerated youth and adults, the Deaf and hard of hearing, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), and others.


Listed in reverse order from most recent to oldest


  • 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/
  • EVENT - March - Launching new show: "Heroes of the Mist", fundraiser on Twitch.tv/rpgresearch for RPG Research - http://mistheroes.com
  • BOARD MEETING - RPG Research Board - March
  • CONFERENCE - WSTRA Conference - April
  • CONFERENCE - Living Games Conference - May - Boston, Massachusetts
  • BOARD MEETING - RPG Research Board - July 6th -
  • EVENT - MDA Summer Camp - July - Rathdrum, Idaho
  • EVENT - Tolkien Moot XIV - July 21st - Spokane, WA. - www.tolkienmoot.org
  • EVENT - SpoCon - August - Spokane, WA. - August 10-12 - www.spocon.org
  • TOUR - Great Western RPG Tour - WA, OR, CA, AZ, NV, UT, WY, MT.
























  • ESSAY - Eastern Washington University - An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role-Playing Gaming - http://www.rpgresearch.com/documents/rpg-research-project/archives/an-overview-of-the-history-and-potential-therapeutic-value-of-role-playing-gaming
  • RESEARCH & PROGRAM PLANS - Experiments in optimizing the tabletop role-playing game (RPG / TRPG) experience.
  • RESEARCH - Beginning of "Gamer Floater" & "Gamer stereotypes self-fulfilling prophecy" hypotheses development.
  • RESEARCH - Inclusion of diagnosed Autism Spectrum (ASD / PDD) participants in game sessions, concerted effort to help them work on better social skills, frustration/anger management, working cooperatively to problem solve, impulse control, etc.
  • ORGANIZATION MILESTONE - Sections on Hawke Enterprising, Hawkes Haven, Merp.com began to share, discuss, and aggregate RPG Research data, essays, public sharing, interaction, discussion,  etc.






  • ORGANIZATION MILESTONE - Creation of Merp.com (Middle-earth Role-Playing Community) - .



  • RESEARCH - Running Tabletop RPG over Internet using CuSeeMe & Other Tools.



  • RPG SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - MerpMaker Software -



  • RESEARCH - Merging 3 weekly full groups, 20+ players in overlapping shared campaign



  • CONVENTION - RPGA, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition (AD&D1) - Organized, hosted, trained Dungeon Masters (DM), supervised event. RPGA-based 2-day convention, 60 participants. Millcreek Library, Salt Lake City, UT



  • CONVENTION - RPGA, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition - Organized, hosted, and ran RPGA-based 12 hour mini-convention. 12 players. Hosted at home, Salt Lake City, UT.



  • PROGRAM PLAN/CURRICULUM - Realms of Inquiry "A School for Gifted & Talented Children", Salt Lake City, UT - Learn How to Play and Run Role-Playing Games. Monday through Friday, 5 weeks. - (missing, searching).



  • ESSAY - Realms of Inquiry - "Role-playing Games, The Myths and Reality" - (8 pages) - (missing, searching).



  • RPG PROFESSIONAL MILESTONE - Professional Game Master - Charging players for game sessions, 3 groups weekly.



Hawke begins playing AD&D periodically.



Hawke first introduced to D&D by cousin.



The world's first published Role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons.


Contact Information

Email: rpgresearcher at gmail dot com

Phone/Text: (509) 481-5437

Twitter: rpgresearch

Youtube: http://youtube.com/rpgresearch


Essays/Papers Citing RPG Research




There are now some fake and/or questionable articles floating around that claim to cite the efforts of W.A. Hawkes-Robinson (aka Hawke Robinson). While I hate to perpetuate their showing up in searches, some may be worth comment/correction.




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