Story #1: Camper Drawn Out of Shell - RPG Story of the Day

by Hawke Robinson published 2021/01/22 23:44:08 GMT-7, last modified 2022-11-12T09:28:43-07:00
Story #1: Camper Drawn Out of Shell. A new series of postings sharing observations, comments, and other relevant experiences, about the effects of role-playing gaming...


I thought I would start sharing more anecdotal experiences with the public as a regular series, postings about the frequent experiences of the many RPG programs going on now from the human level. These will be less formal than our research essays, and also not so much about project status updates. Instead of the usual heavier numbers, statistics, and formal analytical speech, it will be more about sharing individual and group experiences. This won't actually be every day, but I will make an effort share as frequently as possible.

I hope we can get other members of the RPG Research community to share in similar fashion as well. If you have similar interesting anecdotal stories to share, please post them on the site,

In sharing these anecdotes, be sure to change the names and avoid too much personally identifiable information (unless you have explicit written permission to share such information).

This first story is immediately shared publicly in the hopes of encouraging others to contribute their own stories sooner. While others' posting will show up on the RPG Research Project's website as quickly as the authors desire, I will be posting the rest of my own stories on The RPG Research Project's Patreon page,, at least 2 weeks before they are made available to the general public. This is as ongoing thanks to those monthly supporters helping to fund our efforts. If you are not already a supporter, please consider joining today, even just $1 a month, from enough people, adds up to helping many others.

If you would like to follow a similar release pattern with your own story, please include that in your story's Preamble, and we'll copy and paste your story (with the attribution you desire) into the Patreon site, and set the release timing as you wish.

Use this page as the template for your submissions:

This first story comes from a recent program at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp at Twinlow Retreat and Camp near Rathdrum Idaho.

Drawn Out of Shell

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