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by Hawke Robinson published 2020/07/05 09:11:00 GMT-7, last modified 2021-01-15T18:04:04-08:00
RPGs, Working Memory, Thinking Illustratively and Elaborately
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:14 AM

In a TED talk by Peter Doolittle, he talked about two memory constructs, multitasking and working memory, and in this particular talk focused on Working Memory. This is something where role-playing games may support his recommendations in trying to improve how important things are remembered...

Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party Research on RPGs Primer & Don't Split the Party
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

In response to someone at the Ph.D. level, who recently released a podcast and shockingly made the completely erroneous claims that there is not _any_ existing legtimate, peer-reviewed, research on tabletop RPG, RPGer traits, any correlative data on RPGers, any publications in respected journals, any studies from psychologists or psychiatrists, or any research on the effects of RPGs, I have whipped up this page in order to help. Working together and sharing will help float all boats. Pulling apart and isolating will continue to founder the ship.

Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research Opportunities Currently Open at RPG Research
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

We have updated our list of currently open opportunities at RPG Research. These include Game Masters, American Sign Language GM, RPG Facilitators, RPG Advocates, Player Archetype Specialists, Webmaster, Social Networker, Marketing, Real-time Artist for Twitch Show, Music / Drum-circle Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator, Game Writer, Game Designer, Therapeutic Recreation Program Planner, Administrative Assistant, Broadcast / Streaming Technician, Close Captions & Transcript Writer, Project Manager, & Research Assistants. Apply today!

The Fantasy Network Lives! The Fantasy Network Lives!
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

The visionary creator, Ben Dobyns is currently a guest of honor at Gen Con, and at last, The Fantasy Network is alive! Fellow role-playing gamers and creators of The Gamers, Journey Quest, Demon Hunters, Mythica, and more. Check it out! Join the experience!

Brooke Lively Brooke Lively
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

Brooke joined RPG Research in April 2018. She is the organization's Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Fundraising & Marketing.

RPGs, Working Memory, Thinking Illustratively and Elaborately
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

In a TED talk by Peter Doolittle, he talked about two memory constructs, multitasking and working memory, and in this particular talk focused on Working Memory. This is something where role-playing games may support his recommendations in trying to improve how important things are remembered...

Great Western RPG Research Awareness & Fundraising Tour Sep 17 - Oct 10 2018: See Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus, meet RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics. Great Western RPG Research Awareness & Fundraising Tour Sep 17 - Oct 10 2018: See Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus, meet RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics.
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

The wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and RPG Trailer will be on the road for weeks, meeting with people, providing tours, example music and RPG sessions, presentations, and more. Anyone can request a stop location along the route. The current route will be updated daily as stop requests come in. Follow this page for the latest tour updates! Current schedule is September 17th through October 10th schedule subject to change daily). We are getting ready for our longest tour yet, across the Western United States.

RPG Talk Show Community Live Broadcast 20180609
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

Join us for the RPG Talk Show community live broadcast at 11:00 am Pacific time every 2nd Saturday of the month. We cover the latest community news related to use and research on the educational, professional, or therapeutic considerations of role-playing games in all formats.

Braille Dice from FigmentsOfFilaments Braille Dice from FigmentsOfFilaments
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:13 AM

Unfortunately the dice we purchased were very poorly made, with holes through them, inconsistent sizing, too light, and poor design for those with visual impairment. Also I was unable to easily contact the seller for support. At this point I'm sorry to say I can't recommend them. If the issues are addressed in the future by the seller, and pending feedback from Nexus center and others, I will update this posting accordingly.

Professional Ethics, Friendly vs. Friends Professional Ethics, Friendly vs. Friends
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:14 AM

This came up in an Alignable social network thread, and I thought others might enjoy it being shared here. "What do you think is an appropriate relationship with a client/customer? " This also addresses some of the topics of RPG Professionals / Paid Game Masters, etc.

Using RPGs to correct misbehaviour Using RPGs to correct misbehaviour
by Shaun Low — last modified Oct 25, 2020 10:14 AM

I've had a lot of students over the years, many of whom would display acts of misbehaviour in and outside of class. Today, I would like to discuss my experiences with using RPGs to correct such traits. I also have a short anecdote that would hopefully inspire parents and educators out there.

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