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The RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research Project Community Website

last modified May 26, 2015 12:18 PM
The first kernels of research began in 1985, and then became more formalized in 2004 running on the project founder's other websites until creating a dedicated community site in 2006. The RPG Research Project Community website is a global and interdisciplinary community effort to research the effects of role-playing games (RPGs) in all formats: tabletop (TRPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), & solo adventures (CYOA). This open community website was created in 2004 as a central repository for past, current, and future research. Additional focus includes studies on the therapeutic and educational aspects of RPGs. The community is welcomed and encouraged to contribute to this site through the many resources provided, including document archives, forum bulletin board, chat rooms, audio & video archives, polls, surveys, and more.

About

About The RPG Research Project Community, contact information, staff information, legal disclaimers, FAQs, and related resources.

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Blog

Less formal updates than the News section about therapeutic and educational aspects of role-playing games. See Disclaimers portion of website for reminders. Postings in this Blog section are usually much more casual than the News or Documents areas, but they help the community stay more active, vibrant, and informed.

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Community Discussion

Forum, chat, links, discussions, and other community resources.

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Documents

Research documents, audio & video files, primary and secondary sources, etc.

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Educators

This page provides some key areas of note specifically of interest for education professionals.

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Gamers

This page summarizes the topics of most interest to people that already participant in some form of role-playing gaming (tabletop, live-action, or computer-based), and would like to know more about the research here from the gamer perspective...

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Healthcare Professionals

This page provides some key areas of note specifically of interest for healthcare professionals. This includes the broad range of services from psychology & psychiatry, to nurses, many kinds of therapists, etc.

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Parents

For parents and guardians of children and special needs adults, this section provides some highlights to help you get started understanding about role-playing games.

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Document Actions

Introduction Video

Donate to Build the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

Here is a video summary about the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, and why it would be so useful and help so many people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBPbCMKVf2I&feature=youtu.be&t=12m45s

 

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Contact Information

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rpgresearch

Youtubehttp://youtube.com/rpgresearch

Goggle Plus (G+): https://plus.google.com/+RpgResearch

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rpgresearch

Chat Room: http://www.rpgr.org/chat/chatroom (pending) or point IRC client to server: irc.merp.com #rpgresearch

More contact options: http://rpgresearch.com/contact

Participate in future research

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE RESEARCH. If you are interested in participating in upcoming RPG Research studies, please complete this online form, and then we will contact you when your information matches upcoming project requirements.

NOTE: THIS DOES NOT CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE RPG RESEARCH PROJECT WEBSITE. TO JOIN THE WEBSITE, CLICK ON THE "REGISTER" LINK IN THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE WEBSITE.

Contact Information

Email: rpgresearcher at gmail dot com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rpgresearch

Youtubehttp://youtube.com/rpgresearch

Goggle Plus (G+): https://plus.google.com/+RpgResearch

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rpgresearch

Chat Room: http://www.rpgr.org/chat/chatroom (pending) or point IRC client to server: irc.merp.com #rpgresearch

More contact options: http://rpgresearch.com/contact

RPG Research Videos

Presentation at Texas State University

for Living Games Pre-Conference

 

 

Presentation at Eastern Washington University

Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association

April 2016

(Coming Soon!) 

 

Presentation in Portland, Oregon for

Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic

Recreation Association 2016 Conference

(Coming Soon!) 

 

 

Status Update End of Year 2015.

 

 

RPG Research Panel #1

WorldCon 73, 2015

 

 

 

Presentation at Seattle Children's Hospital for

Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association

April 2015

 

 

The Gamers 3, ZoeCon II, 2012

Informal Presentation & Discussion

 

 

Presentation on RPG for

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

 

 

 

Status Update September 19, 2014

Part 1

 

 

 

Part 2

 

 

 

Part 3

 

 

Part 4

 

Spocon 2013 Day 2 - Gender Bias Questionnaires - August 10, 2013 5:38 PM 

 

 

 RPG Market

 

 

 Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing Gamers

 

 

Big Bang Theory Representation of Dungeons & Dragons D&D 

 

 

 D&D 5 Review Part 1

 

 

Part 2 Review of D&D 5th Edition Players Handbook 

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Review Part 3 

 

 

 Part 1 - 5th Edition D&D with Tomb of Horrors 1st Edition

 

 

 Part 2 - 5th Edition D&D with Tomb of Horrors 1st Edition

 

 

Knights of Badassdom movie review. Some spoilers l 

 

 

 Knights of Badassdom review part 2 - LARP

 

 

RPG Research May 17th, 2014, Status Update - Tabletop & LARP for Autism Spectrum (ASD) Adults 

 

 

 1 of 4 Original Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) White Book Boxed Set - Unboxing Part 1 of 4.

 

 

 2 of 4 Original Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) White Book Boxed Set - Unboxing Part 2 of 4.

 

 

3 of 4 Original Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) White Book Boxed Set - Slideshow Plus - Part 3 of 4. 

 

 

 4 of 4 - Original Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) White Book Boxed Set - Reading - Part 4 of 4.

 

 

 

 

Original D&D ODnD OD&D Additional information and commentary 

 

 

 Review of Gamers 3 Hands of Fate by Zombie Orpheus / Dead Gentlemen

 

 

RPG Research Status Update August 25, 2013 

 

 

 RPG Research Status Update August 13, 2013

 

 

Spocon Aug 12 2013 

 

 

Status Update February 19, 2013 

 

 

 ASL / Deaf Skit - Monty Python's What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? Foundation for ASL LARP