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Various Articles and Discussions on Role-playing Game Stigma

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 13, 2014 03:20 AM, last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:08 AM
Since this has been a fairly lively discussion when I have brought it up on rpg.net and geekandsundry.com forum, I thought I'd perform a brief search on current articles and discussions related to role-playing game and gamer social stigma. This is just a quick list for further research and discussion...

The RPG.net thread started by rpgresearch: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?630170-Stigma-or-embarrassment-as-a-tabletop-role-playing-gamer

The geekandsundry.com thread started by rpgresearch: http://www.geekandsundry.com/forums/discussion/902/gamer-social-stigma

http://sthinking.tumblr.com/post/2071957291/the-social-stigma-of-tabletop-gaming-roleplaying

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_role-playing_games

http://dglasinquest.blogspot.com/2012/04/neil-degrasse-tyson-thinking-small.html

http://www.gnomestew.com/crock-pot/dd-social-skills-and-the-zen-of-roleplaying-games

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Role-playing_game

http://www.examiner.com/article/larping-is-a-great-way-to-enjoy-a-hobby

http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-rpg-scholar-sarah-lynne-bowman

http://my.mmosite.com/289425/blog/item/the_gaming_stigma_in_politics_colleen_lachowicz.html

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/checkfortraps/7581-The-Stigma-of-Role-Playing-Must-Die

http://rpg-directory.com/threads/the-stigma-to-female-sexuality.34575/

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php/81484-Tabletop-RPG-Social-Stigma - 2010

http://www.theescapist.com/rpgpaper.htm- 1995

http://ecleader.org/2011/11/15/role-playing-games-continue-to-lose-their-stigma/ -2011

http://www.covchurch.org/news/2012/10/18/role-play-games-provide-reach-into-community/ - 2012

http://www.helium.com/knowledge/21799-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma - http://www.helium.com/knowledge/21799-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:woN_fE7IPaQJ:silver.skiles.gatech.edu/~dharrell3/pps/Harrell-ComputationalStigma.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShWp9E_BJHktNJA3Q7CpdCtJsJtvfxibfFcF1_IZjHC1yN_uDEnSq0GS4grd7x4ThvGiDPCviPQ7gnprTMEz5TGkOb4adAxrQR0Mc6K4EFEUWr0vyET0MPZl9OfP4vLoBeNJZiX&sig=AHIEtbSqV5GZnR_AQ597p02g3e28pl7y_A - just a general paperon stigma, not RPGs (I haven't read through it yet, so it might mention RPG stigma)

http://mogglesby.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/entering-the-world-of-role-playing-games/ - 2012

http://www.helium.com/items/470202-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma - 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4pyJqW-VsQ -

 

search part 2

later the same evening

http://www.avclub.com/articles/1-dungeons-dragons,71111/

http://diaryofagamergirl.blogspot.com/2010/09/gaming-addictions-stereotypes.html

http://blog.obsidianportal.com/haste-podcast-wotcs-layoffs-paizos-rpg-superstar-rpg-fact-sheets/

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2012/03/this-is-my-new-show-tabletop.html

https://wordpress.morningside.edu/jcr004/2012/10/08/gaming-on-campus/

http://swordandshieldrpg.blogspot.com/2012/03/throne-remains-vacant.html

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:yZK0cduOKKwJ:www.marinkacopier.nl/ijrp/wp-content/issue2/IJRPissue2-Article5.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESj-Bl4Fzf0p4e9l6KKlsVGqUlB7oiyFME1Zz7ToXwBcXXv_ohzj4jyrnxYsu0Qg_4XBW0IUG5ZpEzp0j6Bn8juSg44ZAe0JhBwpOp6R6Ka4SLYAJQSwWQ2eHuvkCl3aAOCsiRP8&sig=AHIEtbS76sZWV8H1iy3CkgxkOYQ6kIDyrQ

http://ogres.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_Role-playing_Games

http://www.helium.com/items/304184-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma

http://www.helium.com/items/676688-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma

http://initorwhat.blogspot.com/2011/05/future-of-dungeons-dragons-what-if-d-5e.html

http://rampantgames.com/blog/?p=3419

http://askthedm.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/roleplaying-isnt-that-for-nerds/

http://ptgptb.org/0025/moral.html

http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=318

http://websterjournal.com/2012/03/21/webster-students-play-popular-role-play-game-dungeons-dragons/http://www.helium.com/items/470654-the-dungeons-and-dragons-stigma

http://www.examiner.com/article/gen-con-2012-interview-with-dungeon-crawlers-radio

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tabletop%20games

http://www.g33kwatch.com/tabletop/rpg/geek-advice-how-to-get-your-friends-to-try-tabletop-role-play/

http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=319

http://www.reocities.com/innocent_eric/thesis.html

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~kel/KDD/playerintro.shtml

http://critical-hits.com/category/podcasts/

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:imSGw2LcavwJ:www.folioweekly.com/documents/folio0628wkl030_000.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjI4g1RA4q-4WYJphdi8BNIljZxHvCaMKGYhjmi9aC9pI01QhqjNJFsq4iW4WMkRIsPblejRnF_x1bGn3e55ORIHuT_0q0PducHlg4lck5exkY7MZTtDG7wi9bw68Kmj7dVjaE0&sig=AHIEtbRJjK3JS3rX_YeZ6Nt10Our2HUxSg

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2opus?For-all-the-female-fans-of-Pathfinder

http://www.squidoo.com/tabletop-gaming-web-series

http://www.willamettelive.com/2010/news/geek-chic/

http://playingwithmeaning.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-is-there-still-gaming-stigma.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10883404

http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/160019/opinions-lol-whatever-happened-to-the-rpg

http://www.blogher.com/there-social-stigma-geek-girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbZDldrK0Pw

http://www.meez.com/community.dm?furl=http%3A//forums.meez.com/forums/serious-topics/6019684-role-playing-games-detachment-reality.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084314/reviews

http://www.dailybruin.com/article/2012/10/ucla-game-lab-launches-its-first-live-action-role-playing-event

http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~ldowde04/Role%20playing%20games.html

http://www.monkeyinthecage.com/2012/05/22/episode-32-gamer-shame/

http://voices.yahoo.com/de-mystifying-role-playing-games-rpgs-gaming-culture-11034484.html

http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/at-risk/

http://vanisesocdeviance.blogspot.com/2012/04/final-project-kitchen-or-computer-how.html

http://lizziestark.com/2011/12/05/in-defense-of-larp/

http://www.geheee.com/famousgamers.html

http://io9.com/5874922/why-is-the-5th-edition-of-dungeons--dragons-a-big-deal

http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/15863/mechanical-ways-to-handle-dark-power-temptation

http://tl-dr.ca/?p=1257

http://mogglesby.wordpress.com/category/the-categories/gaming/

http://manhackarcade.com/why-do-i-play-games-overcoming-the-stigma-of-being-a-gamer/

http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/06-20-12-12-28-bookpeople-gets-into-the-roleplaying-game-with-world-of-dorkness-book-club/

http://www.flurtsite.com/2012/04/the-stigma-that-gaming-is-easier-for-girls/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHZ41UXoubM

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