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D&D 5 Review Part 1 - Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Review by RPG Research founder Hawke Robinson

D&D 5 Review Part 1 - Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Review by RPG Research founder Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson last modified Aug 25, 2014 05:37 PM

Part 1 in a series of reviews of the new D&D 5th Edition (previous D&D Next) Players Handbook (PHB). After the terrible 4th edition, how does 5th edition compare? Same, better, or worse?

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Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

Join Monthly RPG Research Meeting Broadcast

by Hawke Robinson last modified Aug 11, 2014 01:17 PM

The monthly RPGResearch.com meetings will begin broadcasting through Google Plus Hangout and Youtube.com/rpgresearch, on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to Noon (Pacific Time). Please join in the conversation regarding the therapeutic and educational uses of role-playing gaming in all forms (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, etc.).

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LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

by Hawke Robinson last modified Mar 26, 2014 11:12 PM

Join the discussion with the panel regarding the therapeutic uses of role-playing gaming, especially LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing). Featuring Dr. Sarah Bowman, Hawke Robinson, Chris Shell, and Jamie Metzger, hosted by Kristin Brumley. Additional details below...

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RPG Research at Spocon 2013

RPG Research at Spocon 2013

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Aug 09, 2013 12:34 AM

Representatives from RPG Research will be at Spocon throughout the weekend in Spokane, Washington performing research, this August 9th through 11th.

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RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

RPG Research First Public Meeting, Saturday August 3rd 1:00 pm (Pacific)

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Aug 01, 2013 12:25 PM

We are going to have our first public discussion meeting discussing the therapeutic and educational effects of role-playing games on participants. This will be both in-person, and simulcast live over the Internet....

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Request For Comments on Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice Drafts

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Jan 16, 2013 08:46 PM

A dedicated section of the site has been setup for this proposal and drafts. Both as a repository for PDFs and Wiki pages for more direct community involvement. As I continue to peruse in depth the Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice, and tracking the sections of the book that could use role-playing gaming as a treatment (see my eaarlier posting notes for example), I'm considering trying to take on the (overwhelming) task of creating an RPG specific version of the book...

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Scott Thorne's thoughts on the future of the RPG market.

Scott Thorne's thoughts on the future of the RPG market.

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Jan 15, 2013 06:53 PM

He points out the 80/20 factor, that 80% of the market is controlled by the top 3 (or so) products, and all the remaining products only account for 20% of the sales. He also comments on the continuing downturn of paper RPG sales, but the increasing up swing in eBook RPG material...

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For the Third Year in a Row, Hobby Games, Including Role-playing Games, Up Again

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Nov 11, 2012 02:09 AM

As reported in 2010 and 2011, hobby games, including role-playing games, have now had three years in a row of booming sales growth, while the video game industry was reporting declines in 2010 and 2011 (not sure yet about 2012). Much of the boom this year is being attributed to the additional promotion of "Tabletop" the show by Wil Wheaton from the GeekAndSundry.com website created by Felicia Day...

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Another Year With Board Games Up While Video Games Down

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Nov 11, 2012 02:04 AM

Last year we reported on the article regading board and hobby games, such as role-playing games, sales numbers were up in 2010, while video game sales were down. 2011 repeated this trend again according to the industry magazine Internal Correspondence ICv2, "

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12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons to help scientist dad with his research

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Oct 31, 2012 11:13 AM

The paper describing the results—delightfully entitled “Monsters are people too”...

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BBC - What happened to Dungeons and Dragons?

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Oct 29, 2012 09:17 AM

By Darren Waters - BBC News Online - Monday, 26 April, 2004, 12:40 GMT 13:40 UK. In the 1980s millions of teenagers world-wide would battle dragons armed with just dice, paper and pens. D&D became part of youth sub-culture but as the game celebrates its 30th birthday, is anyone still playing?

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Israeli Army Frowns on D&D Players

Israeli Army Frowns on D&D Players

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Oct 26, 2012 04:26 PM

By Hanan Greenberg - Published: 02.28.05, 14:17 / Israel News - IDF says “They're detached from reality and suscepitble to influence,” regarding role-playing gamers and so D&D players are automatically given a low security clearance...

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PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

PBS Idea Channel mentions RPG Research

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Oct 21, 2012 08:51 PM

Last week the PBS Idea Channel ran a piece on Dungeons & Dragons benefits. Today they responded to comments from last weeks video, and mentioned in the comments section of their video (towards the end of the video on Justin Bieber), mentioned RPG Research and suggested people should check out the website.

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RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

RPG Research Registration and Questionnaire Now Available

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Dec 15, 2011 11:28 AM

Both the online and print registration forms and questionnaires are now available to the general public to fill out and submit...

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New RPG Research Facilities and contact information

New RPG Research Facilities and contact information

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Dec 05, 2011 01:57 AM

We now have research facilities and new contact information available...

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Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010

Hobby Games, Including RPG's Up, Video Games Down in 2010

by hawke@rpgresearch.com last modified Feb 05, 2012 04:15 PM

According to reports from vendors, sales of Video Games were actually down 8% during the first 7 months of 2010, while Hobby games, including Role Playing Games, sales were all up across the board...

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