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RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research - November & December 2020 Schedule Updates

Updates on Events, Community Programs, Training, Fundraisers, Gaming, and more!

 · 5 min read

Greetings Everyone,

You may have gotten a similar message through our Odoo/ERP system, but some of our users haven't made the migration to our www.rpgresearch.com Odoo ERP server and are missing messages, so hopefully this fills the gaps.


IMPORTANT PLEASE EVERYONE READ!

Upcoming Fundraiser through Mindcrack Podcast

Danielle is sending out announcements for needed game masters to help us raise money for RPG Research. Please read her emails and get back to her ASAP. This could potentially be the largest fundraiser for RPG Research ever, and we need our volunteers to help make it happen!


HOLIDAY SCHEDULE NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Thanksgiving holiday: RPG Research volunteers are taking Monday November 23rd through Sunday November 29th off for the holidays. There will be no programs, training, streams, etc. during these days.

Normal schedule will resume Monday November 30th.


Christmas/Winter solstice holiday: RPG Research volunteers will be taking Monday December 21st through Sunday December 27th off for the holidays. There will be no programs, training, streams, etc., during those days.

Normal schedule will resume Monday December 28th.


WEEKLY TRAINING SCHEDULE UPDATES & WEEK 1 START DATES

All training takes place through our online video conferencing platform Jitsi:

https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on either our Youtube ( https://youtube.com/rpgresearch) or Twitch (https://twitch.tv/rpgresearch ) channels.


All RPG Research volunteers are welcomed to attend as much training as they wish.


Sunday Training Group (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm PST8PDT)

This Sunday is the final (week 16) training session for the level 1 training cycle. 

Session 1 begins December 6th. If you have been waiting to start training holding of for the first session, this is the day to join.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Monday Training Group (6:30 pm to 10:30 pm PST8PDT)

The Monday training group is currently at session 12. This means with the holiday breaks that session 1 for the Monday slot will begin January 4th, 2021.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Wednesday BECMI & Other RPGs Level 2 Training Group (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm PST8PDT)

The Wednesday group started an evaluation of Pathfinder 2 this week, with the Beginner Box Set. This evaluation will continue after the holiday break, then we'll resume the BECMI training after the Pathfinder 2 adventures are complete.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Twitch

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Thursday RPG Tech R&D and Training (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

We are resuming the RPG Technology sessions November 3rd. This includes R&D, experimentation, and training on the latest RPG-related technologies including brain-computer interface / electroencephalogram (BCI/EEG), audio RPG (ARPG), augmented reality RPG (AR-RPG), virtual reality RPG (VR-RPG), robotics for RPGs, VTTs, etc.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Friday Let's Play Neverwinter Nights / Training (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm PST8PDT)

We are resuming our Neverwinter Nights weekly play and training sessions

this Friday November 20th.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Twitch.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


ASL RPG Group 2 Fridays (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm PST8PDT)

This group is still on hold. It may be January before we resume this group. We'll notify everyone when we pick a re-start date.

Not streamed.

https://meet.rpgresearch.com/aslrpg1, https://meet.rpgresearch.com/aslrpg2



Saturday Level 1-3 Training (7:30 am to 11:30 am PST8PDT)

The Saturday training is still on hold pending enough people (minimum 3) committed to attending this timeslot again. It was mostly created for our overseas and East Coast trainees. Due to unreliable attendance we suspended this slot pending commitments from sufficient trainees to warrant resuming it. When we do, we will begin with Session 1.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/training

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Saturday Archivists & RPG Museum Meeting (9:00 am to 10:00 am PST8PDT)

A few weeks ago, by request from our archives volunteers, we added a second Archivist slot, this is now on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am weekly. This is in addition to the Sunday slot for now, but if all of the archivists move to Saturday, then we may suspend the Sunday meetings.

We _do_ have a meeting this Saturday November 21st, but do _not_ on November 28th due to the holiday break.

Jitsi: https://meet.rpgresearch.com/archives

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Saturday ERPG-DEV Meeting (10:00 am to Noon PST8PDT)

A few months ago we moved the Thursday ERPG-DEV group (formerly the NWN training sessions) from Thursdays to Saturdays, and this has worked well for most.

We _do_ have an ERPG-Dev meeting this Saturday November 21st, but do _not_ on November 28th due to the holiday break.

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)


Sunday Archivists & RPG Museum Meeting (9:00 am to 10:00 am PST8PDT)

Still meeting (except during holiday breaks). Will suspend this if all of the archivists move to the Saturday slot.

Streamed live on Youtube.

Recorded sessions available on our Patreon Page to supporters (https://patreon.com/rpgresearch)



First & Third Saturday Drop In & RPG Open Play Session (Noon to 3:00 pm PST8PDT).

We do _not_ have a Drop In & RPG session this Saturday. We will resume normal schedule in December. See our Events Page for all upcoming events and open drop in and play:

https://rpgresearch.com/events

Not streamed.


ASL Weekly Study Groups (Saturdays 3-4 pm & 4-5 pm PST8PDT).

The ASL weekly study groups are still on hold. It will likely be January before we resume them. We will announce when we have a new restart date.

https://meet.rpgresearch.com/asl1, https://meet.rpgresearch.com/asl2

Not streamed.


New Year's Eve PARANOIA Late Night Game Event

We are still planning to run our annual PARANOIA late night adventure, this December 31st 8:00 pm to 1+ am January 1st.

The more superstitious volunteers point out that we have run that every year except this year (2020 the year of the confirmed crit), and are pleading that we make sure we run it this year. :-)

We can handle a large group for this comedic game, so watch the Events page for sign up.


Note we are creeping up on 150 volunteers! We still REALLY NEED A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR TO HELP MANAGE THIS! Please spread the word.


That's it for now. Thank you all so much for your time and support to help us do such amazing things helping improve lives around the world!

-- 

-Hawke Robinson

President & Founder, RPG Research

http://www.rpgresearch.com 

"International non-profit accessible & inclusive music & role-playing

game research & community programs." Washington State Department of

Health Registered Recreation Therapist.

http://www.rpgtherapy.com/about/our-staff/hawke-robinson

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Hawke Robinson

A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist with a background in Therapeutic Recreation, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, research psychology, nursing, play therapy, education, and role-playing gaming.
Hawke Robinson has been involved with role-playing games in community settings since 1977. Studying methods for optimizing the experience of role-playing games since 1979. A paid professional game master since 1982. Studying the effects of role-playing games upon participants since 1983. Providing role-playing games in educational settings and for educational goals since 1985. Working with incarcerated populations since 1989. Researching and using role-playing games to achieve therapeutic goals for a wide range of populations from 2 years old through senior adults since 2004.
Founder and CEO of the non-profit 501(c)3 charitable research and human services organization, RPG Research.
Founder and President of the for-profit <https://rpgtherapy.com">RPG Therapeutics LLC and RPG.LLC.
Author of the RPG Professional Workbook available on Amazon.
Creator of the wheelchair accessible RPG Mobile fleet.
Founder of the RPG Museum.

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