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RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research - Where We Are Now, Goals, & What We Need to Get There

This is an informal summary of our goals and needs

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THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS THAT WAS INTERRUPTED BY OUR NEEDING TO TAKE A WEEK-LONG BREAK AFTER ALL THE WORK WE DID FOR GENCON AND WORLDCON. WILL RESUME FILLING THIS OUT WHEN WE GET BACK FROM OUR BREAK, BEGINNING AUGUST 10TH.

We are back from our break recuperating from the intense months leading up to and helping with hosting and providing events for ZoeCon, WorldCon Hugo Awards, & GenCon Online. 

RPG Research exists to help improve the quality of life for everyone across the world, raising the overall human condition. We do so through research, evidence-based practice, on-site community programs, and online programs.

We have found through our research programs that cooperative music and role-playing game programs provide incredibly powerful modalities to achieve these goals.


Currently we have more than 100 volunteers across 5 continents.

We have been raising around just $3,000 USD per year in donations. $900 in 2017, $2,700 in 2018, & $3,200 in 2019, and possibly $6,000 ($5,000 of which thanks to The Fantasy Network donation earlier this year) by the end of 2020 (average = $3,200/yr over 4 years).

We need to get to the point where we are no longer running non-client operations in our founder's home basement/driveway/lawn/trailers, and into our own warehouse facilities (minimum $1,200-$2,000+/month). All client operations are run elsewhere, we never bring clients to the hosue.

We desperately need administrative volunteers. We have well over 100 volunteers but they are mostly running the RPG programs, or helping with the research archives and research. We have almost no administrative staff. All of our client-based programs that aren't online are at other locations, we _never_ bring clients to the founders home. But we sometimes have a dozen volunteers in his basement undergoing training or helping people online. We really need to move all this somewhere else, the neighbors are quite upset with the bus, trailers, and people coming and going.

We desperately need ASAP:

  1. Warehouse space for the RPG Bus & RPG Trailers, + daily training & online operations (12' high door, minimum 2,000 square feet)
  2. Volunteer Coordinator person
  3. Community Outreach & Fundraising person
  4. Marketing & Social Media person
  5. Administrative Assistant
  6. CPA
  7. Lawyer
  8. Grant writer(s)

Our founder's driveway with the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Bus and RPG Trailers, and RPG SUV:



Current projects, status, & projections




Free Weekly Online Drop In & RPG Sessions


Status

See the latest Drop In sessions available on our Events page: https://www.rpgresearch.com/events

We need to update our events section after the WorldCon, GenCon, and Spark Central hosting and events we ran July 27th through August 2nd.

We are currently recuperating, but will be back to our regular schedule August 10th, and will begin updating the Events Page with all of the events coming.

Generally we offer programs every week, depending on our volunteer availability.


Projections

We expect to resume having one or more free Drop In and RPG sessions starting back up after August 15th onward.



Free RPG Tour Drop In & RPG In-Person Sessions

We drive around North America, pulling over at street corners, parks, libraries, schools, churches, rest areas, and other locations to raise awareness about role-playing games, accessibility, and providing free drop-in RPG sessions open to the public.

People see our decorative RPG Bus and RPG Trailer and often pull up asking "What is a role-playing game", and often saying "I have always been curious but didn't know how to get started", to which we answer their questions and/or let them try out a game session right there on the spot, ranging across genres from fantasy, to science fiction, to modern day procedurals and action adventures, or social/political RPGs.


Status

These are currently on hold until further notice. Please see our Online Drop-In & RPG Sessions until further notice.



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RPG Research Archives Cleanup & Updates





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NEED URGENTLY: RPG Research Warehouse





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RPG Level 1 Trainee Workbook Publication





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RPG Professional Standards of Practice Handbook




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RPG Museum Online




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RPG Museum




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Spark Central Drop In & RPG Community Programs



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Electronic Role-Playing Game Designed for Brain-Computer Interface & Accessibility Devices 

Developing from scratch an opensource electronic role-playing game designed for accessibility from day one.

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Wheelchair Accessible RPG Bus & RPG Trailers



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RPG Tours




RPG Talk Show




Heroes of the Mist Show




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Fates Revolt Show




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Call of Cthulhu Show




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Paranoia Show





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More:

  1. About us
  2. Our History
  3. Vision Statement
  4. Mission Statement
  5. Impact Statement
  6. Our top 2 values: integrity and compassion    


Our many links & Info:

US Toll-free: (833) RPG-INFO (774-xxxx______)

US Cell/Text: (509) 608-7630

Primary RPG Research Website: www.rpgresearch.com

RSS Feed: TODO_______

RPG Museum Website:  www.rpgmuseum.org (TODO)

RPG Tour Website: www.rpgtour.com (TODO)

Wheelchair Accessible RPG Bus/Trailers/Mobile Website: www.rpgmobile.com (TODO)

Drop In and RPG Website: www.dropinandrpg.com (TODO)

RPG Conference Website: www.rpgconference.com

Youtube: youtube.com/rpgresearch

Twitch: twitch.tv/rpgresearch

Twitter: twitter.com/rpgresearch @rpgresearch

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/rpgresearch and www.facebook.com/RpgResearchProject

Google Business: rpgresearch.business.site

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rpgresearch

Founder's Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/hawkerobinson

Patreon donations page: www.patreon.com/rpgresearch

Gumroad donations page: gumroad.com/rpgresearch

Paypal donations:  Paypal.com

Amazon Smile: Support RPG Research through Amazon Smile

Benevity Corporate Donations: (TODO)

Kindest fundraising: https://www.kindest.com/..... (TODO)

Guidestar Non-profit page: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-3521274 


.... WA State Charity listing page: (TODO)

IRS Charity/nonprofit listing page: Public Information Here



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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