RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research - Testimonial by Katie "Kiki" Richardson
Testimony about how much the RPG Research repository helped her with research when the university databases were inadequate.
"Hi! I'm Kiki and I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know how helpful your site has been.
I just finished a paper for one of my writing classes on the benefits that RPGs can have on people with social anxieties and other social problems. While I was able to find a few articles through the usual databases like JSTORE and EBSCOHOST, I was really struggling to meet the required amount of sources.
Thankfully I found your site and I was easily able to find sources that supported my thesis and that helped me get to that magical "10 sources needed" goal, and even beyond (I ended up with 18 source, several of which I found on your site).
What you've compiled helped what had started to look like an incredibly stressful struggle of a project into something that I was easily able to finish. While I still need to fix a few things before turning it in tomorrow night, I went over most of the paper today with my professor, and he was impressed.
I know that would not be the case had I not found your site. Thank you so, so much for maintaining such a helpful and interesting site."
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.