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RPG 1: Player & Game Master Level One Training Checklist

Week / Course(s) Type Topic Title
1 / RPG-0100-0001 & RPG Training Pathways &  RPG-0100-0002 Gamer Code of Conduct
Baseline quiz Training pathways & RPG Level 1 Training Checklist + Gamer Code of Conduct Training Pathways + RPG Level 1 Training Checklist + Game Code of Conduct
Moodle Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming IF CYOA Choose Your Own Adventure: Abominable Snowman
VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND LIVE SESSION & GET PEER REVIEW, but life happens sometimes, so you catch up on some basic concepts from older broadcast here (but will not get badge):
Catchup Video
Lecture, theory, & discussion Training pathways & Gamer CoC Training & CoC

Odoo Course Materials

Tools, tips, & tricks
How to enforce the CoC respectfully. + Sanitation & hygiene Using the CoC respectfully & effectively. + Cleanliness & sanitation checklist

Applied gaming IF CYOA Chooseable Path Adventure: To Be Or Not To Be

Quiz Gamer Training & CoC Training & CoC

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)
2 / RPG-0101-0051 - Introduction to the Hawkes-Robinson RPG Model & Overview of the 4 RPG Formats + RPG-0101-0060 RPG Model & Game Tiers Introduction + RPG-0150-0001 - Introduction to the Neurosciences of Learning  in Application to RPGs Using the BECMI Solo Method
Baseline quiz Introduction to the RPG Model, The 4 RPG Formats + Game Tiers + Introduction to the neurosciences of cognition & learning in application to RPGs.
Introduction to the RPG Model, The 4 RPG Formats + Game Tiers + Introduction to the neurosciences of cognition & learning in application to RPGs.

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming Solo Adventure Module (SAM) 1 BECMI Basic D&D Solo 1
VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND LIVE SESSION & GET PEER REVIEW, but life happens sometimes, so you catch up on some basic concepts from older broadcast here (but will not get badge):
Catchup Video
Lecture, theory, & discussion Introduction to the RPG Model & 4 Major RPG Formats, Game Tiers + Play Styles & Archetypes
Introduction to the RPG Model & 4 Major RPG Formats, & Game Tiers + Introduction to the neurosciences of cognition & learning in application to RPGs.

Odoo Course Materials

Tools, tips, & tricks
Neurosciences of learning & best methods for teaching new players RPGs. When it comes to creating or teaching RPGs to new player, Don't do what 99% of the RPG publishing industry does! Learning, Teaching, Mentorship, & What Works Best for RPGs Dissemination.

Applied gaming Solo Adventure Module (SAM) 2 BECMI Basic D&D Solo 2

Quiz Introduction to the RPG Model, The 4 RPG Formats, & Game Tiers + Introduction to the neurosciences of cognition & learning in application to RPGs.
Introduction to the RPG Model, The 4 RPG Formats, & Game Tiers + Introduction to the neurosciences of cognition & learning in application to RPGs.

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)
3 / RPG-0102-0001  - Introductory History of Games Leading to RPGsRPG-0101-0052 - RPG Model 4 RPG Formats - HRPG Focus Baseline quiz

Brief Overview History of Games & RPGs + RPG Formats Intro Part 2 of 5: HRPG

Brief Overview History of Games & RPGs + RPG Formats Intro Part 2 of 5: HRPG


Moodle Online Quiz (pending)


Applied gaming HRPG: SAB 1: Warlock on Firetop Mountain.
Warlock on Firetop Mountain, Printed book and/or digital book on Steam DLC or Kindle from Amazon.
VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND LIVE SESSION & GET PEER REVIEW, but life happens sometimes, so you catch up on some basic concepts from older broadcast here (but will not get badge):
Catchup Video
Lecture, theory, & discussion
RPG Model: HRPG
Brief Overview History of Games & RPGs + RPG Formats Intro Part 2 of 5: HRPG.

Odoo Course Materials

Tools, tips, & tricks
Accessibility 1: Variety of Accessible equipment available for various RPG formats.
Participant functional assessment, accessibility RPG Tools, BCI, Environment checklist

Applied gaming HRPG: SAB 1
Warlock on Firetop Mountain

Quiz RPG Model: HRPG
Hybrid RPGs

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)
4 / RPG-0101-0053 - RPG Model 4 RPG Formats - TRPG FocusRPG-0102-0001 - Introductory History of the Anti-gaming Movement Baseline quiz RPG Model: TRPG + Intro to History of Anti-gaming Movement
Tabletop RPGs + Intro History of Anti-gaming Movement

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)


Applied gaming Basic D&D Intro Group 1
BECMI D&D Group First Time DM Adventure: To the Keep!
Generate BECMI PCs
VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND LIVE SESSION & GET PEER REVIEW, but life happens sometimes, so you catch up on some basic concepts from older broadcast here (but will not get badge):
Catchup Video
Lecture, theory, & discussion
RPG Model: TRPG
Tabletop RPGs

Tools, tips, & tricks GM Setup Checklist     
GM Game Prep Checklist

Applied gaming Basic D&D Intro Group 1: To the Dungeon!
BECMI D&D Group First Time DM Adventure: To the Dungeon!. Then walk through filling in the first 5 rooms of the dungeon as they go, sharing publicly with group the process from the book.

Odoo Course Materials

Quiz RPG Model: TRPG
Tabletop RPGs

Moodle Online Quiz (pending)
5 / RPG-0101-0054 - RPG Model 4 RPG Formats - LRPG FocusRPG-0103-0001 - Introduction to Consent in Role-Playing Games and Relevant Tools Baseline quiz Part 3 of 5 on RPG Formats: LRPG + Consent
Live-Action RPGs + Consent

Online Quiz (pending)


Applied gaming NTYE 1
Dragonsnot Falls

Lecture, theory, & discussion
RPG Format: LRPG
Live-Action RPGs. We don't do Larps hands-on until higher training levels, FYI.

Tools, tips, & tricks
Consent Tools + Turn-taking management & the "Talking Stick" timer
Consent form, tools, etc. + Turn-taking management & the "Talking Stick" timer

Applied gaming NTYE 2
Race Against Time

Quiz RPG Format: LRPG
Live-Action RPGs

Online Quiz (pending)
6 / RPG-0101-0055 - RPG Model 4 RPG Formats - ERPG Focus + VTTs + ARPG + NWN ERPG Solo Prelude.
Baseline quiz RPG Format: ERPG
Electronic RPGs + VTTs

Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming ARPG: _______(15 minutes), and then  NWN:EE Prelude Aggregate mode.
(Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, STEAM VERSION! do not need the bundle, just the $20 version).
ARPG: _______(15 minutes), and then everyone plays NWN:EE Prelude in Avedon "Aggregate" Interaction Pattern mode.

Lecture, theory, & discussion
RPG Format: ERPG
Electronic RPGs

Tools, tips, & tricks
TRPG Online & Introduction to virtual RPGing (VTTs), ERPG NWN possibilities.
TRPG Online & Introduction to virtual RPGing (VTTs), ERPG NWN possibilities.

Applied gaming NWN:EE
Prelude

Quiz RPG Format: ERPG
Electronic RPGs

Online Quiz (pending)
7 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx - RPGs & Bleed Intro + BFRPG TRPG 1 + Bleed Management
Baseline quiz Intro to Bleed

Introduction to Bleed


Online Quiz (pending)


Applied gaming BFRPG TRPG 1
Bear Dungeon

Lecture, theory, & discussion
Intro to Bleed & Bleed Management in RPG through names, pronounces, voices.
Introduction to Bleed

Tools, tips, & tricks
Voice Workshop I
Voice Workshop 1 + bleed management through how you speak.

Applied gaming
BFRPG TRPG 1
Bear Dungeon

Quiz Intro to Bleed & Bleed Management
Introduction to Bleed

Online Quiz (pending)
8 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx - Accessibility in Gaming + BFRPG TRPG 2 + Visual aid tools for Aphantasia vs. Theater of the Mind
Baseline quiz  Accessibility 2
Theater of the Mind vs. Aphantasia

Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming 
BFRPG TRPG 2
Gold in the Hills

Lecture, theory, & discussion 
Accessibility 2
Theater of the Mind vs. Aphantasia

 Tools, tips, & tricks Visual aid tools to address Aphantasia Visual aid tools to address Aphantasia

Applied gaming BFRPG TRPG 2
Gold in the Hills

Quiz  Accessibility 2
Theater of the Mind vs. Aphantasia

Online Quiz (pending)
9 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx - Introduction to Immersion & Flow in RPGs + OIS Introduction + GM Roster & Logs + DWAITS
Baseline quiz  Immersion, Flow
Attendance, participation, engagement, immersion, flow.

Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming 

DWAITS

Arrowdown


Lecture, theory, & discussion 
Immersion, Flow
Attendance, participation, engagement, immersion, flow.

Tools, tips, & tricks GM Logs w/ OIS
Introductory use of the Observed Immersion scale

Applied gaming 

DWAITS

Arrowdown


 Quiz 
Immersion, Flow
Attendance, participation, engagement, immersion, flow.

Online Quiz (pending)
10 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx - Intro to Small Group Dynamics in RPGs + NWN ERPG Group Play Chapter 1 + Turn/Initiative Tools
Baseline quiz Intro to Small Group Dynamics Small Group Dynamics: Formation, Communication, & Development in RPGs

Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming
NWN:EE Group Play
Then Group Play of Chapter 1

Lecture, theory, & discussion
Intro to Small Group Dynamics
Small Group Dynamics: Formation, Communication, & Development in RPGs

Tools, tips, & tricks of the trade Awareness &  Monitoring. Basic Participant feedback forms. 
Tips for getting to Norming Stage, working toward performing.

Applied gaming
NWN:EE Group Play
Chapter 1

Quiz
Intro to Small Group Dynamics
Small Group Dynamics: Formation, Communication, & Development in RPGs

Online Quiz (pending)
11 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx -
Baseline quiz
Start fast & Keep it  Flowing. GM Self-monitoring, Group Monitoring. Participant Assessment. 
A Better Game Experience, tying it together with Awareness, monitoring, assessment.

Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming
BECMI TRPG 1 Part 2
From the Keep To the Dungeon. Players start just outside the doors of the Keep, and try to find the dungeon. Then the DM fills the first 5 rooms the players go to in the dungeon to learn the basic tools. Once at 5 rooms in the dungeon, they can continue (if time), or sign off as complete for this section of training as player or DM.
     
Lecture, theory, & discussion
Start fast & Keep it  Flowing. Assessment.  
A Better Game Experience, tying it together with Awareness, monitoring, assessment.

Tools, tips, & tricks of the trade
GM Roster + Assessment
       GM PC & NPC Rosters. + Simple  Player Enjoyment Assessments.

Applied gaming
BECMI TRPG 1 Part 2
To the Dungeon!

Quiz
Start fast & Keep it  Flowing. Assessment. 
A Better Game Experience, tying it together with Awareness, monitoring, assessment.

Online Quiz (pending)
12 / RPG-0xxx-0xxx -
Baseline quiz


Online Quiz (pending)

Applied gaming
Final RPG Session Fill in the Gaps.

Lecture, theory, & discussion



Tools, tips, & tricks of the trade
The GM screen & the illusion of the omniscient & omnipotent GM. + . Initiative tracking tools: roster, post-its, tents, etc
"Pay no attention to the person behind the curtain" (um, er, screen)! + Turn-taking management & Initiative Tracking

Applied gaming
Final RPG Session
Fill in the Gaps.

Quiz


Online Quiz (pending)
Give back to the community hours (assumes attending just one training session per week over 3-month period)
"Give back" 2 sessions per month?
(At least 6 sessions given back to the community per 3 month training cycle)
Minimum "Give back" hours: 24 per 3 month training cycle.
May not take final exam until "Give back to the community hours" equal at least 24 hours.
Self-study Assignments & online self-study. The 4-hour sessions cover about 50-80% of the material on the final, the assignments & self-study courses cover the rest. While the weekly training sessions generally cover 10 questions per week, the self-study goes deeper, covering those same 10 questions plus typically 10 to 15 more per week. Self-study is around 1-5 hours per week. This includes active gaming assignments and online self-paced courses. So typically one can expect total hours of between training, assignments, giving back to the community, & self-study to be around 5-10 hours per week.

Online Self-study (pending)
Final Exam
10 Questions from each week.
120 questions randomly selected from database of 300+ questions
Online. Can stop & start as needed. Take as often as needed (but with some time delays between each retake). Must score 90% or better to receive diploma.

Online Quiz (pending)
Player Level One Diploma
Training hours: (4/week x 12 weeks=) 48, plus play on your own, learn on your own hours typically around 20 hours = 68.
+ Give back hours (24) =  92 hours.
+ assignments & self-study (24) = 116 hours.
+ test and other experiential hours, typically around 120 hours total active training for Level One Role-Playing Game Player Diploma.
Game Master Level One Diploma (must have Player level one diploma completed first).
GM Training hours: (4/week x 12 weeks = 48) + learn on your own hours typically around 20 hours = 68.
+ Give back hours (24) = 92 hours minimum.
+ assignments & self-study (24) = 116 hours.
+ player level one diploma (required before can receive GM level one diploma, typically 120 hours active training) + GM training (68) + give back hours (24) + self-study hours (24) + test hours (4) = ~240 hours total active training for Level One Game Master Diploma.