Music and Role-Playing Game Research & Community

by Hawke Robinson published 2019/02/02 17:11:00 GMT-8, last modified 2019-06-29T23:22:25-07:00

Role-playing gaming since 1977, researching RPG effects since 1983, implementing in educational settings since 1985, and in therapeutic settings since 2004, across 5 continents.

Since 1977 we've been Improving lives through the power of music & role-playing games. International research & community programs. Encouraging all game developers to "Begin with accessibility & inclusiveness in mind". Donate today! RPG Research's founder, Hawke Robinson, has been called "the grandfather of therapeutic gaming... tracking and involved in the therapeutic and educational application of role-playing games longer than anyone else.” –Adam Johns, Game to Grow, Executive Director, Lead Facilitator. RPG Research consists of a VERY diverse group of volunteers across age, ethnicity, orientation, culture, profession, income, neurotypes, visible & non-visible ableness, 5 continents, and more!

Why Are You Here?

General Public - Researchers - Educators - Healthcare - Testimonials - DONATE

General Public (Laypersons) Who want to learn more about Role-playing games and RPG Research - Kids in Armor at One of RPG Research's Join Community Programs  -  Older man in lab coat and Research text  -  Instructor pointing to presentation screen, with audience watching in the foreground  -  Care provider shaking hand and patting back of senior male adult seen from behind, while others are waiting to engage in conversation. From RPG Research speaking at WorldCon 73.

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Video Introduction to RPG Research

Improving Lives Through The Power of Accessible & Inclusive Music, Role-playing Games, Research, & Community Programs since 1977.

About RPG Research


We are a non-profit international community of researchers, volunteers, & other organizations, collaborating to help people heal & improve their quality of life. We work with diverse populations around the world, providing accessible & inclusive, collaborative, research-supported programs, using experiential intervention modalities, including cooperative music and role-playing games.


Our Public Programs Schedule



More about RPG Research

RPG Research is a non-profit charitable research and human services organization.

Fast Facts:

  • Involved with RPGs since 1977
  • Researching RPG effects since 1983.

  • Providing programs in schools since 1985.

  • Providing programs in therapeutic settings since 2004.

  • Online open research repository since 2004.

  • We are a 501(c)3 non-profit.

  • 100% volunteer staff.

  • More than 50 volunteer staff members across multiple continents.

Our Accessible & Inclusive Programs

Our programs include:

  • Accessibility & inclusiveness advocacy, outreach, and training

  • ADHD

  • At-risk youth

  • Autism Spectrum (ASD/PDD)

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • DD/DI

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Depression

  • Drum circle facilitation training workshops

  • Game Master training workshops

  • Gifted & Talented children

  • Incarcerated populations

  • Long-term care faciities

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

  • Rehabilitation facilities

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Social skills development

  • Social phobias

  • Substance dependency rehabilitation transition

  • Various Alternative School Programs

  • 200+ research questions

RPG Research's "Battle Royale" Accessible Boffer LARP at Muscular Dystrophy Association for MDA youth Summer 2017

How Can You Help?


You can help by:

Join the Community


Share Your Perspective & Data



Volunteer Application



Donate or Contribute in Other Ways



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How Do We Make A Difference?

Locally and globally we are making a real impact on lives. We run weekly programs for the community helping at-risk youth, Autism spectrum youth and adults, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and many others. Globally our volunteers span multiple continents spreading the reach of our programs, in addition to our may broadcasts per week on Youtube and Twitch, helping spread the information.



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