Using scientific research and community outreach programs to determine the actual caveats & benefits from participation in music & role-playing game activities, over time we will:
* Eliminate the myths & stigma associated with these activities.
* Through these inclusive and accessible programs help the widest range of populations possible achieve a remarkably improved quality of life around the world
* Raise the experience of the human condition globally through the sharing of knowledge on a free platform accessible to all, while encouraging others to share their findings on this platform.
* Provide free training to those willing to take the time as volunteers to develop the skills necessary to achieve these goals.
* To provide services that achieve all of the above.
1) To clearly establish, through rigorous scientific testing, the effects on participants of music and all role-playing game (RPG) formats: tabletop (TRPG), live-action (LRPG), electronic (ERPG), and all hybrid variants (HRPG). In addition to determining the potential relevance of correlated factors, wherever possible, significant emphasis is placed on contributing to the body of causal research information.
2) Based on any available established research, from a variety of disciplines, using relevant evidence-based and theory-based approaches, RPG Research will assess, design, develop, implement & evaluate programs using music and/or various role-playing game formats as intervention modalities for participants to achieve their recreational, educational, professional, and/or therapeutic goals.
3) Based on funding, staffing, and resource availability, RPG Research will provide these services to individuals, population groups, and communities where research indicates they may benefit the most from our programs, and advocate for accessibility and inclusiveness for the widest range of populations possible, including those in under-served and un-served areas.
4) Whenever legally and ethically possible, all such research information will be freely and openly shared with the public to help further advance the global body of knowledge and overall improve the experience of the human condition.
About This Cause
RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit international 100% volunteer-run organization.
We research and provide programs related to the use of cooperative music and role-playing games to measurably achieve recreational, entertainment, educational, professional, and therapeutic goals.
We exist thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers like you.
We are helping people heal, improving the quality of life for diverse populations around the world, by providing accessible & inclusive, collaborative research-supported programs, using music and role-playing games.
Researching the effects of all RPG formats since 1983, providing programs in schools since 1985, in therapeutic settings and online since 2004.
RPG Research provides an open international community that is sharing, studying, and providing accessible & inclusive, collaborative music and games, to help improve people's lives!
In 2018 RPG Research consisted of 10 regular core volunteers and partnerships with many organizations and volunteers on a project-by-project basis.
RPG Research regularly works in partnership with communities and organization service divers needs including but not limited to:
* Muscular Dystrophy Association
* Eastern Washington University
* Northeast Youth Center
* Spark Central Community Center
* Campfire USA
* Saint Luke's Rehabilitation
* Spokane School District
By February 2020 RPG Research reached volunteer number 118, spanning multiple continents, researching the effects of all role-playing game formats, and providing community programs to a wide range of populations.
We advocate and train people on improving accessibility and inclusiveness.
We travel the country in the wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and RPG Trailers helping raise awareness and delivering our programs to those most in need, especially those in rural, remote, under-served, and un-served locations.
RPG Research provides the world's largest free and open research repository on the effects of all role-playing game formats: tabletop (TRPG), live-action (LRPG), electronic (ERPG), and hybrids (HRPG).
We run multiple community and outreach programs every month.
We provide free and open community programs, training, education, actual play games, product evaluations, and frequent live interactive broadcasts every week.
We speak at professional conferences, fan conventions, panels, and other show broadcasts frequently.