More About RPG Research
Using cooperative games and music, we work with ages 2 years old through senior adults and everyone in between, Autism Spectrum, brain injury recovery, Muscular Dystrophy, social skills development, at-risk and high-risk populations, and many others.
With roots in 1977 and now based in Spokane, WA, USA since 2004, RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit 100% run by volunteers.
We provide community programs locally, and globally across 6 continents researching the effects of all role-playing game formats (tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrids), as well as cooperative music (drum circles and open music jams), providing in-the-field and online community programs locally in-person and globally (in-person and online), free training to volunteers, and openly sharing our research repository and more than 40 years of experience.
We work with ages 2 years old through senior adults and everyone in between, Autism Spectrum, brain injury recovery, Muscular Dystrophy, social skills development, at-risk and high-risk populations, and many others.
We also offer the wheelchair accessible RPG Mobile, RPG Bus and RPG Trailers, to bring the powerful benefits of cooperative music and games. https://www.rpgmobile.com We use it to provide services to those in underserved, unserved locations, especially those with no services in rural and remote locations.
We run community programs at Spark Central in Kendall Yards, libraries, schools, parks, and many other locations.
We are also trying to open this years our own RPG Community Center and hand-on experiential learning RPG Museum in Spokane: https://rpgcc.org
We have been involved with role-playing games (RPGs) and cooperative music since the 1977, researching the effects of RPG s since 1983, using RPGs in schools and educational settings since 1985, and since 2004 we have been providing the world's largest free and open research repository on role-playing games, including the RPG historical museum archives (https://www.rpgmuseum.org). We also provide regular in-person and online community programs for ages 4 through seniors adults, including the general population and many diverse needs populations, especially at-risk populations.
We aggregate research and actively generate new research on the effects of cooperative music and all role-playing game formats: tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrids.
We provide social cooperative community programs throughout Spokane, the greater northwest USA, and worldwide, providing extensive accessibility advocacy and training. We also use the wheelchair accessible RPG Mobile facilities to provide comfortable, safe, and environmental stimulus controlled environments for those populations that benefit from such considerations.
We also have an opensource project, The Brain-Computer Interface Role-Playing Game (BCI RPG) at https://bcirpg.com. This is the ultimate in accessibility, a role-playing game that is online, turn-based, cooperative, and you can play with just your brain!
Building on the research, using it to train our growing network of volunteers, our community, interactive experiential RPG Museum, and online programs directly help improve the lives of people around the world. The data from these programs cycles back to further the research body of knowledge and contribute to the archives.