RPG Research

is creating A Better World Through The Power of Music & Role-playing Games

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Thank you for your support to help further the goals of the RPG Research volunteers around the world! 

Receive access to occasional all-Patron-levels-only content 1 or more days before the public (does not include more exclusive content from higher tiers).

Includes access to our Discord Chat server's basic Patreon-only channel (does not include higher tier Patreon Hero channel).  

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Tier 3: Adept: $10+.

BASIC MEDIA CONTENT: ENTERTAINMENT/EDUTAINMENT: Patrons at this level will receive 4+ weeks before the general public: access to recorded entertainment & edutainment related video and audio from RPG Research. This is usually broadcast live to the general public, but then the recordings are only made available to all Patreon supporters at this level or higher. 

Includes episodes of "Heroes of the Mist", "Applied RPG", special unboxing and playthrough episodes, and other more entertainment & edutainment related audio/video content.  

HERO POINTS 1: Supporters at this level or higher receive 1,000 bonus  Hero Points* per month per $10/mo.

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About RPG Research

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

[About RPG Research’s founder] “…Hawke is sort of the grandfather of therapeutic gaming. He has been 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.

All I can say is that you guys are AWESOME. My shy camper completely opened up for the first time … had the best time. … was his favorite activity from the camp! … Thank you for everything that you guys do. I’m forever grateful to you! “ Emily, RPG Research program for Muscular Dystrophy Association, camper parent.

“This is a truly wonderful way of bringing tabletop RPGs to those who could benefit from them the most. Excellent work" --Perrin

“What an awesome way to serve these populations!” Barry

We are an international community of volunteers helping people heal, improving their quality of life, working with diverse populations around the world by providing accessible & inclusive, collaborative, research-supported, programs, using music and role-playing games.

Fast Facts:

  • Researching RPGs 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.
  • More than 50 volunteer staff members across multiple continents

Rewards Summary
  • Tier 1: $1+ = Tip Jar + Basic Patreon Discord Chatroom Access
  • Tier 2: $5+ = Aspirant + Polls + Published Level 1 Thank you
  • Tier 3: $10+ = Adept + Entertainment + Edutainment + Heroes of the Mist + Applied Gaming + Applied RPG + Unboxing + Playthroughs + Specials + 1,000 Hero Points + Level 2 Thank You
  • Tier 4: $20+ = Hero + Advanced Media + Talk Show + GM Workshops + Training + Lectures + News + 2,000 Hero Points + Level 3 Thank You.
  • Tier 5: $25+ = Theurgist + Research Content + Blogs + Essays + Reports + Panels + Presentations + Podcasts + Level 4 Thank You.
  • Tier 6: $50+ (limit 100) = Guardian + Player in Applied Gaming + 5,000 HP + Level 5 Thank You.
  • Tier 7: $75+ (limit 50) = Champions + RPG.Education 99-199 Courses + Level 6 Thank You.
  • Tier 8: 100+ (limit 20) = Wizard + Live Training Workshops + Special Thank You page.
  • Tier 9: 200+ (limit 10) = Superhero Sponsor + Mentioned as "Official Sponsor" + RPGSN + Special Sponsor and Thank You page.
  • Tier 10: $500+ (limit 5) = Deity of Benevolence + RPG.Education 200-499 Courses + Added as your custom deity to Worlds of Beru Multiverse campaign setting forever + Special Thank you page.

Our Accessible & Inclusive 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

How Can You Help?

Help us achieve our Mission and Vision to grow the world's body of knowledge from research on the effects of all role-playing game formats, and growing our community programs improving participants quality of life.

Website: www.rpgresearch.com
Email: info at rpgresearch dot com
Toll-free Phone: (833) RPG-INFO

Your support helps spread the reach of the benefits from using music and role-playing games to help people achieve their educational, occupational, recreational, and therapeutic goals, especially those most in need.

Your financial support enables us to implement more research & community service programs. We share the research freely with the world to help others build on our programs, trying to improve the overall human condition.
Your patronage helps further the research project's goals, and helps other volunteers provide more free services to those people that benefit most, and with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, with your help, we're able to bring even more services to those in rural and remote locations that normally have great difficulty getting any care.

Your support helps cover the cost of research, community programs, and the costs of using wheelchair accessible mobile facilities bringing services to people in under-served and un-served locations, including rural and remote areas.

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The creators of The Gamers, Journey Quest, Demon Hunters, and more, are generous supporters of RPG Research.

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