RPG Research is creating non-profit research & services improving quality of life
13

patrons

$78
per month
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.

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

Families and populations that benefit from our programs, many in great need, include: at-risk youth, brain injury rehabilitation, elderly, muscular dystrophy, substance dependency transition, social skills development, social phobias, Autism Spectrum (ASD / PDD), ADHD, and many others.

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.
Recipient of the 2017 Trustee of the RPG Brain Trust group, Hawke Robinson is the founder of the RPG Research Project with the RPG Research website. He has been studying effects of all RPG formats since 1983. 
Additionally, some of the volunteers coming from a Recreation Therapy background, help people achieve their educational and therapeutic goals through the intentional use of role-playing games (RPG) and music. Working with: toddlers, youth, and adults of all ages, to help improve the quality of their lives. Also working with many populations with specific challenges, including: Autism spectrum, Brain injury (TBI, stroke, etc.), social phobias, substance dependency transition, at-risk youth, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), and many others.

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.

GOALS
Your Patreon funds are used to provide more free educational/therapeutic/recreational services to more people with special needs, and add to the body of research. Decades of existing research shows that using Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy (TR/RT) (1) methodologies improve the efficacy of programs using various recreational modalities to teach and heal.

By applying TR methodologies to the powerful modalities of role-playing games ( 2) and music (3), these activities can be extremely helpful for participants to improve social skills, cognitive functioning, physical functioning, learn new practical skills, cooperative problem solving, communication, reading, developing healthier peer groups, and much more.



WHO BENEFITS?
Populations directly benefiting from your Patronage include (but are not limited to):
  • ADD/ADHD youth & adults - Social skills, turn-taking, self-]control, increased focus
  • Autism spectrum toddlers, youth, and adults (ASD /PDD) - Especially social skills development
  • At-risk & troubled youth - Anger management and general emotion regulation, practical daily life skills.
  • In-patient to out-patient/discharge for rehabilitation facilities - Establish new peer groups, health activities, grow intrinsic motivation.
  • Brain Injury recovery (Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, etc.) - Encourage neural recovery related to the effects of "neuroplasticity" through engaging many parts of the brain.
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP) - Reduce social isolation, motor skills degradation delay.
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing communities - Reduce social isolation, develop peer support groups.
  • People with Developmental Delays & Disabilities  - Develop specific skills through modalities that are engaging for them to learn.
  • Muscular Dystrophy - Increase social interaction, reduce isolation, reduce degradation ("use it or lose it" principle to MD) through in-game use.
  • Training of Instructors and students at various educational institutions, to help further helping people.
  • Social Phobias - incrementally, through safe settings and exposure approaches, help them increase their social interactions and related activities.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • People struggling with substance dependencies
  • Various other populations that benefit from structured social skills development
  • The general public through public outreach and education
  • and potentially many others


PATRON REWARDS (monthly)
  • $1+Gallant. Thank you for your support of the RPG Trailer and the RPG Research Community Project! At this level and above you will receive exclusive early access to some of this Patreon's content.
  • $5+Adept. Receive access to content 1 week before public.
  • $10/mo,Conjurer. Exclusive access to LIVE, interactive, monthly RPG Research broadcasts/updates.
  • $25+Hero. Participate directly in monthly LIVE broadcasts/hangouts. (Limit=8).


PATREON GOALS
The following list is just a summary of a few of the goals achievable with your support:

  • $1 = IT'S ALIVE! - Thank you for acknowledging this Patreon Project exists! - ACHIEVED!
  • $50 = Audible Glamer - Patreon early access to monthly RPG Research Community pre-recorded audio podcasts with the latest news on RPG Research! - ACHIEVED!
  • $100 = Projected Image - Level up the monthly recorded podcast to recorded video! - ACHIEVED!
  • $250 = Contact Other Plane - Achieving this, level up to LIVE monthly broadcast/hangout! Live access for $25+/mo Patreon supporters.
  • $500 = Commune with Others I - Reaching this level will add/expand additional free RPG sessions for populations with special needs within 50 a mile radius, using the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer Prototype and/or RPG Bus.
  • $750 = Write - Accomplishing this level will support monthly RPG Research essays, with exclusive early access for Patreons!
  • $900 = Commune with Others II - Attaining this level will support adding/expanding a 2nd additional free RPG session for populations with special needs, within a 100 mile radius using the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer.
  • $1,000 = Quest - Unlocking this level will fund formal RPG Research projects!
  • $1,500 = This is our most critical goal, getting the custom-built, IDEAL RPG Trailer, which can seat 5+ people in wheelchairs inside. Right now the prototype I bought out-of-pocket ($40k, $400/mo) can only accommodate 3 people in wheelchairs, and still needs the side door and bathroom widened), this ideal trailer will be built from the ground up to be completely wheelchair friendly. The current cost is about $6,000 down payment, and a total of about $50k USD. This would be added to the "fleet" of the RPG Trailer Prototype and RPG Bus, and means even more people can receive services simultaneously.


Websites:
http://www.rpgresearch.com

http://www.rpgtrailer.com
Email: rpgresearcher at gmail dot com
Rewards
Gallant
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
(1st Level Paladin). Basic. Basic Patron-only access. Receive access to Patron-only content, including our Discord Chat server's basic Patreon-only channel. Thank you for your support to help further the goals of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer and the RPG Research Project Community!
Includes Discord rewards
Adept
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
(2nd Level Cleric) - Advanced.
Patrons at this level will receive access to recorded/written Patron-only content 1 week before it available to the public. Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access.
Includes Discord rewards
Conjurer
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
(3rd Level Magic-User). Expert. 
Exclusive access to listen/watch/read live broadcasts/updates about the latest RPG Research information.
Receive an exclusive access link to listen/view LIVE monthly RPG Research broadcasts 2 weeks before the public listens/views the recordings.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$25 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
(4th level Fighter). Companion. (Limit=8).
Exclusive access to participate in the live broadcasts/hangouts directly!

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access. PLUS Hero-level Only Discord Patron Chat Access!

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Hero
$35 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything included in the Hero and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 6 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 100-level course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level for every 6 months sustained.
Includes Discord rewards
Disciple
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(5th Level Monk). Master. (Limit = 4)
Sustain this level for 6 months and then you can join in one scheduled 4 hour Tabletop RPG (online) session per month as long as you sustain this level or higher! 
With GM Hawke Robinson (or one of the select elite, specially trained, certified, veteran, RPG Therapeutics Game Masters), participation would be with other Patrons at this subscription level.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Disciple
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything included in the Disciple and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 6 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 200-level, or lower, course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level for every 6 months sustained.
Includes Discord rewards
Initiate of the 4th Circle
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(6th Level Druid). Immortal. (Limit = 5)
Join every-other-week in a 4 hour (online) tabletop RPG session!
With GM Hawke Robinson (or one of the select elite, specially trained, certified, veteran, RPG Research / RPG Therapeutics Game Masters), participation would be with other Patrons at this subscription level.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Champion
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(7th Level Fighter). Deities & Demigods. (Limit = 5)
RPG Training directly provided by Hawke Robinson. join a once per month group (in person or via online tools) for 1 to 2 hours of training in role-playing gaming formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, and solo), techniques and tricks, as players and game masters, including factors to consider for creating program plans providing games for people with special needs including Autism Spectrum (ASD/PDD/ADHD), social phobias, brain injury recovery, at-risk youth, and other populations.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Champion
$250 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Everything included in the Champion and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 3 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 300-level, or lower, course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level every 6 months sustained thereafter.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$78 of $20,000 per month
 ...... BUILD 2nd IDEAL WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY RPG TRAILER, with TRANSPORT, & ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT AND GM HIRED!!!
After 3 consecutive months at this level, will make the down payment on building a second larger capacity RPG Trailer.
After 9 consecutive months at this level, 1-2 additional people will be hired as Assistant Researcher / Aide / Game Master, to help deliver these services twice as much as one trailer.
Provide weekly free RPG sessions with 2 RPG TRAILERS to people with special needs throughout all of North America.
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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.

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

Families and populations that benefit from our programs, many in great need, include: at-risk youth, brain injury rehabilitation, elderly, muscular dystrophy, substance dependency transition, social skills development, social phobias, Autism Spectrum (ASD / PDD), ADHD, and many others.

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.
Recipient of the 2017 Trustee of the RPG Brain Trust group, Hawke Robinson is the founder of the RPG Research Project with the RPG Research website. He has been studying effects of all RPG formats since 1983. 
Additionally, some of the volunteers coming from a Recreation Therapy background, help people achieve their educational and therapeutic goals through the intentional use of role-playing games (RPG) and music. Working with: toddlers, youth, and adults of all ages, to help improve the quality of their lives. Also working with many populations with specific challenges, including: Autism spectrum, Brain injury (TBI, stroke, etc.), social phobias, substance dependency transition, at-risk youth, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), and many others.

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.

GOALS
Your Patreon funds are used to provide more free educational/therapeutic/recreational services to more people with special needs, and add to the body of research. Decades of existing research shows that using Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy (TR/RT) (1) methodologies improve the efficacy of programs using various recreational modalities to teach and heal.

By applying TR methodologies to the powerful modalities of role-playing games ( 2) and music (3), these activities can be extremely helpful for participants to improve social skills, cognitive functioning, physical functioning, learn new practical skills, cooperative problem solving, communication, reading, developing healthier peer groups, and much more.



WHO BENEFITS?
Populations directly benefiting from your Patronage include (but are not limited to):
  • ADD/ADHD youth & adults - Social skills, turn-taking, self-]control, increased focus
  • Autism spectrum toddlers, youth, and adults (ASD /PDD) - Especially social skills development
  • At-risk & troubled youth - Anger management and general emotion regulation, practical daily life skills.
  • In-patient to out-patient/discharge for rehabilitation facilities - Establish new peer groups, health activities, grow intrinsic motivation.
  • Brain Injury recovery (Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, etc.) - Encourage neural recovery related to the effects of "neuroplasticity" through engaging many parts of the brain.
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP) - Reduce social isolation, motor skills degradation delay.
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing communities - Reduce social isolation, develop peer support groups.
  • People with Developmental Delays & Disabilities  - Develop specific skills through modalities that are engaging for them to learn.
  • Muscular Dystrophy - Increase social interaction, reduce isolation, reduce degradation ("use it or lose it" principle to MD) through in-game use.
  • Training of Instructors and students at various educational institutions, to help further helping people.
  • Social Phobias - incrementally, through safe settings and exposure approaches, help them increase their social interactions and related activities.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • People struggling with substance dependencies
  • Various other populations that benefit from structured social skills development
  • The general public through public outreach and education
  • and potentially many others


PATRON REWARDS (monthly)
  • $1+Gallant. Thank you for your support of the RPG Trailer and the RPG Research Community Project! At this level and above you will receive exclusive early access to some of this Patreon's content.
  • $5+Adept. Receive access to content 1 week before public.
  • $10/mo,Conjurer. Exclusive access to LIVE, interactive, monthly RPG Research broadcasts/updates.
  • $25+Hero. Participate directly in monthly LIVE broadcasts/hangouts. (Limit=8).


PATREON GOALS
The following list is just a summary of a few of the goals achievable with your support:

  • $1 = IT'S ALIVE! - Thank you for acknowledging this Patreon Project exists! - ACHIEVED!
  • $50 = Audible Glamer - Patreon early access to monthly RPG Research Community pre-recorded audio podcasts with the latest news on RPG Research! - ACHIEVED!
  • $100 = Projected Image - Level up the monthly recorded podcast to recorded video! - ACHIEVED!
  • $250 = Contact Other Plane - Achieving this, level up to LIVE monthly broadcast/hangout! Live access for $25+/mo Patreon supporters.
  • $500 = Commune with Others I - Reaching this level will add/expand additional free RPG sessions for populations with special needs within 50 a mile radius, using the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer Prototype and/or RPG Bus.
  • $750 = Write - Accomplishing this level will support monthly RPG Research essays, with exclusive early access for Patreons!
  • $900 = Commune with Others II - Attaining this level will support adding/expanding a 2nd additional free RPG session for populations with special needs, within a 100 mile radius using the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer.
  • $1,000 = Quest - Unlocking this level will fund formal RPG Research projects!
  • $1,500 = This is our most critical goal, getting the custom-built, IDEAL RPG Trailer, which can seat 5+ people in wheelchairs inside. Right now the prototype I bought out-of-pocket ($40k, $400/mo) can only accommodate 3 people in wheelchairs, and still needs the side door and bathroom widened), this ideal trailer will be built from the ground up to be completely wheelchair friendly. The current cost is about $6,000 down payment, and a total of about $50k USD. This would be added to the "fleet" of the RPG Trailer Prototype and RPG Bus, and means even more people can receive services simultaneously.


Websites:
http://www.rpgresearch.com

http://www.rpgtrailer.com
Email: rpgresearcher at gmail dot com

Recent posts by RPG Research

Rewards
Gallant
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
(1st Level Paladin). Basic. Basic Patron-only access. Receive access to Patron-only content, including our Discord Chat server's basic Patreon-only channel. Thank you for your support to help further the goals of the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer and the RPG Research Project Community!
Includes Discord rewards
Adept
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
(2nd Level Cleric) - Advanced.
Patrons at this level will receive access to recorded/written Patron-only content 1 week before it available to the public. Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access.
Includes Discord rewards
Conjurer
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
(3rd Level Magic-User). Expert. 
Exclusive access to listen/watch/read live broadcasts/updates about the latest RPG Research information.
Receive an exclusive access link to listen/view LIVE monthly RPG Research broadcasts 2 weeks before the public listens/views the recordings.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$25 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
(4th level Fighter). Companion. (Limit=8).
Exclusive access to participate in the live broadcasts/hangouts directly!

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Basic Patron-only Discord Chat access. PLUS Hero-level Only Discord Patron Chat Access!

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Hero
$35 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything included in the Hero and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 6 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 100-level course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level for every 6 months sustained.
Includes Discord rewards
Disciple
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(5th Level Monk). Master. (Limit = 4)
Sustain this level for 6 months and then you can join in one scheduled 4 hour Tabletop RPG (online) session per month as long as you sustain this level or higher! 
With GM Hawke Robinson (or one of the select elite, specially trained, certified, veteran, RPG Therapeutics Game Masters), participation would be with other Patrons at this subscription level.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Disciple
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything included in the Disciple and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 6 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 200-level, or lower, course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level for every 6 months sustained.
Includes Discord rewards
Initiate of the 4th Circle
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(6th Level Druid). Immortal. (Limit = 5)
Join every-other-week in a 4 hour (online) tabletop RPG session!
With GM Hawke Robinson (or one of the select elite, specially trained, certified, veteran, RPG Research / RPG Therapeutics Game Masters), participation would be with other Patrons at this subscription level.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Champion
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(7th Level Fighter). Deities & Demigods. (Limit = 5)
RPG Training directly provided by Hawke Robinson. join a once per month group (in person or via online tools) for 1 to 2 hours of training in role-playing gaming formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, and solo), techniques and tricks, as players and game masters, including factors to consider for creating program plans providing games for people with special needs including Autism Spectrum (ASD/PDD/ADHD), social phobias, brain injury recovery, at-risk youth, and other populations.

Plus all features of lower support levels, including Hero-level Patron-only Discord Chat access.

Includes Discord rewards
Learnéd Champion
$250 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Everything included in the Champion and lower tiers, PLUS, if you maintain this level for 3 months, you will receive a coupon for a free 300-level, or lower, course at RpgEducation.com donated by RpgTherapeutics.com to RPG Research. You will receive another coupon at this level every 6 months sustained thereafter.
Includes Discord rewards