1) Clearly establish, through rigorous science the effects of: music & all role-playing game (RPG) formats: TRPG, LRPG, ERPG, & HRPG. Significant emphasis is placed on contributing to the body of causal research information. 2) Using multidisciplinary research, evidence-based & theory-based approaches, we assess, design, develop, implement & evaluate programs using music & RPG formats as intervention modalities for participants to achieve their recreational, educational, professional, & therapeutic goals. 3) Based on funding, staffing, & resources, RPG Research provides services to individuals, population groups, & communities where they benefit most from our programs, & advocate for accessibility & inclusiveness, especially those in under-served & un-served areas. 4) Whenever legally & ethically possible, all research information freely & openly shared with the public to help further advance the global body of knowledge & overall improve the experience of the human condition.
We improve lives around the world through research & community programs using the power of accessible & inclusive music & role-playing games (RPG). Multidisciplinary sources setting standards for safety & accessibility, training people worldwide. RPG Research is an international 501(c)3 non-profit human services charitable organization with volunteers across 5 continents. Working with RPGs since '77, & researching their effects since '83. Educational & therapeutic use of RPGs since '85. Open online research repository since '04. Incorporated in 2017. In 2018 we had 10 regular volunteers. As of March 2020 we hit over #120! We partner with many other organizations too! RPG Fleet of wheelchair accessible mobile facilities, providing neurodiverse friendly, comfortable, environmentally controlled, mobile music & tabletop RPG rooms across the USA to under-served & un-served locations for those that benefit most! We provide over 80 programs at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, July 29 to August 2, for neurodiversity, visually impaired/blind, Deaf & hard-of-hearing, ages 5 through senior adults & everything in between. Our multidisciplinary research-supported programs draw from therapeutic recreation, music, neuroscience, psychology, & other knowledge domains. Our community programs help people achieve educational, recreational, & therapeutic goals, measurably improving quality of life. Our annual International RPG Researchers Conference July 10-12.