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Differentiation Between RPG Research and RPG.LLC

I am founder of several companies and many community groups/sites. Two of which are the non-profit RPG Research and the for-profit RPG.LLC. While both based on the same premise, the power of role-playing games to improve lives, they each have their separate bailiwicks. This page attempts to summarize those distinctions.

Ongoing PBS Contract

In late Summer 2020 I announced the great honor of being asked to accept a contract providing consulting and educational training services related to recreation therapy, gaming, and accessibility for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) national network in the USA. It is now March 2021 and the honor continues. The scope of impact has expanded in surprising ways, especially regarding internal corporate culture and accessibility advocacy.

Beware Predatory Conferences

Yet again someone approached me (this time on Linkedin), and wasted our mutual time on something that turned out to be yet another predatory conference. If you are new to academia or in other ways trying to get your works networked and noticed, beware these increasingly growing predatory conventions that now outnumber legitimate conferences! The latest one to waste my time briefly, not on any of the watch lists (until now), is the Global Forum of Education and Learning (GFEL), and the batch of related events by the same organization Prism Events Inc.

Working on Protocols for Journal Submission, Sorry for Response Delays

I've been working hard (the past few weeks) writing 4 Therapeutic Recreation #RPG protocols (TRPG, LARP, ERPG, SABM) for Autism, at-risk, incarcerated, social phobia, and other populations, for requested submission to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's Journal and their very specific protocol formatting requirements before this Friday midnight deadline. With everything I'm juggling, not sure it is going to be suitably ready in time for this year, but powering through best I can, hoping I can pull it off before the deadline (and then of course the question if it will actually be accepted). Apologies to folks for my lengthy delays in responding to queries and comments. I'll try to get caught up over the weekend. Wish me luck!

Apologies for the delays. Getting back up and running!

I wanted to let people know I wasn't being intentionally rude in my delays to follow up. Since this has gone on so long, I thought I should try to explain and apologize publicly. I've been struggling with significant health and technical issues the past year, and especially the past 2 months, but this week I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. My sincerest apologies for the extended delay and backlog in my responding to people these past 2 months.