Training toward becoming a certified Professional RPG Advocate.

This program provides initial background information for anyone wishing to have a stronger understanding about the history and effects of role-playing games from the role of an advocate for RPG. Open to laypersons and professionals wishing to have a stronger response checklist for situations with either curious or detracting individuals or groups.

Course ID: RPGPRO-100-01-RPGADV1

Focus: Layperson.

Typical Classroom Time:  4 hours.

RPG Formats Included: All 4 Formats (TRPG, LARP, CRPG, SRPG)

Total Rate (local): $300

Rate (online website and/or teleconference): $200

Rate (on-site distant): Negotiable / RPG Trailer

Number of Trainees: No limit.

Prerequisite Training: None

Post-training test: Yes (multiple-choice, fill in the blank, matching, essay) require 90%+ score to receive training certificate.

Training Certification Received: RPG-100-01-RPGADV1

Details: This program is available to laypersons and professionals.

This program includes:

  • Brief history and background of Role-Playing Gaming.
  • Overview of all 4 RPG formats.
  • Brief summary of pros and cons for each RPG format.
  • Building upon the above information, interactive role-playing practice to interact with "typical" people either curious or biased about RPGs, in various settings, from various backgrounds, working on addressing the most commonly debated topics that occur.

Training includes very brief introductory examples illustrating all 4 RPG formats: 

  • Tabletop (TRPG)
  • Live-action (LARP)
  • Solo and group computer-based (CRPG), including AR & VR (depending on equipment availability)
  • Solo adventure books and modules (SRPG).

This program provides an condensed version of the RPG Advocate I courses, bundled into a single, intensive, 4 hour course.

If you already have a fair amount of knowledge and experience relevant to the RPG Advocate I Certification, such as working as a volunteer at the non-profit organization RPG Research ( http://rpgresearch.com ), then you may find this course useful as a refresher to prepare yourself to take the RPG Advocate I Certification test.

This course is a "firehose of information".

The course includes background information for anyone wishing to have a stronger understanding on the history and effects of role-playing games from the role of an advocate for RPG. Open to laypersons and professionals.

Course ID: RPGPRO-300-01-RPGADV1

Focus: RPG Professional

Typical Classroom Lecture Time:  4 hours

RPG Formats Included: All 4 Formats (TRPG, LARP, CRPG, SABM)

Total Rate (local): $300

Rate (teleconference): $200

Rate (on-site distant): Negotiable / RPG Trailer

Number of Trainees: No limit.

Prerequisite Training: RPG-________, or sufficient experience (contact instructor for permission if you do not have the prerequisite courses).

Post-training test: Yes (multiple-choice, fill in the blank, matching, and advocacy plan essay) require 90%+ score to receive training certificate. Also recommended to meet the requirements for joining the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Gaming - http://www.car-pga.org

Training Certification Received: RPGPRO-ADV1 (Role-Playing Gaming Advocate Level 1). Training certificate is valid for 5 years.

Details: This program is available to laypersons and professionals.

This program includes:

  • Detailed history and background of Role-Playing Gaming.
  • Research indicating the effects, pros, and cons, of all 4 RPG formats.
  • Building upon the above information, interactive role-playing practice to interact with "typical" people either curious or biased about RPGs, in various settings, from various backgrounds, working on addressing the most commonly debated topics that occur.
  • Resources for RPG advocacy.
  • Developing an RPG Advocacy program plan.

Training includes very brief introductory examples illustrating all 4 RPG formats: 

  • Tabletop (TRPG)
  • Live-action (LARP)
  • Solo and group computer-based (CRPG), including AR & VR.
  • Solo adventure books and modules (SRPG).