Community, Meetings, Broadcasts, & Programs Recurring RPG Research  Schedule

Typical Program Schedule & Broadcasts

All times PST8PDT.

[Youtube Live Stream] - youtube.com/rpgresearch
[Twitch Live Stream] - twitch.tv/rpgresearch
[Previous Broadcasts] - patreon.com/rpgresearch - Recorded streams available to Patreon supporters 1+ months before general public release.

Remember that RPG Research is first and foremost a research organization. The community programs are meant to loop back into the body of knowledge to further the research within the scope of our Mission, Vision, and to improve our Impact, statements.

Due to overwhelming demand, and urgent need for administrative volunteers, and a warehouse space for all our equipment and studio, a lot of our programs are starting to be put on hold until we can catch up with training new staff. YOU CAN HELP.

For the sessions on hold, the reason for the hold is briefly listed as:

  • Staffing = Existing and new staff need to complete training to resume this program

  • Warehouse = Need dedicated larger space for this program to resume (our current 1,700 square feet is over packed with our current program materials, studios, museum collections, etc. We need minimum 2,000 to 4,000 square feet space, with 12' bay door for bus and trailers ASAP)

  • Finances = need more donations or grants to resume

  • Equipment = current equipment is damaged and needs repair, is not able to meet current demand, needs to be upgraded, or is lacking entirely and needs to be purchased.

  • Server = current server(s) overloaded, need additional server(s) to resume

  • Bandwidth = current Internet bandwidth overloaded, need additional bandwidth to resume

  • Scheduling = working out staff scheduling

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Sundays

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAM(S) JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
8:00 am to
10:00 am
International Researchers Meeting Group 1
Research
Youtube
/researchers
pending (1) scheduling
12:00 pm to
2:00 pm  
International Researchers Meeting Group 2   Research   Youtube   /researchers   active   (2)
12:15 pm to
4:30 pm 
RPG Player & GM Levels 1-3 Training Youtube /training active (3)
1:00 pm to
4:00 pm
RPG Museum Cataloging & Scanning Administrative & Community n/a /museum pending (4) staff, scheduling
2:00 pm to 
4:00 pm 
International Researchers Meeting Group 3 Research Youtube /researchers active (5)
4:00 pm to
5:00 pm
Closed Captioning and Transcriptions  Meeting Staff Meeting Youtube /cc pending (6) staff, scheduling
5:00 pm to
6:00 pm
Grant Writing, Fundraising, & Community Outreach Meeting Staff Meeting Youtube /fundraising active (7)






(8)
6:00 pm to
9:00 pm
New Games Evaluation
Research
Twitch /rpg intermittent (9)

Drop In and Drum
Community Program
-- n/a on hold (10) warehouse, staff, 
 equipment
-- RPG Museum Online Tours & Activities





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Community Program
rpgmuseum.org 
/museum
in progress (preparing)
(11) covid, bandwidth, server, warehouse, staff
-- RPG Museum In-person Tours & Activities
Community Program
-- -- on hold (12) covid, warehouse, staff 
6:30 pm to
9:30 pm 
Heroes of the Mist Season 3
Fundraiser -- Edutainment Show
mistheroes.com
/mistheroes
on hold
(13) covid, warehouse, bandwidth






(14)
-- Fates Revolt
Fundraiser -- Edutainment Show
fatesrevolt.com
/fatesrevolt
on hold
(15) covid, warehouse, bandwidth, staff
-- Entangled in the Call of Cthulhu
Fundraiser -- Entertainment Show
rpgcinema.com/entangled
/entangled
on hold
(16) covid, warehouse, bandwidth, staff

  1. Transcriptionist Weekly staff Meeting = Transcriptionist volunteers check-in and work on transcripts and video CC

  2. International Researchers Training & Administrative Weekly staff Meeting

  3. Tiers 1-3 RPG Player & GM Training

  4. New Games Evaluations Staff evaluation of new games to consider for future research, training, and/or community programs

  5. Drop In and Drum community programs (all ages 2+)

  6. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours (all ages)

  7. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs (all ages)

  8. Heroes of the Mist Show and fundraiser (Season 3 pending)

  9. Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Ongoing Campaign and fundraiser

  10. Fates Revolt show & fundraiser (on indefinite hold pending re-casting)

  11. Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition long-term dramatic campaign

Mondays     

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
5:30 pm to
6:15 pm
Administrative Weekly Check-in Staff Meeting Youtube /admin active (1)
6:30 to
10:30 pm
Tiers 1-2 RPG Players & GMs Training Youtube /training active (2)
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- Drop In and RPG Community Program & Advocacy n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, & staff (3)
- RPG Museum Online Tours & Activities
Community Program n/a /museum preparing covid, bandwidth, server, warehouse, & staff (4)
- RPG Museum In-Person Tours & Activities
Community Program n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, & staff (5)
3:00 pm to
9:00 pm
Minecraft & Clones Community Program n/a /minecraft on hold bandwidth,  warehouse, & staff (6)
6:30 pm to 
:8:30 pm
Minecraft & Clones for RPG Training Research and Training Twitch /training on hold bandwidth, staff (7)

  1. Administrative Staff Weekly Meeting

  2. Tiers 1-2 RPG Player & GM Training

  3. Drop In and RPG (all ages 4+)

  4. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours (all ages)

  5. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs (all ages)

  6. Minecraft (and clones) Mondays, using Minecraft/clones to facilitate RPG adventures. Online for those in community that have the bandwidth and hardware, also offered in-person (pending warehouse) for those that cannot afford the bandwidth and/or hardware (all ages 4+)

  7. Staff training on Minecraft and clones used for role-playing gaming - Twitch streamed if staff training (if training, then streamed 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

Tuesdays

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
3:00 pm to
9:00 pm
Teens Tabletop Tuesday
Community Program 
n/a (varies) on hold staff (1)
6:00 pm to
8:00 pm
RPG Tech Talk Tuesday
Research and Training
Youtube /rpgtech
on hold
staff (2)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm VTT Tuesday Research and Training Twitch /vtt on hold staff (3)
-- RPG Museum Online Tours & Activities
Community Program
n/a
/museum on hold
covid, warehouse, & staff (4)
-- RPG Museum In-Person Tours & Activities
Community Program
n/a
n/a on hold
covid, warehouse, & staff (5)

  1. Teens Tabletop Tuesday - Community TRPG Drops (Ages 13-19 years old)

  2. RPG Tech Talk (BCI, AR, VR, ARPG, Robotics, accessibility technologies, etc.)

  3. Virtual Tabletop Tools (VTTs) Tuesday - research and training on VTTs

  4. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours (all ages)

  5. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs (all ages)

Wednesdays

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
7:30 pm to 
10:00 pm
RPG Advocacy & Public Speaking Staff Training Youtube /training active (1)
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Wildcard Wednesday Games Staff Training Youtube /rpg on hold (2) covid, bandwidth, warehouse, staff
-- RPG Museum Online Tours and Activities Community Program n/a /museum preparing covid, bandwidth, server, warehouse, & staff (3)
-- RPG Museum In-Person Tours & Activities Community Program n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, & staff (4)

  1. RPG Advocacy & Public Speaking staff training - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. - Youtube & Patreon (active) $JITSI$/training

  2. Wildcard Wednesdays - Random assortment of 1-shot games (any formats) training for staff needing to fill gaps for diploma - 6:00 to 9:00 pm - Stream varies. - on hold (staffing

  3. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours - on hold (warehouse, staffing, servers, & bandwidth) - on hold (staffing) 

  4. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs - on hold (covid, warehouse, and staffing)

Thursdays

TITLE (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
3:00 pm to 
4:00 pm
RPG Talk Show Talk Show Youtube /talkshow on hold (1) bandwidth, staff needs re-training
6:00 pm to
9:00 pm
Throwback Thursdays Research and Training Youtube /rpg on hold staff (2)
6:30 pm to 
9:30 pm
Tier 2+ BECMI D&D RPG Training
Research and Training
Youtube
/training
on hold
staff (3)
-- Researchers Meeting
Research
Youtube
/researchers
on hold
staff (4)
-- RPG Museum Online Tours and Activities Community Program n/a /museum on hold  covid, warehouse, & staff (5)
-- RPG Museum In-Person Tours & Activities Community Program n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, & staff (6)

  1. RPG Talk Show www.rpgtalkshow.com 

  2. Throwback Thursdays - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - assortment of older games from 1970s through 1990s (as needed for trainees or community) - Not streamed if community participants. - on hold (staffing)

  3. Tiers 2+ RPG Player & GM BECMI D&D Campaign Training (DM Hawke) - www.rpgresearch.com/becmi-training

  4. International Researchers Weekly Training & Administrative Meeting (alternate time for other time zones)

  5. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours - on hold (warehouse, staffing, servers, & bandwidth) - on hold (staffing)

  6. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs - on hold (covid, warehouse, and staffing)

Fridays

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
8:00 am to 
9:00 pm
(local time for location)
Drop In and RPG (RPG Trailer, Bus, Park, or School) Community Program n/a n/a on hold covid, staffing, finances (1)
4:00 pm to
9:00 pm
Drop In and RPG in Libraries Community Program n/a n/a on hold covid (2)
6:00 pm to 
8:00 pm
Neverwinter Nights Player & DM Training Research, Training, and Community Program varies /nwn on hold equipment, bandwidth, facilities, staff (3)
6:30 pm to 
9:30 pm 
ASL RPG Group 2 Community and Training n/a /aslrpg2 on hold facilities, staff (4)
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Tiers 4+ RPG Trainee Training Youtube /training on hold staff (5)
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Fright Night Fridays Community and Training Youtube /rpg on hold staff (6)
-- RPG Historical Museum Online Tours and Activities Community n/a /museum on hold covid, warehouse facility, staff (7)
-- RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours & Activities Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse facility, staff (8)
Noon to 8:00 pm Drop in and RPG for Senior Adults Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse facility, staff
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Drop in and RPG for Visually Impaired / Blind (all ages) Community n/a n/a on hold warehouse facility














  1. Drop in and RPG with Wheelchair accessible RPG Trailer Drop In and RPG Bus / Trailers, or parks, or schools  - not streamed, various times and locations throughout USA (primarily Northwest USA except during annual RPG Tour).

  2. RPGs in the Library Fridays 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (not streamed, various libraries).

  3. Tiers 1+ Neverwinter Nights Player & DM Training - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (as needed for trainees) - Twitch Stream & Patreon (active)

  4. ASL RPG Group 2 - 2nd & 4th Fridays - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. (temporarily on hold) (not streamed) - (staffing)

  5. Tiers 4-5 Player & GM Training - 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm - Youtube & Patreon - on hold (warehouse space and staffing)

  6. Fright Night Fridays - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Horror games (staff training) - Streaming varies. - on hold (staffing)

  7. RPG Historical Museum Online Programs and Online Tours - on hold (warehouse, staffing, servers, & bandwidth) - on hold (staffing)

  8. RPG Historical Museum In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs - on hold (covid, warehouse, and staffing)

Saturdays

TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
8:00 am to Noon


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8:00 am to
9:00 am
Tiers 1-3+ RPG Training

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Transcription & Closed Caption
Meeting
Training


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Training &
Check-in
Meeting
Youtube


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/training


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/cc
active


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pending
active


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staff
9:00 am to
9:30 am
Research Archivists Research and Staff Meeting Youtube /archives active (2)
9:30 am to 
10:00 am
RPG Museum Admin Meeting Staff meeting Youtube /archives active (3)
ERPGDEV MEETING MOVED TO SUNDAYS 10 AM TO NOON PST8PDT




1:00 pm to 
2:00pm 
General Administrative Staff Training Staff Meeting n/a /admin active (5)
11:00 am to
2:00 pm
Drop In and RPG for Seniors Saturday Community Program n/a /seniors on hold covid, warehouse, staff (6)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm ASL RPG Group 1 - Drop In and RPG for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) American Sign Language (ASL) Community Program n/a /aslrpg1 on hold staff (7)
Noon to 
2:00 pm
Drop in and Drum Community Program n/a /drum on hold covid, warehouse, equipment, staff (8)
Noon to 
5:00 pm
Cyber Saturdays - BCI, VR, AR Games and Robitics
Community Program or Training (alternates) (Varies) /cyber on hold covid, warehouse, equipment, staff (9)
1:00 pm to
4:00 pm
Drop In and Larp Community Program or training (alternates) (varies) /larp on hold covid, warehouse, equipment, staff (10)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Drop In and Jam Community Program (or training (alternates) (varies) /jam on hold covid, warehouse, equipment, staff (11)
3:00 pm to
4:00 pm
ASL Study Group 1 (beginner to intermediate) Community and Training n/a /asl on hold covid, staff (12)
4:00 pm to 
5:00 pm
ASL Study Group 2 (intermediate) Community and Training n/a /asl on hold covid, ASL staff (13)
4:00 pm to
6:00 pm
Nevrwinter Nights Open Gaming (online) Community or Training (varies) /nwn on hold staff (14)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Drop In and Neverwinter Nights Gaming (in-person) Community or training (varies) /nwn on hold staff, bandwidth, and equipment (15)
8:00 am to 8:00 pm RPG Historical Museum Tours and Activities (online) Community n/a /museum on hold covid,, warehouse, staff (16)
8:00 am to 8:00 pm RPG Historical Museum Tours and Activities (in-person) Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, staff (17)
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm ASL RPG Group 2 - Drop In and RPG for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) American Sign Language (ASL) Community n/a /aslrpg2 on hold warehouse facility, ASL staff




























-- Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, & Special Events




(xx)

  1. Tiers 1-3+ Player & GM Programs & Training 

  2. Archivists weekly staff meeting

  3. RPG Museum weekly staff meeting

  4. ERPG Dev - Brain-Computer Interface Electronic Role-Playing Game Developers Weekly Project staff Meeting - MOVED TO SUNDAYS 10 AM TO NOON PST8PDT

  5. Volunteer Coordinator weekly meeting

  6. Senior Saturdays community programsGames and/or cooperative music for senior adults

  7. ASL RPG Group 1

  8. Open Drum Circles and  community programs 

  9. Cyber Saturdays - BCI Games and R&D - Brain-Computer Interface Electronic Role-Playing Game R&D and Community -  Drop In and VR/AR for RPG community programs -- Drop In Robotics for RPG community programs

  10. Drop In and Larp open community live-action role-playing (all ages) - training and community (alternates) on hold - (covid, warehouse, staffing, & equipment repair/addition) - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

  11. Open Music Jams 2-4 pm - Drop in and Jam community programs - training and community (alternates) on hold (covid, warehouse, staffing, and equipment repair/replace/addition) -

  12. ASL Community Study Group for Beginners to Intermediate - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (not streamed) - on hold (covid, warehouse, staffing) 

  13. ASL Community Study Group & Social for Intermediate+ - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (not streamed) - on hold (covid, warehouse, staffing)

  14. Neverwinter Nights Open Community Drop In & RPG (online) - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on hold - (staffing, server, & bandwidth)

  15. Neverwinter NIghts Open Community Drop In & RPG (in-person for those w/o computers/Internet) - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on hold - (warehouse, staffing, bandwidth, and equipment repair/replace/addition)

  16. RPG Historical Museum Community Online Programs and Online Tours - on hold (staffing, warehouse, servers, & bandwidth)

  17. RPG Historical Museum Community In-Person Tours and Hands-on Programs - on hold (covid, warehouse, and staffing)

  18. Also see Monthly, quarterly, annual, and special events schedules

Monthly

DAY TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TYPE STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
1st & 3rd Saturdays 1:00 pm to
4:00 pm
Drop In and RPG
(online)
Community n/a (varies per game group) active (1)
1st & 3rd Saturdays 1:00 pm to
4:00 pm
Spark Central Drop In and RPG (on site) Community n/a n/a on hold covid (2)
-- -- Drop In and Play Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, staff (3)
-- -- Drop In and Drum Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, staff (4)
-- -- Drop In and Jam Community n/a n/a on hold covid, warehouse, staff (5)
3rd Saturdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eä Tolkien Society Monthly Moot Community Special /tolkien active (6)
  1. Drop In & RPG Open Community Sessions - 1st & 3rd Saturdays - Noon to 3:00 pm. (Events Page to join) (not streamed) (active)

  2. Spark Central - 1st & 3rd Saturdays - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. (temporarily on hold) (not streamed) - (covid)

  3. Drop In and Play - open community games - on hold (covid, warehouse)

  4. Drop In and Drum - open community drum circles - on hold (covid, warehouse)

  5. Drop In and Jam - open community cooperative music jams - on hold (covid, warehouse)

  6. Presented by the Eä Tolkien Society, and official Smial of the U.K. Tolkien Society, streaming on their Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/tolkienscholars. Their website for meeting notes, and more: https://www.tolkienscholars.org 

Quarterly

WHEN DATES/DAY/TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE DURATION STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
Quarterly:
March, June, September, & December.
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Quarterly Mandatory Board Meeting 3-5 HOURS Youtube /admin active Open to all (1)
Quarterly:
February, May, August, November
Friday 5 pm, Saturday, to Sunday 5 pm.  Open Community Retreat Events (Gaming galore!) 2-3 days No n/a on hold covid, funding, staff (2)







(3)
  1. Quarterly Board Meetings. (Active, see  Events page) - Youtube & Patreon

  2. Open Community Retreat Events, Friday 6:00 pm through Sunday nights at various campgrounds across Northwest USA (not streamed). - (COVID suspended)

Annually

WHEN DATES / DAYS / TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE DURATION STREAMING JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES
January Varies Annual Strategic Plan Varies, 4-6 hours, to 1-3 days
Youtube /admin active (1) 2021 =  January 29th 6:00 pm
April Friday, Saturday, Sunday Spring Weekend Training (and fun) Retreat 2-3 days No n/a on hold covid, staffing (2)
June All Day Saturday, or Friday through Sunday
RPG Conference
1-3 days
Youtube
(many)
on hold
warehouse, staffing (3)
July
3rd Saturday, all day (or Friday through Sunday on better years)
Tolkien Moot
1-3 days
Youtube & Twitch
/tolkien1
active (17th year coming up!)
(4)







(5)
Varies Varies WorldCon 3-5 days Mixed varies 2015 - yes
2020 - online
2021 - no
(6)
July/August
Wednesday through Sunday GenCon 4-5 days (plus 3 days travel to, and 3 days travel back) Some on youtube and Twitch varies 2019 - yes
2020 - online
2021 - no
(7)
Varies Weekend SpoCon 1-4 days no n/a -ish (8)
September
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Fall Weekend Training (and Fun!) Retreat, also Q3 board meeting
2-3 days
no (but board meeting is uploaded later)
n/a
pending
(9)
Varies Friday through Tuesday ATRA & Affiliates Conference 2-5 days no n/a 2014 - yes
2015 - yes
2016 - yes
2017 - yes
2018 - no
2019 - yes
2020 - no
2021 - ???
(10)
Halloween
October 31st, 9 pm to 2+ am
Halloween Special Late Night  Horror RPG
4-5 hours
Twitch
/rpg
active
(11)







(12)







(13)
New Year's Eve December 31st 9:00 pm to January 1st, 2:00 am New Year's Eve Special TRPG Session: Paranoia RPG 4-5 hours Twitch /rpg active (14)
  1. Annual strategic planning meeting, open to all. Full board assembly too. Plan out the year's priorities, budget, research, and programs.

  2. Spring Weekend Training Retreat - volunteers only - (COVID suspended)

  3. RPG Conference (See updates at www.rpgconference.org ) - Twitch, Youtube, & Patreon (active)

  4. Tolkien Moot (Tolkien-based RPGs) (details at www.tolkienmoot.org ) - Twitch, Youtube, & Patreon (active since 2005!)

  5. WorldCon

  6. GenCon

  7. SpoCon

  8. Fall Weekend Training Retreat

  9. ATRA Conference

  10. Halloween Special (Call of Cthulhu RPG) (see Events page) - Twitch & Patreon (active)

  11. New Year's Special (Paranoia RPG) (Active, see  Events page) - Twitch & Patreon (active)

  12. Fall Weekend Training Retreat - volunteers only - (COVID suspended)

Unusual Special Events Irregular Fundraising Events

DAY TIME (PST8PDT) TITLE TIME STREAMING                      JITSI ROOM STATUS REASON / NOTES







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