This may be a temporary glitch, but the charity RPG Research has had to suspend all international services and most of its other operations. It’s a cash crunch and insurance issue.
The not-for-profit recently invested in buildings to open the RPG Community Center in Spokane. That’s brought issues to the fore.
In a long post which details all the good efforts that will be impacted, and what volunteers can still do, RPG Research said;
It is with a heavy heart that this announcement is written today, though it is expected this will only be a temporary, brief, hiccup in our decades-long (45+ years) international endeavors related to RPG Research and gaming accessibility.
Then, a bit later;
We need all resources focused on getting this RPG Community Center open to the public, then we will do all we can to incrementally bring back as many of our other programs over time that we’re allowed (by insurance).
As RPG Research point out, now is a good time to donate if you can.
The search for insurance has been three months long and without success, and it is needed.
The group uses RPGs to do good and show the good the hobby can do for communities. The suspension puts at risk the RPG research archives, RPG museum, essays, videos, diagrams, books, flowcharts, audio, live streaming, online training, classes, entertainment shows, talk shows, online tabletop games and online community programs.
Why so many? RPG Research’s volunteers don’t get paid; there are no staff costs to be made by firing people. Savings and risks have to be cut from elsewhere.
The group was started formally in 2017, but founder Hawke Robinson started playing RPGs back in 1977. Running RPGs in schools, as classes and after school activities began in 1985. Taking RPGs to incarcerated people started a few years later, in 1989.
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