Welcome to the New CAR-PGA Web Site!

Welcome to the website of the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games (CAR-PGa), an international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games (RPGs). This site contains several categories of information, all of which are accessible from the menu above: Answers to questions about role-playing games Answers to other frequently asked questions An… Continue reading Welcome to the New CAR-PGA Web Site!

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2021

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Well, that sucked. 2020 was a difficult year for so many reasons. The near-universal condemnation of 2020 can be deafening, so I’m going to shift the conversation a bit instead. Yes, the pandemic was bad; yes,… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2021

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 12, December 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hi All, November is an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and be thankful for what we have. As the recent passing of a player… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 12, December 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 11, November 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR It is with a heavy heart that I report two deaths this month, one you probably know, the other you certainly don’t. They are both important to me. The first is Len Lakofka, an early contributor… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 11, November 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 10, October 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello Everyone, Several months ago we launched an infographic that detailed some general advice on role-playing during a pandemic. We received some criticism upon release, not the least of which being that depending on which region… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 10, October 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, We’ve previously discussed how the role-playing industry has diversified its player base but has been slower to diversify its designers. When Russ Morrissey… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 8, August 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hi All, Two years ago I wrote an article questioning if Dungeons & Dragons should continue to use the word “race.” Comicbook.com revisited a similar… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 8, August 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 7, July 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello Everyone, Black Lives Matter. The Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games emphatically believes that only through a diverse and inclusive gaming environment can… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 7, July 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, Before the world was struck by a pandemic, we discussed the role the CAR-PGA can play in promoting diversity and inclusion. With protests raging in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd at… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, I posted about this update on our social networks but I feel it bears repeating here: one of our founding members, Paul Cardwell, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, March 31. He was 86 years… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, We have a few orders of business to attend to but I’m putting all that on hold to discuss the most pressing matter at hand: staying safe. Your health and safety matters most. Please… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2020